Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

June 12th, 2014 by

little-house-on-the-prairie-laura-ingalls-wilder-book-reviewSubmitted by Ayla, Age 10 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★★

a really good book and i want kids to read iy

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

December 10th, 2013 by

little-house-on-the-prairie-laura-ingalls-wilder-book-reviewSubmitted by Eavan, Age 6 from New York

Rating: ★★★★½

I like this book. It’s about Laura’s family moving from the big woods to a prairie. Their wagon goes in a creek and they forgot their dog Jack. If you read it, you’ll know it’s a good book. I have all of the other books in a case.

Kidsmomo Podcast #70: History, Prehistory, & Mystery

May 30th, 2012 by

Our latest podcast, in brief: Karen compliments herself. Nancy insults Karen. Karen insults herself. Nancy makes her case. Book recommendations. Karen gets hungry.

Now, who wouldn’t want to hear all that? Only an idiot, that’s who! Or somebody with better things to do… But why not take a listen since you’re already here?

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  • Karen’s book review: The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby
  • Nancy’s book review: The Double Disappearance of Walter Fozbeck by Oscar Steve Senn
  • A review from YOU: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Compliment. Insult. Insult. HUNGRY!

And don’t forget: write in with a book review below. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!

— Karen and Nancy

Little House On The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

March 21st, 2012 by

Submitted by Emma, Age 10 from Georgia

Rating: ★★★★☆

Little House On The Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, takes you back to when settlers where arriving in America. This greatly detailed book tells how they did things long ago, what they ate, how they traveled, and much, much more. You will find it interesting what it would be like if you were a settler in colonial times. Since there was no technology or as many helpful things we have now, they face many challenges. In some way, they always find some solution. I encourage you to read this amazingly detailed book because of the great way the author told this true, colonial times story.

Little House On The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

September 22nd, 2010 by

little-house-on-the-prairie-laura-ingalls-wilder-book-reviewSubmitted by Audrey, Age 8 from California

Rating: ★★★★★

Laura and Mary are leaving the big woods. But when they hit a high creek jack the family dog has to swim and gets side swept by a current. When he tries to come back Pa almost shoots him. That is all i will tell you, so go read it for yourself!

Kidsmomo Podcast #14: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

January 12th, 2010 by

Yeah, we know winter can be a drag, but think about all the good aspects: the fun of snowboarding, the quiet beauty after a fresh snowfall, the yellow puddles… Well, that last one isn’t so great, but it is part of our latest podcast, all about the best books for winter!

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  • Julie’s got her wolves, and we’ve got — well, you’ll see… when we reveal our mystery book!
  • Our Winter book picks (Miracles on Maple Hill and The Long Winter)
  • A review from YOU (The Cricket in Times Square)
  • Nancy blushes and gushes

And don’t forget: our next topic is books about real-life figures! So watch our latest Mystery Book Theater video and check out these books about famous figures — including both biographies and fiction.

— Nancy and Karen

Dreaming of a Winter Wonderland

August 23rd, 2009 by

A collection of the holiday chapters from the Little House books

A collection of the holiday chapters from the Little House books

Remember just a few days ago when I said I wasn’t ready for the summer to end? Well, I take it back.

And I’ll tell you why: because it’s HOT out! Temperature-wise, this has been an unusually cool summer, and that’s exactly the way I like it. But all of a sudden, we’re dealing with heat indexes above 100 degrees and it’s muggy and gross and… Ugh. Just ugh.

So, I’ve been sitting in front of my air conditioner, shoveling ice cream in my face and reading descriptions of snow-filled fun from the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Here’s a tidbit from Little House in the Big Woods:

The days were clear and bright. Laura and Mary stood on chairs by the window and looked out across the glittering snow at the glittering trees. Snow was piled all along their bare, dark branches, and it sparkled in the sunshine. Icicles hung from the eaves of the house to the snowbanks, great icicles as large at the top as Laura’s arm. They were like glass and full of sharp lights.

Over the years, I’ve regularly pulled out my Little House collection and re-read the winter chapters around the holidays, mainly because I love all the descriptions of food. Recently, I discovered a compilation of just those chapters, pulled together in one book called A Little House Christmas: Holiday Stories from the Little House Books. Obviously, I snatched it up before any actual kids could get their grubby little paws on it. Mine! Little did I know I’d one day be using it to beat the heat of a New York City summer.

And now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to reading about the candy that Laura and Mary would make by pouring a hot molasses and sugar mixture over cold, fresh snow. Btw, when I was a kid I attempted my own version of this by squeezing maple syrup over ice cubes. It didn’t work.

— Karen