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 On The Prairie 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 (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Little House On The Prairie 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(1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Little House Chapter Books: Laura Books

Hard Times on the Prairie (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Animal Adventures (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas in the Big Woods (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Laura and Jack (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pioneer Sisters (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
School Days (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little House Farm Days (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farmer Boy Days (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laura & Nellie (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little House Friends (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas Stories (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laura's Ma (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laura's Pa (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little House Parties (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laura & Mr. Edwards (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of My First Little House Picture Books

My First Little House Collections of Winter Tales (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dance at Grandpa's (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winter Days in the Big Woods (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Going to Town (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deer in the Wood (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Little House Songbook (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Happy Birthday, Laura (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Going West (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laura's Garden (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Little House Cookbook (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laura Helps Pa (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summertime in the Big Woods (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hello, Laura (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winter on the Farm (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Little House Birthday Book (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Little House 123 (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Little House ABC (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prairie Day (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Little House Birthday (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
County Fair (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Little Prairie House (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sugar Snow (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laura's Christmas (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laura's Little House (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Book of Animal Friends (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Little House Diary (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Reader (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Dear Laura (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spelling (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laura's Album (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Little House Book of Wisdom (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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