Our kids love to cook and bake. I think it might have something to do with the fact that they have been brought up in a room next to the oven.
But I must be honest, I have struggled to find more than a couple of really good cookbooks for children - both in terms of cooking for them and cooking with them.
Here are two that get the Pack family thumbs up.
Nora Sands was the dinnerlady who helped Jamie Oliver in his mission to change the way our children eat at school. Her own cookbook, Nora's Dinners, is full of recipes designed to make with your kids from crunchy carrot salads to fruit crumbles. Nothing too fancy but everything is (reasonably) healthy and pretty simple to do.
I am a big fan of this book and that has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the child making Mighty Muffins on page 122 is my son Ethan when he was five years old and minus his front teeth. Honest.
The other well-thumbed book in our collection, covered in stains and full of sticky bookmarks, is Cooking for Children by Trish Deseine. Trish is France's version of Nigella Lawson, only blonde, and better looking and I bet she wouldn't push past me to jump the queue at a book event like that posh bird did. Oh, and she is actually Irish.
For an Irishwoman to win over the French with her food writing you know she must be good. And she is.
Cooking for Children is a bit more fancy and elaborate than Nora's Dinners but the recipes are still simple and effective and all of them are dishes that the kids can help to make or do themselves. Ethan and Martha can recommend the Pancake Gateau.
If you do pick up either of these then let me know and I'll give you my address so you can send me some cake when you bake it.