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Little Golden Books Classic Children's Books

Updated on October 3, 2014

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Little Golden Books were first published in 1942 beginning with 12 titles and new titles are still being published today. In fact, many of the original titles from years ago are still available today. They are easily recognizable by their golden colored binding.

As I was growing up, I had a large collection of Little Golden Books that I remember quite fondly. My mother liked to read to my siblings and I. I remember many nights, sitting on the couch all around my mom and on her lap with my brothers while she read to us. The little golden books were a staple in our earliest years. After that, the age relevance of the books grew along with us.

My children benefited from that collection of Little Golden Books. I wasn't as diligent reading to my children as my mother was reading to us, but we did own the books and read them fairly regularly.

Now that I have grandchildren, I enjoy watching my children read to them. The Grandkids will the Little Golden Books tradition just the same as I did.

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The Poky Little Puppy

The Poky Little Puppy, which was one of the original 12 Little Golden Books that launched in October 1942, had sold more than 15 million copies by 2005.

It is now available in this 52-page edition that features all of the artwork that was later cut when World War II era paper rationing took its toll.

This classic children's book is the bestselling picture book of all time.

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Favorite Little Golden Book

Most children in the civilized world have owned, or at least read, a Little Golden Book at some time in their early years. Do you remember reading them or having your parents read them to you?

What was your favorite Little Golden Books storybook?

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Best Storybook Ever

Richard Scarry wrote many of the Little Golden Books. This storybook is a collection of entertaining stories and poems involving celebrated children's book artist Richard Scarry's lovable cast of animal characters. These happy tales and lively illustrations make this treasury of the very best of Scarry's work the best storybook ever.

"The Best Storybook Ever" is a favorite of children all around the world.

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      6 years ago from State of Confusion

      You can never get tired of reading the Little Golden Books.

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      6 years ago

      I remember these books well! My mother was NOT a fan of Dr Seuss, but Golden Books were deemed wholesome and I owned several of them as a child.

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      7 years ago

      It's funny, isn't it, how certain things from the childhood stick to our memory - and never go away. I had plenty of books and was "reading" them to my friends years before I knew how to read. My favorite toy of many years was Bambi, even when it was so old and worn out that it was falling apart... Nice presentation of a precious book collection! :)

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      Barbara Walton 

      7 years ago from France

      Never heard of these. Where was I?

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      7 years ago

      My kids loved all these books. Thanks for reminding me of those special times with them. Now that they are adults, I am sure they are reading them to their kids.

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      7 years ago

      My 2 sons just loved those books when they were little. And so did I.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have many fond memories of reading Little Golden Books

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      Sandra Wilson 

      7 years ago from Wilson Education Resource Centre

      nice trip down memory lane, thanks.


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