Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane on the Path into Fiction

Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane on the Path into Fiction

In mid-February 1931, Laura Ingalls Wilder found a surprise in her rural Missouri mailbox—a letter from New York publisher Alfred A. Knopf. Opening the letter, Wilder discovered that editor Marion Fiery, the head of the children’s department at Knopf, had very much enjoyed her manuscript “When Grandma Was a Little Girl” and wanted the...

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Recommended Reading for Adults

Recommended Reading for Adults

As a researcher and biographer of Laura Ingalls Wilder, I’ve found the work of other Wilder authors and scholars both essential and illuminating. Listed below are titles that explore different areas of her life and work, often bringing entirely new and unexpected interpretations to a wide range of Wilder topics. The list includes...

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Books by William Anderson

Books by William Anderson

Author and historian William Anderson was introduced to the Wilder books in elementary school, as were millions of other American children. Today, he is one of the foremost historians of the Ingalls family and his groundbreaking research has resulted in many books, which we have detailed below. Anderson also serves as a director of the...

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Almanzo Wilder: A “Very Special” Perfect Young Man

Almanzo Wilder: A “Very Special” Perfect Young Man

I met my first book crush when I was seven. He was handsome and courageous, driving Laura home every week from the depressing (and dangerous) Brewster’s house. He was quiet, but when he did speak, he always said the perfect thing. Almanzo Wilder was the multi-talented farmer boy who could brave a raging blizzard to save a starving...

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In Search of Laura – About Laura Ingalls Wilder

In Search of Laura – About Laura Ingalls Wilder

Who is the real Laura Ingalls? Is she the smart, strong, and resourceful fictional character of the Little House books? Or is she the more mature and somewhat worldly Laura Ingalls of Pioneer Girl? Or perhaps she’s the character that actress Melissa Gilbert created in the “Little House on the Prairie” television series.And what about...

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Top 10 Romantic Moments on Little House on the Prairie

Top 10 Romantic Moments on Little House on the Prairie

When you love somebody, it’s worth putting your pride behind you. —Caroline Ingalls, Season 4, Episode 9 – The High Cost of Being RightWhile there are many aspects and facets of love, from crushes, true romances, marriage and simple connections with one another, there are many episodes of “Little House on the Prairie” that teach us that...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: An American Fixture

Laura Ingalls Wilder: An American Fixture

In 1942, literary agent George Bye received the final manuscript from a client he had reluctantly decided to represent twelve years earlier, an author whose first work, a memoir for adults, had left him uninspired. But she had found her voice as a children’s book writer, and Bye felt deeply moved and stirred by her eighth and final...

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Tips for Quilters inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tips for Quilters inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder

We are so pleased to have Linda Halpin back with us to share some quilting tips for beginners. Many of us are inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder to learn some of these lost arts but might be wondering where to start. Here Linda shares tips for beginning quilters to learn old-fashioned crafts for the modern era.How to Choose Patterns to...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Timeline

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Timeline

Ever wonder about the chronology of events in Laura’s life and the historical context surrounding her experiences? The two timelines below weave some of her major life events with interesting historical milestones in literature, politics, science, and technology.Interactive Timeline Below is the interactive timeline, which allows you to...

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Historical Perspective or Racism in Little House on the Prairie?

Historical Perspective or Racism in Little House on the Prairie?

Imagine you are reading a book that you loved as a child, perhaps you are reading it to your young child, or that you are reading it for the very first time. You come across the words “the only good Indian was a dead Indian.” Do you put the book down in horror, shocked by the cultural insensitivity of the author? Do you decry the author...

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Ten Times Nellie Gets What She Deserves

Ten Times Nellie Gets What She Deserves

Why don't you make a SHORT cake? How 'bout some SHORT ribs? Do we need any SHORTening? You know, you really oughta write a book - SHORT cuts to cooking! —Nellie Oleson, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, Part 1One of our favorite dynamics on "Little House on the Prairie" is the clashing personalities between Laura Ingalls and Nellie Oleson....

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About The Ingalls Family

About The Ingalls Family

Thanks to the cozy, warm, and affectionate portrayal of the Ingalls family across all kinds of media platforms around the world, many people think of Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura, Carrie, Grace, Almanzo, and even Jack the bulldog as part of their family. However, that raises the question of what version of the Ingalls family people relate to...

