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Laura Ingalls Wilder

(1954 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award)

 
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award is administered by the American Library Association and is used with permission.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award was first given to its namesake in 1954 by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award, a bronze medal, honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Between 1960 and 1980, the Wilder Award was given every five years. From 1980 to 2001, it was awarded every three years. Beginning in 2001, it has been awarded every two years. The award information was retrieved from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award website. The call numbers for the books owned by the UMD library are provided after the citation.

Author

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). By the shores of Silver Lake. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673BYA

Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1939). By the shores of Silver Lake. (Pictures by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle). New York : Harper & Brohters. INTR-FIC W673BY

Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). Farmer boy. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673FA

Nine-year-old Almanzo lives with his family on a big farm in New York State at the end of the nineteenth century. He raises his own two calves, helps cut ice and shear sheep, and longs for the day he can have his own colt.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1933). Farmer boy. (Illustrated by Helen Sewell). New York; London : Harper & Brothers. INTR-FIC W673FAB

Nine-year-old Almanzo lives with his family on a big farm in New York State at the end of the nineteenth century. He raises his own two calves, helps cut ice and shear sheep, and longs for the day he can have his own colt.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1971). The first four years. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC W673FI  

During their first four years of marriage, Laura and Almanzo Wilder have a child and fight a losing battle in their attempts to succeed at farming on the South Dakota prairie.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). Little house in the big woods. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673LIR

A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as they help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father’s stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). Little house on the prairie. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673LI

A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). Little house on the prairie. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673LIT

A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). Little town on the prairie. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673LIV

Pa’s homestead thrives, Laura gets her first job in town, blackbirds eat the corn and oats crops, Mary goes to college, and Laura gets into trouble at school, but becomes a certified school teacher.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1941). Little town on the prairie. (Pictures by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle). New York; London : Harper & Brothers. INTR-FIC W673LIU

Pa’s homestead thrives, Laura gets her first job in town, blackbirds eat the corn and oats crops, Mary goes to college, and Laura gets into trouble at school, but becomes a certified school teacher.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). The long winter. (Illustrated by Garth Willams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673LO

After an October blizzard, Laura’s family moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1940). The long winter. (Pictures by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle). New York : Harper & Brothers. INTR-FIC W673LON

The fall of 1880 in Dakota Territory promised a hard winter, and Pa Ingalls decided it would be wise to move from their claim to town. As soon as they got moved, the blizzards started, and didn’t stop for weeks. When the train couldn’t make it through, food supplies in the whole town became dangerously low, and Almanzo Wilder set off to search for wheat.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1990). On the banks of Plum Creek. (Illustrated by Garth Willams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673onb

Laura and her family move to Minnesota where they live in a dugout until a new house is built and face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). On the banks of Plum Creek. (Illustrated by Garth Willams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673ON

Laura and her family move to Minnesota where they live in a dugout until a new house is built and face misfortunes caused by flood, blizzard, and grasshoppers.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1962). On the way home : the diary of a trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1984. New York : Harper & Row. 917.8 W673o .W54

Describes the sights and events a frontier family encounters travelling from South Dakota to the Ozarks.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1953). These happy golden years. (Illustrated by Garth Williams). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W673TH

Laura has her first experiences as a teacher, and is courted by Almanzo Wilder.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1943). These happy golden years. (Pictures by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle). New York : Harper & Brothers. INTR-FIC W673TG

Laura has her first experiences as a teacher, and is courted by Almanzo Wilder.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. (1974). West from home : letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder to Almanzo Wilder, San Francisco, 1915. (Edited by Roger Lea MacBride). New York : Harper & Row. 813 W6734w

A selection of letters by Laura Ingalls Wilder to her husband in which she describes the highlights of her visit to the west coast in 1915.
 

Author Information

Laura (Elizabeth) Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957). (1999). In Something about the author (Vol. 100, pp. 253-257). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957). (1982). In Something about the author (Vol. 29, pp. 239-249). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957). (1979). In Something about the author (Vol. 15, pp. 300-309). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
 

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