Little House on the Prairie Changes

Thanks to Valerie for sharing the changes that are in the works for the Little House on the Prairie Series.

It’s not always easy to find a good book, let alone a great series of books that your entire family loves. Our family loved reading the Little House on the Prairie Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder several times when our boys were young. They were a part of our family. I was thrilled when I learned that the Little House Series was continued on by author Melissa Wiley who wrote The Martha and Charlotte Series. In these series she brought us stories of Laura’s grandmother and great grandmother and had plans of sharing more of their stories with us, but sadly that is not going to happen.

At her blog, Here in the Bonny Glenn, Melissa explains her decision to not continue writing the books. I want to personally thank Ms. Wiley for her wonderful writing and for following her heart on this matter. I heartily agree that children deserve literature and not twaddle and WE the readers are the ones that must let the publishers know what we want.

Valerie also pointed out that you can purchase copies of the Little House on the Prairie Series from FUN Books. When I visited there I noted that you can also purchase the Martha and Charlotte Series as well.

If you’re a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan like I am, you might also enjoy the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pages from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum that offers these resources:

  • Dear Laura Hoover Library’s on-line resource, retired teacher, June Silliman, from Mount Vernon, Iowa, will answer by e-mail all of your questions about Laura and her family.
  • Pioneering Journeys of the Ingalls Family Information and activities relating to the travels of the Ingalls family.
  • De Smet, South Dakota in the 1880s Activities to explore the town of De Smet during the time Laura lived there.
  • Farmer Boy Information relating to the book Farmer Boy.
  • Pioneer Counting Book: A counting book for younger children with themes from the Little House books.
  • Activities: Timeline activity, Mapping the journeys of the Ingalls family, Patterns for constructing a pioneer town, Map of De Smet, South Dakota, Making a nine-patch quilt, Cousin Ed’s straw hat, Grandma Minnie’s sunbonnet, Wildflower seed packet.
  • View a Chronology of events in Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder’s lives.
  • Bibliography: Books by and About Laura Ingalls Wilder and Books on the Pioneer Experience

For Educators

  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum Rose Wilder Lane Collection
  • An explanation of what is in the collection and why it is housed at the Hoover Presidential Library.
  • Dear Laura Hoover Library’s on-line resource, retired teacher, June Silliman, from Mount Vernon, Iowa, will answer by e-mail all of your questions about Laura and her family.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Teaching Unit Pioneer Life With Laura, a social studies and language arts teaching unit prepared by teachers David Bousfield and Nancy Westlake of the Iowa City Community School District.
  • Activities: Timeline activity, Mapping the journeys of the Ingalls family, Patterns for constructing a pioneer town, Map of De Smet, South Dakota, Making a nine-patch quilt, Cousin Ed’s straw hat, Grandma Minnie’s sunbonnet, Wildflower seed packet.
  • Bibliography: Books by and About Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Pioneer Experience

Tags: ,

2 Responses to Little House on the Prairie Changes

  1. Long on September 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and everything. However imagine if you added some great visuals or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this blog could certainly be one of the greatest in its field. Terrific blog!

    • david on September 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you for your response, and you are correct we need a lot more media on the site to keep pace with the current technology, and we will be moving as fast as we can, we are looking for volunteers to help with the website as it is composed of 6 blogs. If you have an interest please contact us. admin.

Do you have a question?
We have several answers!

Search HEM's 10,000+ page knowledge base.

Home Education Magazine

subscriptions available in either print, digital, or a combined format.
(Preview a digital sample.)

Subscribe Today

Print - One Year Sub $26.00
Print - Two Year Sub $48.00
Digital - One Year Sub $13.00
Digital & Print - One Year Sub $36.00
Print US domestic only. HEM is no longer accepting print subs to foreign addresses.

Since 1983 Home Education Magazine has been a trusted name in homeschooling.


RSS Home Education Magazine

  • Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside the Classroom
    An HEM Interview between filmmaker Jeremy Stuart and HEM’s editor, Barb Lundgren, published in HEM’s September-October 2014 issue From home study and kitchen table math, to perpetual recess and park days, Class Dismissed follows the story of an ordinary American family in their quest to educate their children outside the school system. As they struggle […]

RSS HEM Notes

RSS News & Commentary

  • Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements
    Wisconsin Virtual Academy Must Adhere to Public School Requirements Over the years, there has been intentional word mixing by some officials in order to draw independent homeschoolers back into the public schools.  Across the board, confusion often reigns as to who or who is not a homeschooler.  It usually lies on the homeschool community’s back […]

RSS HEM Resources

  • Hands On Science Kits
    Hands On Science Kits Tumblehome Learning, helps kids imagine themselves as young scientists or engineers and encourages them to experience science through adventure and self-guided discovery. Exciting mystery Adventure Fun experiments Hands On Science Kits All carefully designed to engage students. Learn more about how to engage and satisfy your kids scientific curiosity GO to […]

RSS HEM Closer Look

  • Unschooling, what is it?
    Unschooling, what is it? Unschooling, Un schooling what is it? Defining unschooling is a little like describing a color, and every bit as elusive. You can rely on commonly-held descriptions; for example, we generally all agree what blue looks like, but what about cobalt, aqua, navy, cyan, sapphire, azure, indigo, cerulean, turquoise or cornflower? It’s […]