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Books Round-up: Cook books & strong women

Books round-up

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Welcome to May’s books round-up, I have just over 4 weeks to go until the arrival of baby number 3, it’s gone so fast! Despite being so busy we still love books in our house, I enjoyed collaborating with the Books Trust this month on our Bath, Book and Bed Routine do you read to your children every night? This month’s round-up is all about cook books, strong women role models. I also have to give a special mention to a book called We Need to Talk About the Conditions of our Imprisonment which is a book written by a fellow blogger and has been reviewed by Susan K Mann.  

Cook Books

Are you looking for some cooking inspiration this spring? There are some great cook book reviews out there this month. Looking for some great veggie and vegan deserts? Fab Food 4 All has reviewed and made some gorgeous brownies from Veggie Deserts by Kate Hackworthy

If you want to improve your health, then Captain Bobcat has written about the The Happy Healthy Cook Book by the Heart Research UK. Which is a book made up of 40 healthy recipes for your heart the recipes have been donated by a collection of food bloggers and food experts and looks great. This is a cookbook that both Captain Bobcat and My Boys Club have both donated recipes to. 

Planning on going camping this summer? I’ll be honest it’s not my thing, but I know lots of people love it. Kids of the Wild has reviewed The Campfire Cookbook which is a book all about eating well when you’re camping and looks like a great book to take camping with you. 

Books about Strong Women

I think that no matter what gender your child is that it’s great for them to learn about strong women role models. Last month I reviewed a fantastic book written by Chelsea Clinton Called She Persisted Around the World which was really inspiring and both of my children loved. This is a book that Becky from Pinks Charming reviewed too and equally loved. 

For alternative books about strong women, Baby, Butterflies and Coffee has reviewed Bedtime Stories for Rebel Girls which also looks awesome and one I want to add to our library. 

Along the same vein, The Ish Mother has written a great post, about Books to get Children into Science there are some amazing books on this list, but what I love is there are also some great books about women in science in the post too.  

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an author and illustrator? Suburban Mum has reviewed two books and and interviewed author and illustrator Dilara Arin. Both books look great. 

I hope you enjoyed the round-up. If you would like to be included in next month’s round-up I would love to hear from you, you can tweet me @laurasummers or drop me an email

About Laura Summers

Laura is a Mum of three, as well as a freelance writer and blogger at Laura's Lovely Blog. A consummate bookworm, she thanks the gods of invention for the eReaders because she can now hide just how many books she's buying. A bit of a magpie, Laura has a bit of a handbag addiction and is lover of lovely things. She also writes about gratitude and positivity, as well as life as a mum of three. You can find her on Twitter @laurasummers or Instagram @laura_summers.