Books

Scholars have written about Laura Ingalls Wilder and the cultural impact of her literature for more than fifty years.  The following is a selection of the most significant and/or popular published titles.  Please note that while some books are out of print, they can still occasionally be found in second-hand stores and auctions.

Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Little House Books

Other Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Selected Biographies by William Anderson

  • The Story of the Ingalls (1967)
  • Laura Wilder of Mansfield (1968)
  • A Wilder in the West: The Story of Eliza Jane Wilder (1971)
  • The Story of the Wilders (1973)
  • Laura’s Rose: The Story of Rose Wilder Lane (1976)
  • The Walnut Grove Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1987)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Iowa Story (1990)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Biography (1992)
  • Pioneer Girl: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1997)
  • Prairie Girl: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2004)

Other Selected William Anderson Books

  • The Horn Book’s Laura Ingalls Wilder (1987)
  • A Little House Sampler (1988)
  • Little House Country: A Photo Guide to the Home Sites of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1989)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Country: The People and Places in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Life and Books (1990)
  • The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook (1995)
  • The Little House Guidebook (1996; 2002)
  • A Little House Reader: A Collection of Writings (1998)
  • Laura’s Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1998)
  • The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2016)

Other Biographies, Histories & Compilations (By Date)

  • The Wilder Family Story by Dorothy Smith (1972)
  • Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Donald Zochert (1976)
  • I Remember Laura by Stephen W. Hines (1994)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little Town: Where History and Literature Meet by John E. Miller (1994)
  • Dear Laura: Letters from Children to Laura Ingalls Wilder (1996)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: Storyteller of the Prairie by Ginger Wadsworth (1997)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Storybook Life by Janet and Geoff Benge (2005)
  • Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind the Legend by John E. Miller (2006)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder by Kaye Patchett (2006)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Prairie Wisdom compiled by Yvonne Pope (2006)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life by Pamela Smith Hill (2007)
  • Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Impact on American Culture by Anita Clair Fellman (2008)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane: Authorship, Place, Time, and Culture by John E. Miller (2008)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: Farm Journalist, Writings from the Ozarks by Stephen Hines (ed) (2008)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: American Writer on the Prairie by Sallie Ketcham (2014).
  • Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Yona Zeldis McDonough (2014)
  • Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder by Teresa Lynn (2014)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder and Education in Kingsbury County by Nancy Cleveland (2015)
  • From the Mouth of Ma: A Search for Caroline Quiner Ingalls by Robynne Elizabeth Miller (2015)
  • Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books by Christine Woodside (2016)

Selected Juvenile Biographies (by date)

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder by Gwenda Blair (1981)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing up in the Little House by Patricia Reilly Giff (1987)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: An Author’s Story by Sarah Glasscock (1988)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: Author of the Little House Books by Carol Greene (1990)
  • Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Girl by Megan Stine (1992)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder, Tribute to the Young at Heart by Jill C. Wheeler (1992)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder by Alexandra Wallner (1997)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder by Mae Woods (2000)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder by Ginger Wadsworth (2000)
  • Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder by S. Ward (2001)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder, Childhood of famous Americans by Beatrice Gormley (2001)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder by Pam Walker (2001)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: Teacher and Writer by Lucia Raatma (2001)
  • Laura Ingals Wilder: My Favorite Writer by Leslie Strudwick (2003)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder by Wil Mara (2003)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: Real-life Pioneer of the Little House books by Carin T. Ford (2003)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer and Author by Judy Alter (2004)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder, Discover the life of an American legend by David Armentrout and Patricia Armentrout (2004)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder by Amy Sickels (2007)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder by Emma Carlson Berne (2008)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder by Tanya Lee Stone (2009)
  • Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder by Patricia Demuth (2013)

Spin Off Series

The Martha Years by Melissa Wiley

Fictional stories about Laura’s great-grandmother, Martha Morse Tucker:

  1. Little House in the Highlands (1999)
  2. The Far Side of the Loch (2000)
  3. Down to the Bonny Glen (2001)
  4. Beyond the Heather Hills (2003)

The Charlotte Years by Melissa Wiley

Fictional stories about Laura’s grandmother, Charlotte Tucker Quiner:

  1. Little House by Boston Bay (1999)
  2. On Tide Mill Lane (2001)
  3. The Road from Roxbury (2002)
  4. Across the Puddingstone Dam (2004)