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Where the World is Topsy-Turvy: Rose Wilder Lane after the Great War

Where the World is Topsy-Turvy: Rose Wilder Lane after the Great War

It was a faith that made one humble, and a little ashamed… Rose Wilder Lane, “The Children’s Crusade,” Good Housekeeping, November 1920.In the spring of 1920, not long after “The War to End War” staggered to its empty close, Rose Wilder Lane boarded the ship St. Paul in New York and steamed for Paris. Recently divorced, hungry for new...

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Red Tail Feathers: Dare to Discover the Beauty of Grace

Red Tail Feathers: Dare to Discover the Beauty of Grace

Books and articles by and about the actors who starred in the Little House on the Prairie TV series provide a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how it affected the lives of the people making it. Here is a brief overview of Red Tail Feathers: Dare to Discover the Beauty of Grace.Buy Now!   Author: Wendi Lou LeePublisher:...

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A Prairie Devotional

A Prairie Devotional

Books and articles by and about the actors who starred in the Little House on the Prairie TV series provide a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how it affected the lives of the people making it. Here is a brief overview of A Prairie Devotional.Buy Now!   Author: Wendi Lou LeeIllustrator: Steven NoblePublisher: Thomas Nelson...

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Practical Skills We Want to Learn Because of Little House on the Prairie

Practical Skills We Want to Learn Because of Little House on the Prairie

The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies. —Laura Ingalls WilderIf you’re like me, watching the Ingalls Family in “Little House on the Prairie” inspires you to learn new skills. Even though most of us will never become homesteaders like...

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DIY Maple Sugar Candy

DIY Maple Sugar Candy

At last, as Grandma stirred, the syrup in the saucer turned into little grains like sand, and Grandma called: ‘Quick girls! It’s graining!’ Aunt Ruby and Aunt Docia and Ma left the dance and came running. They set out pans, big pans, and little pans, and as fast as Grandma filled them with the syrup, they set out more. They set the...

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Storiarts Little House on the Prairie Collection

Storiarts Little House on the Prairie Collection

We are delighted to announce the launch of a line of exclusive Little House on the Prairie-inspired designs from Storiarts. This Little House on the Prairie Collection features text and illustrations from the Little House books! Check out their new Little House on the Prairie-inspired product line below.     The Storiarts...

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Quilting with Laura Ingalls Wilder

Quilting with Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Little House books tell of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as she grew up in the Midwest during a time of pioneering expansion and exploration. These beloved children’s books were made even more popular by the “Little House on the Prairie” television series.Quilts and Their Role in Laura Ingalls Wilder's LifeChildren and adults...

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Little House on the Prairie Gift Guide

Little House on the Prairie Gift Guide

While the Ingalls family didn’t have many possessions, they delighted in selecting or making thoughtful gifts for each other. We celebrate that giving spirit with our Little House on the Prairie Gift Guide, which we update frequently. Below you will find seven unique gift guides for each Little House fan in your life. Gifts for the...

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Cloth Diapering on the Prairie versus Today

Cloth Diapering on the Prairie versus Today

"In the morning after the chores and the house-work were done, Laura and Mary studied their books. In the afternoons Ma heard their lessons. Then they might play or sew their seams." On the Banks of Plum Creek The Ingalls family lived a simpler life than most families today, but in many ways, the everyday chores of life were much more...

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Cotton Babies and Little House on the Prairie Giveaway (CLOSED)

Cotton Babies and Little House on the Prairie Giveaway (CLOSED)

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” ― Laura Ingalls Wilder This holiday season we are partnering with Cotton Babies, the leading supplier of cloth diapers, to bring the spirit of Little House on the...

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You Need a Farm! Laura Ingalls Wilder and American Farming

You Need a Farm! Laura Ingalls Wilder and American Farming

A farmer depends on himself, and the land and the weather. If you’re a farmer, you raise what you eat, you raise what you wear, and you keep warm with wood out of your own timber. You work hard, but you work as you please, and no man can tell you to go or come. You’ll be free and independent, son, on a farm. —Farmer Boy“Those who labor...

