Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Golden Book Covers

This week's theme at The Broke and the Bookish is one I couldn't resist: Top Ten Covers. I narrowed my selections to Golden Books, that classic yet oh so affordable series started in 1942. A book cost 25 cents back then, quite a bargain. Through the years dozens of children's books top illustrators produced for Golden Books, including Garth Williams, Richard Scarry, Alice and Martin Provensen, and James Marshall. Below are some covers I particularly cherish. They are just the tip of the iceberg.

Which Golden Books are your favorites?


  1. These are fun to look at. I’m not familiar with some of the books you show here.

    One of my favorites is THE BUNNY BOOK. The cover has a Richard Scarry bunny in footie pajamas.

  2. Oh Pokey the Little Puppy, I remember that one!


  3. I love The Pokey Little Puppy and its cover! What a cute theme you picked!

  4. I remember these! I think I had all the ones you have pictured! I wish I still had them for my grandchildren!

    My TTT: http://sosimplesara.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-ten-covers.html

  5. My favorite is The Sailor Dog, so I was glad to see it as I scrolled down your list. It's also one of my favorite stories to read aloud.