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Ladybird series 536
27 titles- published between 1940 and 1980

Ladybird published 27 titles in series 536 between 1940 and 1980 inclusive. The first 14 titles were originally published with dust-wrapper and had the original price of 2'6 Net.

This was a hugely popular series as it explored the wonders of nature - each title has been reprinted numerous times throughout the years retaining the wonderful illustrations that accompanied the easy-to-read text.

Books in series 536 - The 27 entries shown below are the books published in this series between 1940 and 1980 inclusive - Click on any title to see the first edition, synopsis and other information. Titles are listed in the order they were printed, starting with the earliest.

British Birds and their Nests - Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald - 1953
A Second Book of British Birds and their Nests - Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald - 1954
A Third Book of British Birds and their Nests - Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald - 1956
British Wild Flowers - Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald - 1957
The Ladybird Book of Pets - George Cansdale - 1957
British Wild Animals - George Cansdale - 1958
What to Look For in Winter - E L Grant-Watson - 1959
Garden Flowers - Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald - 1960
What to Look for in Summer - E L Grant-Watson - 1960
What to Look for in Autumn - E L Grant-Watson - 1960
What to Look for in Spring - E L Grant-Watson - 1961
Weather - F E Newing & Richard Bowood - 1962
Trees - Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald - 1963
The Seashore and Seashore Life - Nancy Scott - 1964
The Night Sky - Mary T Bruck - 1965
Butterflies, Moths and other insects - S A Manning - 1965
The Story of our Rocks and Minerals - Allen White - 1966
Pond Life - Nancy Scott - 1966
Your Body - David Scott Daniell - 1967
Garden Birds - John Leigh-Pemberton - 1967
Sea and Estuary Birds - John Leigh-Pemberton - 1967
Heath and Woodland Birds - John Leigh-Pemberton - 1968
Pond and River Birds - John Leigh-Pemberton - 1969
Birds of Prey - John Leigh-Pemberton - 1970
Birds of Northern Britain and Northern Europe - John Leigh-Pemberton - 1979
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