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Caroline Ingalls – What Laura Left Unsaid

Caroline Ingalls – What Laura Left Unsaid

Seven years ago this month, I was terrified, my finger poised over the send button on an email to Little House Heritage Trust. —Author, Sarah MillerI’d done my homework — read hundreds of feet of microfilm containing thousands of pages of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s handwritten manuscripts, her then-unpublished memoir, Pioneer Girl, and...

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The Beautiful Snow

The Beautiful Snow

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Beautiful Snow: The Ingalls Family, The Railroads, and the Hard Winter of 1880-81.  Buy Now! Author: Cindy WilsonPublisher: Beaver's Pond Press (February 7,...

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A Prairie Girl’s Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Prairie Girl’s Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of A Prairie Girl’s Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder.Buy Now! Author: Stephen W. HinesPublisher: WaterBrook (February 6, 2018) Synopsis:The beloved...

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Cornbread Stuffing Inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Cornbread Stuffing Inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder

We would have roast goose for Thanksgiving dinner! ‘Roast goose and dressing seasoned with sage,’ said sister Mary. —Laura Ingalls Wilder in These Happy Golden YearsAs we get ready for the holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about our holiday dinner menu. Will you serve a Christmas ham, wild turkey or a juicy game hen?...

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My First Little House Books

My First Little House Books

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of My First Little House Books.A Little House Picture Book Treasury: Six Stories of Life on the Prairie...

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Covered Wagon DIY Inspired by Little House on the Prairie

Covered Wagon DIY Inspired by Little House on the Prairie

Everything from the little house was in the wagon except the beds and tables and chairs. They did not need to take these, because Pa could always make new ones. —Little House on the PrairieI’m not sure what it is, but there’s just something about covered wagons that naturally draws children in. With a real fabric roof and turning...

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Sweet Potatoes and Pioneers

Sweet Potatoes and Pioneers

Johnny fussed in the bedroom, and Laura quickly pinned her braids, tied on her apron, and said, 'Let me fix the potatoes while you dress him. —These Happy Golden YearsWhen you think of Little House on the Prairie, you may think of the covered wagon journey, Jack the brindle Bulldog's loss and return, log cabin construction or fever ‘n’...

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The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder Inspired Giveaway (CLOSED)

The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder Inspired Giveaway (CLOSED)

“The grass grew green again and the woods were full of wildflowers.” Little House in the Big Woods Long before she was a writer, Laura Ingalls Wilder was a gardener and farmer, growing food for the table and raising crops for sale. In the beautifully crafted articles shared with us by Marta McDowell, she depicts Laura Ingalls Wilder as...

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Young Pioneers

Young Pioneers

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Young Pioneers.  Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder LaneIllustrator: Dan AndreasenPublisher:...

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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Author: Caroline Fraser Publisher: Metropolitan Books (November 14, 2017) Synopsis: The first...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Naturalist

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Naturalist

Rabbits stood up with paws dangling, long ears twitching, and their round eyes staring at Mary and Laura. —On the Banks of Plum CreekI’d like to suggest a thought experiment. Instead of categorizing Laura Ingalls Wilder as an American children’s author, think of her as a nature writer as well. Take her titles. The Little House books...

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About Melissa Gilbert

About Melissa Gilbert

For me, Little House on the Prairie means “home” in the truest sense of the word. —Melissa Gilbert in My Prairie CookbookMelissa Gilbert’s Early Years Melissa Ellen Gilbert was born May 8, 1964, in Los Angeles, California, and adopted by dancer and actress, Barbara Crane, and her husband, comedian Paul Gilbert. Her parents later adopted...

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Caroline: Little House, Revisited

Caroline: Little House, Revisited

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Caroline: Little House, Revisited.Buy Now! Author: Sarah MillerPublisher: William Morrow (September 19, 2017) Synopsis:In this novel authorized by the Little House...

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Woman’s Day Book of American Needlework

Woman’s Day Book of American Needlework

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Woman’s Day Book of American Needlework. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane Publisher: Literary...

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The Dancer of Sahmakha

The Dancer of Sahmakha

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Dancer of Sahmakha. Buy Now! Author: Armen Ohanian (translated from French by Rose Wilder Lane)...

