publishing house in the system of the State Committee of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR for Affairs of Publishing Houses, Printing, and the Book Trade. It was founded in 1963, based on the publishing house Detskii Mir, which was established in 1957. It is located in Moscow.
Malysh publishes books for children of preschool age and the lower grades and produces foldout pamphlets, coloring albums, printed table games, blocks, and the like. Album-displays are published for Little Octobrists, including Little Octobrists—Bold Children and Pioneer Heroes; also intended for Little Octobrists are the series of books on the heroic exploits of Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45 (The Grandfathers’ Medals and others) and the Little Star calendar. In 1972 the house released 299 titles and a total of 67.5 million copies.
I. N. BORONETSKII