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Jolts of Children’s Literature in Unexpected Places

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This is one of those series I like to do, regardless of whether or not anyone else finds it interesting. So, in effect, it’s the most self-indulgent of my postings.  Still, I think these books say something about how children’s literature is viewed by mainstream culture.  And in that there is a benefit. Onward! I […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #19: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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#19 Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1932) 81 points Again with the food – I always want a slice of pie, maple syrup on snow, or a stack of pancakes after reading Wilder. – Jessalynn Gale My inclusion of this one even surprises me a bit. I admit to being […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #27: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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#27 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1935) 62 points The summer before I entered fifth grade, thanks to my fourth grade teacher who read aloud Where the Red Fern Grows (which turned the key in the lock of my lifetime reading obsession), I zipped through this beloved series. – Tess Alfonsin […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #84: The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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#84 The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1940) 23 points Cold! Hunger! Suffering! My mother read the Little House books to us children in a constant loop, starting with Big Woods, cycling up through Golden Years, and then back to the Woods again. Then when my mother was dying, I read the Little House […]