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The Making of Herbert Hoover

The Making of Herbert Hoover

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Making of Herbert Hoover. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane Publisher: Fabri Press (March 25,...

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The Story of Art Smith

The Story of Art Smith

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Story of Art Smith. Buy Now! Authors: Rose Wilder Lane and Art Smith Publisher: Nabu Press...

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Let the Hurricane Roar

Let the Hurricane Roar

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Let the Hurricane Roar. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane Publisher: Harper Trophy (September, 1985 )...

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Old Home Town

Old Home Town

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Old Home Town. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane Publisher: Bison Books; Reprint edition (November 1,...

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The Discovery of Freedom: Man’s Struggle Against Authority

The Discovery of Freedom: Man’s Struggle Against Authority

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Discovery of Freedom: Man’s Struggle Against Authority. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane...

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Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Give Me Liberty. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane Publisher: Kessinger Publishing (September 10,...

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Free Land

Free Land

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Free Land.   Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder LanePublisher: Bison Books; Reprint edition (October 1,...

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Diverging Roads

Diverging Roads

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Diverging Roads. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane Publisher: Andesite Press (August 21, 2017)...

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Travels With Zenobia: Paris to Albania by Model T Ford: A Journal

Travels With Zenobia: Paris to Albania by Model T Ford: A Journal

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Travels With Zenobia: Paris to Albania by Model T Ford: A Journal. Buy Now! Authors: Rose Wilder Lane...

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The Rediscovered Writings of Rose Wilder Lane, Literary Journalist

The Rediscovered Writings of Rose Wilder Lane, Literary Journalist

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Rediscovered Writings of Rose Wilder Lane, Literary Journalist. Buy Now! Author: Rose Wilder Lane...

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Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House in the Big Woods. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrators: Helen Sewell and...

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Farmer Boy

Farmer Boy

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Farmer Boy. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth Williams...

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Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House on the Prairie. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrators: Helen Sewell and...

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On the Banks of Plum Creek

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of On the Banks of Plum Creek. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth...

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By the Shores of Silver Lake

By the Shores of Silver Lake

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of By the Shores of Silver Lake. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrators: Helen Sewell and...

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The Long Winter

The Long Winter

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Long Winter. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth Williams...

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Little Town on the Prairie

Little Town on the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little Town on the Prairie. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth...

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These Happy Golden Years

These Happy Golden Years

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of These Happy Golden Years. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth...

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The First Four Years

The First Four Years

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The First Four Years.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls WilderIllustrators: Helen Sewell and Garth...

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Little House Treasury

Little House Treasury

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House Treasury. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Illustrators: Helen Sewell and Mildred...

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Little House Sisters: Collected Stories from the Little House Books

Little House Sisters: Collected Stories from the Little House Books

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House Sisters: Collected Stories from the Little House Books. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The World’s Fair

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The World’s Fair

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The World’s Fair. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The Great Debate

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The Great Debate

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: The Great Debate. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Mountain Miracle

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Mountain Miracle

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Mountain Miracle. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Missouri Homestead

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Missouri Homestead

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Missouri Homestead. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Land of Promise

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Land of Promise

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Land of Promise. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow Publisher:...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Home to the Prairie

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Home to the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Home to the Prairie. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Good Neighbors

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Good Neighbors

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Good Neighbors. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow Publisher:...

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The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Children of Promise

The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Children of Promise

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder Series: Children of Promise. Buy Now! Author: Thomas L. Tedrow...

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Wilder in the West: Eliza Jane’s Story of a Lady Homesteader

Wilder in the West: Eliza Jane’s Story of a Lady Homesteader

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Wilder in the West: Eliza Jane’s Story of a Lady Homesteader. Buy Now! Author: William Anderson...

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The Walnut Grove Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Walnut Grove Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Walnut Grove Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Author: William Anderson Publisher: Anderson...

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Story of the Wilders

Story of the Wilders

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Story of the Wilders. Buy Now! Author: William Anderson Publisher: Anderson Publications (June 2,...

