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Must-reads of 2019: the best new Ladybird books

It’s an exciting year ahead for Ladybird books. Little ones can learn their ABC from the ultimate feminist A-Z, be lulled to sleep by the new book in the Ten Minutes to Bed series, and join Peppa Pig as she celebrates 15 years of muddy puddles!

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January book releases and events

Peppa Pig: Yum! Yum! Yum! Sticker Activity Book, Peppa Pig: Peppa at the Museum (10th Jan) & Peppa Pig: Peppa the Mermaid (24th Jan). Kickstart your little tot’s reading year with Peppa Pig. Explore the museum for the first time with Peppa and George or join Peppa as she plans an under-the-sea party. And if you want to keep those little hands and minds busy, Peppa’s new activity book is filled with food-related stickers and things-to-do.


Peppa Pig: Yum! Yum! Yum! Sticker Activity Book
Peppa Pig: Yum! Yum! Yum! Sticker Activity Book
Peppa and George love food!

This sticker activity book is packed full of yummy things to eat. Join Mummy Pig as she bakes cookies, find out what vegetables Grandpa Pig grows in his greenhouse and help Peppa decorate pizzas. Yum! Yum! Yum!

Includes over 100 stickers! Perfect for keeping Peppa fans busy when they are at home.

February book releases and events

Sensational Butterflies by Ben Rothery (7th Feb). Did you know there are over 180,000 different types of butterflies and moths? Filled with fascinating facts and breath-taking drawings, this stunning debut by Ben Rothery, one of the UK's finest natural history illustrators, deserves a spot on their bookshelf.

F is for Feminism: An Alphabet Book of Empowerment (28th Feb). Empower mini feminists in 2019 with this unique A-Z. Featuring 26 thought-provoking words, and bright and inclusive artwork from Carolyn Suzuki, this is a must-have book for girls, boys, and anyone who wants to be inspired. 


Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies
Butterflies and moths are some of the most amazing creatures in nature.

There are over 180,000 different kinds and they can be found on every continent except the Antarctic.

From Monarchs to swallowtails, Blue Morphos to birdwings, the intricate beauty of butterflies spans the globe and yet also settles close to home in a child's garden, local park or window box.

This large-format book brings the vibrancy and ecosystem of butterflies to life with simple text and gorgeous illustrations, covering the key butterfly and moth families and including scores of fascinating facts.

Learn the unique way that butterflies see, or be amazed by the multiple double-page spreads showing wingspans in sensational detail.

A stunning showcase of the world's butterflies and moths, debuting one of the UK's finest natural history illustrators, Ben Rothery.

March book releases and events

In A Minute (7th Mar). Encourage your child to think about time differently. What can they do in a minute? Filled with irresistible challenges and modern illustrations, this interactive book will coax them to ask how and why?

A Bare Bear (7th Mar). Introduce them to homonyms and homophones with this fun and stimulating book. There’s the hare with huge hair, the bear who’s rather bare, as well as a whole host of other memorable characters and words that sound the same.


A Bare Bear
A Bare Bear
Meet a yak who can't stop yackety-yacking, a hare with huge hair and a bear who's, well, rather bare!

A funny, thought-provoking introduction to homonyms and homophones, with crisply bright, contemporary illustrations.

Playing with language in a wonderfully fun and memorable way, this beautifully designed book will entertain and delight children everywhere.

Also available: In A Minute: Take the 60-second challenge!

April book releases and events

Top Wing: Earn Your Wings! & Top Wing: Meet the Cadets (4th Apr). Season 2 of Top Wing will be airing this summer on Nickelodeon. And no wannabe cadet should be without these books in their collection.

Pirate Polly's Potty (25th Apr). Make potty training an exciting milestone for your child. This entertaining picture book features a ‘cheer’ button, gently encouraging little pirates to get used to doing without their nappy.

Peppa Pig: Peppa's Muddy Festival (18th Apr). As well as getting ready to enjoy some festival fun on the big screen this month, Peppa is also heading off to a children’s festival with her family. And it’s going to be muddy!

1st: Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun set to be released in cinemas. Celebrate 15 years of muddy puddles! 


Pirate Polly's Potty
Pirate Polly's Potty
Even pirates use the potty!

Pirate Polly's Potty is an entertaining picture book from Ladybird that helps parents struggling with potty training for toddlers aged 18+ months.

Easily follow along with the fun pictures, showing little ones that even pirates have anxiety about using the potty.

