The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

The much beloved children’s classic The Little House is a picture book whose heartwarming story never grows old.  Winner of the 1943 Caldecott Medal, Virginia Lee Burton is both illustrator and author of this sweet story.

We meet the Little House when it is first built, then page after page we see it age as its surroundings go from rural to urban.  The ending is both poignant and satisfying.

If Burton’s name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s the creator of many other classic picture books, such as Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.