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).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited 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 daughter is only 6 weeks but we love to read to her – she loves to look at the pictures and listen to our voices

  2. We read to our kids every night before bed and help them to learn to read and follow along with us
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  3. by reading to her at night every single night…I love it…I am a librarian after all!

  4. We read together everyday and I let her see me reading quite often, too. And, monthly, sometimes weekly visits to the library are a MUST for us!

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  6. Anne Loyd says:

    I encourage my kids to read by sitting down with them and helping them through the books that they have a tough time with.

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  9. Nanci Scarpulla says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE to read, but when it involves basset hounds, we double love it. So how do I encourage reading? I let my kiddos read to our basset hound.

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  12. crystle tellerday says:

    take them to the libary

  13. We try to read 20 minutes every night when we get home from work, before supper, my daughter loves it and the peace and quiet reading brings with it.

  14. We read to her all the time. We let her interact with the pictures in the book.

  15. I encourage a love for reading by reading to my kids and always having lots of books around the house.

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  18. Amanda N. says:

    By reading to him! 🙂

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  21. we make reading a priority everyday!

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  24. We read together at least once a day (before bed) and on several occasions we’ll read in the afternoon too to spend time together 🙂

  25. I read to my girls every night before bedtime

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  28. We read daily, and enter every summer reading program we can find!

  29. We have tons of books in our home. My sons always saw me reading and I would read to them. We used to go to the library all the time, too. They are grown now and still love to read. My granddaughter and I talk on the phone and I read books to her over the phone.

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  32. I don’t have kids, but I have nieces and nephews and read with them whenever I can.

  33. Read a lot to them and make reading fun!

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  41. we encourage our daughter to get books not toys when we’re out shopping or on vacation, and when she gets to spend her own money. Which is why she has exceeded the 4 shelf bookcase- she doesnt want to get rid of ANY of her books!

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  45. Patti Hess says:

    We encourage them to read by providing lots of books for them. Reading ourselves and taking them to the library

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  48. We read every night at bed time.

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  51. Michelle C says:

    I provide a good example because I love reading! Also, I frequently take them to the library and they often receive books for birthdays, etc. Thanks for the chance to win!
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    I encourage my son by letting him explore the wonders of the library.

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

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

  77. 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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  79. I encourage them by showing them how much I love to read.

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  82. crystal allen says:

    i encourage my youngest to read by reading with her before bed, i encourage my oldest to read by asking him what is going on in the books he reads, , clallen at ntin dot net

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  84. 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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  92. 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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  94. I take my son to the library each week. We also read books every night

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  97. barbara hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!