Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) was an American author of the Little House series – a series of children’s novels based on her own life growing up in a pioneer family. Before gaining fame as a novelist, Laura worked as a teacher as well as on the farm. The Little House series has been adapted several times, most notably to a television series that ran from 1974 until 1983. The TV series was then followed by movie sequels.

Laura Ingalls Wilder was convinced to writing the Little House series thanks to her daughter Rose. It is argued whether Rose was a ghostwriter on the series or if she was simply the one to encourage her mother to write Little House in the Big Woods in 1931 (published in 1932). The most famous book in the series, Little House on the Prairie, was published three years later. Below is a list of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books in order of when they were originally published as well as in chronological order:

Publication Order of Little House Books


Little House in the Big Woods(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farmer Boy(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little House on the Prairie(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Banks of Plum Creek(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By the Shores of Silver Lake(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Winter(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Town on the Prairie(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
These Happy Golden Years(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The First Four Years(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Little House Books


Little House in the Big Woods(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little House on the Prairie(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farmer Boy(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Banks of Plum Creek(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By the Shores of Silver Lake(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Winter(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Town on the Prairie(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
These Happy Golden Years(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The First Four Years(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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