Settle in For Adventures with Laura
- What: Little House on the Prairie books
- When: 5 to 12 years old
- Why: Classic, based on true stories
- Where: Amazon
Do you need a new series for your elementary aged child? If your kid has blown through chapter books like The Magic Treehouse and The Boxcar Children, give these classic stories from the frontier a spin. Grab your own copy of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder or pick up one from your local library.
If your kids love it as much as mine, you can get the entire nine volume series. These books, based loosely on the life of the author, transport kids back to a different time and lifestyle. Home meant where your family lived, often with several generations in one room. Everyone pitched in to survive, yet they somehow managed to thrive without all the electronics and modern technology.
Despite the brutal premise, these stories have plenty of adventure, especially in a time period when girls ruled the roost but didn’t have careers. Boys and girl alike can enjoy the spunk of Laura as she navigates timeless trials like sibling rivalry and obeying household rules.
Perhaps you’ve got a kid who’s never been out of their comfort zone, but thanks to Little House on the Prairie, they can cross time and distance for a new perspective, or just enjoy story time snuggled up together. Hitch your wagon to the Ingalls family and come along for the ride.