Little House

10 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 4,755 ratings

Little House in the Big Woods Publisher's Summary

The book that started it all! Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, which is based on her life growing up as an American pioneer.

Told from four-year-old Laura's point of view, this story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura lives in the little house with her pa, her ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her family celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep.

And so begins Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers and listeners as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

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  • Book 1

    • Little House in the Big Woods

    • Little House, Book 1
    • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,208

    Told from four-year-old Laura's point of view, this story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura lives in the little house with her pa, her ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her family celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kids would give it 6 stars

    • By knittymama on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $17.10

  • Book 2

    • Farmer Boy

    • Little House, Book 2
    • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 588
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 509

    While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the Western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits or, best of all, when the fair comes to town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful way to spend a childhood.

    • By Russell Bernard on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 3

    • Little House on the Prairie

    • Little House, Book 3
    • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 617
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 528

    The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Sometimes pioneer life is hard, but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in their new little house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner in an outstanding series...

    • By Joseph L. Breckenridge on 04-01-17

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 4

    • On the Banks of Plum Creek

    • Little House, Book 4
    • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 381

    The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they leave their little house on the prairie and travel in their covered wagon to Minnesota. Here they settle in a little house made of sod beside the banks of beautiful Plum Creek. Soon Pa builds a wonderful new little house with real glass windows and a hinged door. Laura and her sister Mary go to school, help with the chores, and fish in the creek.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh, How 'Naughty' Laura Can Be! :)

    • By Gillian on 02-09-17

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 5

    • By the Shores of Silver Lake

    • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 293

    The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they move from their little house on the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Dakota Territory. Here Pa works on the new railroad until he finds a homestead claim that is perfect for their new little house. Laura takes her first train ride as she, her sisters, and their mother come out to live with Pa on the shores of Silver Lake. After a lonely winter in the surveyors' house, Pa puts up the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the beautiful shores of Silver Lake.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charles’s big break.

    • By Russell Bernard on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 6

    • The Long Winter

    • Little House, Book 6
    • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 322

    The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat. Finally a joyous Christmas is celebrated in a very unusual way in this most exciting of all the Little House books.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story

    • By Christi Kidd on 07-24-18

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 7

    • Little Town on the Prairie

    • Little House, Book 7
    • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 258

    The little settlement that weathered the long, hard winter of 1880-81 is now a growing town. Laura is growing up, and she goes to her first evening social. Mary is at last able to go to a college for the blind. Best of all, Almanzo Wilder asks permission to walk home from church with Laura. And Laura, now 15 years old, receives her certificate to teach school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review of Little Town on the Prairie

    • By Emily Hinshaw on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 8

    • These Happy Golden Years

    • Little House, Book 8
    • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 257

    Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty 12 miles from home. She is very homesick but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and, best of all, helping Almanzo Wilder drive his new buggy. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo in the romantic conclusion of this Little House book.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • These happy golden years

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 9

    • The First Four Years

    • Little House, Book 9
    • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Laura Ingalls Wilder is beginning life with her new husband, Almanzo, in their own little house. Laura is a young pioneer wife now and must work hard with Almanzo, farming the land around their home on the South Dakota prairie. Soon their baby daughter, Rose, is born, and the young family must face the hardships and triumphs encountered by so many American pioneers. And so Laura Ingalls Wilder's adventure as a little pioneer girl ends, and her new life as a pioneer wife and mother begins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always good

    • By Ken on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $17.10

    • Caroline

    • Little House, Revisited
    • By: Sarah Miller
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Marvel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 238

    In the frigid days of February 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband, Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril. The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My childhood has been ruined

    • By BusyMommy on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $31.93