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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.


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. 


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.


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! 


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. 


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.

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! 


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.  


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