In 1942, the launch of Little Golden Books revolutionized childrens book publishing by making high-quality picture books available at affordable prices. More than 60 years later, many of the original Golden Book titles are still wildly popular, with The Poky Little Puppy topping the list of ten bestselling childrens books of all time. Golden Books backlist is teeming with classics such as Dorothy Kunhardts Pat the Bunny, and features the stories and artwork of childrens book legends Mary Blair, Margaret Wise Brown, Richard Scarry, Eloise Wilkins, Garth Williams, and many more. Today, the Golden Books imprint includes an array of storybooks, novelty books, and coloring and activity books featuring all of the most popular licenses, including Disney, Nickelodeon, Barbie, Thomas & Friends, The Cat in the Hat, Sesame Street, Marvel Super Heroes, and DC Super Friends. Golden Books continues to reissue the best of its backlist in a variety of formats, including ebooks and apps, as well as bringing out brand-new books in these evolving new formats.
Heather Martinez is an illustrator whose work has appeared in books and television. She has illustrated several titles in the SpongeBob SquarePants series, and was tapped to take over the beloved Little Golden Books series Doc McStuffins. Her work can also be seen in the Golden Books edition of The Phantom Menace. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2006 for the Nickelodeon movie Escape From Cluster Prime. Her other works include Albert: The Little Tree with Big Dreams, Dino Parade!, and I Am a Princess.