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Ladybird Travel Adventure – your help needed

Introduction A couple of weeks ago a journalist called Steve Clark got in touch.  He was thinking about writing an article about the real scenes captured in Ladybird Books.  Previously he had written a Ladybird-themed blog-post,  which I had shared…

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Ladybird Quiz (Hard)

For confirmed Lady-nerds only. No checking bookshelves, now. Who illustrated the 497 (character defect stories)? What was the last matt book to be published in the Children’s Classics series? How many books in the Nature series feature the word ‘birds’…

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Ladybird Quiz (Medium)

Slightly tougher. The challenge is to do this quiz from memory, without recourse to your bookshelves. What are the names of the 2 children in the Travel Adventure series, 587? What colour is Cinderella’s dress at the 2nd ball, according…

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Ladybird Quiz (Easy)

Nice and easy to start with. The challenge is to do this quiz from memory, without recourse to your bookshelves.   What was the original name of the publishers now known as ‘Ladybird’? ‘Flight One – Australia’ was part of…

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Further Fear in Ladybird Land

In my last post, I talked about the fairy tale characters that frightened us most as children. These characters were all story book ‘villains’ – designed to be scary.  However, as I said last time, children can often respond to…

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Frightened of a Ladybird – part 1

Children’s responses to things can often be surprising.  My son, for example, would sit cheerfully through the most alarming scenes of Doctor Who but then was kept awake for night after night after a particular episode of Thomas the Tank…

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Is this Peter? Is this Jane?

Because of the huge success of the Key Word Reading scheme, especially in the 60s, 70s and 80s Peter and Jane are often synonymous with learning to read.  Their main predecessors, Janet and John, were popular in schools in the…

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