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Little Golden Book

Updated on March 8, 2015

Books that Kids, Parents and Grandparents Can Not Give Up!

I know that there are many, many Golden Books. That is part of the reason I am showing the back of the book. The other is that with most books I will always look at the cover both front and back. Its amazing what you can find out. This true for adult and kid books alike.

I also know that there are different back covers for the Little Golden Books. I chose to use the image that we have on most of our books. What you will see on this page is each of these books represented. With a few more in the mix just because they are all worth reading on this page.

So please take your time and take note of the books on this page. As I said above they are for kids, parents and grandparents. I know as that is how long some of these books have been in our family.

All images on this page have either been scanned in using our books or are attached through Amazon.

My Favorite Little Golden Book

My Favorite Little Golden Book
My Favorite Little Golden Book
The Monster at the End of This Book
The Monster at the End of This Book

Yes Grover is my favorite Muppet on Sesame Street. OK favorite Muppet anywhere. It is also a lot of fun to read through this book with my kids. Turning the pages and giving different expressions as Grover gets closer and closer to the end of the book and "the Monster at the end of this Book."

Just so you know this is my second favorite Little Golden Book! Thus the reason it is at the top of this page. There is only one other Little Golden book that out does this one and Grover, but you should already know that.

 

Video reading of The Monster at the End of This Book

Tawny Scrawny Lion (Little Golden Book)
Tawny Scrawny Lion (Little Golden Book)

The Lion is always hungry. However he can always catch what he is going after. But because he has to run to catch it he is never full. Until one day a little rabbit comes into his life and helps him to become full. Its not just the food he needed to be full but also the friendship that the little rabbit brought into his life. So for those that need more than the food around them to fill up on this is a wonderful book to read and talk about. To find out what is around them and how they too can reach out to help others.

 
The Poky Little Puppy Special Anniversary Edition LGB (Special Edition Little Golden Book)
The Poky Little Puppy Special Anniversary Edition LGB (Special Edition Little Golden Book)

There are rules to live by. Some are easy and some are not so easy. In this story the "The Pokey Little Puppy" has to lean this for himself. For him the rules are placed clearly and easy to see. It helps however if those rules are seen and obeyed. They can be posted over and over with no luck. Sometimes the only way to get ones attention is to take something away. For the Pokey Little Puppy it was food. The term being sent to bed with no supper comes into play. But as with the Puppy sometimes taking something away for others will help them to also obey the rules.

 

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Saggy Baggy Elephant
Saggy Baggy Elephant

Its interesting how many times we think that we don't fit in. This story is a perfect example of this. Not knowing who we are and why we were created in this way. Sooki the little elephant goes through this for us and learns in the end what he is and why he was created in this way.

It is a great book to read and learn from Sooki's example how perseverance can help you to learn and cope with what you don't know.

 

Video reading of Saggy Baggy Elephant

Tootle
Tootle

It is so easy sometimes to get distracted from your jog. Tootle is a good example of this. When doing your job you need to stay focused. By reading this book you will be able to see him get distracted and what he does with the help of his friends to get back on track.

Sorry that pun was too hard to pass up.

 
Scuffy the Tugboat and His Adventures Down the River
Scuffy the Tugboat and His Adventures Down the River

If you grow up on a lake any story that involves boats and water has to be a good read. In this case that fits perfectly.

Yes there were many boats that I played with at the lake house and let go down the creek into the lake.

 

Video of Scuffy the Tugboat

Take me back to my boat on the river

- Styx - Cornerstone - Boat on the River

List of the different backs from the books we own. - There might be more out there and they will be added when I find them.

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The Sailor Dog (A Little Golden Book)
The Sailor Dog (A Little Golden Book)

I remember reading this book. but not owning it. Imagine my surprise when I was working on this site and looking for books coming across it. The first thing I did was look at all the pictures to bring back the memories. Second time through I actually read the words.

