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spiderbabymum Sun 29-May-11 21:00:19

I grew up on these in the 70s .

I remember some of the pictures so vividly .

I now have a 4 year old ..... And id really love to find a collection of books that we could purchase gradually.......and build up slowly .

has anyone found something to replace classic ladybird books . ?

JenniL1977 Sun 29-May-11 21:26:42

Hi spider as a bookshop manager (although we don't have a big childrens section and it's not my strong subject!) I've not come across anything like the ladybird series. I remember them really vividly too.
I was in a secondhand bookshop the other day and they had loads, maybe you could start with charity shops or Oxfam bookshops where you live if you want the ladybird ones? I bought a couple for my nephew for 50p each and he loves them.

Gastonladybird Sun 29-May-11 21:27:34

They are partly reprinted if you google ladybird books

RosieMBanks Sun 29-May-11 21:57:28

This is a brilliant site...linkwhich lists lots of the old Ladybird titles. I saw on your other post that you weren't too keen on the idea of second-hand books from Ebay - you can actually get some great bargains, and the books are often in very good condition. The Well-Loved Tales series are probably some of the most sought after (Cinderella goes for silly prices!) and expensive, but there are many others which are reasonably priced. I have built up a good collection from charity shops, car boot sales, and Ebay, and DD loves them.

BornToFolk Sun 29-May-11 22:00:35

I love old Ladybird books too. I'm building up a collection for DS from Oxfam and other charity shops. You can find them fairly frequently and they are cheap (Oxfam is most expensive at 79p!)

RosieMBanks Sun 29-May-11 22:29:07

This is a lovely nostalgic read for Ladybird fans link.

SpangledPandemonium Sun 29-May-11 22:31:16

They are available with new illustrations (Ladybird Tales) which, whilst not as lovely as the 70s series, are still very nice.

Have you seen them?

SpangledPandemonium Sun 29-May-11 22:31:38

some here

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