The First Ladybird Book


What was the title of the first Ladybird book to be published?

The first books published by Wills & Hepworth Ltd under the ‘Ladybird Series’ were Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales, rewritten by E. Talbot, and Tiny Tots Travels by M. Burbridge.

The first two titles published once the Ladybird imprint and logo was registered in 1915 were Going by Train and Tales of the Train.

The first book published in the now familiar hardback format was Bunnikin’s Picnic Party in 1940.