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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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Duck and His Friends (1949)

Mouse and Jack Rabbit put together a plan to get Duck into the water.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Herbert’s Zoo and Other Lively Tales (1949)

Five stories with new illustrations, including Elisabeth the Cow Ghost by Pène du Bois and Mister A and Mister P by Bianco.

Author(s): Margery Williams Bianco
Thornton W. Burgess
William Pène du Bois
Et al
Illustrator(s): Julian

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Let’s Go Fishing (1949)

An activity book with a fishing rod, hook, line and paper fish.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Mouse’s House (1949)

Frisker and Whisker need a new house when the black kitten steals the sock they were living in. Beautifully flocked pages add to the fun of this early Scarry title.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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My Little Golden Dictionary (1949)

A dictionary of familiar things with pictures and examples.

Author(s): Edith Osswald
Mary Reed
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Train Stories (1949)

A collection of four original stories about trains.

Author(s): Robert Garfield
Jessie M. Knittle
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Two Little Miners (1949)

Two little miners meet far underground. The second edition has all color illustrations.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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What Am I? A Picture Quiz Book (1949)

A picture quiz book.

Author(s): Ruth Leon
Illustrator(s): Cornelius Hugh De Witt

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The Animal’s Merry Christmas (1950)

Thirty-one Christmas stories, with lots of gold ink!

Author(s): Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Brave Cowboy Bill (1950)

This story of a little cowboy includes a puzzle stored in the back cover.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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A Day at the Zoo (1950)

This celebration of the zoo includes a song. Later editions have fewer pages.

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

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The Great Big Animal Book (1950)

Portraits of our animal friends.

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

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Great Big Fire Engine Book (1950)

Ding, ding, ding! goes the fire engine bell and the firemen are off in their engines to fight the fire.

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

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The Jolly Barnyard (1950)

The animals get together to give farmer Brown a birthday party.

Author(s): Annie North Bedford
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Little Benny Wanted a Pony (1950)

Benny want’s pony but he has to get rid of his frown first. A mask was included in the original book.

Author(s): Oliver Barrett
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Little Yip-Yip and His Bark (1950)

A little dog has an annoying bark.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Storytime Tales (1950)

A collection of sixty-seven favorite stories, poems and songs. There is also an early edition with forty-two selections.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Lois Lenski
Carl Sandburg
Val Teal
Et al
Illustrator(s): Corinne Malvern

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Albert’s Zoo a Stencil Book (1951)

Use the stencils to help Albert put the animals in their cages.

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

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Christopher and the Columbus (1951)

The captain and crew of the ferry boat Columbus rescue three castaways.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Golden Grab Bag of Stories, Poems and Songs (1951)

A nice compendium of stories, poems and songs.

Author(s): Marion Conger
Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Et al
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Golden Story Treasury (1951)

A collection of stories, poems and songs, drawn from the earlier collection The Golden Grab Bag.

Author(s): Marion Conger
Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Et al
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Great Big Car and Truck Book (1951)

Cars and trucks for every use.

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

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The Great Big Wild Animal Book (1951)

Portraits of our wild animal friends.

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

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Here Comes the Parade (1951)

Watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade with all your friends from Little Golden Books.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Kitten’s Surprise (1951)

When Joan is mean to her new kitten it runs away to the forest.

Author(s): Nina
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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The Train to Timbuctoo (1951)

A Big train and a Little train travel from Kalamazoo to Timbuctoo. Later editions are shorter.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Art Seiden

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Animal Friends (1952)

In this story about animal homes, a cat, a dog, a bird, a turtle, a bunny, a chick, and a squirrel all live together in a little house in the woods.

Author(s): Jane Werner Watson
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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The Gingerbread Shop (1952)

The story of buying the gingerbread with gold stars on it from Mary Poppins.

Author(s): P. L. Travers
Illustrator(s): Gertrude Elliott

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The Little Golden Book of Dogs (1952)

There are many different breeds of man’s best friend.

Author(s): Nita Jonas
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Mister Dog: The Dog Who Belonged to Himself (1952)

Crispin’s Crispian meets a little boy who belongs only to himself and invites him to live in Crispian’s two story dog house, so he does.