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The Story of the Ingalls

The Story of the Ingalls

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Story of the Ingalls. Buy Now! Author: William Anderson Publisher: Anderson Publications (June...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Iowa Story

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Iowa Story

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Iowa Story. Buy Now! Author: William Anderson Publisher: Laura Ingalls...

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Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Author: Donald Zochert Publisher: Avon (May 1, 1977)...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little Town: Where History and Literature Meet

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little Town: Where History and Literature Meet

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little Town: Where History and Literature Meet. Buy Now! Author: John E. Miller...

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Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder (History Alive Through Music)

Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder (History Alive Through Music)

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder (History Alive Through Music). Buy Now! Author: William T....

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Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook

Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook. Buy Now! Editor: Dale Cockrell Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc. (January...

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Little House on the Prairie From A to Z

Little House on the Prairie From A to Z

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House on the Prairie From A to Z. Buy Now! Author: Patrick Loubatière Publisher: Imavision...

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Little House in the Ozarks: The Rediscovered Writings

Little House in the Ozarks: The Rediscovered Writings

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little House in the Ozarks: The Rediscovered Writings. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Editor:...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks.  Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls...

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West From Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915

West From Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of West From Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 2

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 2

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 2. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Editor:...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 1

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 1

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Little House Books, Volume 1. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Editor:...

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I Remember Laura

I Remember Laura

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of I Remember Laura. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Editor: Stephen Hines Publisher: Thomas Nelson...

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A Little House Sampler

A Little House Sampler

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of A Little House Sampler. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Editor: William T. Anderson Publisher:...

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Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry and Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry and Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Author: Teresa Lynn...

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Libertarians on the Prairie

Libertarians on the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Libertarians on the Prairie. Buy Now! Author: Christine Woodside Publisher: Arcade Publishing ...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: American Writer on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder: American Writer on the Prairie

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: American Writer on the Prairie. Buy Now! Author: Sallie Ketcham Publisher:...

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From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting A Literary Childhood

From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting A Literary Childhood

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting A Literary Childhood. Buy Now! Author: Nancy McCabe...

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American Legends: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

American Legends: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of American Legends: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Editor: Charles River Editors Publisher:...

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A Wilder Rose

A Wilder Rose

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of A Wilder Rose. Buy Now! Author: Susan Wittig Albert Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (March 17, 2015)...

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Laura’s Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook

Laura’s Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura’s Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook. Buy Now! Editor: William Anderson Publisher: HarperCollins...

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A Little House Reader: A Collection of Writings by Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Little House Reader: A Collection of Writings by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of A Little House Reader: A Collection of Writings by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Author: Laura...

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The World of Little House

The World of Little House

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The World of Little House.  Buy Now! Authors: Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss...

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The Little House Guidebook

The Little House Guidebook

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Little House Guidebook. Buy Now! Author: William Anderson Illustrator: Leslie A. Kelly Publisher:...

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Homemade Jewelry for Children and Grown-ups

Homemade Jewelry for Children and Grown-ups

Laura’s gift was a bracelet of blue and white beads strung on a thread and woven together, and Carrie’s was a ring of pink and white beads interwoven. —These Happy Golden YearsThere are few things as precious and timeless as making beaded jewelry with kids. There’s just something almost meditative to sitting with a young child and...

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Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House and Beyond

Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House and Beyond

Our articles about recently released books are good resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House and Beyond. Buy Now! Co-editor: Miranda A. Green-Barteet Co-editor: Anne K. Phillips Publisher: University Press of...

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Ed Friendly’s Life and Legacy

Ed Friendly’s Life and Legacy

About Ed Friendly Ed Friendly was born in Manhattan on April 8, 1922. He spent his formative summers on a ranch in Idaho where he fell in love with horses and the American West. He served as an Army captain in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he worked in New York in advertising, produced and directed radio and television...

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Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography.  Buy Now!   Author: Laura Ingalls WilderEditor:...

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Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

Books and articles by and about the actors who starred in the Little House on the Prairie TV series provide a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how it affected the lives of the people making it. Here is a brief overview of Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter: A Memoir.Buy Now! Author: Melissa FrancisPublisher: Weinstein Books...

