Cricket Readers Recommend

the "Little House on the Prairie" series

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

This series is about the author's life. They take you from her early childhood to when she was married and even a bit farther. If you like history and pioneer stories you'll love these books!Kiss

Average: 3.3 (4 votes)
submitted by Katelynn L, age 10
(July 21, 2011 - 5:25 pm)

I think Little House is one of the best series for that genre. Go Laura!

submitted by Aspen W.
(September 3, 2011 - 7:04 pm)

One of my most favorite books.

submitted by Elizabeth M. , age 12, Germany
(October 4, 2011 - 11:51 am)

I love that book series! Did you know that there are stories about her daughter, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother? There is also a book, Old Town in the Green Groves, not by Laura Ingalls Wilder, but by Cynthia Rylant. She was asked to do a book from a dozen papers that Laura had written.

submitted by True S., age 9, Denison TX
(November 13, 2011 - 3:04 pm)

I love these boos!

My mom read them to me and my siblings when we where really little. I've read them all millions of times since then!


Did you know that the Little House on the Prairie books were edited and writen mostly by Laura's daughter Rose?  

submitted by Radha, age 11, TN
(May 15, 2015 - 9:46 am)

Really? I know that when Laura died, her daughter took a manuscript Laura hadn't finished before her death since she was too devastated by the death of her husband to do so. Rose published that manuscript, 'The First Four Years,' in its original draft form, and never edited it. Many sequels were written to the books, including 'The Rose Years' which were not written by Rose, but by her sole heir and 'honorary grandson' Roger Lea MacBride. Could this be what you were confusing? I am positive all of Laura's books were written by her. 

Also, it for some reason annoys me that people call this series 'Little House on the Prarie,' since that was not the first book, nor was it the best one, at least in my opinion. Perhaps we could just call them the Little House books, which makes more sense... 

submitted by SopranoTwo @ Radha, Are you sure?
(May 14, 2017 - 7:19 pm)

I absolutely LOVE this series!!!!! I got them for my birthday five years ago and I've read them so many times practically ever book is all tattered at the edges! :)

submitted by Piper C., age 12
(January 5, 2012 - 5:58 pm)

my mom reads these books to us have you read Little House On The Rocky Ridge?   it's written by Lauras daughter

submitted by Marianne C.
(April 16, 2012 - 9:21 am)

I adore Little House! I want to travel someday to see all the places she's lived! I got the books years ago, but have only recently gotten to reading them. Then my Dad took to reading them aloud, and decided to add in zombies! It drives me nuts, and sometimes I can hardly tell what's real and what isn't! But anyway, wonderful story! I'm currently reading the Rose years, the Caroline years, the Martha years, and the Charlotte years!

submitted by Blonde Heroines Rule
(January 2, 2013 - 9:34 pm)

I LOVE those books. I wish Laura wrote more about Mary. I still need to read Little Town On The Prairie and all the rest.

submitted by Sara H, age 9, Huntly, IL
(January 8, 2013 - 6:58 pm)

They are not my very favorite books of all times, but I think that they are a pretty interesting series.  There are also movies for the series and the movies are like Harry Potter; they tell the story in parts and don't stuff it into a 508 hour movie or something.

submitted by Sofia K., age 10, Jacksonville, FL
(March 7, 2013 - 6:12 pm)

I love these books! I've read all of them! Laughing

submitted by Annie C., age 11, Piedmont, CA
(July 10, 2013 - 7:40 pm)

I think that they are very  interesting books.

submitted by Anne B, age 12, Lander Wy
(August 22, 2013 - 2:43 pm)

I've read only the first book, but it was good. I should read the other ones too.

submitted by Vic S.
(March 10, 2014 - 7:05 pm)


submitted by Hilla W., age 9, Finland, Helsinki
(May 14, 2014 - 9:35 am)

Totally love it too!!!

submitted by Kienyen C., age 11, San Leandro, CA
(June 25, 2014 - 1:46 pm)