Adventures in Reading: Little House on the Prairie

Originally posted on the NEW WEBSITE for Minivan Adventures

One of the first book series that I ever read was the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  My grandmother bought me the entire set as a gift when I was around nine years old. I developed a reading fascination for pioneers, and my love for stories about pioneering families has continued into adulthood.

If you also enjoyed all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, you may be interested in these other books inspired by true stories:

Mrs. Mike by  Benedict Freedman and Nancy Freedman

Inspired by the true tales of Kathy O’Fallon, this story is about a young woman from Boston who marries a Canadian Monty named Mike. It details how they meet, their travels to their Northern post, and their lives in the Canadian wilderness.

Tisha by Robert Sprecht

Again inspired by a true tale, the story follows a determined young woman who moves to the Alaskan wilderness to teach school.

These is my Words by Nancy E Turner

These is my Words is my favorite book.  I reread it once or twice every year. It has romance, action, drama, and humor. Inspired by the author’s family’s memoirs, I often refer to this book as Little House on the Prairie on steroids.

What books would you recommend for fans of the Little House book series?

Adventures in Reading

By the way, here’s what we have been reading this week:

I have been reading Relativity by Antonia Hayes.  So far, it is really good. This story reminds me a little of the August Rush movie – a loveable and brilliant child who longs desperately for a missing parent.

My teen has been reading The Maze Runner series. He has a penchant for dystopian fiction. This has been fun for my husband and I because we watch the movies with him as he finishes each book in the series.

My second grader has been reading through the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

And, my preschooler is really big into “look and find” type books at the moment.

Adventures in Reading: If you liked the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, you will love these book suggestions!

Adventures in Reading: If you liked the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, you will love these book suggestions!

Happy reading!


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