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First Little Golden Books

The First Little Golden Books series began in 1981. They were 24 pages and a smaller format than the Little Golden books. They were intended for toddlers as a step-up book. Some were adapted from previously published Little Golden books, but most were new stories. 

1981

Richard Scarry's
The Gingerbread
Man

c. 1975
Western Publishing

 

NEW
I Can Fly
 by Ruth Krauss
Illustrated by Jan Brett

c. 1981 illus.
c. 1950 text
Golden Press

Baby Animals
on the Farm
by Rebecca Heller
Illustrated by Tien

c. 1981
Western Publishing

 

My Little
 Mother Goose
Illustrated by Amye Rosenberg

c. 1981
Western Publishing
1991 printing, 24 pages

 

NEW 
The Little Red Hen
 Illustrated 
by Lilian Obligado

c. 1981
Golden Press


1982

NEW
Animal Homes
by E. K. Davis
Illustrated
 by June Goldsborough

c. 1982
Western Publishing


The Poky Little Puppy's Wonderful Winter Day
Story and Pictures
 by Jean Chandler

c. 1982
Western Publishing
N printing, 24 pages

NEW
Busy Timmy
by Kathryn and 
Byron Jackson
Illustrated by
 June Goldsborough

c. 1982
Western Publishing

 

A Visit From 
Grandma and Grandpa
by Catherine Kenworthy
Illustrated by
Kathy Allert

c. 1982
Western Publishing

 

Martha's House
by Edith Kunhardt
Illustrated by
Carolyn Bracken

c. 1982
Western Publishing



Coming Soon
Katie the Kitten
by Kathryn and Byron Jackson
Illustrated
 by Leslie Morrill

c. 1982 (illus.)
c. 1949 (text)
Western Publishing

 

A Sleepy Story
by Elisabeth Burrowes
Illustrated by
Richard Brown

c. 1982
Western Publishing

 

 

My Book of Words
by Rebecca Heller
Illustrated by
Robbie Stillerman

c. 1982
Western Publishing

 

 

Walt Disney's
Winnie-the-Pooh 
and the Pebble Hunt

c. 1982
Western Publishing


 

Let's Go All Around
the Neighborhood
by Patty Thomas
Illustrated by
Anthony Rao

c. 1982
Western Publishing

 

My Book 
of the Seasons

 by Stephanie Calmenson
Illustrated by
Eugenie

c. 1982
Western Publishing

 

Stevie's Tricycle
by Pnina Moed-Kass
Illustrated by
Lorna Tomai

c. 1982
Western Publishing


Dog Goes to 
Nursery School
by Lucille Hammond
Illustrated by
Eugenie

c. 1982
Western Publishing

 

1983-1986

Happy Easter, 
Mother Duck
by Elizabeth Winthrop
Illustrated by
Diane Dawson Hearn 

c. 1983
Western Publishing

 

When Dog Was Little
by Lucille Hammond
Illustrated by
Eugenie

c. 1983
Western Publishing


My Little Book
 of Poems
Selected by Rebecca Heller
Illustrated by 
Frances Score Michell

c. 1983
Western Publishing

 

Coming Soon
Barney's Sand Castle
by Stephanie Calmenson
Illustrated
 by Sheila Beckett

c. 1983
Western Publishing


The Curious Little
Kitten's First Christmas
by Linda Hayward
Illustrated by
Maggie Swanson

c. 1984
Western Publishing

 

Five Little Bunnies
by Linda Hayward
Illustrated by
Ruth Sanderson

c. 1985
Western Publishing


A Day in the Park
by Ronne Peltzman
Illustrated by
Eugenie

c. 1985
Western Publishing

 

To Grandmother's 
House We Go
Written and Illustrated
 by Lawrence DiFlori

 c. 1986
Western Publishing

 

1988-1996

The Very Best
 Picnic
by Eugenie

c. 1988
Western Publishing

 

NEW
The Jungle Book
Mowgli and the  Jungle Animals
by Cindy Wesy
Illustrated by Franc Mateu

c. 1990
Western Publishing

NEW
Richard Scarry's
The Wolf and 
the Seven Kids

c. 1991
Western Publishing

 

The Little Calf
 That Couldn't Moo

by Iris Hiskey
Illustrated by
Barbara Lanza

c. 1992
Western Publishing

 

Mickey Mouse's
Book of
 Cars and Trucks
by Janet Campbell
Illustrated by Darrell Baker

c. 1993
Western Publishing

 

 

My First Little
Mother Goose

Illustrated by
Lucinda McQueen

c. 1996
Western Publishing

 

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