Ladybug Girl Book Series and Free Printables {Giveaway}

My oldest daughter just began 1st grade last week.  Over the Summer, I really saw her reading skills improve to the point where I can’t keep enough books in the house to satisfy her appetite for reading.  I am constantly on the look-out for books that will challenge her, but she can successfully complete to boost her confidence.

I heard about the story line of Ladybug Girl, a children’s book by David Soman and Jackie Davis which made the New York Times Bestseller list, and thought it would be great for my daughter.  This series stars Lulu aka Ladybug Girl, a little girl who seeks adventure while dressed up in her beloved ladybug costume.

We received two of books in the series, “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” and “Ladybug Girl at the Beach” for review.  As I predicted, my daughter grabbed the books and raced to her bed to read all about the adventures.  My youngest daughter was entranced by the pictures while Big Sis read to her.  We really enjoyed them both but “Ladybug Girl at the Beach” was our favorite.  From the press release:

Lulu loves the beach. Well, she’s never been there before, but she knows she will love it. And then she sees the ocean and it is big and loud and rough. That’s okay – Lulu wanted to build sand castles and fly her kite with Bingo anyway. But while they are building their sand castle, the sneaky ocean comes in and tries to steal Lulu’s favorite pail. This is a job for Ladybug Girl!

In the end, Lulu was able to conquer her fear of the ocean!  My girls both loved the storyline, the pictures and of course, Bingo the dog!  I would highly recommend this book series for your early reader.

Check out the free printables and games from Ladybug girl!


One reader will win both “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” and “Ladybug Girl at the Beach” hardcover books (ARV $34)!

How to Enter:

1. Tell me how you encourage a love of reading in your children!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Ladybug Girl (10 extra entries).

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on September 13th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This post is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Others may have a differing opinion of the product. While a sample product was received to facilitate the review, all opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. My husband and I read with our kids from the time they are in utero until they can read by themselves and then we have them read to us. When other kids are getting video games and toys for good grades ours are getting a book and over the summer they have mandatory reading for home and we expect oral reports on whatever it is they are reading.

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  5. We read together every night before bed.

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  9. i take them to the library often and fill my home with books.

  10. We visit the library at least twice each week!

  11. Kellie Conklin says:

    We go to the library at least once a week to check out new books and I make sure that the kids see me reading all the time as well. It is so important to be a reader in order to truly encourage them to read! Thanks for the giveaway, these books look great!

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  13. I encourage them by showing them how much I love to read.

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  18. Sabrina Adamson says:

    My kids are now all out of the house, and I have a new granddaughter! Since I homeschooled my kids, I used to read to them every day at lunch time. They would also love to read on their own. I think that being read to brings out interest in them to read, also. I would love to begin that tradition with my granddaughter.

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  20. Susan Smith says:

    I started reading to my children when they were young and we would also go to the library weekly to pick out books.

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  26. I encourage them by turning off the TV and picking up a book myself. We read books together every night before bed and when it comes time for a special treat for a job well dodne or milestone we go book shopping!

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  28. I take my son to the library each week. We also read books every night

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    Thanks for the great contest!