Little House on the Prairie Books
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Little House on the Prairie Books

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Little House on the Prairie Books

The Little House on the Prairie Books bring back fond memories for me.

I was OBSESSED with the TV show when I was younger, and was so excited when I found out that they had a book series I could read as well.

If your child has been looking for a new book series to read, the Little House on the Prairie Books are a perfect option!

Little House on the Prairie Books

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House in the Big Woods takes place in 1871 and introduces us to four-year-old Laura, who lives in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. She shares the cabin with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their lovable dog, Jack.

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

While Laura Ingalls grows up on the prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored.

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for the big skies of the Kansas Territory. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their house.

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Walnut Grove, Minnesota. Here they settle in a new home made of sod beside the banks of Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real glass windows and a hinged door.

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls and her family move from the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Dakota Territory. Here Pa works on the new railroad until he finds a homestead claim that is perfect for their new home. Laura takes her first train ride as she, her sisters, and Ma come out to live with Pa on the shores of Silver Lake.

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The town of De Smet in the Dakota Territory is hit with terrible blizzards in the hard winter of 1880-81, and the Ingalls family must ration their food and coal. When the supply train doesn’t arrive, all supplies are cut off from the outside. Soon there is no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend must make a dangerous trip in search of provisions.

Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The settlement that weathered the long, hard winter of 1880-81 is now a growing town. With spring comes a new job for Laura, town parties, and more time to spend with Almanzo Wilder. Laura also tries to help Pa and Ma save money so that Mary is able to go to a college for the blind.

These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty twelve miles from home. She is homesick, but knows that her earnings can help pay for her sister Mary’s tuition at the college for the blind. One thing gets her through—every weekend, Almanzo Wilder arrives at the school to take Laura home for a visit

The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder is beginning life with her new husband, Almanzo, in their own little house. Laura is a young pioneer wife now, and must work hard with Almanzo, farming the land around their home on the South Dakota prairie. Soon their baby daughter, Rose, is born, and the young family face hardships and triumphs.

The Little House Books Complete Set by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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