Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge 2016 Wrap-Up

It’s the last day of February and so it is time to wrap up our Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge. If you’ve read anything by, about, or related to Laura this month, please share it with us in the comments. You can share a link back to your book reviews, or if you’ve written a wrap-up post, you can link back to that (the latter might be preferable if you’ve written more than one review — the WordPress spam filter tends to send comments with more than one link to the spam folder. But I’ll try to keep a watch out for them.) If you don’t have a blog, just share in the comments what you read and your thoughts about it. We’d also love to hear if you’ve done any “Little House” related activities.

I like to have some sort of drawing to offer a prize concluding the challenge, and as I thought about it this year, I decided to offer one winner the choice of:

The Little House Cookbook compiled by Barbara M. Walker


Laura’s Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson

If neither of those suits you, I can substitute a similarly-priced Laura book of your choice. To be eligible, leave a comment on this post by Friday telling us what you read for this challenge. I’ll choose a name through a week from today to give everyone time to get their last books and posts finished.

Personally, I read and reviewed Little Town on the Prairie here. I am still working on Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Pamela Smith Hill.

Thanks for participating! I hope you enjoyed your time “on the prairie” this month. It always leaves me with renewed admiration for our forebears and renewed thankfulness that I live in the times I do.

The drawing is closed: the winner is Melanie!

10 thoughts on “Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge 2016 Wrap-Up

  1. Hi, Barbara. I read “On the Way Home” and “The Long Winter” . I’ll have my blog post wrap up ready for tomorrow and I’ll comment here to let you know it’s there!

  2. Well, this isn’t exactly legit, since I read “Pioneer Girl” last year — but I’ll still link up 🙂 Actually, first, here’s a guest post by my friend, who read it as well: … and here’s my review: No need to enter me in the giveaway, since I was blessed to win a few years back (I’m still enjoying the cookbook, by the way!).

  3. Sadly, I forgot about your challenge this year! I’m sorry, so don’t count me for your giveaway. However, I wanted to see how my son would respond so we read one of the short Little House books called Laura and Jack. As far as an adaption goes, it was very good.

    I do have several great LIW resources reviewed at if anyone is interested.

  4. I’m reading Pioneer Girl, too! The whole relationship between Laura and Rose fascinates me. I’m learning so much (I remember being outraged as a child when the librarian told me that Laura’s books were fiction–I was convinced that they were autobiography).

  5. Pingback: A winner, some cards, and assorted odds and ends | Stray Thoughts

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