Dedicated to old Ladybird books - 1914 -1975
Trivia

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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Uncategorised

Sorry!

The first thing I want to say is ‘Sorry’.  Just recently I feel as if, especially on Twitter, I’ve been talking about myself, rather than books – far too much.   All I can say in my defence is that this…

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Trivia, Uncategorised

Frock Wars. And the winner is …

In these degenerate times, a matter of great debate for many of us is not Global Warming, the Middle East, or Britain’s relationship with the EU but which of Cinderella’s 3 ball-dressses is the prettiest. Although it always struck me…

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Collecting Ladybird books, History

100 years … of what?

It’s finally here. Let the party begin. A centenary of Ladybird Books. It says so here, and here …and here … Radio programmes and newspaper articles and exhibitions and celebratory re-publishing … Some starting now, lots in the pipeline. Expect…

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Art

Ladybird By Design – Exhibition

On the 24th of January a new exhibition will be opening, celebrating the design of Ladybird Books through ‘the golden years’ of the 50s, 60s and early 70s. The exhibition will be held at the De La Warr Pavilion in…

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Trivia

Answers to the Christmas Quiz

Here are the full pictures.  Congratulations to this year’s Wise Robin – Anthea!  Peter and Jane: 5a Coco the Caravan – from ‘Tootles the Taxi’ Smoke and Fluff Snow White and Rose Red What to Look for in Summer The…

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Trivia

Christmas Quiz 2014

Here’s this year’s Ladybird Book Christmas Quiz. It doesn’t have very much anything to do with Christmas, but I ran out of inspiration. Very simply – I’ve taken some of the pictures that I’ve posted on Twitter this year and…

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Society

Much Ado about Branding

Just this week everywhere I look online I seem to see reference to Ladybird Books – and the trumpeting that they are ” to drop gender branding from its books after almost 100 years”.: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30143662 If you search Twitter at…

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