Little Golden Book library quilt

Our beautiful Little Golden Book quilt is now hanging in the library for everyone to see.

To celebrate Little Golden Book’s 75th anniversary, teacher Karen Brown and a group of children formed a small quilting group and created this gorgeous wall quilt. The fabric is a mixture of colours and characters symbolising story and togetherness. How many storybook characters can you see?

The quilt really is about community and sharing stories with each other, many of which were once published as Little Golden Books. The fabric, machine quilting and embroidery was paid for from the sale of old library books earlier this year making it a true school community quilt. So a big thank you to everyone involved.  Do pop in and see it sometime.


Library display of Little Golden Books

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first publication of Little Golden Books. The books were really the first children’s picture books that people could afford to buy. They were in grocery stores and readily available almost everywhere for only 25cents. 

As we love reading and stories we will be having our own little celebration here at school. There will be a special assembly event later this term with lots of celebrating, reading and singing.

The library tree has lots of books to look at and even a dress made out of old pages from Little Golden Books. Mostly the books used were tatty and damaged and a perfect way to recycle and repurpose.

More details will be in an upcoming newsletter.










Quilt-making in the library to celebrate Little Golden Books

In term three we will be celebrating 75 years since the very first Little Golden Book was published. The books are favourites for so many people all over the world. The Poky Little Puppy was one of the very first and is still a huge hit with readers. It is still my favourite. When I was little my family even had a black cat we named Poky after the little dog in the story.

We love reading here at school so will celebrate in style with a chance for parents to come in to school and read Little Golden Books with their families.

One of the special things we are doing is making a quilt to hang on the library wall. It is based on stories from the Little Golden Books and each little piece represents a story. Children from year 5 and 6 will take turns to help create blocks and put the blocks together to form the quilt. They are so eager that they give up their morning tea time to help. It is great that we have boys helping as well. More photos in another post.

I love the smiles on the girls faces as they complete the first blocks for the quilt. A massive thank to our teacher Karen Brown for her skills and expertise as she teaches the children new skills.




Here is a trailer to tell you more about Little Golden Books