The Caroline Years by Maria D. Wilkes (1-4) & Celia Wilkins (5-7)

Stories featuring Laura’s mother, Caroline Quiner Ingalls:

  1. Little House in Brookfield (1996)
  2. Little Town at the Crossroads (1997)
  3. Little Clearing in the Woods (1998)
  4. On Top of Concord Hill (2000)
  5. Across the Rolling River (2001)
  6. Little City by the Lake (2003)
  7. Little House of Their Own (2005)

The Rose Years by Roger Lea MacBride

Stories featuring Laura’s daughter Rose Wilder Lane:

  1. Little House on Rocky Ridge (1993)
  2. Little Farm in the Ozarks (1994)
  3. In the Land of the Big Red Apple (1995)
  4. On the Other Side of the Hill (1995)
  5. Little Town in the Ozarks (1996)
  6. New Dawn on Rocky Ridge (1997)
  7. On the Banks of the Bayou (1998)
  8. Bachelor Girl (1999)

Other Spin Offs

  • Old Town in the Green Groves by Cynthia Rylant (2002)
  • Nellie Oleson Meets Laura Ingalls by Heather Williams (2007)
  • Mary Ingalls on Her Own by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (2007)
  • Farmer Boy Goes West by Heather Williams (2012)

Little House Chapter Books

Laura

  • The Adventures of Laura & Jack
  • Pioneer Sisters
  • Animal Adventures
  • School Days
  • Laura and Nellie
  • Farmer Boy Days
  • Little House Farm Days
  • Hard Times on the Prairie
  • Little House Friends
  • Christmas Stories
  • Laura’s Ma
  • Laura’s Pa
  • Laura and Mr. Edwards
  • Little House Parties

Rose

  • Missouri Bound
  • Rose at Rocky Ridge
  • Rose & Alva
  • The Adventures of Rose & Swiney
  • Missouri School Days

Caroline

  • Brookfield Days
  • Caroline & Her Sister
  • Frontier Family
  • Brookfield Friends
  • A New Little Cabin

My First Little House Books

Picture Books

  • County Fair (1997)
  • Christmas in the Big Woods (1995)
  • Dance at Grandpa’s (1994)
  • The Deer in the Wood (1995)
  • A Farmer Boy Birthday (1998)
  • Going to Town (1995)
  • Going West (1996)
  • A Little House Birthday (1997)
  • A Little Prairie House
  • Prairie Day (1997)
  • Sugar Snow (1998)
  • Summertime in the Big Woods (1996)
  • Winter Days in the Big Woods (1994)
  • Winter on the Farm (1996)
  • Winter Tales (1994)

Board Books

  • Bedtime for Laura (1996)
  • Laura Helps Pa (1996)
  • Laura’s Garden (1996)
  • Happy Birthday, Laura! (1995)
  • Hello, Laura! (1996)
  • Merry Christmas, Laura! (1995)

Flap Books

  • Laura’s Christmas (1998)
  • Laura’s Little House (1998)

Songbooks

  • The Laura Ingalls Wilder Songbook: Favorite Songs from the Little House Books, edited Eugenia Garson, arranged Herbert Haufrecht (1968)
  • The Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook by Dale Cockrell (2011)

Activities & Crafts Books

‘My Little House’ Series

  • My Book of Little House Paper Dolls: A Day on the Prairie (1997)
  • My Book of Little House Christmas Paper Dolls: Christmas on the Prairie (1996)
  • My Book of Little House Paper Dolls: The Big Woods Collection (1995)
  • My Little House 123 (1997)
  • My Little House ABC (1997)
  • My Little House Birthday Book (1997)
  • My Little House Book of Animals (1998)
  • My Little House Book of Family (1998)
  • My Little House Book of Memories (1994)
  • My Little House Christmas Crafts Book (1997)
  • My Little House Christmas Sticker Book: Santa Claus Comes to the Prairie (1997)
  • My Little House Crafts Book by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson (1998)
  • My Little House Cookbook by Amy Cotler (1996)
  • My Little House Diary (1995)
  • My Little House Friendship Book (1995)
  • My Little House Party Crafts Book (1997)
  • My Little House Sewing Book (1997)
  • My Little House Songbook (1995)
  • My Little House Sticker Book: A Day in the Big Woods (1996)

Other Selected Activity, Adventure and Craft Books