The books I remember most as a young child were the Little Golden Books. These were the books I could read on my own. The four above, particularly The Poky Little Puppy were favorites.These were called Board books, likely because the covers were made of cardboard. I don’t remember how much they cost then, but it was not a lot of money at all. This would have been in the 1940’s.
When I was older, my favorite was Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. And still later, perhaps around 12 – 14, my favorites that I read on my own were the Nancy Drew mysteries. These are stories I remember that cast young children as heroes in their own times, and Nancy Drew was particularly strong in portraying the star character as a very feminist type young lady, driving a sportster and fearlessly solving mysteries…
View original post 215 more words
I remember the Poky Little Puppy. Great books growing up Jennie 🙂
They were great books! I still remembered them fondly. 🙂
They sure were and still are. 😉
Thank you very kindly, Jennie. It’s been fun how so many people who have commented have helped me remember other books I have loved, though a lot of them I have known until I was older, like Anne of Green Gables, my alter-ego (chuckles). I just love knowing that we all seemed to enjoy books so much even if others did not read aloud to us and how a lot of us remembered the same books too. These memories make me feel truly happy, like eating a comfort food I like very much.
You are most welcome, Anne. I loved those Golden Books when I was a child, especially The Pokey Little Puppy. Happy memories, indeed. And yes, it it is fun to see and know what others read as well.
Thank you for another lovely post, Jennie!
You are welcome, Charles. I loved these books as a child!
Another beautiful story, Jennie, and Nancy Drew was a favorite of mine, too. When my daughters were little they loved the Little Golden Books!
Thank you, Karen! I’m so glad that Golden Books are still around.
Yes, the little Golden Books are wonderful for young and old. Just so charming. Karen 🙂
They really are. Thank you, Karen!
That’s great. I can’t remember what mine were but when I was seven or eight I was readine Enid Blyton – the Faraway Tree, Famous Five and the Adventure series – then Biggles.
Great reblog, Jennie. We didn’t have those books over here, but I like the look of ‘A Year In The City’. 😉
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you, Pete!
Fascinating article. Seems many of the writers didn’t get a fair deal though.
I think you’re right.
Loved nancy drew
I loved everything Enid Blyton as a child but I was just a voracious reader. I read everything.
That is wonderful!
I’ve always adored the Pokey Little Puppy 🙂
Me, too! 🙂
Loved Charlotte’s Web, Encyclopedia Brown, Ralph and the Motorcycle, and that book about Alligators.
Thanks for the link to the original post which introduced me to another fascinating blog. I loved all books where kids were on their own from Secret Garden through Narnia and all the E.Nesbit books.
You are welcome, Elizabeth! Anne has a wonderful blog. When it comes to books, good children’s books, I’m ‘there’. You have an excellent selection! 🙂
Old style but still wonderful books.
Sometimes old is the best. 🙂