You'll like the book "Caddie Woodlawn" by Carol Ryrie Brink. It is an easy read, and if you loved Laura Ingalls you'll be endeared to Caddie Woodlawn.
Speaking of Little House on the Prairie, I got an email from KnittingDaily.com and the editor had a mock up sock pattern, inspired by the party scene in Little House In the Big Woods. It uses the Lozenge lace pattern. It could easily be adapted to any sock pattern, and maybe I will try it sometime.