Thrifty Thursday : Golden Books

I have always loved Golden Books. Being a Seventies child and all … from a family who was living paycheck to paycheck for quite some time … these little 50 cent books (5 cents at yard sales) were what my brother and I grew up on. Now, I make part of my “living” by altering these sweet books into journals.

As you can see, I do a lot of thrifting for these little treasures:

I get them from my local Goodwill, church thrift shops, yard sales, Ebay, etc. Sometimes folks will send me their old Goldens so that I can put them to good use. And often times my parents will scout for them all over Penobscot County. So, I have a bounty of these childhood treasures … and love almost every one of them.

My particular favorite while growing up was this one:

Do you grow up on Golden Books? Which were your favorites? And where do you find them now?

For a great anthology on the history and collection of Golden Books, I recommend Golden Legacy. Check it out.

Enjoy your day,



Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.