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

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The New Golden Almanac (1952)

Calendars and stories for the whole year.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Seven Little Postmen (1952)

Seven little postmen speed a young boy’s letter to his grandmother.

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

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The Animals of Farmer Jones (1953)

It’s the animals’ supper time, but here is Farmer Jones?

Author(s): Leah Gale
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Daddies (1953)

While children are playing their daddies are working to make sure there is food on the table, clothes to wear and a roof over their heads.

Author(s): Janet Frank
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Danny Beaver’s Secret (1953)

Danny Beaver prepares a surprise for his friends.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Giant Golden Book of Cat Stories (1953)

A collection of thirty-five stories and poems about cats.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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The Giant Golden Book of Dog Stories (1953)

Thirty-one original stories and poems about dogs.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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The Gingerbread Man (1953)

The Gingerbread Man runs as fast as he can -- but can he outrun the fox?

Author(s): Nancy Nolte
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Little Red Caboose (1953)

The little red caboose saves the train when the engine cannot make it to the top of the mountain. Later editions have fewer pages.

Author(s): Marian Potter
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Merry Shipwreck (1953)

While Captain Barnacle is away, the mice set his barge adrift.

Author(s): Georges Duplaix
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Picture Stamps for the Very Young (1953)

A stamp book with forty-eight stamps and forty-eight pages.

Author(s): Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Rabbit and His Friends (1953)

Rabbit finds an egg at the bottom of a deep dark hole and it hatches out a duck-billed platypus. Later editions have fewer pages.

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

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The Sailor Dog (1953)

Scuppers the dog becomes a sailor.

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

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Tenggren’s Topsy Turvy Circus (1953)

The giraffe comes to the rescue when the circus of Monsieur Augustin has difficulties.

Author(s): Georges Duplaix
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Wolf and the Kids (1953)

Two Norwegian folk tales in which the goats outwit the trolls and the wolves.

Author(s): Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
Richard Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Thumbelina (1953)

A very small girl has many adventures.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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The Wolf and the Kids (1953)

Two stories starring goats who triumph over a troll and a wicked wolf.

Author(s): Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
Richard Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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From Then to Now (1954)

A look at prehistoric life for young readers.

Author(s): J. P. Leventhal
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Gergely’s Golden Circus (1954)

A large-format look at the circus.

Author(s): Peter Archer
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Horse Stories (1954)

Stories and poems about horses.

Author(s): Kate Barnes
Elizabeth Coatsworth
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse (1954)

The Miggs family of mice find a baby kitten in their nest and decide to adopt him.

Author(s): Miriam Norton
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Little Gray Donkey (1954)

The little gray donkey is lonely until he befriends a family of rabbits.

Author(s): Alice Lunt
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Little Indian (1954)

The story of a small Indian girl and her father.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Madeline (1954)

In an old house in Paris
That was covered in vines
Lived twelve little girls …
The smallest one was Madeline.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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The Party Pig (1954)

Pig is giving a party -- but what has he done with the cake?

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Pierre Bear (1954)

Pierre Bear lives in the North Woods with his family.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Baby’s First Book (1955)

A look at how baby spends her day.

Author(s): Garth Williams
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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The Bunny Book (1955)

What will Bunny be when he grows up?

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Golden Bedtime Book (1955)

This also was published with 366 stories for leap year.

Author(s): Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Golden Book of 365 Stories (1955)

A story for every day of the year.

Author(s): Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Golden Calendar 1956 (1955)

An illustrated calendar for 1956 with activities for the whole year.

Author(s): John Peter
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Happy Family (1955)

The story of a typical American family.

Author(s): Nicole
Illustrator(s): Corinne Malvern

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Houses (1955)

Pictures of houses from around the world.

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

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Scuffy the Tugboat (1955)

Scuffy wants to sail on the big waters, until he meets the ocean.

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

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Smokey the Bear (1955)

The legend of the little bear who went on to become a spokesman for the National Forests.

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

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The True Story of Smokey the Bear (1955)

Remember, only you can prevent forest fires.

