Dedicated to old Ladybird books - 1914 -1975

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Dewy-eyed nostalgia

Simmy’s comment below got me digging out my old copies of The Book or Prayers, which is where I think the “yellow umbrella in April shower” picture comes from. Looking through the revised version of this and other prayer books…

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Jonathan’s Shopping Day

This was the first ‘rare’ book that I ever found. It was shortly after I started collecting Ladybird Books, about 7 years ago. I always checked out my local charity shops and, in those days, usually found an old LB…

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Red Riding Hood and graffiti

This is the only book in my vast collection that I originally owned as a child and has stuck with me throughout. If you look closely you will see that Ms Riding Hood has a pair of glasses and a…

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Jane!

‘Jane’ of the Peter and Jane reading scheme books was my heroine. She is the same age as me – but was never like me as a child. She always looked so neat and trim, with here little white frock…

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Memories of Ladybird Books

I receive so many messages to my website (www.ladybirdflyawayhome.com) from people who had fond memories of Ladybird Books as children, who grew up and threw away their old books – and who now have children (or grandchildren) and want to…

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