Zoe and Kelsey-Anne decided to create an impromptu display today about this series of books that they love – The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura grew up at the end of the 19th century in America, at a time when the European settlers were moving into New Zealand, when many people like Laura and her parents were moving across America looking for new opportunities. This series tells of her life, often in transit, when her father would bundle them all up into their wagons, find a new place to live and set about building a new house for them all to live in. The first, Little House in the Big Woods is one of my most read books as a young girl, only this series is better because they are all illustrated all the way through.
Here some of them are – we have all 9 in the library and the girls recommend them for years 5-6 but students in years 3 and 4 will also like them. There are even a couple of them that will appeal to boys! Here is also an image of Laura (on the right) with her two sisters. I found out lots of information about Laura on the Biography in Context database and the Books and Authors database on the Research Help page on the library blog. These databases are accessible at school or at home if you have the password.