Did You Grow Up With Little Golden Books?

Maybe you remember a time when a Little Golden Book was tucked into your Easter basket. This year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first printing of these classic treasures. I’ll be posting more about Golden Books in the coming months. But, let’s get started with a list of the original 12 titles:

poky-puppyThe Poky Little Puppy
Three Little Kittens
Bedtime Stories
The Alphabet A-Z
Mother Goose
Prayers for Children
The Little Red Hen
Nursery Songs
The Golden Book of Fairy Tales
Baby’s Book
The Animals of Farmer Jones
This Little Piggy

 

$_32The first 12 were published in 1941 when Simon & Schuster partnered with Western Printing, a publishing house in Racine, Wisconsin.

The average cost of a children’s book that year was a whopping two or three dollars–but Little Golden Books were affordable at just .25. They were sold in family-friendly places other than bookstores: department stores, supermarkets, train stations and five-and-dimes.

 

Did you grow up with Little Golden Books?
What were your favorites?

_____________________________

Are you on Facebook? Check out my page where I post daily articles
and inspiration for writers.

august2016wordpress
_____________________________

*NOTE: Any ads appearing in this post were not put there by me nor do I endorse them. WordPress sometimes posts ads in exchange for hosting this free blog.

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Children's Literature, Little Golden Books, Uncategorized

2 responses to “Did You Grow Up With Little Golden Books?

  1. I think I still have my copy of “The Pokey Little Puppy.” 😀

  2. I just bought my daughter her second Little Golden Book for Easter! Although, they aren’t near as affordable as they used to be in comparison to other books, apparently.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s