Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Little Golden Books

After I did my post about Disney's Three Little Pigs, it set me to thinking about my love for Little Golden Books. I have written about them numerous times here on our blog.
I have loved Little Golden Books ever since I was a little girl. Haven't we all? And they remain a wonderful choice for your child or grandchild. I still haven't determined which one the little boy is reading in the ad below:

I collect them, but I can't buy them all, so for a while now I have mainly focused on the Disney ones. My first great reference source was this magazine, Tomart's Disneyana.

As you can see in the example below, the pages inside feature color pictures of every single one! An invaluable guide for a collector.

Here is a picture of just a few of my Disney Little Golden Books:

Steve Santi's books are a wonderful reference, as well - and some of his books include Wonder Books and Elf Books too, (which I also love!) , and of course, all of the Little Golden Books, not just the Disney ones. I got mine on Amazon:

I got this huge volume in 2003 - it has 560 pages:

But this little (4&1/4 by 5&1/4 by 1 inches) guide book may be my favorite! Published in 2005, and also purchased from Amazon, it has 512 pages, and a color picture of each book. Only one or two books are pictured on each of it's small pages, and you can fit it into your bag - hence the name Field Guide. Warman's books are great.

Happy collecting to you!
And may all of your books be golden.


Tina Dawn said...

You know I love them too. I need to get them out, my big box of them. I haven't enjoyed looking at them for quite a while. Of the Disney ones I like Donald Duck's Toy Train the best. It has the Chipmunks in it. So cute. I also love the Little Golden Book about God, because that is the first one I remember owning. Great post. Love T

Jill said...

Ahhh... I have such great memories of my Golden Books. Just looking at those book covers brought back sweet memories.

yosemite faith said...

books are wonderful. my parents made sure we had things to read that were ours plus walking us to the library to make sure we had our card and knew how to check books out. my dad had a child size table and chairs in his reception room - back then not many offices did and always had books and things for the youngsters. heidi - have you ever done a post on your trip to disney world on your honeymoon? i know i started following a little late in the game but if you haven't - you should. i am sure you have photos.

Paul Duca said...

I'm surprised to see Little Golden Books tied in with TV shows not necessarily aimed at very young children, like 77 SUNSET STRIP and WAGON TRAIN.