The wife had listed when we had gotten this book. It was when our youngest was only three. That helps explain whey it was familiar.

 

Video of The Sailor Dog

What's Up in the Attic? (Little Golden Book)
What's Up in the Attic? (Little Golden Book)

Its interesting all the things we have and sometimes not realize what they are. This is the theme of this story. As Ernie and Bert investigate their attic they find several things that brought back memories to them both.

What I am suggesting is that you read this book and then go through some of your stuff to see what memories they can bring back for you.

 

Donald Duck and the Biggest Dog in Town - Seeing as the following link did not have a copy of the book I scanned one in.

Walt Disney's Donald Duck and the Big Dog (Originally published as "Donald Duck and the Biggest Dog in Town")
Walt Disney's Donald Duck and the Big Dog (Originally published as "Donald Duck and the Biggest Dog in Town")

Its interesting on how when you go to work on something those around you can help and not even realize it. Case in point this choice of stories. I was looking through all of out Little Golden Book's When my youngest reached over and asked me to read this one to him.

Well it was almost his bead time so story time had come. He went upstairs and got ready for bed. His pj's were on and teeth were brushed. I went upstairs and turned on the light in our room. Fluffed up the pillows and tried to say awake while reading to him.

One last drink of water and a quick bathroom break. I then tucked him in and we did our evening prayers. Night light on and over head light off.

 
Big Bird Brings Spring to Sesame Street
Big Bird Brings Spring to Sesame Street

Its amazing how you can make a difference and not realize what you are doing. This is exactly what Big Bird did in this story. He purchase six flowers to make himself feel better and to bring spring back into his life.

Throughout this book he is able to share those flowers with his friends and also help them to feel like spring was in the air.

 

My Wish List on amazon

Here are a few that I would like but don't have as of yet. But who am I to drop obvious hints?

Presto

Presto! (Disney/Pixar WALL-E) (Little Golden Book)
Presto! (Disney/Pixar WALL-E) (Little Golden Book)

I have enjoyed the video ever since I saw it the first time. In fact I have done the repeat more than once. This is usually OK until the kids catch me. Then its dad can't we just watch the movie? Sure thing just as soon as this one is finished. With that being said I was surfing Amazon for the books on this page while watching the video when I had that flash in my head to check for this book. And there it was. And now here it is for you too to check out and if you wish add to your collection.

 
The Little Red Caboose (Little Golden Book)
The Little Red Caboose (Little Golden Book)

Being last is not always fun. Just try holding the door for others when it is raining hard or snowing and all they want to do is get inside. But being last is also important even if they don't thank you the time saved and their ability to get inside where it is warm and dry is appreciated. The Little Red Caboose never saw how important he could be until the opportunity arose. Just like you and me it is always best to look for those times when you are needed. And then step forward and do what you can. With any luck even if it is just one person that smiles that can be enough. If you are like the Little Red Caboose then it could be your willingness to through everything you have into a situation to help others. And like the Little Red Caboose if it wasn't for you willingness to dig in all others would come crashing down.

 

Have fun reading these books - And when you are done please leave me a comment.

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      HelpKidsToRead 3 years ago

      This is a great lens. I loved Golden books as a kid. Fortunately, my mom kept them all and my kids got to grow up with them too. Such fun times!

      Derrek (helptoread.net)

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @LynetteBell: Thank you, the kids liked them.

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      What a nice selection:)

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @mecheshier: Its OK that you don't have them all. There is always room on the book shelf for one or two more books. I know that there is room on ours. And you are more than welcome for the post.

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Great selection of Golden books. I have been collecting children's books for years. I have 95% of the books you list. Hmmm, I am slipping. :-) Thanks for the fabulous post.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @DeboraR: On one had I am sorry to hear that they are no longer with you.

      On the other hand you gave them to others and they were able to share them and pass them on as did you.

