This year will be the 70th Anniversary of Little Golden Books. For those of you who are my age, cough cough, you probably had a few growing up. What's so awesome about these little gems is that they have kept many of the early editions as is and have introduced modern stories through the decades. A timeline of the most incredible illustrators! First published by Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Artists and Writers Guild, Inc - printed by Western Printing. Random House acquired Golden Books in 2001.