Sunday, January 22, 2017

Little Golden Books 75th Anniversary


I found out the other day that Little Golden Books celebrate their 75th anniversary this year!


As you can see, I am a collector of Little Golden Books. This picture was taken in 2008, I have added more to my stash since then. Notice what they are stored in. This used to be an old floor-model radio. Someone cut off the front of it, put in shelves and added two glass doors. I picked it up at a yard sale for around $3.  I love it!

Most of my Little Golden Books are yard sale and thrift store finds, too. I have paid anywhere from 10 cents to $1 for them. I would say that most were obtained for 25 cents.

The first Little Golden Books were released in September 1942. There were twelve of them, all priced at 25 cents each.

 The first 12 books to be released were: “Three Little Kittens,” “Bedtime Stories,” “The Alphabet A-Z,” “Mother Goose,” “Prayers for Children,” “The Little Red Hen,” “Nursery Songs,” “The Poky Little Puppy,” “The Golden Book of Fairy Tales,” “Baby’s Book,” “The Animals of Farmer Jones” and “This Little Piggy.”

At last county, The Poky Little Puppy has sold more than 15 million copies!

Wow! Wouldn't we all like to have a picture book we've written sell that many copies. 

What is your favorite Little Golden Book?











10 comments:

  1. Your cabinet is lovely! My favorite is The Poky Little Puppy. I read it, my daughter loved it, as did my granddaughter,and now my great grandson. Your hair has gotten so long. It is pretty, I am at the almost ready to cut it off stage. If I could just hold out.

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    1. Hi, Linda. Thank you. I thought it was about time I updated my profile pic.

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  2. I had no idea that it was Little Golden Books anniversary until you mentioned it. I used to have some of the books when my boys were little, but am not sure what happened to them. Maybe I gave them to the grandchildren. Thanks for the reminder of these lovely books. Have a great week.

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    1. Hi, Beverly. Wishing you a great week, too.

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  3. Wow, Janet. I love the little Golden Books. I'm so glad you informed us of their anniversary. I didn't know these books had been around so long. Great posting.

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    1. Hi Brenda. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. My kids loved The Poky Puppy:)
    Brings back memories.

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    1. Hi, Sandra. That one seems to be a favorite of a lot of people.

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  5. I love your tag sale find! It is awesome when items are re-purposed.

    I had tons of Little Golden Books when I was little. I can still remember reading them. Amazing to think they have been around for 75 years. I have recently been seeing more of them around, but for a while I don't recall seeing them as much. Love that you have a collection. :)
    ~Jess

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  6. Hi Jess. Thanks for coming over and commenting.

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