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Little Golden Books Series

Little Golden Books is a popular series of children’s books. The first titles were published in 1942. Many popular authors and illustrators have worked on Little Golden Books. By 2002 there were more than 1,200 titles and more than two billion Little Golden Books had been printed.


Books in the Little Golden Books series:

A Day In the Jungle (1943)

A little gray mouse gets the jungle animals to help his rid his house of a dangerous monster.

Author(s): Janette Sebring Lowrey
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Golden Book of Birds (1943)

A collection of ten stories about birds.

Author(s): Hazel Lockwood
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Tootle (1945)

Tootle wants to play in the meadow, but engineer Bill knows he has to stay on the track, no matter what. Later editions have fewer pages.

Author(s): Gertrude Crampton
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Scuffy the Tugboat (1946)

The little tugboat wants to sail on the big waters, until he meets the sea.

Author(s): Gertrude Crampton
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Taxi that Hurried (1946)

The little taxi gets Tom and his mother to the train station on time. Later editions are considerably shorter.

Author(s): Irma Simonton Black
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Jessie Stanton
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Happy Family (1947)

The story of a typical American family.

Author(s): Nicole
Illustrator(s): Gertrude Elliott

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Big Farmer Big and Little Farmer Little (1948)

Two books in one about a Big farmer and a little farmer.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Circus Time (1948)

Molly and her Daddy spend the day at the circus. Later editions have more color but fewer pages.

Author(s): Marion Conger
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Five Little Firemen (1948)

“The finest fire is the fire that’s out,” sing the five little firemen. Later editions have fewer pages.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Gaston and Joséphine (1948)

Tells of the adventures of two French pigs who visit America.

Author(s): Georges Duplaix
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Golden Book of Nursery Tales (1948)

A collection of favorite nursery tales.

Author(s): Elsa Jane Werner
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Golden Sleepy Book (1948)

This is a collection of stories, poems and songs about sleep.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Little Pond in the Woods (1948)

When their pond dries up, the animals of the forest go in search of water.

Author(s): Muriel Ward
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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A Name for Kitty (1948)

The boy has a new kitten. Now he needs a name for her.

Author(s): Phyllis McGinley
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Our Puppy (1948)

Our puppy has had a busy day, and it’s only time for lunch!

Author(s): Elsa Ruth Nast
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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The Seven Sneezes (1948)

When the ragman sneezes - look out!

Author(s): Olga Cabral
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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A Year in the City (1948)

Through the seasons of the year in a big city.

Author(s): Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Big Elephant (1949)

Growing tired of the circus, the elephant settles in a small town.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Bobby and His Airplanes (1949)

Bobby wants to fly higher and higher as he tries different means of aerial transport.

Author(s): Helen Palmer
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Christopher Bunny and Other Animal Stories (1949)

Fourteen original stories about bunnies and other animals.

Author(s): Jane Werner
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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