And when your own Pirate Polly uses the potty correctly, they can press the 'cheer' button as a fun, noisy reward!

If you need any more tips and tricks for potty training, visit the Ladybird website.

May book releases and events

Ladybird London: Search and Find & Ladybird London: Sticker Activity (16th May). Whether they’re on the move or at home during half term, little explorers can navigate their way around London. From pigeons to telephone boxes, see what they can spot around this bustling city whilst learning lots of fun facts. Or keep their minds busy with London-inspired puzzles, mazes, stickers and more. 


Ladybird London: Search and Find
Ladybird London: Search and Find
Take a trip through London in this search and find book that's bursting with things to spot and facts to discover!

With hundreds of things to spot, from pigeons to tourists to telephone boxes, this book takes you through the most bustling, exciting and iconic places in London - with plenty of jaw-dropping and side-splitting facts to learn along the way!

June book releases and events

Baby Touch: Animals Tab Book & Baby Touch: Vehicles Tab Book (13th Jun). Looking for the perfect first-word book? This touch-and-feel series will be an instant hit with babies and toddlers. Watch them use the fun-shaped tabs to turn the pages, and find and feel the animals and vehicles inside.

Baby Touch: Animals Tab Book
Baby Touch: Animals Tab Book
Babies and toddlers will love this interactive touch-and-feel tab book from the best-selling Baby Touch series.

Use the animal shaped tabs to help turn the pages and find and name the different animals throughout.

There are also big, stimulating touch-and-feel areas to stroke and talk about on every page - which animal feels soft? Which one feels bumpy?

With each page containing differently themed animals from pets and farm to under the sea, this title is a perfect first word book for all young children.

Sensory development
Boosts motor skills
Recommended for children aged 0+

Illustrated by Lemon Ribbon Studio

July book releases and events

Little World: To the Moon & Little World: In the City (4th Jul). Make their little world bigger with these gorgeous and engaging push-and-pull adventure books. Your toddler can follow in the footsteps of the first astronauts to step foot on the moon or enjoy a trip to a big city. Great to read out loud, kids will love the bright and colourful characters, and different things to see and spot.

Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Mermaid by Rhiannon Fielding (11th Jul). Do you have a little mermaid who needs some encouraging to go to sleep? This wonderfully calming story tails Splash, the littlest mermaid, as she swims through her kingdom under the sea. But she only has ten minutes until she needs to be in bed! 


Little World: To the Moon
Little World: To the Moon
Introducing the interactive Little World series from Ladybird that makes our big world little.

Little World is designed for curious toddlers, allowing them to explore familiar landscapes and faraway places, from cities and jungles to outer space and the depths of the ocean.

The gentle narrative is perfect for reading aloud and guiding children on their adventure, following in the footsteps of the first lunar astronauts. A novelty slide, push or pull on every spread also helps children to engage and explore.

Allison Black's bright artwork and charming characters encourage interaction and play, with lots to spot, see and enjoy on every spread.

This series has been created in collaboration with subject experts, to produce an accurate representation of the world around us and provide a perfectly designed Little World.

Introduces the world
Boosts motor skills
Recommended for children aged 2+

Look out for the other titles in the Ladybird Little World series:
In the City
Jungle Journey
Under the Sea
At the Airport
On the Beach

August book releases and events

How Are You Today? (8th Aug). How is your little reader feeling today? Happy? Sad? Grumpy? They’ll be able to create a variety of wacky and comical expressions with this interactive board book.

September book releases and events

Ladybird Tales of Super Heroes (1st Sep). There are many different kinds of superheroes. From normal people with secret identities to all-powerful gods, learn about six legendary heroes from all over the world in this beautifully illustrated collection.  


Ladybird Tales of Super Heroes
Ladybird Tales of Super Heroes
Superheroes have always been with us, from gods with mighty powers to human heroes who don disguises to save the day . . .

Join six larger-than-life mythic and legendary heroes from around the world in this colourful, illustrated collection of Ladybird Tales.

Meet tricksters, fighters, shape-shifters and even people who save the day with just the power of speech.

Anansi the Spider-Man
Loki and the Magical Hammer
Hanuman, Demon Fighter
Inanna in the Underworld
Shahrazad the Storyteller
The Legend of Hua Mulan

Perfect for bedtime, to read aloud or enjoy alone, these thrilling tales breathe marvellous life into ancient tales. Includes a special introduction from award-winning author David Solomons.

October book releases and events

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November book releases and events

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December book releases and events

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