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As a parent, supporting and encouraging your child’s reading development is hugely rewarding for both of you and one way to do this is to read together at home. This is where the Read it yourself with Ladybird series can help as choosing books from a series with a levelling system will help you find books that match your child’s reading skill and encourage further reading. 

Ladybird Books is a London based publishing company, publishing childrens books, trading as a stand-alone imprint within the Penguin Group of companies. Around 1915, was when they published their first children's books, under the Ladybird imprint. From the start, the company was identified by a ladybird logo, at first with open wings, but eventually changed to the more familiar closed-wing ladybird in the late 1950s. The ladybird logo has since undergone several redesigns, the latest of which was launched in 2006.

In the 1960s and 1970s the company's key words scheme was heavily used by British primary schools using a reduced vocabulary to help children learn to read.

In the 1960s, Ladybird produced the Learnabout series of non-fiction (informational) books, some of which were used by adults as well as children.

Today ladybird is as popular as in the past and helping children through the key words and read it yourself to progress in their reading skills. Children find the books enjoyable as they move from one level to the next level as their reading improves.

These are great books to read to children also, as there are lovely bright pictures to go with each story, therefore can be enjoyed by younger preschool children too.  Ladybird have all the classics as well as much more to choose from. 

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The Three Little Pigs

This Ladybird retelling of The Three Little Pigs is a wonderful introduction to classic fairy tales for toddlers and preschool children.
€9.50 €7.23

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This Ladybird retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a wonderful introduction to classic fairy tales for toddlers and preschool children.
€9.50 €7.23

Early Learning Abc Flash Cards

This Early Learning bumper flashcard pack is perfect for familiarising young children with the alphabet.
€8.55 €6.51

Ladybird Homework Helpers: Handwriting Wipe-clean Book

An extremely useful wipe-clean handwriting homework helper book from Ladybird BooksHelp your child to practise and improve their handwriting skills with this resuable wipe-clean handwriting activity book from Ladybird.
€6.30 €4.80

The Gingerbread Man

This Ladybird retelling of The Gingerbread Man is a wonderful introduction to classic fairy tales for toddlers and preschool children.
€9.50 €7.23

Key Words: Flash Cards

The bestselling Key Words with Peter and Jane reading scheme has been used successfully by parents and teachers all over the world for more than 45 years.
€7.30 €5.55

Well loved Tales Cinderella A Ladybird Vintage colouring boo

Aimed more at the nostalgia/adult gift market this reproduces the well-loved Ladybird version of the story in its original mini hardback format with every page to be coloured in.
€8.99 €7.95

Princess Pollys Potty

Princess Polly' Potty: Hilarious potty training from LadybirdPrincess Polly' Potty: Potty Training for Girls is an entertaining picture book from Ladybird that helps parents struggling with potty training for girls aged 18+ months.
€11.05 €8.42

Lego Nexo Knights The Knights Code

How do the NEXO Knights make their way through the Knights Academy? By following their trusty Knights Code of course! Take a sneak peek inside a schoolbook thats unlike any other - its packed full of top tips puzzles and a little bit of magic.
€12.99 €10.12

A Ladybird Book: ABC

Help young children learn the alphabet with this beautiful gift book featuring the iconic original Ladybird artwork from the 1960s.
€16.99 €15.03

My Favourite Nursery Rhymes

A gorgeous collection of popular and traditional rhymes featuring favourites such as The Grand Old Duke of York, Incy Wincy Spider and Hey Diddle Diddle.
€4.75 €3.62

A Ladybird Book 123

Help young children learn their numbers from 1-12 and begin to count with this beautiful gift book featuring the iconic original Ladybird artwork from 1959.
€16.99 €15.03

Lego City Time to Fly With Minifugure

Up up and away! Its time to soar into the skies above LEGO City from their bustling new airport.
€8.99 €7.08

Lego City Volcanic Explorers with Minifigure

Step aside Indiana Jones theres a new explorer in town.
€8.99 €7.08