Delicious Cookbooks – podcast 3

Hello and welcome, we enjoyed ourselves talking about food on this third Library Love Podcast, with loads of excellent cookbooks suggestions.  Margo, Laura and I (Tanya) shared what we had recently been reading and listening to:
• Tanya read The Witch at Wayside Cross by Lisa Tuttle
• Tanya has been listening to the BBC’s In our time podcast
• Margo has been listening to an audiobook of Chris Brookmyre’s Black Widow
• Laura read David Lagercrantz The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

New and forthcoming adult books:
The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
Death in the Stars by Frances Brody
The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith
A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

New and forthcoming children’s books:
Pumpkin competition (0 – 5 year olds)
Ellie Featherbill by Daisy Meadows (5-7 year olds)
Krypto: the origin of Superman’s dog by Michael Dahl (7-9 year olds)
Tom Gates: DogZombies rule (for now) by Liz Pichon (9-11 year olds)
The cost of living by Rachel Ward (Teen)

DVD recommendations:
Wonder Woman (12)
Fate of the Furious (12)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Salaza’s Revenge (12)
Churchill (PG)
The Mummy (15)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (U)
Captain Underpants

Our Reading Agony this week is to help a lady who has just been diagnosed with diabetes – she wants to eat healthily but is really bored of what she’s been eating. We recommended some great cookbooks for her:
Healthy Eating for Diabetes by Antony Worrall Thompson
• Phil Vickery’s Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook
The Everything You Need to Know About Diabetes Cookbook by Karin M Hehenberger
Quick Cooking for Diabetes by Louise Blair
The complete book of diabetic cooking by Bridget Jones

We discuss delicious cookbooks today and Margo, Laura and I had a great time talking about some of the tempting recipes books on our shelves. Cookbooks (or authors) mentioned :
Goodhousekeeping One Pot Cookery
Delia Smith
• Jamie Oliver’s Save with Jamie
Rick Stein, especially his From Venice to Istanbul
Cooking up a storm and Get Cooking by Sam Stern
River Cottage Gluten Free by Naomi Devlin
Madhur Jaffrey’s Eastern Vegetarian Cookery (or anything by her)
Rose Elliot
Cooking Without by Barbara Cousins
Sabor by Nieves Barragán Mohacho
Diana Henry, particularly Crazy water, pickled lemons : enchanting dishes from the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa
The Hairy Bikers, particularly The Hairy Dieters. Book 1, How to Love Food and Lose Weight

Staff quote of the day is more dragons

Did you know? Laura tells us about the joy of Reading Groups (for all ages)

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Turned off books aged only 8? How you can help

Turned off books aged only 8?  Our Reading Agony from podcast 1 has certainly struck a chord with some listeners, so here it is by itself.

As an addition to this mini podcast,  I’ve popped together a few specific authors and books that I think a child, around this age, turned off reading might like to have read to them, or might want to try reading themselves (go gently and don’t force it, folks).  All these books have been read and loved at Library Love HQ:

Books to read to them / audiobooks:

Comics / Graphic Novels:

Stealth books: