I choose to focus on the LGB's which feature the most recognizable artists or authors or first editions of the first 12 that were published way back in 1942.
I can see why they were so appealing then, and now. Their size is perfect for little hands. The artwork is colorful and abundant. The stories are (mostly) well-told and easy enough for the very young.
Enough said. Here are a few that I have or have had.
|Baum, L. Frank (Adapted by Peter Archer); Illustrated by Harry McNaught. NY: S&S, 1952.|
|Lawrey, Janette Sebring; Illustrated by Tibor Gergely. NY: S&S, 1943|
|Duplaix, George; Illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren. NY : S&S, 1947.|
|Brown, Margaret Wise; Illustrated by Garth Williams. NY: S&S, 1954.|
|Mother Goose; Illustrated by Miss Elliott. NY: S&S, 1942|
|Fairy Tales; Illustrated by Masha. NY: S&S, 1943.|
|Jackson, Kathryn; Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. NY: S&S, 1952.|
|Shane, Ruth & Harold; Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. NY: S&S, 1955.|
|Woodcock, Louise; Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. NY: S&S, 1953.|