Little House in the Big Woods

Book review by Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Beloved classic follows a frontier family for four seasons.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 5+

“Little House” has caused 5-year-old girl to understand the magic of books

This is the first time my granddaughter has begged to read more a book without pictures on every page. She fidgets and sometimes stands on her head but when I asked her to explain what I just read, she can always tell me I great detail. I searched for educational age-appropriate resources for kindergarten homeschool (necessitated by pandemic). “Little House” enhances our school day with interesting stories, U.S. history and social studies. It provides a platform to discuss racism, gender roles and the treatment of indigenous people. I edit as I read, omitting the word “darky” in a song and skipping some gory details of meat preparation. I plan to balance “Little House” with age-appropriate books written from viewpoints of children of slaves and native Americans. Any recommendations of such books will be appreciated.
age 7+

Nice book to read with your 9 year old

I am currently reading the series with my 9 year old. We probably could have started it a year or two ago, but had a stack of other books to get through. Great for discussions on comparing our lives to those on the prairie. She seems to really enjoy them

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