Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • 5 stars across 58 books
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin in 1867. Her family moved around, travelling from Missouri to Kansas, Minnesota and back to Wisconsin. Eventually the family settled in De Smet, Dakota Territory and Laura worked regularly as a seamstress and teacher. She stopped working when she married Almanzo Wilder in 1885.


Little House in the Big Woods was first published in 1932, Little House on the Prairie in 1935, and five more books in the Little House series followed. Laura also wrote Farmer Boy about her husband's childhood, and three more books were published posthumously.


Laura was five times the recipient of the Newbery Honor Award for her distinguished contribution to American literature for children: On the Banks of Plum Creek (1938), By the Shores of Silver Lake (1940), The Long Winter (1941), Little Town on the Prairie (1942), These Happy Golden Years (1944). The books are charmingly illustrated with Garth Williams' black and white drawings from the 1953 editions.
27th February 2014

Little House in the Big Woods

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America’s best-loved pioneer family. Insi... MoreLittle House in the Big Woods

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30th July 2015

By the Shores of Silver Lake

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America's best-loved pioneer family. It is time for... MoreBy the Shores of Silver Lake

(2 reviews) Review
30th July 2015

The Long Winter

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America’s best-loved pioneer family. When... MoreThe Long Winter

(2 reviews) Review
27th March 2014

On the Banks of Plum Creek

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America’s best-loved pioneer family. Afte... MoreOn the Banks of Plum Creek

(2 reviews) Review
27th August 2015

These Happy Golden Years

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America’s best-loved pioneer family. Teac... MoreThese Happy Golden Years

(2 reviews) Review
27th August 2015

Little Town on the Prairie

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America’s best-loved pioneer family. Laur... MoreLittle Town on the Prairie

(1 review) Review
30th January 2014

Little House on the Prairie

Classic tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder about life on the frontier and America’s best-loved pioneer family. The ... MoreLittle House on the Prairie

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5th September 1998

The Country Fair

It's an exciting day for Almanzo as the Wilder family visits the county fair in this second My First Little House Book a... MoreThe Country Fair

(1 review) Review
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Going West

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