WARMAN'S LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS
Identification and Price Guide
for LGB Collectors
Brand new, large softcover book. Published 2006, 256 pages,
lots of colour photos. Signed by the author on the title page.
"Proven literary favorite - Little Golden Books are consistently within the top 5 of Publisher Weekly's list of leading hardcover children's books Auction appeal - children's books account for more than 53,000 active auctions on the largest online site
Offers valuable advice for collecting and determining editions
Written by the country's leading Little Golden Books expert, Warman's Little Golden Books represents these childhood treasurers in the format collectors are accustomed to: bright, colorful, nostalgic and indispensable! Collectors will be able to easily identify and assess classics like ""The Poky Little Puppy"" and modern issues with this book, arranged alphabetically and by book number. Inside this guide collectors will find:
- Secondary market price listings, plus details about how to determine value and condition of a book
- More than 2000 illustrations, giving collectors a colorful reference to use in assessing collections
- Tips on how to determine value and condition of a book
From vintage Little Golden books, to hip Little Golden Activity books, this guide has the information collectors need to grow their collection."
More about Little Golden Books
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books. The first 12 titles were published October 1, 1942:
1. Three Little Kittens
2. Bedtime Stories
3. Mother Goose
4. Prayers for Children
5. The Little Red Hen
6. Nursery Songs
7. The Alphabet from A to Z
8. The Poky Little Puppy
9. The Golden Book of Fairy Tales
10. Baby's Book of Objects
11. The Animals of Farmer Jones
12. This Little Piggy and Other Counting Rhymes
As of 2005, 15 million copies of The Poky Little Puppy have been sold, including copies in various languages.
The Little Golden Books, which initially sold for 25Â¢, were published by Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Artist and Writers Guild, Inc. headed by Georges Duplaix. Duplaix had initially thought up the idea for the Little Golden Book series and fleshed it out in conversations with officials at Simon and Schuster. Dr. Mary Reed a professor at the Teachers College of Columbia University served as initial editor of the series.
Western Printing and Lithographing Company in Racine, Wisconsin, was Simon and Schuster's partner in the Little Golden Books venture. Western handled the actual printing. In 1958, Simon and Schuster sold its interest in Little Golden Books to Western.
Ownership and control of the series has changed several times since. In 2001, Random House acquired Golden Books for about 85 million dollars.
Although the Little Golden Books have remained the backbone of the product line, the enterprise that produced the Little Golden Books has created a variety of children's books in various formats including records, tapes, videos, and even toys and games (the fourth and fifth as "Golden & Design"). Some titles have appeared in several different formats (including but not limited to "A Golden Book").
Many popular authors and illustrators have worked on Little Golden Books and related products including:
* Margaret Wise Brown
* Tibor Gergely
* Corinne Malvern
* Alice Provensen and Martin Provensen
* Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky
* Patricia Scarry and Richard Scarry
* Gustaf Tenggren
* Jane Werner Watson
* Eloise Wilkin
* Garth Williams
* Herbert Zim
* Bob Staake
* Mary Blair
Although the details have changed over the years, the Little Golden Books have maintained a distinctive appearance. A copy of
The Poky Little Puppy bought today is essentially the same as one printed in 1942. Both are readily recognizable as Little Golden Books. At the time of the golden anniversary, Golden Books claimed that a billion and a half Little Golden Books had been sold.
Some Little Golden Books and related products have featured popular children's icons from other media, eg. Sesame Street, the Muppets, Disney, Barbie, Power Rangers, etc. Television and movie tie-ins have been particularly popular. Over the years Hopalong Cassidy, Cheyenne, Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Captain Kangaroo, Mister Rogers, and even Donny and Marie have appeared in Little Golden Books.
Many have dealt with nature and science, Bible stories, nursery rhyme, and fairy tales. Christmas titles are popular every year. The fact that many old titles remain in print shows the strong nostalgia appeal of Little Golden Books.
Little Golden Books also have a network called Little Golden Books Network featuring cartoons such as Fantastic Max, Heathcliff, Little Iodine, Inspector Gadget, Muppet Babies, Original Adventures of Felix the Cat and Pink Panther & Sons.
The official Random House website contains an interesting timeline for Little Golden Books.
In the year 2000, Encore Software produced a series of "Little Golden Books" titles for CD Rom, including the Poky Little Puppy, Mother Goose, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Velveteen Rabbit, Tootle, and The Saggy Baggy Elephant. These 6 individual titles were some of the first major software releases to be produced entirely in Macromedia Flash. They appeared in Time Magazine as part of an article entitled How to Raise a Superkid.
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Warman's Little Golden Books: Identification and Price Guide by Steve Santi