Author(s): Jane Werner Watson
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Animal Gym (1956)

What would happen at school if elephants walked the balance beam, monkeys climbed all over the monkey bars, and tigers went up the rope?

Author(s): Beth Greiner Hoffman
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Home for a Bunny (1956)

A young rabbit goes looking for a home in the forest.

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

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My First Counting Book (1956)

Counting to ten with animal friends.

Author(s): Lilian Moore
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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My Little Golden Book about the Sky (1956)

A primer of astronomy.

Author(s): Rose Wyler
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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My Little Golden Book about Travel (1956)

The story of transportation from the raft to the jet liner.

Author(s): Kathleen N. Daly
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Winky Dink (1956)

Winky feels lonely during his visit to the zoo, but a friendly balloon helps him make friends.

Author(s): Ann McGovern
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Animal Stories (1957)

A Giant Little Golden Book containing The Happy Man and His Dump Truck, Animal Gym and The Merry Shipwreck.

Author(s): Georges Duplaix
Beth Greiner Hoffman
Miryam Yardumian
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Animal’s ABC (1957)

Bunnies hop with frivolity and wonderment as they encounter an alligator and a bear, a kangaroo and a yak.

Author(s): Garth Williams
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Cowboy Stamps (1957)

Stamps showing various cowboy activities to punch out and paste in.

Author(s): John Lyle Shimek
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Giant Little Golden Book about Dogs (1957)

More than forty types of dogs are illustrated, with some hints on training.

Author(s): Kathleen N. Daly
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Golden Picture Book of Questions and Answers (1957)

Interesting facts about the world around us.

Author(s): Horace Elmo
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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A Little Golden Book about the Seashore (1957)

Fun things to know about the sea shore.

Author(s): Kathleen N. Daly
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Little Golden Mother Goose (1957)

Seventy-five favorite Mother Goose rhymes.

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

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My Big Golden Counting Book (1957)

Counting to ten with animal friends. This is the folio edition of “My First Counting Book.”

Author(s): Lilian Moore
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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My Christmas Book (1957)

A collection of traditional songs and stories. Cover is by Scarry.

Author(s): Sheilah Beckett
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Our Puppy (1957)

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 White Bunny and His Magic Nose (1957)

The bunny runs about turning other animals pink or blue, until he turns himself pink too!

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

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Animal Orchestra (1958)

Animal friends get together to make some music.

Author(s): Ilo Orleans
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Cowboys and Indians (1958)

What do cowboys and Indians do all day?

Author(s): Willis Lindquist
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Deep Blue Sea (1958)

An introduction to oceanography.

Author(s): Kathleen N. Daly
Bertha Morris Parker
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Exploring Space (1958)

A look at rockets, how they work and what they can do.

Author(s): Rose Wyler
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely
George Solonewitsch

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More Mother Goose Rhymes: 57 Favorite Rhymes (1958)

Fifty-seven lesser known rhymes.

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

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Mother Goose Rhymes: 154 Childhood Favorites (1958)

An omnibus edition of The Little Golden Mother Goose and More Mother Goose Rhymes, along with ten additional pages to bring the total to 154.

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

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Nursery Tales (1958)

Five tales including The Little Red Hen, The Ugly Duckling, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Sillies and The Wolf and the Kids. There is also a version with six tales.

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

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Nursery Tales (1958)

Six tales including The Little Red Hen, The Ugly Duckling, Drakestail, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Sillies and The Wolf and the Kids. There is also a version with five tales.

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

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1958)

The other reindeer make fun of Rudolph’s red nose, until Santa calls.

Author(s): Barbara Shook Hazen
Robert L. May
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Three Bedtime Stories (1958)

This collection includes The Three Little Kittens, The Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.

Author(s): Garth Williams
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Wild Animal Babies (1958)

Twenty-two wild animal babies from a buffalo to a skunk selected from the Baby Wild Animals stamp book. This is the Little Silver Book edition.

Author(s): Kathleen N. Daly
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Wild Animal Babies from All Over the World (1958)

Twenty-two wild animal babies from a buffalo to a skunk selected from the Baby Wild Animals stamp book.

