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The artist of Flower Fairies, Cicely Mary barker was born in 1895 in Croydon, a town near London, England. In her childhood she spent a great deal of time on her own reading, painting and drawing. The paintings she created, often focused on the natural world, combining a meticulous botanical accuracy with delicate charm. It was through these pictures that the magical world of the Flower Fairies was first created.

Barker created a series of Flower Fairies books, the first of which was Fairies of the Spring, published by Blackle & Co. in 1923, followed by 7 other titles. The property was acquired by publisher Frederick Warne & Co. in 1991. In 2002 the 8 original Flower Fairies books were re-launched with refreshed jackets giving the series a more contemporary look while at the same time retaining its classic charm.

Flower Fairies official web site: www.flowerfairies.com

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Spot, ”„the world”¦s favorite puppy”¦, who appeared in his first story, Where”¦s Spot? in 1980 and quickly became one of the best-loved pre-school characters of all time. Today Spot”¦s adventures remain incredibly popular and are enjoyed the world over. Since 1980, the range of Spot books has expanded to more than 100 titles, which have been translated into over 60 languages and have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. Spot stars in his own television and video adventures, and appears on a host of other products for young children, A complete list of Spot books and video appears in the section headed Spot books and other media.

Spot official web site: www.funwithspot.com

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Ladybird books are known and loved the world over. For millions of people, they bring back the golden days of childhood - learning to read, discovering the magic of books, and growing up.

Today, Ladybird is part of Penguin Children”¦s Books alongside alongside Puffin, Frederick Warne, Sunbird and BBC Children's Books, and continues to evolve with the needs of today”¦s parents and children. Alongside its famous learning to read series, traditional tales and innovative formats, Ladybird”¦s portfolio has grown to include some of the most popular children”¦s brands in the world including Peppa Pig, and Lego.

Ladybird is now officially regarded as a British ”„national treasure”¦. In August 2010, Ladybird”¦s extensive archive of art and books was chosen as one of four nationally important collections to benefit from the very first round of the Designation Development Fund for libraries and archives. The funding from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) will improve care, access and understanding of Ladybird”¦s archive collections via innovative new projects.

Ladybird official web site: www.ladybird.com

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