The Ladybirds Series

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‘Hilarious’ Sunday Times

‘Smart, fresh and funny’ Booktrust’s Best Book Guide 2015

‘Laugh out loud…hilarious’ Books For Keeps

‘Hysterically funny, poignant and irresistibly fluffy’ Metro

‘Perfect for girls in years seven, eight and nine’ Guardian

“Laugh out loud escapades and moments of poignancy…the sort of series you would want your about-to-be teenage daughter to read.”  The Teacher

“I can’t think of a better contemporary series for teens right now” Wondrous Reads

Book 1 Flirty Dancing

Bea Hogg is shy but fiery inside.  When national dance competition Star Wars comes to her school looking for talent, she wants to sign up.  It’s just a shame her best friend agreed to enter with school super-cow Pearl Harris.  Bea will fight back!  But when school hottie, Ollie Matthews, who also happens to be Pearl’s boyfriend, decides to enter the competition with Bea, she will have more than a fight on her hands.

Book 2 Love Bomb

Betty Plum has never been in love. She’s never even kissed a boy. But when H.O.T. Toby starts school it’s like Betty has been hit with a thousand of Cupid’s arrows. It’s like a bomb has exploded – a love bomb!

More than ever Betty wishes her mum hadn’t died when Betty was a baby. She really needs her mum here to ask her advice. And that’s when she finds hidden letters for just these moments. Letters about what your first kiss should feel like and what real love is all about .

Is Betty ready to fall in love? Will she finally have her first kiss?

Book 3 Sunkissed

Kat can’t believe her family are sending her to Sweden for the summer. But without her friends, or even a phone signal, can Kat make it on her own?

In a land of saunas, nudity and summer sun, Kat soon realises she has nowhere to hide. It’s time to embrace who she really is, underneath what she’s been thinking people want her to be. Especially if she’s going to win the heart of mega fit Swede Leo! Can Kat find her inner strength and prove she’s got what it takes?

Kat soon finds that when you’re surrounded by phosphorescence and wonder it’s easy to sparkle. Or maybe that’s what happens when you fall in love . Or maybe you only shine when you’re true to yourself.

Book 4 Star Struck

In a huge fantastic final hurrah to our lovable heroines – Bea, Betty, Kat and Pearl – Jenny McLachlan’s latest book tells Pearl’s story. Pearl is the ‘bad girl’ of the group – she drinks, she smokes, she swears – and she’s mean to Bea and Betty. But she did fly halfway round the world to rescue Kat in Sunkissed. If there’s one thing Pearl knows deep down, it is how to be a friend. And now, more than ever, she could really use a friend.

There will be laughter, there will be tears and there will definitely be kissing. Most importantly, Pearl will be keeping it fierce!

Which Ladybird Are You?  Take the Quiz to Find Out!


    1. Hi Lily – thank you for this lovely message and I’m sorry it’s taken me AGES to reply. I wasn’t checking one of my email addresses properly! Since you sent the message I have had a new book out ‘Truly Wildly Deeply’. I really hope you read it! xx Jenny

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