I'm a self-confessed bookworm and love nothing more than losing myself in a good book. Never trust those who don't enjoy a book.
I think it's wonderful to get kids cooking in the kitchen from a young age. Whether that's getting them washing spuds as a tot or stirring cake mixture, learning to cook and bake will set them up for life. For recipe ideas, tips and facts, I can't recommend enough Jenny Chandler's book, Cool Kids Cook.