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Ladybird Book Quiz (Hard)

A Ladybird book quiz.  For confirmed Lady-nerds only as it’s super-challenging. 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…

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Ladybird Book Quiz (Medium)

This Ladybird book quiz is 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…

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Ladybird Book Quiz (Easy)

This Ladybird book quiz is 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…

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Art, Society

You can’t make an omlette …

The thing about Ladybird Books … well, one of the things … there are a lot of things … but one of my favourite things about Ladybird Books is the way they capture domestic scenes in snapshot.  Details of 20th…

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Art, Artists, Reading schemes

I am Sparticus

Something I find fascinating is when photographs come to light that were used by Ladybird artists as studies for their artwork. Here’s one that appeared on Twitter (via @russellsdesk) a couple of months ago – along with the image from…

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Events

A few updates

Just before I went off on my holidays I led an evening session at the  House of Illustration, the establishment in Kings Cross, London currently hosting the latest incarnation of the Ladybird Exhibition.  My talk was on the reasons why…

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Events

What’s on in Ladybird Land

There are a lot of exhibitions taking place connected with Ladybird’s so-called ‘Centenary’ year. It’s quite hard to keep track of what has happened, what has been planned and what’s on. I thought a round-up might be helpful. 1) The…

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