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’ 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.

If you experience any technical issues with this app please get in touch. We are happy to help. Contact us at

What's New

Version 4.0

New UI.

Ratings and Reviews

Book lover


I love these old penguin books as I remember so many from my own childhood. It's great to have these as travelling books for my children without having to carry them all with me. I'd love to see The magic Porridge Pot become available, amongst others.

Best children book app ever


This is by far the most beautiful children book app out there. Great authentic voice overs, funny and entertaining twists tapping characters in the pictures, and timeless illustrations!

Me books classics


Brilliant trip back to childhood. Plus the added commentary is fantastic. My 4 yr now loves the books I read as a child


Penguin Books
75.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Me Books Ltd and Ladybird Books Ltd 2011
In-App Purchases
  1. The Three Little Pigs $2.99
  2. Gingerbread Man $2.99
  3. Dinosaurs $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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