Have you had the same problem I had? They've been around for so long, lurking in the back of my childhood memories, that sometimes I forget there continues to be waves of children through my shop that are meeting them for the first time!
I have to thank Kate at A Child's Garden for the display idea - get a square basket, long enough and deep enough, yet narrow enough, to hold and highlight 20-30 Little Golden Book titles, create a sign, stand back and watch them fly out the door!
Here are some of my childhood favorites:
Baby Farm Animals
by Garth Williams
Home for Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Garth Williams
The Poky Little Puppy
by Janette Sebring Lowery, illustrated by Gustaf Tennggren
The Shy Little Kitten
by Cathleen Schurr, illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren
One from my father's childhood that he shared with us:
Mickey Mouse Flies the Christmas Mail
by Annie North Bedford, illustrated by the Walt Disney Company
I'm sure there are others, but those are the top few I remember.
Now for some Little Golden Books (some classic, some new) I've discovered in adulthood:
by ILO Orleans, illustrated by Tibor Gergely
I Can Fly
by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Mary Blair
Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland
(I'm sure that doesn't surprise you given my established love of Alice in Wonderland)
created by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Al Dempster, illustrated by Walt Disney Studios
New titles to be released in 2010:
A Day at the Seashore
by Byron Jackson & Kathryn Jackson
I'm a T. Rex!
by Dennis Shealy, illustrated by Brian Biggs
It would be an oversight not to mention that the Walt Disney Company has produced a Little Golden Book for almost every one of their animated films, and Pixar has a few as well, as do the companies that produce Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Dora the Explorer.
While those are not my favorite, I have recently become enamored with the newest Disney film The Princess and the Frog, and so, subsequently enjoy the Little Golden Book version:
The Princess and the Frog
created by Random House Disney
What are some of your favorites?