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“Little House on the Prairie” Part 1: Does Fraser’s “Prairie Fires” burn Wilder’s “Little House”?

Why I Read Prairie Fires  This summer my adult daughter decided to finally read the Little House books.  I read Little House in the Big Woods with her when she was little, but then for some reason, she never read the rest.  She found that the T.V. series is on IMBD, so we also starting …

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FREE Newbery Award Books Part 2: Fiction set in the Western United States

In Part 2 of our series on FREE Newbery Award winners, this week we bring you books set in the Western part of the United States. Smoky the Cowhorse by Will James Newbery Medal, 1927 Smoky the Cowhorse is set in the 1910’s, just long enough before the novel was written to document the shift …

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Share a Family Story (or Series) with your Family: Moving beyond the “Little House” Books

Reading Together Loving the Little House Books Don’t get me wrong, I love the Little House books. I had the entire set before I was really old enough to read them because my mom was a fan too. I still remember getting Little House in the Big Woods through the Scholastic Book club at school, …

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