Since Laura Ingalls Wilder has been in the news recently for the upcoming publication of her not-for-kids autobiography, I thought I would revisit her story for reader’s advisory purposes. Here are a few more books that kids (or adults who read children’s books) who like the Little House books might also like:
- Little Author in the Big Woods by Yona McDonough is a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder for kids ages 8-12. There are crafts, games, and other information about the time period included. It’s a great book for fans of the series.
- Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill tells the story of a little girl in 1920’s Alaska. The episodic chapters are full of details that make life in the mining town during the gold rush come alive. The main character is only five years old, but the book is aimed at 9-12 year olds.
- What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren takes place during the Great Depression when a family leaves the city for a farm in Wisconsin. There is no electricity or indoor plumbing, so even though it is set in more modern times than the Little House books, it isn’t so different from the pioneer days. It is one of my favorite middle grade novels of 2014, so I highly recommend it!