Ladybird Book Covers from the 737 Leaders Series (the 70’s)

The Ladybird Leaders 737 series were a collection of factual books aimed at young readers who had progressed beyond basic texts and wanted something more stimulating than Janet & John. Released throughout the 70’s, and totaling over 40 by the end of the series, the simple, bold style of the covers was one that stood out in the local Woolworths when I was a young reader. Being a boy, the Dinosaurs and Soldiers books were amongst the first bought, but the wonderful cover images conveyed the subject matter with grace and power. Here is a selection of them;
































Links!!!

http://www.easyontheeye.net/ladybird/70s/737/737.htm  -brief overview of the 737 Leaders series.

http://www.theweeweb.co.uk/ladybird/patrick_armstrong.php – interview with Patrick Armstrong, an author of several of the Leaders series.

all images courtesy of
Ladybird 737 Covers and Prints

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