If you had to pick one book or book series, what was your favorite book when your were in elementary school? Mine would probably be the whole Little House on the Prairie series. I can remember going to the library and getting home and reading an entire book in an afternoon. I reread the whole series about 8 years ago and they were still great !
Little House on the Prairie : I still remember how she described the building of their log cabin. It was fascinating to me that a bunch of regular people could build a house together. I also loved the descriptions of Pa's fiddle playing and the songs they sang.
The Long Winter: I thought the idea of being totally absolutely snowed in was excited and a little scary. I definitely would not have done well back in Laura's time!
On the Banks of Plum Creek: As a little girl, how cool was the idea of living in a home built into the side of a hill? Scary was the idea of going in a pond and getting leeches stuck to you, though. Ewww!
Little House in the Big Woods Christmas: An endearing Christmas story that describes the simple pleasures of Christmas in the pioneer days. My class loved this one when I read it in December.