Week of November 27: Picture Books Are Golden
Quote of the Week:
A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.
—J. R. R. Tolkien
During 2012, Little Golden Books—the great literacy equalizer—will turn 70.
Launched during World War II, Little Golden Books made quality children’s literature available at a price nearly everyone could afford (25 cents) and sold the books where ordinary people shopped.
This week we’ll be celebrating Golden Books with a three-part interview with Golden Books/Random House editorial director, Diane Muldrow (who is also my editor). Later in the week, we’ll visit with Leonard S. Marcus, the authority on children’s publishing and get his insights about Golden Books based on his research for Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way.
Come along on this golden journey with Golden Books!
Monday: An Interview with Diane Muldrow, Part I
Tuesday: An Interview with Diane Muldrow, Part II
Wednesday: An Interview with Diane Muldrow, Part III
Thursday: An Interview with Leonard S. Marcus
Friday: The Little Golden Books On My Shelf