Ladybird books are known and loved the world over. For millions of people, they bring back the golden days of childhood – learning to read, discovering the magic of books, and growing up.


Today, Ladybird Books retains its position as one of the UK’s best-known children’s publishers and has a wide range of books for both children and adults. Adult gift purchases include vintage facsimiles of favourite books from the archive, from Well-Loved Tales to Adventures from History; the box set Postcards From Ladybird, plus design books such as Ladybird By Design and Ladybird: A Cover Story.

Suitable from birth – 7 years, Ladybird’s range of current children’s publishing includes innovative baby and toddler books, reading schemes and early learning titles, and perennially popular characters such as Topsy and Tim and Peppa Pig. All can be found at

You can also email the publishing team at

 I’m afraid we are unable to buy or sell second-hand vintage editions, and cannot advise on value.

 Merchandise and Licensing

 We have a vibrant and growing licensing programme for the Ladybird Books Vintage Collection, which includes the following partners:

If you’d like more information, or are interested in discussing licensing opportunities, please email us at


Ladybird Books Ltd retains the rights to images and text from the vintage publishing collection. Should you wish to use either for any purpose, please complete our Permissions form and email it to

Art and Exhibitions

Please take a look at our Events list to see details of any current exhibitions, and make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with upcoming events and exhibitions.

If you’re interested in exhibiting artwork from the Ladybird archive, please take a look at our exhibitions overviews, and complete the exhibition form so your request can be reviewed by our Curator. If you have any questions about the artwork, please email us at