Author(s): Kathleen N. Daly
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Cars and Trucks (1959)

A smaller version of The Great Big Car and Truck Book.

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

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The Chipmunks’ Merry Christmas (1959)

A story based on the pop singing group.

Author(s): David Corwin
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Colors (1959)

How do you get the color you want?

Author(s): Kathleen N. Daly
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Fire Engines (1959)

When the fire alarm goes off, the firemen hop on the fire engines and off they go to put the fire out.

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

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Firemen and Fire Engines (1959)

Stamps of fire engines and firemen to punch out and paste in. Ric Estrada did the stamps, Richard Scarry the pictures.

Author(s): Jane Goldsmith
Illustrator(s): Ric Estrada
Richard Scarry

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Little Golden Picture Dictionary (1959)

A dictionary with pictures of each word.

Author(s): Nancy Fielding Hulick
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Naughty Bunny (1959)

Bunny cannot tell a lie - he has been naughty.

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

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Quiz Fun (1959)

Hundreds of fun facts to stump your friends.

Author(s): Horace Elmo
Nancy Fielding Hulick
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Animal Dictionary (1960)

Pictures and short descriptions of animals, familiar and not so very.

Author(s): Jane Werner Watson
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Chicken Little (1960)

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Author(s): Vivienne Benstead
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Happy Little Whale (1960)

The little whale is captured and taken to an aquarium.

Author(s): Kenneth Norris
Jane Werner Watson
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Richard Scarry’s Just for Fun (1960)

The animals have fun building a tree house, dressing up and fishing.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Rupert the Rhinoceros (1960)

Rupert the nearsighted rhino is a danger to his friends, until he gets a pair of glasses.

Author(s): Carl Memling
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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A Treasury of Little Golden Books (1960)

Forty-eight stories from favorite Little Golden Books.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Big and Little Creatures (1961)

An anthology of material from the Little Golden Books series.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky
Richard Scarry
Et al

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The Country Mouse and the City Mouse and other Aesop’s Fables (1961)

Includes The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, The Fox and the Crow and The Dog and His Bone.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Good Night, Little Bear (1961)

Good night, Little Bear - but he doesn’t want to go to bed.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Make Way for the Thruway (1961)

The road engineers change the route of the thruway so they don’t go through an old grandmother’s house.

Author(s): Caroline Emerson
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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My Little Golden Book of Jokes (1961)

A classic collection of jokes, riddles, boners and groaners.

Author(s): George
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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My Nursery Tale Book (1961)

A collection of Scarry-illustrated tales including the classic Pierre Bear.

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

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My Read and Draw “Magic Slate Book” (1961)

Drawing, counting and nature study all in one! Includes a magic slate.

Author(s): Carl Memling
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Ten Little Animals (1961)

A counting rhyme as the animals go to bed for the winter.

Author(s): Carl Memling
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Fun and Fancy (1962)

An anthology of children’s literature.

Author(s): C. S. Forester
P. L. Travers
Louis Untermeyer
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Illustrator(s): Lilian Obligado
Mary Shepard
Et al

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My Little Golden Book of Manners (1962)

Please and thank you are just the beginning of good manners.

Author(s): Peggy Parish
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Tommy Visits the Doctor (1962)

Tommy goes to the doctor so he will grow up big and strong.

Author(s): Milton Isra Levine, M.D.
Jean H. Seligmann
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Bedtime Stories, Selected from the Big Golden Bedtime Book (1963)

A collection of short stories.

Author(s): Kathryn Jackson
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Chipmunk’s ABC (1963)

Chipmunk lives in a burrow under the apple tree and so on all the way to Z.

Author(s): Roberta Miller
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Cow Went Over the Mountain (1963)

The little heifer leads the animals to greener pastures on the neighboring mountain, only to find the greener pastures were on their own mountain.

Author(s): Jeanette Krinsley
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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I am a Bunny (1963)

Nicholas bunny describes the seasons of the year.

Author(s): Ole Risom
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Jungle Books (1963)

The complete adventures of Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle.

Author(s): Rudyard Kipling
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Just for Fun (1963)

The animals have fun building a tree house, dressing up and fishing. This is the Read It Yourself edition.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Polite Elephant (1963)

The polite elephant knows how to behave.