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The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook

Many books are popular resources for readers interested in activities associated with Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook. Buy Now! Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder and William T. Anderson Photographer: Leslie A. Kelly Publisher: HarperCollins (April...

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The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House

The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House

Books and articles by and about the actors who starred in the Little House on the Prairie TV series provide a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how it affected the lives of the people making it. Here is a brief overview of The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Life on Little House. Buy Now! Author: Melissa Anderson Publisher: Globe...

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Prairie Tale: A Memoir

Prairie Tale: A Memoir

Books and articles by and about the actors who starred in the Little House on the Prairie TV series provide a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how it affected the lives of the people making it. Here is a brief overview of Prairie Tale: A Memoir. Buy Now! Author: Melissa Gilbert Publisher: Gallery Books (February 16, 2010)...

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Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder

Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Editor: Nancy Tystad...

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The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Buy Now! Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Editor: William...

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Little House on the Prairie Events in 2017

Little House on the Prairie Events in 2017

If there's one thing Little House on the Prairie fans love, it's events and gatherings that celebrate the show and the books. Especially this year where many of us are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder's birth. We love traveling to historical sites and locations, connecting with the actors, swapping trivia...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life

Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life.    Buy Now!   Author: Pamela Smith...

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Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind the Legend

Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind the Legend

Our Recommended Reading for Children & Young Adults and Recommended Reading for Adults articles have been popular resources for readers interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. Here is a brief overview of Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind the Legend. Buy Now! Author: John Miller Publisher:...

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About Dean Butler

About Dean Butler

“There is no day, there is nothing I do as a producer that I don’t ask myself, on some level: What would Michael do?” —Dean Butler in an interview about his production careerWhen Dean Butler first appeared on the set of “Little House on the Prairie” to play Almanzo Wilder, he may not have known what he was getting into. His first day on...

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The Little House Books: A Lesson in Money 101

The Little House Books: A Lesson in Money 101

The Little House book series conveys messages about family, community, perseverance, courage, and a variety of values. The Ingalls family is no stranger to hardship, especially financial strain. Readers of the Little House books can see Pa Ingalls evolve from a young ambitious father to a mature patriarch regarding the family’s...

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The House on Rocky Ridge Farm: Preserved, not Restored

The House on Rocky Ridge Farm: Preserved, not Restored

Laura Ingalls Wilder was a teacher, seamstress, farmer’s wife, journalist, farm loan administrator, and an author. It was her role as writer of the Little House books that brought her lasting fame. And another job. She was the first, but unofficial, tour guide at her home on Rocky Ridge Farm near Mansfield, Missouri.Readers of...

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Six Can’t Miss Things to Do and See in De Smet, South Dakota

Six Can’t Miss Things to Do and See in De Smet, South Dakota

In my younger years—with no husband in sight—I joked that whomever I married must be willing to take a honeymoon trip to all of the Little House sites. When I did find my own “beau,” he was, ironically, a farmer—quite a foreigner to this suburban Boston girl. Although love was the catalyst for relocating from my longtime New England...

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DIY Lemon Verbena Feed-Sack Sachets

DIY Lemon Verbena Feed-Sack Sachets

Oh, I do, Pa! And you should just see Miss Beadle. She’s the nicest lady in the entire world, and she smiles all the time, and she smells as good as she looks. I came right out and asked, and she says she wears something called lemon verbena. She’s the prettiest lady I ever saw–except for Ma, of course. —Laura Ingalls, Season 1, Episode...

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Edible Landscaping Tips Inspired by Little House on the Prairie

Edible Landscaping Tips Inspired by Little House on the Prairie

The colors in the sky at sunset, the delicate tints of the early spring foliage, the brilliant autumn leaves, the softly colored grasses and lovely flowers - what painter ever equaled their beauties with paint and brush? —Laura Ingalls WilderI grew up watching “Little House on the Prairie” each day while my mom prepared lunch,...

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Doll Tea Party Plus Make Your Own Slate DIY

Doll Tea Party Plus Make Your Own Slate DIY

The doll was sleeping there in the box. Nellie lifted her up, and her eyes opened wide. They were big blue eyes. She seemed to laugh. —On the Banks of Plum CreekThe Little House books were some of my favorite books to read growing up. I would devour each book, ready for the next one. When I thought about the life that Laura and her...

