Remember those ladybird books? Fairy stories, people at work, how things work, the science and nature series, it all began 100 years ago. Some of the images seem dated and portray outdated stereotypes by todays standards. However they were a major part of several generations of children's learning.
I was surprised to learn that the series "how things work" were used to help teach adults in industry, for example how a computer works or how a car engine works.
To celebrate the century, an exhibition of the illustrations accompanied by film footage with an interview with the creators daughter is currently showing at the House of Illustration at Granary Square, in Kings Cross until 27 September 2015. Accompanying the exhibition are a series of workshops and discussions inspired by the books.