Do you remember reading those books with the gold spines when you were little? Chances are that you did read a Little Golden Book growing up. They have been on book shelves for over 70 years! Speaking of shelves, did you know that being accessible to fill lots of kids shelves has been a guiding force of Little Golden books? Little Golden Books can even be found at your local grocery store! In 1942, one of the books would have cost you a quarter. Today, they are still a bargain averaging about $3.99. Not bad for a hardcover book. The covers have been graced by popular authors and illustrators including Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, Margaret Wise Brown and Eloise Wilkins. Here’s a look at some of our favorites through the decades.
Little Golden Books Through the Decades
The Three Bears Illustrated by Rob Hefferan
Animal Orchestra by Ilo Orleans
Bow Wow! Meow! by Melanie Bellah
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
The Curious Little Kitten Around the House by Linda Hayward
Richard Scarry’s Busiest Firefighters Ever! by Richard Scarry
We are big fans of Richard Scarry in general. His illustrations can keep you engaged for hours!
How the Turtle Got It’s Shell by Justine Fontes
How Do Penguins Play? by Elizabeth Dombey
Did you have Little Golden Books as a child? Which one was your favorite? Do you still buy them for the children in your life? Please share your memories in the comments below.
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