Phyllis McGinley (19051978) was a Pulitzer Prizewinning poet, an essayist, and a writer of children's books. She studied at the University of Southern California and the University of Utah at Salt Lake City. She was elected to the National Academy of Arts and Letters in 1955 and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 for her book Times Three, a collection of light verse poetry. She also penned a number of successful children's titles, including the rhymed story The Year without a Santa Claus, Kitty on the Farm (a Little Golden Book), and Plain Princess.
Annie North Bedford is a childrens author known for Walt Disneys The Ugly Duckling, Walt Disneys Mary Poppins, Little Golden Book Farm Favorites, Mickey Mouse Flies the Christmas Mail, and The Jolly Barnyard.
Nancy Fielding Hulick wrote several beloved titles for the classic Little Golden Book series, including A Day on the Farm, illustrated by J.P. Miller.
Feodor Rojankovsky was born in Mitava, Russia, in 1891. He studied for two years at the Moscow Fine Arts Academy before serving in the Russian army during World War I, and began illustrating children's books for the Ukrainian Republic during the Russian Revolution. He moved to the US in 1941, where he produced the works for which he is best known and loved, including the timeless Little Golden Book The Three Bears. In 1956, he received the Caldecott Medal for Frog Went A-Courtin'. Rojankovsky died in 1970.
Tibor Gergely, who was born in Hungary in 1900 and emigrated to the US in 1939, was one of the most prolific of the early Little Golden Books illustrators. He brought to life many classic and beloved LGB characters including Tootle, the Little Red Caboose, and Scuffy the Tugboat. He died in 1978.