Timeless Thursdays: Little Golden Books are Still Here!
October 22, 2009 in Picture Book, Preschool to 1st grade teachers, Reading Skills, Timeless Thursdays Tags: Little Golden Book Lists, Little Golden Books, Little Red Caboose, Random House, The Poky Puppy
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When I was little, I loved my Little Golden Books, and I had a bunch. From The Poky Little Puppy to The Little Red Caboose to my favorite–We Like Kindergarten, I listened to my parents read me those stories over and over again until I could read them myself. I also remember looking at all the titles of those books and thinking, I have to get all the Little Golden Books. They even used to sell them at the grocery store—and they were so cheap. If I am remembering correctly, didn’t they cost between 29 and 49 cents?
In the summer of 2008, I went to the SCBWI-LA conference and learned that Little Golden Books are not dead. An editor from Little Golden Books (now owned by Random House) was there and talking about the new line. Some of the Little Golden Books Classics, reprinted in 2001, are:
So, Little Golden Books are the perfect Timeless Thursday topic because 1. they are still around; and 2. kids still love the stories. My stepson happens to have a Little Golden Book with Simba and his lovable friends from The Lion King. He loves to read this book with us before he goes to bed, and he is in third grade, reading chapter books like Charlotte’s Web for school. There’s just something about Little Golden Books.
And one of the best things–they aren’t 29 cents anymore, but most are $2.99 or less. That’s about 29 cents in today’s economy. WOW!
Happy Reading Little Golden Books!
Do you or your child have a favorite Little Golden Book?