The wonderful Little Golden Books series for beginning readers, which many of us remember fondly from our own early-reader years, is available in Kindle format! Better yet, many in the series are priced below $4. Whether to read along with a child or just for the nostalgia value, these books are hard to resist. The series includes such favorites as:
The Poky Little Puppy (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $3.41)
One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy has sold nearly 15 million copies since 1942, making it one of the most popular children’s books of all time.
Now this curious little puppy is ready to win the hearts and minds of a new generation of kids.
The Little Red Hen (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $3.41)
Beloved illustrator J. P. Miller’s graphic, colorful farm animals seem to jump right off the page—but they aren’t jumping to help the Little Red Hen plant her wheat!
Young children will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this funny, favorite folktale.
Scuffy The Tugboat (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $3.41)
Meant for “bigger things,” Scuffy the Tugboat sets off to explore the world.
But on his daring adventure Scuffy realizes that home is where he’d rather be, sailing in his bathtub.
For over 50 years, parents and children have cherished this classic Little Golden Book.
The Saggy Baggy Elephant (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $3.41)
After a parrot makes fun of Sooki’s big ears, long nose, and wrinkled skin, the “saggy baggy” elephant isn’t too sure of himself.
But once he meets some beautiful creatures who look just like him, Sooki celebrates with a joyful “one-two-three-kick.”
For over 50 years, parents and children have treasured this tale, with gorgeous art by Gustaf Tenggren, the illustrator of The Poky Little Puppy.
The Monster At The End Of This Book (5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99)
By all accounts, this book is a favorite among toddlers and adults alike.
Generations will recall their first time reading along as lovable, furry old Grover begs the reader not to turn the page . . . for a monster is at the end of the book! But, of course, the monster is none other than Grover himself.
A classic, not to be missed.
Author Jon Stone was the first head writer for Sesame Street and was one of the show’s principal directors and producers for over 24 years.