Child’s Play

We bought a huge pile of vintage Ladybird books this week. They’re fabulous little books, designed to educate & entertain children of all ages.

We really enjoyed having a browse through them all. Having grown up with them it’s been a very nostalgic trip.

They cover an amazing variety of subjects…

…science & nature…

…careers & occupations…

…fairytales etc, etc, etc.

The wonderful illustrations have a distinctive “Ladybird” look despite being produced by a variety of artists.

Names such as John Berry, Roland Green and C F Tunnicliffe to name but three.

It’s not surprising that there’s a keen collectors’ market amongst adults too.

For more things Ladybird check out these websites:

The Wee Web
Vintage Ladybird
Official Ladybird website
Easy on the Eye
Fly Away Home

We’ve added the books to other items of stock that we’re accumulating for a new section on our website.

It’s going to be called Child’s Play, and as the name suggests, it will consist of lots of children’s vintage items.

In addition to books, there’ll be vintage toys & games…

…money boxes & tins…

…and bits & pieces to decorate nurseries, play rooms & bedrooms.

We should have gathered enough stuff to add the new section in the autumn – so watch this space!

  • thats a blast from my past!!! I had every single Mr Man book and loads of those ladybird ones! Nice to see them.x

  • Wow… I had so many of these books and items as a child. A real trip down memory lane. And damn, I wish I'd kept them too 🙂

  • dee

    Wow1great collection.

  • The books look great. I once got a box of old children books from a distant relative, because they knew I love to read. There were a few treasures in the box, who still have a special place in my shelf. You can't get those books anymore, which is sad, they were really good, but I understand. The picture they drew of women doesn't fit to modern times anymore.

  • Wow what an amazing collection – I love those ladybird books – Im constantly trawling the charity hops for them but only find a couple at a time – this is fantastic:)