What's New

New shop functionality - if you have trouble updating to the new version please delete the app and reinstall. Go to the shop page and select "Restore Purchases" to download the titles you have already purchased.

Four new titles.

Bug fixes.

App Description

This app is not currently working with devices that have been updated to iOS9. We are working to fix this as quickly as possible.


Record and save your own versions of classic tales!

The Zoo, The Old Woman and Her Pig and Robinson Crusoe are included in the initial app purchase, then you can build your own collection within the app from a superbly nostalgic range of Ladybird Classic Me Books for just £1.99 each. The latest additions are The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Party.

Apps Magazine - ‘Entertainment App of the Year’

DailyTelegraph.co.uk top five iOS apps for children 2011

Winner of the Lovie Gold Award 2011

Shortlisted for the FutureBook Awards – Best Children’s App

Shortlisted for the Guardian Megas Awards for digital innovation

• Listen to wonderfully funny celebrities like Sir David Jason, Adam Buxton and Josie Lawrence read your favourite Ladybird books.

• Record and save your own voice and sound effects on every page!

• Suitable for children of 3+ and adults of any age!

Ladybird Classic Me Books is an app of pure nostalgic joy, offering a treasure trove of golden childhood memories. Now, fans of classic Ladybird books will be able to share them with a new generation of children thanks to a unique picture book reader for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch called Me Books.

Each title is packed with hidden hotspots that, on touching, trigger wonderful narration, funny character voices and sound effects from celebrities.

There’s more! You can then create your own interactive hotspots anywhere you like by drawing with your finger and recording your own voice or sounds using the device’s microphone. It’s a simple, powerful and brilliantly entertaining feature that allows a story to be endlessly re-told in all kinds of different ways.

Experience the beautiful and enchanting world of Classic Ladybird Books as you’ve never seen (or heard) them before, by adding a pinch of Me Books magic.

The Ladybird Classic Me Books app from Penguin Books Limited (“Penguin Books”) uses a third party app service provider (“Flurry”) in order to create accurate, real time user data reports so that Penguin Books can continue to improve the app user experience. The service collects and submits anonymous aggregated data about which app features are being used most frequently as well as your mobile device UDID (unique phone Identifiers) and/or IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identities), which are also anonymised via a secure hashing protocol, to Flurry servers. This information will be used to continually improve the features and functionality that Penguin Books releases in its subsequent versions of its mobile apps.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • October 12, 2011 New version 1.2
  • January 27, 2012 New version 2.0
  • January 30, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • January 31, 2012 New version 2.1
  • February 03, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • May 23, 2012 New version 2.2
  • May 23, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • December 17, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • January 02, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • August 21, 2013 New version 2.3
  • May 21, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • May 27, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99