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Little House Materials

Laura Ingalls Wilder is proof you don't need a fancy education to be an excellent writer. The fact that she never completed high school was probably an asset, since she experienced life on the American frontier firsthand rather than poring over books about other times and places. Still, she must have read enough to develop her engaging and spirited style.

The Little House books synonymous with her name are almost 100 years old. The first in the series, Little House in the Big Woods, was published in 1932, and the rest were published about one per year till 1943. They're among the most beloved children's novels in the United States, as much for their heartwarming qualities as their frontier realism.

Like a fairy tale, the first book begins in an ancient Wisconsin forest with the words Once upon a time.... The Ingalls family moved slowly Westward from there to De Smet, South Dakota, a farming community on the edge of empty wilderness. These are no fairy tales—while Laura (and her daughter and trusted editor, Rose Wilder Lane) added details to enhance the narrative, these are essentially memories of her childhood, youth, and early marriage.

None of the books are strictly autobiographical, however. They read like good stories (they are good stories), told simply but with an attention to detail that sends us back to the Midwest of olden days, when men were men, women were strong and capable, and children worked beside their parents in the dark soil.

One of Laura's most engaging talents is her ability to compile interesting lists. She talks about the tools Pa used to make their various houses, all the children in the schoolhouse, the songs Pa played on his fiddle, and food. The food lists are the best ones, and if they're exaggerated we don't care because her sumptuous descriptions of hot buttered rolls, turkey, corn-on-the-cob, lemonade and roast beef are their own reward.

Few books in the American children's canon have achieved the popularity or longevity of the Little House series, and with good reason. They're well written, historically fascinating, and fun. They also promote ideals of family, faith, character and hard work that have long since disappeared from children's fiction, and are increasingly scarce in society at large. Let these books remind you that goodness exists as they entertain with stories of a far-off place that isn't so far, and a long-ago time that isn't too distant. Listed below you'll find all the original titles, plus other writings of Laura and her daughter, picture books, study guides, musical CDs, and more.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur.Read more of his reviews here.

 

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Arkansas Traveller (Pa's Fiddle Recordings)
from Pa's Fiddle Recordings, LLC
for Preschool-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Bachelor Girl
Rocky Ridge Years Book 8
by Roger Lea MacBride
First Edition from HarperCollins
for 4th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
By the Shores of Silver Lake
Little House Series #5
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
1940 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$5.94
By the Shores of Silver Lake
Little House Series #5
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
1940 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$15.29
By the Shores of Silver Lake
Little House Series #5
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Reprint from HarperCollins
for 3rd-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$7.64
By the Shores of Silver Lake - Audio Book (CD)
Little House Series #5
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
1940 Newbery Honor Book
in Audio Books & Dramas (Location: APO-01A)
$22.09
Christmas in the Big Woods
My First Little House
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Adapted or Abridged (Location: A10-03F)
$5.94
County Fair
My First Little House
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Reprint from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Adapted or Abridged (Location: A10-03F)
$5.94
Dance at Grandpa's
My First Little House
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Adapted or Abridged (Location: A10-03F)
$5.94 $2.98 (1 in stock)
Deer in the Wood
My First Little House
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Reprint from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Adapted or Abridged (Location: A10-03F)
$5.94
Farmer Boy
Little House Series #3
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$5.94
Farmer Boy
Little House Series #3
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$14.44
Farmer Boy
Little House Series #3
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$7.64
Farmer Boy - Audio CD
Little House Series #3
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Unabridged from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Audio Books & Dramas (Location: APO-01A)
First Four Years
Little House Series #9
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$5.94 $3.20 (1 in stock)
First Four Years
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$14.44
First Four Years
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from Harper & Row
for 3rd-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
First Four Years
Little House Series #9
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Reprint from HarperCollins
for 3rd-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$7.64
First Four Years - Audio CD
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-8th grade
in Audio Books & Dramas (Location: APO-01A)
$22.09
Going to Town
My First Little House
by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Renee Graef
Reprint from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Adapted or Abridged (Location: A10-03F)
$5.94
Going West
My First Little House
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Adapted or Abridged (Location: A10-03F)
$5.94
I Remember Laura
by Stephen W. Hines
3rd printing from Thomas Nelson Publishers
Biography for 7th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
In the Land of the Big Red Apple
Rocky Ridge Years Book 3
by Roger Lea Macbride
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Heroes of History
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from Emerald Books
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: A12-06D)
Laura Ingalls Wilder - Audio Book
Heroes of History
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from Emerald Books
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: A12-06D)
$16.49
Laura Ingalls Wilder Country
by William Anderson
from HarperCollins
Literature Resource for 4th-8th grade
in Little House Materials (Location: A06-02E)
$24.95
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography
by William Anderson
from HarperTrophy
for 4th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography
by William Anderson
from HarperTrophy
for 4th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
$6.99
Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography
by William Anderson
1st edition from HarperCollins
for 3rd-9th grade
in Little House Materials (Location: A06-02E)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Little Farm in the Ozarks
Rocky Ridge Years Book 2
by Roger Lea MacBride
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Little Farm in the Ozarks
Rocky Ridge Years Book 2
by Roger Lea MacBride
1st edition from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Little House - Full Color Trade Paper Set
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
for 3rd-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$68.77
Little House - Hardcover Set
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
for 3rd-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$131.66
Little House - Softcover Boxed Set
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$53.50
Little House Birthday
My First Little House
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Adapted or Abridged (Location: A10-03F)
$5.94
Little House Cookbook
by Barbara Walker
from HarperCollins
for 2nd-8th grade
in Little House Materials (Location: A06-02E)
$8.49
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House Series #1
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$5.94
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House Series #1
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$14.44
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House Series #1
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Full Color from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$7.64
Little House in the Big Woods - Progeny Press Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Rebecca Gilleland
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 4th-6th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)
$14.44
Little House in the Ozarks
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
First Edition from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$6.40 (2 in stock)
Little House on Rocky Ridge
Rocky Ridge Years Book 1
by Roger Lea MacBride
from HarperCollins
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$1.60 (1 in stock)
Little House on the Prairie
Little House Series #2
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$6.79
Little House on the Prairie
Little House Series #2
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$14.44 $7.20 (1 in stock)
Little House on the Prairie
Little House Series #2
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
1st. from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$7.64
Little House on the Prairie
Little House Series #2
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction/Pioneers for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$7.20 (1 in stock)
Little House on the Prairie - 75th Anniversary Edition
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
75 Anv Rev from HarperCollins
for 3rd-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$14.44
Little House on the Prairie - Comprehension Guide
by Deb Chapin
from Veritas Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Little House on the Prairie - Progeny Press Study Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Rebecca Gilleland
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 4th-6th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)
$14.44
Little House on the Prairie Season 1 - DVDs
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
from NBC Production in association with Ed Friendly
for 4th-Adult
in Little House Materials (Location: A06-02E)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
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