Meeting Archive:
2017 Marks the 75th Anniversary of Little Golden Books

Meeting Description:

When the Little Golden Books were launched in 1942 at 25 cents each, they changed publishing history. For the first time, children's books were high quality, delightfully illustrated, low-priced and available to almost all children, not just a privileged few. Little Golden Books were an instant success.

Over the years the offerings have grown to include a host of beloved characters drawn from literature, fairy tales, television and popular culture. Today, over two billion Little Golden Books have reached the hands of children all over the world and continue to delight, educate and inspire them!

Join us as we discuss this milestone and celebrate 75 Years of Little Golden Books.

Date: Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Baker & Taylor
 Presenter Information
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Leonard S. Marcus, author of Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books, is one of the world's most respected historians of children's books and the people who create them. A frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review and Horn Book Magazine, Marcus has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, ABC's Good Morning America, and BBC Radio 4. He is a founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and is the curator of landmark exhibitions at the New York Public Library and elsewhere. 

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Diane Muldrow, an editorial director at Golden Books with an outstanding knowledge of the Golden Books oeuvre and a prolific children's book author, edited Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book and several companion editions, including the 2017 release Everything I Need to Know About Family I Learned From a Little Golden Book.