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Little House on the Prairie Series
Also known or published as Little House, Little House: The Laura Years
Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Roger Lea MacBride
Illustrator: Garth Williams
Number of Books in Series: 9
Age Group: 8 - 12 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 4.6-5.8
GLE 4.2-5.5
F&P/GRL Q-R
DRA 40
Lexile® measure 720L-1030L
Companion/Related Series: list of all Little House series

Book 1 Summary: A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.

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Little House on the Prairie Book List:



Farmer Boy is sometimes listed as the second, sometimes the third, book in the series by the publisher, and can be read in either order.

Book 1: Little House in the Big Woods
Ages 8-12. 1932.
AR: 5.3 (5.0 Points, Quiz #179);  GLE: 4.2
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 930L

Book 2: Farmer Boy
Ages 8-12. 1933.
AR: 5.2 (9.0 Points, Quiz #112);  GLE: 4.3
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 820

Book 3: Little House on the Prairie
Ages 8-12. 1935.
AR: 4.9 (8.0 Points, Quiz #53);  GLE: 4.3
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 760

Book 4: On the Banks of Plum Creek
Ages 8-12. 1937.
AR: 4.6 (8.0 Points, Quiz #67);  GLE: 5.2
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 720

Book 5: By the Shores of Silver Lake
Ages 8-12. 1937.
AR: 5.3 (9.0 Points, Quiz #212);  GLE: 5.5
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 820

Book 6: The Long Winter
Ages 8-12. 1940.
AR: 5.3 (10.0 Points, Quiz #370);  GLE: 4.4
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 790L

Book 7: Little Town on the Prairie
Ages 8-12. October 14, 1953.
AR: 5.4 (9.0 Points, Quiz #327);  GLE: 4.2
F&P/GRL: Q;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 850

Book 8: These Happy Golden Years
Ages 8-12. October 14, 1953.
AR: 5.6 (10.0 Points, Quiz #497);  GLE: 5.2
Lexile measure: 840

Book 9: The First Four Years
Ages 8-12. October 1, 1953.
AR: 5.8 (4.0 Points, Quiz #5012);  GLE: 5.3
F&P/GRL: R;  DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 1030L

Companion Book: On the Way Home
Ages 8-12. January 21, 1962.
AR: 5.3 (3.0 Points, Quiz #5033);  GLE: 5.1
DRA: 40
Lexile measure: 900L

Companion Book: West from Home
Ages 8-12. November 5, 1974.
AR: 5.7 (4.0 Points, Quiz #5096);  GLE: 5.5

Companion Book: The Road Back
Ages 8-12.

Companion Book: The Little House Book of Wisdom
Ages 8-12. February 7, 2017.

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 9 Books


List of Awards:

Newbery Honor Book
ALA Notable Children's Book
1958 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
1988 Association of Booksellers for Children - Choices
1976 Horn Book Children's Classics
1943 NY Herald Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival
Library of Congress Children's Books of 1974


Film/Television/Theatrical Adaptations:

Adapted into TV series that ran in 1974-1983: Little House on the Prairie
Adapted into TV series that ran in 2005: Little House on the Prairie


Other Websites for Additional Information:

Official or Publisher Website for Little House on the Prairie Series




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