House on the Prairie
If you like Little House on the Prairie … then
check out these titles!
Auch, Mary Jane. Journey to Nowhere. Henry
Holt, 1997. J AUC
In 1815, while traveling by covered wagon to settle
in the wilderness of western New York, eleven-year-old
Mem experiences a flood and separation from her family.
Brink, Carol Ryrie. Caddie Woodlawn. Macmillan,
1973. J BRI
The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing
up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth
Dalgliesh, Alice. The Courage of Sarah Noble.
Scribner, 1954. J DAL
Remembering her mother's words, an eight-year-old
girl finds courage to go alone with her father to
build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness and
to stay with the Indians when her father goes back
to bring the rest of the family.
Fleischman, Paul. The Borning Room. HarperCollins,
1991. J FLE
Lying at the end of her life in the room where she
was born in 1851, Georgina remembers what it was like
to grow up on the Ohio frontier. Grades 5 and up.
MacBride, Roger Lea. In the Land of the Big Red
Apple. HarperCollins, 1995. J MAC
A year after moving to their farm in the Ozarks, Laura
and Almanzo Wilder and their young daughter, Rose,
have settled into their new home with a successful
vegetable harvest and the beginnings of an apple orchard.
McCaughrean, Geraldine. Stop the Train!: a Novel.
HarperCollins, 2003. J MCC
Despite the opposition of the owner of the Red Rock
Runner railroad in 1893, the new settlers of Florence,
Oklahoma, are determined to build a real town.
Oswald, Nancy. Nothing Here But Stones.
Henry Holt, 2004. J OSW
In 1882, ten-year-old Emma and her family, along with
other Russian Jewish immigrants, arrive in Cotopaxi,
Colorado, where they face inhospitable conditions
as they attempt to start an agricultural colony, and
lonely Emma is comforted by the horse whose life she
Whelan, Gloria. Night of the Full Moon.
Random House, 1993. J WHE
When she sneaks away to visit her friend, a young
girl living on the Michigan frontier is caught up
in the forced evacuation of a group of Potawatomi
Indians from their tribal lands in the 1840s.
Wilkes, Maria D. Brookfield Days. Little
House Chapter Books. Caroline 1. HarperCollins, 1991. J WIL
Presents the daily experiences and adventures of young
Caroline Quiner, the girl who would grow up to be
Laura Ingalls Wilder's mother, in the frontier town
of Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Collins, Carolyn Strom. Inside Laura’s
Little House: The Little House on the Prairie Treasury.
HarperCollins, 2000. J 813.52 COL
Chapters explore various topics from “Little
House on the Prairie,” providing historical
and biographical information, recipes, creative activities,
and related songs with notations.
Goodman, Susan E. Cora Frear: A True Story.
Aladdin, 2002. J B F489
While making house calls with her frontier doctor
father, Cora Frear finds herself in a dangerous situation
as she and her father are surrounded by a prairie
fire raging out of control.
Harness, Cheryl. The Tragic Tale of Narcissa
Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail.
National Geographic Society, 2006. J 917.8042 HAR
Adventure-loving Narcissa rides side-saddle 2000 miles across country, planning to be a missionary in the Oregon Country. Readers will find out what happened when she got to the end of the Oregon trail!
Josephson, Judith Pinkerton. Growing Up in Pioneer
America, 1800 to 1890. Lerner Publications, 2003.
J 978 JOS
Describes what life was like for young people moving
to and living on the western frontier.
Wadsworth, Ginger. Words West: Voices of Young
Pioneers. Clarion Books, 2003. J 917.8042 WAD
Here are the moving stories of young pioneers, told
in their own words through letters home, diaries,
Brenner, Barbara. Wagon Wheels. Harper and
Row, 1978. E BRE
Shortly after the Civil War a black family travels
to Kansas to take advantage of the free land offered
through the Homestead Act.
Levinson, Nancy Smiler. Snowshoe Thompson.
HarperCollins, 1992. E LEV
One winter John Thompson skis across the Sierra Nevada
Mountains and creates a path upon which mail and people
may travel, thus earning his nickname "Snowshoe
Erdrich, Louise. The Range Eternal. Hyperion
Books for Children, 2002. E ERD
Sumptuous paintings of the plains and cozy domestic
scenes combine with graceful language to describe
the rituals that keep family and community together.
Helldorfer, M.C. Hog Music. Viking, 2000.
Travelers along the National Road help make sure that
the birthday gift that Lucy's great aunt has sent
makes it all the way from Maryland to her family's
farm in Illinois.
Hopkinson, Deborah. Apples to Oregon: being
the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer
father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes,
and cherries (and children) across the plains. Athenuem
Books for Young Readers, 2004. E HOP
A pioneer father transports his beloved fruit trees
and his family to Oregon in the mid-nineteenth century.
Based loosely on the life of Henderson Luelling.
Howard, Ellen. The Log Cabin Quilt. Holiday
House, 1996. E HOW
When Elvirey and her family move to a log cabin in
the Michigan woods, something even more important
than Granny's quilt pieces makes the new dwelling
Levinson, Nancy Smiler. Prairie Friends.
HarperCollins, 2003. E LEV
When Betsy learns that a new family is coming to the
Nebraska prairie, she hopes they have a girl who will
be her friend.
Levitin, Sonia. Nine for California. Orchard
Books, 1996. E LEV
Amanda travels by stagecoach with her four siblings
and her mother from Missouri to California to join
Stanley, Diane. Roughing it on the Oregon Trail.
Joanna Cotler Books, 2000. E STA
Twins Liz and Lenny, along with their time-traveling
grandmother, join a group of pioneers journeying west
on the Oregon Trail in 1843.
Van Leeuwen, Jean. Nothing Here But Trees.
Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998. E VAN
A close-knit pioneer family carves out a new home
amidst the densely forested land of Ohio in the early