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    Read it yourself with Ladybird helps young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. The wide range of classic fairy tales, favourite characters and exciting modern stories in the Read it yourself series appeal to all children whatever their interests, and have bright, detailed pictures to help support the text. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.

    Now Ladybird gives you the chance to win the 50 books in the series. Just answer the question below by Thursday August 29, midnight BST. Good luck!

    Update -- winner: Alex Kelleher

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

    Categories: competition, Ladybird, fairytales

    Read it yourself with Ladybird

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all excluding residents of Italy. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors without an adult's consent.

      4. The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner.

      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

      6. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      7. The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email. If the selected entrant does not meet all of the contract conditions, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

      8. The competitions are not open to employees of The Book Depository and their sponsors or their immediate families.

      9. By entering the contest, entrants, consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by The Book Depository, without payment or compensation.

      10. The decisions of the contest judges are final. The prize must be accepted as awarded.

      11. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      12. All entries become the property of The Book Depository, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by The Book Depository on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Book Depository reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Book Depository corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Book Depository reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered within any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

      13. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      14. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked The Book Depository, Thames Central, Hatfield Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1QE. No entries should be sent to this address.

      15. Entry to the competition is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

      16. The email address and phone number you provide to enter the competition will be used by us to contact you if necessary, and will not be shared with other companies. The Book Depository will only use your email address in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our privacy policy.

      17. The Promoters have organised these prize draws in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prize.


    1. Silvia's avatar Silvia

      I bought some books of this series and my kids really love and enjoy this books...

      Posted Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:56 Under review
    2. Mark & Kate's avatar Mark & Kate

      love them

      Posted Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:42 Under review
    3. Sandra Barry's avatar Sandra Barry

      A great read to share with the children.

      Posted Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:18 Under review
    4. Paul Schaff's avatar Paul Schaff

      What spectacular looking books these are. I'm sure my students would love them.

      Posted Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:09
    5. Sandy Pisae's avatar Sandy Pisae

      I learnt to read by reading ladybird books 35 years ago.

      Posted Tue, 27 Aug 2013 02:56
    6. Sandy Pisae's avatar Sandy Pisae

      I love the original Ladybird books. Today, there are lots of similar fairy tales but new parts have been created and added into the stories as well as CD's. I'd love to go back in time to the wonderful days of Ladybird rule.

      Posted Tue, 27 Aug 2013 02:51
    7. Yael  Portal's avatar Yael Portal

      We live in Israel and my daughter who speaks Hebrew and English is now learning to read English. She loves to read and would love these books! What a wonderful gift this would be!

      Posted Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:57
    8. Keri M Jones's avatar Keri M Jones

      I remember Ladybird books! My little grandchildren, as well as my daughter-in-law who is a primary school teacher would love these! Thanks for the opportunity to win some - fingers crossed.

      Posted Mon, 26 Aug 2013 03:38
    9. ishehigh's avatar ishehigh

      This will be the perfect gift for my little brother! Please pick me as my brother seriously needs to read. I'm hoping to win with something I claim as beginners luck as today is the first time I ordered from the book depository.

      Posted Sun, 25 Aug 2013 18:15
    10. Denise Coyle's avatar Denise Coyle

      The great nieces and nephews would love these!

      Posted Sun, 25 Aug 2013 03:27
    11. Fiona Scott's avatar Fiona Scott

      I would love to win this for my avid 6 year old reader!

      Posted Sun, 25 Aug 2013 00:39
    12. Sarah Latif Hassan Ali's avatar Sarah Latif Hassan Ali

      The children at my school would love reading these, they would help so much.

      Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:06
    13. Louise Potter's avatar Louise Potter

      We would love to win, my son has autism and reading is a huge struggle for him, but through finding books that interest him we are slowly making gains and as his confidence in his reading ability is increasing, he is starting to engage in reading and books instead of avoiding them. I love to read and discovered the magic of getting captivated in a story at a early age and I want my beautiful boy to discover the magic too

      Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 16:05
    14. Mrs Dianne Appelby's avatar Mrs Dianne Appelby

      My children loved these books, so I would now love to win them for my Grandchildren.

      Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 11:14
    15. Virginia OFarrell's avatar Virginia OFarrell

      My daughter's moving into Reception in her International School here in Malaysia... It's a new school and I'd love to donate the set to the Early Years library if I win!

      Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 09:56
    16. paula hamilton's avatar paula hamilton

      My little girl loves these books and tbey will come in handy for her baby sister is born

      Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 08:33
    17. Dr. Sue Bettison's avatar Dr. Sue Bettison

      I used the Ladybook series with all my children but especially with my son with multiple minimal learning difficulties. By third grade he was ahead of his peers. Success!

      Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 08:19
    18. jacqueline bahrij's avatar jacqueline bahrij

      My son is just starting to read and these books would help him so much. Great prize!

      Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 04:03
    19. Chris Stretten's avatar Chris Stretten

      Thanks for the contest - my daughter would love these!

      Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 02:09
    20. Allan Thomas's avatar Allan Thomas

      I loved the Ladybird books when I was young, they'd be perfect for my toddler, who loves books, now and when she is starting to reading :)

      Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 01:43
    21. shannon's avatar shannon

      My Ozzy love these books thanks for the opportunity to win them

      Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 01:42
    22. CarolAnn Westbrook's avatar CarolAnn Westbrook

      Ladybird books have been the favourite of children everywhere for many years and they continue to give enjoyment today!

      Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:50
    23. sherry kinnear's avatar sherry kinnear

      I had these for my children and they are wonderful. Now I would like to have them for my grandchildren.

      Posted Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:10
    24. Kali's avatar Kali

      Would be perfect for my girl who is going to kindergarten next year!!!

      Posted Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:50
    25. karryn kelly's avatar karryn kelly

      I am a foster carer all the children that have stayed with us and will stay with us will benefit from these great books

      Posted Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:45

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