Dedicated to old Ladybird books - 1914 -1975

Keyword Readers etc

The original Peter and Jane books, which taught several generations to read (and, apparently, put quite a few off books for life).

With their wonderfully nostalgic illustrations by J H Wingfield, John Berry, R Ayton, Frank Hampson and Martin Aitchison. For a picture see the Gallery

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  • 1a, Play with us, 1964     Matt,   15p,   Excellent,   £4.00
  • 1b, Look at this, 1964     Matt,   15p,   Good-,   £1.50
  • 1c, Read and write, 1965
  • 2A, We have fun, 1964     Matt,   15p,   VG,   £3.00
  • 2b, Have a go, 1964     Matt,   2/6,   Good/VG,   £2.50
  • 2c, I like to write, 1965     Matt,   15p,   VG,   £2.50
  • 3a, Things we like,     Matt,   15p,   mint,   £5.00
  • 3b, Boys and Girls, 1964     Matt,   15p,   Good,   £1.75
  • 3c, Let me write
  • 4a, Things we do, 1964     Matt,   15p,   VG,   £2.50
  • 4b, Fun at the farm, 1965     Matt,   15p,   VG,   £2.50
  • 4c, Say the sound, 1965     Matt but covered in clear plastic,   2/6,   Good,   £1.00
  • 5a, Where we go, 1964     Matt,   2/6,   Good++,   £3.00
  • 5b, Out in the sun, 1965     Matt,   2/6,   VG,   £4.00
  • 5c, More sounds to say, 1965     Matt,   2/6,   Good++,   £2.50
  • 6a, Our friends, 1964     Matt,   15p,   Good+,   £2.00
  • 6b, We like to help, 1965     Matt,   24p,   VG-,   £2.50
  • 6c, Reading with sounds, 1965     Matt,   30p,   Good+,   £2.50
  • 7a, Happy Holiday, 1964     Matt,   24p,   Good+,   £2.00
  • 7b, Fun and games, 1966     Matt,   18p,   Good,   £2.00
  • 7c, Easy to sound, 1966     Matt,   15p,   VG,   £2.50
  • 8a, Sunny days, 1964     Matt,   2/6,   VG-,   £3.00
  • 8b, The big house, 1966     Matt,   30p,   Good,   £2.00
  • 8c, Fun with sounds, 1966     Matt,   24p,   VG-,   £ 2.00
  • 9a, Games we like, 1964     Matt but covered in clear plastic,   2/6,   VG,   £2.00
  • 9b, Jump from the sky, 1966     Matt,   30p,   Good,   £2.00
  • 9c, Enjoying reading, 1966     Matt,   2/6-15p,   Good+,   £2.50
  • 10a, Adventure on the island, 1966     Matt,   2/6,   VG+,   £3.00
  • 10b, Adventure at the castle, 1967     Matt,   2/6,   Good-,   £1.50
  • 10c, Learning is fun, 1967     Matt,   24p,   VG+,   £3.00
  • 11a, Mystery on the island, 1966     Matt,   2/6-12.5p,   Good,   £2.00
  • 11b, The carnival, 1967     Matt,   15p,   VG,   3.00
  • 11c, Books are exciting, 1967     Matt,   15p,   Excellent,   £3.50
  • 12a, The holiday camp mystery, 1966     Matt,   18p,   VG,   £3.00
  • 12b, Mountain adventure, 1967     Matt,   24p,   Good,   £2.00
  • 12c, The open door to reading, 1967     Matt,   2/6 revised up,   VG,   £3.50

Now for the revised version of the Peter and Jane books, mainly illustrated by Wingfied and Aitchison, where Peter and Jane are brought up-to-(1970s)date.

  • 1a, Play with us     Matt,   30p,   Good-,   £1.50
  • 1b, Look at this     Matt,   70p,   VG,   £2.50
  • 1c, Read and write     Matt,   50p,   Good-,   £1.00
  • 2a, We have fun     Matt,   60p,   Good-,   £1.00
  • 2b, Have a go     Matt,   50p,   nr excellent,   £3.00
  • 2c, I like to write
  • 3a, Things we like     Matt,   60p,   VG,   £2.50
  • 3b, Boys and girls     Matt,   40p,   Mint,   £4.00
  • 3c, Let me write
  • 4a, Things we do     Matt,   70p,   Good/VG,   £2.00
  • 4b, Fun at the farm     50p,   Good/VG,   £ 2.50
  • 4c, Say the sound     Matt,   70p,   Good,   £1.50
  • 5a, Where we go
  • 5b, Out in the sun     Matt,   70p,   Good/VG,   £2.00
  • 5c, More sounds to say     Matt,   70p,   Excellent,   £3.00
  • 6a, Our friends     Matt,   70p,   Good-,   £1.00
  • 6b, We like to help     Matt,   75p,   Excellent,   £3.00
  • 6c, Reading with sounds     Matt,   50p,   VG++,   £3.00
  • 7a, Happy holiday
  • 7b, Fun and games
  • 7c, Easy to sound     Matt,   70p,   Good-,   £1.00
  • 8a, Sunny days     Matt,   18p,   Good-,   £1.00
  • 8b, The big house
  • 8c, Fun with sounds
  • 9a, Games we like
  • 9b, Jump from the Sky     Matt,   70p,   VG,   £2.50
  • 9c, Enjoying reading
  • 10a, Adventure on the island,
  • 10b, Adventure at the castle,
  • 10c, Learning is fun,
  • 11a, Mystery on the island
  • 11b, The carnival
  • 11c, Books are exciting     Matt,   60p,   VG,   £3.00
  • 12a, The Holiday Camp mystery     Matt,   30p,   VG,   £3.00
  • 12b, Mountain adventure
  • 12c, The open door to reading
  • 12c, The open door to reading     Matt,   60p,   VG-,   £3.00

Other books in the Key Word Reader series:

  • Teaching Reading, 1969     Matt,   15p,   VG,   £2.50
  • Teaching Reading, 1980     Matt,   50p,   VG,   £2.50
  • A First Picture Dictionary, 1965     Matt,   2/6,   VG-,   £3.00
  • A Second Picture Dictionary, 1966     Matt,   40p,   VG,   £2.00
  • A First Picture Dictionary, 1980     Matt,   50p,   Good-,   £1.00
  • A Second Picture Dictionary, 1980     Matt,   40p,   Good,   £1.00
  • Danger Men, 1970     Matt,   24p,   VG,   £3.00
  • A First ‘Do you know’ Book, 1971     Matt,   30p,   VG,   £3.00
  • A Second ‘Do you know’ Book, 1971     Matt,   Good/VG,   £2.00
  • A Third ‘Do you know’ Book, 1972     Matt,   15p,   Good,   £2.00
  • Some Great Men and Women, 1972     Matt,   30p,   VG+,   £3.00

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