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20 #LittleHouseMoment Shares from our Friends

20 #LittleHouseMoment Shares from our Friends

When we launched the Little House on the Prairie® Andover Fabrics giveaway and created our Instagram account, people began sharing their everyday, heart-warming moments with us using the hashtag #LittleHouseMoment. Now, we'd like to share with you 20 #LittleHouseMoment shares that we absolutely loved. There were so many special moments...

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About Caroline Ingalls (“Ma”)

About Caroline Ingalls (“Ma”)

Caroline Lake Quiner Ingalls is known to Laura fans around the world simply as Ma. Her comforting presence was spread far beyond her own family circle by her featured place in the Little House books and the “Little House on the Prairie” TV show. In a way she has become everyone’s Ma; a comforting and cozy presence of reassurance in all...

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Interview with Judith Helton – Laura Ingalls Wilder Performer

Interview with Judith Helton – Laura Ingalls Wilder Performer

When Judith Helton goes to work she literally steps into the past. Since 1976 she has written, costumed, and performed four one-woman shows, each relating to an actual historic figure. Her performances now number in the thousands for student and adult audiences. Judith is on the roster of the Music Center on Tour and the Arts Teach...

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Thanksgiving and Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thanksgiving and Laura Ingalls Wilder

When you think of Thanksgiving, pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder is probably not the first image that comes to mind, but maybe it should be. Most of the traditions that we associate with Thanksgiving, including tracing it back to the Pilgrims, began with the pioneers and the Victorians.Onion vs. Sage The most famous Laura Ingalls Wilder...

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“Mother, a Magic Word” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Mother, a Magic Word” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Mother” was indeed a magic word to Laura Ingalls Wilder for, though Pa Ingalls occupies front-and-center attention in the Little House books, Ma is right there too, as the one who trained her daughters in domestic matters and educated them. It is a wonder that she lived to a ripe old age of 84, outliving Pa by twenty years. As his...

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Little House on the Prairie Rhubarb Pie

Little House on the Prairie Rhubarb Pie

There was pie plant in the garden; she must make a couple of pies. —The First Four YearsAfter years of living on the plains with her parents, Laura finally settled into a house of her own with Almanzo. In The First Four Years, we learn about Laura’s life as a new wife on the South Dakota prairie. When Laura was getting ready to cook the...

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In the Kitchen with Laura Ingalls Wilder

In the Kitchen with Laura Ingalls Wilder

There are many different ways to be a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan. Some people research topics in depth. Some people wear a sunbonnet and buy a Charlotte doll. Some people try to get autographs from as many actors/actresses from the “Little House on the Prairie” TV show as they can. I’ve done some of all of those things, but the most...

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Little House on the Prairie Prize Package Winners

Little House on the Prairie Prize Package Winners

Of the thousands of people who entered into the Little House on the Prairie® Prize Package Giveaway, Damien was one of the lucky winners. Here is a photo of Damien and his niece Eva holding up their prizes, which include the first four seasons of the remastered TV series, the Pioneer Girl autobiography and tote bag, and The Legacy of...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Artistic Development

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Artistic Development

As a child, I loved many children’s book characters—Louisa May Alcott’s Jo, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne, and Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy—because, like me, they wanted to be writers.[1]  But it never occurred to me that the Little House series also tells a story of artistic development. Especially in the later books, Wilder focuses on the...

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Profile about Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes in De Smet, South Dakota

Profile about Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes in De Smet, South Dakota

Today we are excited to bring you an in-depth look at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes in De Smet, South Dakota. This is part of our on-going series highlighting popular historic locations and sites related to Little House on the Prairie. If you are in the area during the summer, you will want to make sure to see the annual Laura...

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Fan Feature – Judy Green’s Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Letter

Fan Feature – Judy Green’s Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Letter

Today we have the pleasure of sharing Judy Green’s story and how she came into possession of an original letter written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. For 26 years Judy has been bringing the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder to life in schools, libraries, historical societies, mother/daughter banquets, and Girl Scout troops. She dresses up in...