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

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Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever (1963)

A picture dictionary with illustrations defining the words. It has gone through many editions and revisions since it was first published.

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

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The Rooster Struts (1963)

The rooster struts, the lion leaps ...

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

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Feed the Hippo His ABC’s (1964)

A spelling book based on food.

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

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Goat in the Boat (1964)

An activity book of rhymes and writing.

Author(s): Barbara Shook Hazen
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Good Humor Man (1964)

Not only does he bring joy to children with his ice cream truck, he also finds a lost puppy.

Author(s): Kathleen N. Daly
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Is this the House of Mistress Mouse? (1964)

A toy book. Put your finger in the door to see who is home.

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

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My Bedtime Book (1964)

This collection includes “Animal Friends,” and “Mister Dog,” and poems from “The Friendly Book.”

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Jane Werner Watson
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Richard Scarry’s Animal Mother Goose (1964)

A large selection of Mother Goose rhymes.

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

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Dinosaurs (1965)

An animal picture book with science activities.

Author(s): Bertha Morris Parker
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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The Golden Calendar 1965 (1965)

A calendar with activities for every day of the year.

Author(s): John Peter
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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The Golden Calendar 1966 (1965)

A calendar and activity book with a bear family.

Author(s): Peggy Parish
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Hop, Little Kangaroo (1965)

The little kangaroo’s mother leaves him to come home on his own and he has to learn to hop.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Mr. Puffer-Bill: Train Engineer (1965)

Mr. Puffer-Bill can’t find just the right hat.

Author(s): Leone Arlandson
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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My Book of Birds (1965)

Pictures of parrots and other exotic birds with a short description.

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

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The Parrot Book: Parrots and Other Exotic Birds (1965)

This is the original Golden Shape Book version of this book about parrots and other exotic birds.

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

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Richard Scarry’s Busy, Busy World (1965)

Pip Pip the cat travels to thirty-three cities around the world

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

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Richard Scarry’s Christmas Mice (1965)

Mice at Christmas time inspect the presents Santa left.

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

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Teeny Tiny Tales Set 1 (1965)

Eight tiny books including Learning to Count with Hooty Owl, Farmer Pig, Brave Elephant, The Runaway Bus, The Farm, The Four Seasons, Tugboat Tom, and The Fishing Cat.

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

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Teeny Tiny Tales Set 2 (1965)

Eight tiny books including Polite Puppy, Harry’s Airplane Ride, The Sad Pony, Mary’s Doll House, Bunny Rabbit, Peter the Painter, The Train Ride and A Tale of Tails.

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

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The Whispering Rabbit (1965)

When a bumble bee gets stuck in his throat, the little rabbit can only whisper.

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

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The Whispering Rabbit, and Other Stories (1965)

Includes The Whispering Rabbit, Scupper’s Song, The Friendly Book, The Golden Egg Book and poems.

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

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The Noah’s Ark Book (1966)

A Golden Shape book version of Noah’s Ark.

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

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Richard Scarry’s Storybook Dictionary (1966)

A dictionary with stories about the words.

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

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Boats (1967)

A collection of pictures of boats.

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

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Cars (1967)

A collection of pictures of cars.

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

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My Golden Go Go Library (1967)

A set of four books: Boats, Cars, Planes and Trains.

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

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Planes (1967)

A collection of pictures of air planes.

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

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Richard Scarry’s Egg in the Hole Book (1967)

Help Henny find her lost egg.

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

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The Three Bears (1967)

A new retelling of this favorite story.

Author(s): Kathleen N. Daly
Robert Southey
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Trains (1967)

A collection of pictures of trains.

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

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Animal Friends All Year Long (1969)

Two dozen stories and poems about the animals of River Bend.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Emily’s Moo (1969)

Emily knows that cows say moo, but she has never learned how.

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

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The Golden Story Book of River Bend (1969)

A collection of stories about the animals of River Bend.

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Noah’s Ark (1969)

The story of Noah, the Ark and the Flood.

