(written from a Production point of view)
Little Golden Books is a range of illustrated children's books published by Random House and aimed at ages 2-5.
First created in 1942 as a joint effort between Western Publishing and Simon & Schuster, Little Golden Books were designed to provide affordable books to a growing market, much like Simon & Schuster's Pocket Books imprint. Costing just 25 cents, the initial run of twelve volumes sold three editions in just seven months.
In the 1950s, Simon & Schuster sold its interest to Western, who continued to produce the range until 2001, when it was sold to Random House.