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Little House on the Prairie Treasure Box Summer Activity

Little House on the Prairie Treasure Box Summer Activity

Each had a box to keep her treasures in. Charlotte and the paper dolls lived in Laura’s box, and Mary’s quilt blocks and her scrap bag were in Mary’s box. —On the Banks of Plum CreekEveryone loves a treasure box full of mementos of good times to remember. This summer start a new family adventure by creating a treasure box and filling it...

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2015 Interview with LauraPalooza Founders

2015 Interview with LauraPalooza Founders

Today we have the privilege of bringing you an insightful interview with the founders of LauraPalooza. If you are a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie, you won't want to miss this exciting, upcoming event. Through this interview, you'll learn more about "LauraPalooza 2015: Through Laura’s Eyes", how to get...

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Interview with Pamela Smith Hill – Editor of Pioneer Girl

Interview with Pamela Smith Hill – Editor of Pioneer Girl

We had the opportunity to interview Pamela Smith Hill, the editor of Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography, and author of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life. Pamela has contributed several articles to this site already, with more to come in the future. Q: How did you become interested in Laura Ingalls Wilder? I’ve been a bookworm...

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Interview with Barbara Hawkins – Little House Site Tours

Interview with Barbara Hawkins – Little House Site Tours

Today’s interview is with Barbara Hawkins, founder of Little House Site Tours. For fifteen years, Barbara and her husband George have been organizing tours of the Little House on the Prairie Historic Locations that have attracted visitors from around the world. If you would like to participate in a tour, please contact them by visiting...

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To Read and Write and Cipher

To Read and Write and Cipher

In On the Banks of Plum Creek, Laura is reluctant to go to school for the first time, but Pa tells her she should appreciate the opportunity: “…it isn’t everybody that gets a chance to learn to read and write and cipher,” he says. Pa explains that education is important to the family. “Your Ma was a school-teacher when we met, and when...

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Pa’s Fiddle: Now Is Now

Pa’s Fiddle: Now Is Now

When Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the final scene in her last Little House book for young readers, she gave the closing lines to Pa’s fiddle and its music. Laura and Almanzo’s wedding day has come to a close and the young couple sits on the doorstep of their own little house. In her memory, Laura hears “the voice of Pa’s fiddle and the...

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Quotes From Laura Ingalls Wilder You Can Share

Quotes From Laura Ingalls Wilder You Can Share

Laura Ingalls Wilder had such a vivid way of describing her everyday events that her writings have captured the imaginations of multiple generations. The universal themes of courage, hope and love in her books continue to inspire readers today. As author John E. Miller said, the Little House books “not only tell us what life was like,...

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Interview with Barbara Mayes Boustead – Wilder Weather

Interview with Barbara Mayes Boustead – Wilder Weather

The following is an interview with Barbara Mayes Boustead, a forecast meteorologist and climate program manager at the National Weather Service office in Omaha/Valley, Nebraska. She's also the co-chair of “LauraPalooza 2015: Through Laura’s Eyes”. Q: Tell us about your background in meteorology and what your study focus has been? I have...

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Little House on the Prairie Learning Index

History "Mother, a Magic Word" by Laura Ingalls Wilder About Caroline “Carrie” Ingalls Swanzey About Caroline Ingalls "Ma" About The Ingalls Family Almanzo Wilder: A "Very Special" Perfect Young Man Dr. George A. Tann, Pioneer Physician and Neighbor to the Ingalls Ed Friendly's Life and Legacy From “Unlearned Poet” to “Untutored...

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Grown-Up Laura Ingalls Wilder Party

Grown-Up Laura Ingalls Wilder Party

There are many different kinds of Laura fans. No matter what their specific interest, most fans love to “play Laura.” What better way to play Laura than with a party? There are several different ways to theme a Laura party. Today we’re going to look at how to host a Bring Your Own Bonnet party, a party on the prairie.Olde Thyme Party...

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Little House on the Prairie® Community Story Index

Your Stories Andover Sewing Project Contest - Craftsy Quilt Kit Winner Fan Feature – Judy Green’s Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Letter Fan Feature – Little House on the Prairie Pencil Sketch Illustrating Little House Interview with Barbara Hawkins - Little House Site Tours Interview with Barbara Mayes Boustead - Wilder Weather...

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