Author(s): Barbara Shook Hazen
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Feed the Hippo His ABC’s (1970)

A spelling book based on food.

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

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Richard Scarry’s Best Mother Goose Ever (1970)

A compendium of fifty traditional Mother Goose rhymes consisting of previously published material.

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

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Mother Goose Rhymes and Other Childhood Favorites (1972)

A generous selection of the work of Feodor Rojankovsky including nursery rhymes, folk tales, Bible stories and even Robinson Crusoe.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Georges Duplaix
Phyllis McGinley
Feodor Rojankovsky
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Nicky Goes to the Doctor (1972)

A child has his annual check up and gets his vaccinations.

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

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Rojankovsky’s Wonderful Picture Book (1972)

A collection of some of Rojankovsky’s best illustrations from the Golden Books.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Georges Duplaix
Phyllis McGinley
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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Baby Wild Animals from A to Z (1973)

Pictures and stories of baby wild animals.

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

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The Me Book (1974)

Animals demonstrate the things active kids can do.

Author(s): Jean Tymms
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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My Head-to-Toe Book (1974)

Animals show some of the things active kids can do.

Author(s): Jean Tymms
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Three Best Loved Tales (1974)

This compilation includes Tootle, The Happy Man and His Dump Truck and Scuffy the Tugboat.

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

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The Whispering Rabbit (1975)

When a bumble bee gets stuck in his throat, the little rabbit can only whisper.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Cyndy Szekeres

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All Year Long (1976)

An introduction to time-telling and the season.

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

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In My Town (1976)

A word book about my town.

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

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Little Lost Kitten (1979)

When Joan is mean to her new kitten it runs away to the forest.

Author(s): Nina
Illustrator(s): Feodor Rojankovsky

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I Can Fly (1981)

A little boy and a little girl can be anything they can imagine.

Author(s): Ruth Krauss
Illustrator(s): Jan Brett

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The Very Best Home for Me! (1981)

In this story about animal homes, a cat, a dog, a bird, a turtle, a bunny, a chick, and a squirrel all live together in a little house in the woods.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Make Way for the Highway (1982)

The road engineers change the route of the highway to avoid taking down an old grandmother’s house.

Author(s): Caroline Emerson
Illustrator(s): Tibor Gergely

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Things I Like (1982)

A picture book showing animals doing and liking all sorts of things.

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

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Fairy Tales (1985)

Seven favorite fairy tales by different authors and artists.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Charles Perrault
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry
Gustaf Tenggren
Et al

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Richard Scarry’s Big and Little: A Book of Opposites (1986)

Stories, verses and pictures of opposites.

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

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Kitty on the Farm (1989)

The little boy has a new kitten, but he needs a name for her.

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

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Best 2-Minute Stories Ever (1990)

A collection of short short stories.

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

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Richard Scarry’s Best Little Word Book Ever! (1992)

The Cat family and Lowly Worm in words and pictures.

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

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Richard Scarry’s Biggest Pop-Up Book Ever! (1992)

Hilda Hippo is on her way to a birthday party when she encounters some difficulties.

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

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When Bunny Grows Up (1992)

What will Bunny be when he grows up?

Author(s): Patricia Scarry
Illustrator(s): Richard Scarry

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Richard Scarry’s Busiest Firefighters Ever (1993)

The Firepigs of Busytown are kept busy, even when there are no fires.

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

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Richard Scarry’s Floating Bananas (1993)

What are all those bananas doing in the water?

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

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Richard Scarry’s Hilda Needs Help! (1993)

Hilda the Hippo is on the train and she needs help!

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

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Richard Scarry’s Mr. Frumble’s Coffee Shop Disaster (1993)

Poor Mr. Frumble can’t even buy himself a glass of milk without getting into trouble.

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

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Richard Scarry’s The Snowstorm Surprise (1993)

Everyone ends up in grandma’s kitchen in the big snowstorm.

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

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Richard Scarry’s Best Balloon Ride Ever! (1994)

Hucle and Lowly are off into the stratosphere!

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

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The Whispering Rabbit (2017)

When a bumble bee gets stuck in his throat, the little rabbit can only whisper.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator(s): Annie Won

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