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      DeboraR 4 years ago

      I had collected many Golden books for my son when he was little but I wound up giving them away. :-(

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      Neil Spencer 4 years ago from uk

      Great lens and a great read. Very well laid out too.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @anonymous: So do we.

      But you couldn't tell could you?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We love books :)

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Board-Game-Brooke: I am so sorry to hear that. It is nice to hear that you had kept them and could share them for several years.

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      C A Chancellor 4 years ago from US/TN

      I loved the Monster at the End of This Book! I know I had many Golden Books as a child but that was one of my absolute favorites. Sadly, all of my childhood books were lost in Hurricane Katrina.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @choosehappy: It was amazing how my memories helped me to create this site.

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      Anna2of5 4 years ago

      As you know, when I was a child I did not know anything about children's books as we did not have any. So these have been fun to get to know over the years. Great find on finding the video with the voice of Grover himself. I showed Jr, and he laughed-It was one of his favorites for me to read to him. He still remembers. I love that your mom's house and ours has a good collection each of children's books. The children do love a good familiar story. :D

      With Love, Anna2of5

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Many memories ;) Loved it.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @OhMe: You know that sounds just like our house both now and when I was growing up.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @anonymous: Glad to have been here.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the information.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I loved the Little Golden Books when I was a child. We had a bookcase in the hallway and I would sit in the floor and pull out all the Little Golden Books and read them one by one. Such a fond memory.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @cjbmeb14 lm: When it comes to books I am always glad to share. You my friend are welcome.

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      cjbmeb14 lm 4 years ago

      Little golden books are fantastic, your lens has given me some great ideas thanks.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Melissa Miotke: Thank you for the blessing and visiting my site.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Elsie Hagley: Thank you for the blessing.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Great lens, these little golden books have been part of my life for over 65 years, thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      what a sweet lens. Thanks

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      StrongMay 4 years ago

      I grew up with these books - love them all! And I still have them.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @StrongMay: As you can tell so do I. Certain things are hard to give up.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Jo-Jackson: Using the words of Bob Hope nice touch. You are more than welcome.

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      I remember these from my childhood. I had forgotten all about them - thanks for the memories.

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      Genesis Davies 4 years ago from Guatemala

      I only have a few of these books now for my children, but when I was little, we had dozens!

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      I was checking out some of the books in one of my Aunt's book cases & I found a TOm & Jerry Little Golden book to my delight! Tom & Jerry was my fave cartoon as a kid & I named the first cat I got Tom Jerry!!

      Great lens! You get my vote! (& a feature on my Bunnicula lens)

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      Ravyn LM 4 years ago

      I miss Little Golden Books. I used to have a ton. Now I don't have any and don't get to share these little treasures with my kids. I always keep my eyes open for them.

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      Country Sunshine 4 years ago from Texas

      I always loved the Little Golden Books. I don't remember any of these, tho. My favorite was "Nurse Nancy", and I still have it after all these years.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      I love all my Golden Books, so long ago.

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      Little Golden Books are some of my favorites too. My parents saved mine so now my children read the same books I did!

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @TolovajWordsmith: You are welcome. I am glad that I could share something new with you.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Golden Books are new to me. I am sure they are great joy for many children and their parents. Thanks for presentation!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I so remember Golden Books. It's too bad I didn't keep any.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Sean1987: That makes two of us. That's why choosing the books to feature was the hardest part of creating this site.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @dellgirl: You are welcome.

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      Little Golden Books were my first favorite books, still are. You have a nice list of Books that Kids, Parents and Grandparents Can Not Give Up! Thanks for sharing.

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      Sean Gagne 4 years ago from Tampa Bay Area

      I still have a ton of these from my childhood

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      @RationalHedonist: Understood completely I to have used the Grover voice.

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      RationalHedonist 4 years ago

      I used to LOVE reading "The Monster at the End of the Book" and my kids always waited with growing anticipation - didn't matter how many times we read it. It's fun now hearing them read it to their kids, and of course with the 'Grover" voice!