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First and Last

Son goes back to school tomorrow and so we begin turning our attention to What to Look for in Autumn. Not the last day of the holidays for me. For me it’s the last week before I go on holiday…

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The Digital Ladybird

In the week that there has been much discussion on the future of the book in a world of eBooks I thought you might like to see this article from The Guardian, on the Ladybird brand’s venture into the digital…

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Ask me a question

Here’s a Question and Answer application that I was experimenting with for work. I didn’t originally intend to share it as it looks like a bit of an ego-trip. But having created it and had a few people ask me…

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A Ladybird Books promotion – new and old?

Collect tokens for free Ladybird children’s books – mirror.co.uk via kwout The newspaper The Mirror’s latest collaborative promotion. I wonder if this promotion might encourage people to think back to the ‘real’ Ladybird Books of their childhood? (See my previous…

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A new Ladybird article

In March’s edition of ‘Home and Antiques Magazine’ (BBC) there’s an article on ‘charming Ladybird Books’. It’s subtitled Instant Expert and has been put together by Antiques Roadshow presenter Katherine Higgins – with a little help from a few Ladybods…

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Hannibal Seeks a Buyer

Hannibal (The hamster, not the Alps and elephants one) would probably be my pick for the most under-rated Ladybird Book series. The stories are likeable and informative and John Berry’s artwork is fantastic – his photographic style leavenened by the…

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And the winner is …

I am proud to announce the winner of this year’s Ladybird Christmas Quiz as … Robert Fearn. Robert, I can send you your grand prize of Ladybird wind chimes if you let me know your address. Here are the answers….

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The Story of Music

Have I made it a bit hard this year? So far no one has scored more than 4 out of the 8 Christmas Quiz questions. If you think you can beat 4, have a go here.

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