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Keepsakes for Little House Fans and Their Young Readers ⇉ Mini Reviews of A Little House Picture Book Treasury and Christmas Stories

Thursday, January 4, 2018
I loved reading the Little House books growing up. The books that I'm reviewing today are ones that I'll be saving to enjoy with young readers, especially when the next holiday season rolls around.

This hardcover, full-color treasury includes six picture book stories adapted from the classic Little House books.

The Little House series introduced generations of readers to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life on the frontier. Now with this illustrated storybook collection, the youngest readers can share in her world as well.

Laura Ingalls lives in a snug little log cabin with her ma, her pa, her sisters, Mary and Carrie, and their dog, Jack. Almanzo Wilder lives on a farm with his family and lots of animals. These pioneer children have all sorts of adventures, including trips to town, county fairs, cozy winter days, and holidays with family.

I love how the Little House stories have been adapted to picture book format to share with beginning readers. The full-color illustrations on each page are gorgeous and bring the Little House world to life. The illustrations are reminiscent of the original artwork; they gave me nostalgia for my childhood days when I first discovered the Little House books. This treasury features six short stories that may also be purchased as separate entities.


Publication Info
  • A Little House Picture Book Treasury: Six Stories of Life on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Published by Harper Collins
  • On September 19 2017
  • Genres: Historical
  • Pages: 208 Pages
  • Format: Hardback
    • Compilation of 6 Books from the "My First Little House Books" collection. For more, click here.
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          For Laura Ingalls, Christmas means good things to eat, visits from friends, and special gifts to give and receive. As Laura grows up, every Christmas is better than the one before.

          Join the original pioneer girl in this Little House chapter book, adapted for younger readers from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved classics. Illustrated with beautiful new black-and-white artwork, this repackaged edition includes bonus material such as games, activities, and more!

          Christmas Stories features nine Christmas stories along with some fun Christmas-themed activities and an author introduction in the back of the book. It's been a while since I've read the original Little House books, but the reading level for this book felt similar to the original books. The only difference is that this book is smaller since it only includes select stories. This makes it more accessible to younger readers who would feel daunted by a larger chapter book.

          That said, this book would make a great introduction for young readers to the Little House world. I'll be saving this one to enjoy with young readers during the Christmas holidays!


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          Are you a Little House reader? What is your favorite story from the series?

          Publication Info
          • Christmas Stories by Laura Ingalls Wilder
          • Published by Harper Collins
          • On September 19 2017
          • Genres: Historical
          • Pages: 112 Pages
          • Format: Paperback
          Series: Little House Chapter Book Collection
          • The Adventures of Laura & Jack
          • Pioneer Sisters
          • Animal Adventures
          • Laura & Nellie
          • Christmas Stories
          • School Days
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