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Ladybird Books 536 Series: Nature.

27 books were published in the Ladybird 536 nature series between 1953 and 1979. All the books have subsequently been reprinted, fortunately with the same illustrations.

The books are listed on this page with the earliest publications at the top of the page.

 

British Birds and their Nests

Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

Illustrations: Allen W. Seaby

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1953

"This, children, is a new book about British birds and their nests. All the birds are common ones, and Allen Seaby has given you lovely coloured pictures, to enable you to recognise each of the birds when you see them."

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A Second Book of British Birds and their Nests

Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

Illustrations: Allen W. Seaby

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1954

"Here is another book about British birds and their nests. I have written this second one because you liked the first book so much, and I hope you will enjoy this one just as well. Once again, Allen Seaby has given you lovely coloured pictures of the birds I have written about. They are all quite common birds, though you will have to visit the sea-coast to see some of them. I have tried to tell you where to look for each bird, a little about its habits and also its nests."

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A Third Book of British Birds and their Nests

Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

Illustrations: Roland Green

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1956

"Well, here is a third book about British birds and their nests, and I hope you will like it as much as you did the other two. This time, Roland Green, a very famous bird artist, has painted beautiful pictures of the birds I have written about. If you look at these carefully, you should easily recognise the birds when you see them. All the birds in this book are common - though some are more common than others. However, to see one or two, you will have to visit places like the seashore or big ponds."

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British Wild Flowers

Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

Illustrations: Rowland and Edith Hilder

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1957

"Here is another Ladybird book for country lovers to go with the three books about British birds. The beautiful and exciting paintings are by Rowland and Edith Hilder. If you look at them carefully you ought to be able to recognise the different wild flowers easily whenever you come across them. Most of them are very common and grow in just the sort of places you go to for picnics or for a wlk. But I have also put in one or two uncommon ones, because it is such fun looking for them and so exciting when you find them."

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The Ladybird Book of Pets

George Cansdale

Illustrations: Edward Osmond

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1957

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British Wild Animals

George Cansdale

Illustrations: Roland Green

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1958

"Although much of the country-side is covered with farms and towns, there are still lots of wild animals to be seen if we keep our eyes open and watch patiently. Even in the parks of our large cities, Squirrels may be seen playing in the trees or Bats flying around at dusk. Many wild animals are hunters by night, spending the day asleep in their hide-outs. Others, like Field Voles and Shrews, mostly keep out of sight, while Bats and Dormice sleep most of the winter. So most of these creatures, both large and small, are more difficult to watch than birds; but if we really try we can spot some of them and study their habits."

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What to Look For in Winter

E L Grant-Watson

Illustrations: C.F. Tunnicliffe

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1959

"Many people seem to think that there is nothing to see in the countryside during the cold, wet winter months. This little book written by E L Grant Watson and most beautifully illustrated by C F Tunnicliffe, R.A., is designed to show how very many things there are to interest you if you know what to look for - and where to look. It will add considerably to the pleasure of a winter walk."

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Garden Flowers

Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

Illustrations: John Leigh-Pemberton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1960

"This Ladybird Book of Garden Flowers is a good companion to the one about British Wild Flowers. The beautiful paintings are by John Leigh-Pemberton, and if you examine these carefully you will easily recognise the different plants when you see them in gardens or public parks. Most varieties are frequently grown, but I have also included several plants usually only cultivated by gardeners who are really fond of flowers."

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What to Look for in Summer

E L Grant-Watson

Illustrations: C.F. Tunnicliffe

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1960

"In summer, when the days are warmer and the sun rises early and sets late, there are many, many things in the country to discover, appreciate, and sometimes to collect. Have you ever walked in the country on a summer's night? As the sky darkens you can listen to the night-time sounds, many of which you will probably never have heard before. As you stand quite still by some field gate, you will perhaps hear the crunching of the small jaws of caterpillars, the zoom of gnats, the squeaking of field-mice, or the distant bark of a fox. You will hear, too, the passing of birds high overhead, the curlew's call, the drumming of snipe and hooting of owls. In this book C.F. Tunnicliffe, R.A., has beautifully illustrated in colour some of the things you can look for, and with its help you will find the pleasure of a day or night in the country is greatly increased."

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What to Look for in Autumn

E L Grant-Watson

Illustrations: C.F. Tunnicliffe

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1960

"There are many, many things to look for in Autumn, just as there are at other times of the year. You will of course, soon, find such things as blackberries and hazel nuts, but if you know where to look you might also find nests of the wood wasp or bumble bee. This book will increase the pleasure of your country walks in Autumn."

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What to Look for in Spring

E L Grant-Watson

Illustrations: C.F. Tunnicliffe

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1961

"By the end of February many signs of spring have already appeared and, as the days grow longer, we are stirred to renewed wonder at the sight of swelling of buds and early blossoms. This book will increase even more your enjoyment of Spring - a season possibly more beautiful than Summer."

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Weather

F E Newing & Richard Bowood

Illustrations: Robert Ayton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1962

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Trees

Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

Illustrations: S.R. Badmin

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1963

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The Seashore and Seashore Life

Nancy Scott

Illustrations: Jill Payne

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1964

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The Night Sky

Mary T. Bruck

Illustrations: Robert Ayton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1965

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Butterflies, Moths and other insects

S. A. Manning

Illustrations: John Leigh-Pemberton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1965

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The Story of our Rocks and Minerals

Allen White

Illustrations: Robert Ayton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1966

"Our Earth is full of wonder, and there is much to marvel at under, as well as on, the surface. This book tells the fascinating story of our rocks and minerals, how they were formed and how they are now used in our daily life."

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Pond Life

Nancy Scott

Illustrations: Jill Payne

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1966

"Every pond, big or small. natural or man made. is a world on its own. Around, and beneath the surface is vigorous, active and unique life. Many amazing things are happening."

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Your Body

David Scott Daniell

Illustrations: Robert Ayton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1967

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Garden Birds

John Leigh-Pemberton

Illustrations: John Leigh-Pemberton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1967

"It is probably true to say that everyone is interested in birds at some time. This book is planned to help children - and adults - who have noticed birds in or near their garden and have wished to identify them."

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Sea and Estuary Birds

John Leigh-Pemberton

Illustrations: John Leigh-Pemberton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1967

"John Leigh-Pemberton's superb illustrations will help children - and adults - to identify more positively the birds they see around our coasts and estuaries. The clear, interesting and reliable text will doubtless stimulate many people to take an even greater interest in bird life."

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Heath and Woodland Birds

John Leigh-Pemberton

Illustrations: John Leigh-Pemberton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1968

"Children and adults who wish to identify more positively the birds they see in the woods, hedgerows and heathland, will find John Leigh-Pemberton's superb illustrations most helpful. These - and the clear, interesting and reliable text - will doubtless stimulate many people to take an even greater interest in bird life."

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Pond and River Birds

John Leigh-Pemberton

Illustrations: John Leigh-Pemberton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1969

"Although - for brevity - the title of this book is 'Pond and River Birds', it also includes some which frequent small streams, lochs, lakes and reservoirs, and even areas near the sea."

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Birds Of Prey

John Leigh-Pemberton

Illustrations: John Leigh-Pemberton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1970

"John Leigh-Pemberton's beautiful illustrations will help children - and adults - to identify any birds of prey thay might see. The clear, interesting and reliable text will stimulate many people to take an even greater interest in bird life."

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Birds of Northern Britain and Northern Europe

John Leigh-Pemberton

Illustrations: John Leigh-Pemberton

Ladybird Books Series 536: Nature

Wills & Hepworth

1979

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