Horse Stories for Kids

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From picture books to chapters books, there's a book for every horse-loving reader!   If you're looking for non-fiction about horses, check out J636.1.

 


Dreams of a dancing horse Cover
Dandi Daley Mackall
Fred, a plow horse on an Oklahoma farm, dreams of being Federico the Dancing Horse, but his antics cause trouble and he is sent away, to seek not only his dream but a home where he might truly belong.
J FIC Mac
Book
Nov 3, 2011
Popular Cover
Jessica Burkhart
Finally achieving popularity at Canterwood Crest Academy, Lauren continues her relationship with a cute boy and pushes herself harder than she should in order to prepare for a show after recovering from an accident that nearly ended her riding career.
J FIC Bur
Book
May 16, 2012
Risky Chance Cover
Alison Hart
Ruth Sanderson
In the mid- to late-1930s, Risky Chance grows from a spirited colt to a winning racehorse, but an injury and the Great Depression bring hardship that only a special little girl can help him overcome.
J FIC Har
Book
Oct 15, 2011
True blue Cover
Jane Smiley
Elaine Clayton
In 1960s California, eighth-grader Abby Lovitt has trouble with True Blue, the newest horse on her family's ranch, a beautiful dappled gray who is so often spooked, Abby wonders if he is haunted by the ghost of his deceased former owner.
J FIC Smi
Book
Oct 15, 2011
Wonder horse (Picture Book) Cover
Emily Arnold McCully
A fictionalized account of Bill "Doc" Key, a former slave who became a veterinarian, trained his horse, Jim Key, to recognize letters and numbers and to perform in skits. They moved the nation toward a belief in treating animals humanely.
E McC
Dec 7, 2010
Are you a horse? [Picture Book] Cover
Andy Rash
When Roy gets a saddle for his birthday, he goes in search of a horse.
E Ras
Sep 2, 2010
Billy and Blaze [Picture Book] Cover
C. W. (Clarence William) Anderson
A little boy who loves horses gets a special birthday present. 1st in a series.
E And
Sep 2, 2010
H is for horse : an equestrian alphabet  [Picture Book] Cover
Michael Ulmer
Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
From basics such as mucking out the stall to historical facts on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Mike Ulmer relays the fun and fundamentals of the world of horses.
E Ulm
Sep 2, 2010
Iris and Walter and the birthday party (Beginning Reader) Cover
Elissa Haden Guest
At Walter's birthday party his guests are supposed to go for horseback rides, but his horse Rain has other plans on the day of the party
Ei Gue
Sep 18, 2010
Starlight  [Beginning Reader] Cover
Kristin Earhart
Dan Andreasen
Haley has difficulty training her foal, Starlight, to come when she calls, and finally one night when Starlight escapes, Haley's hard work pays off.
Ei Ear
Sep 2, 2010
I want a pony  [Younger Chapter Book] Cover
Jeanne Betancourt
Lulu wants a pony. If only she had a pony, then staying with her grandmother while her father is away wouldn't be so bad. If she had a pony, she could ride with Pam and Anna. And then they could be friends--Pony Pals!
J FIC Bet
Sep 2, 2010
Stallion in the storm  [Younger Chapter Book] Cover
Ben M Baglio
Mandy and James accompany Mandy's father to Folan's Racing Stables. But, they find there is trouble going on there. Some jockeys believe the stables are haunted by Tibor. Can Mandy and James discover the truth?
J FIC Bag
Sep 2, 2010
A good horse (Older Chapter Book) Cover
Jane Smiley
Elaine Clayton
On her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, eighth-grader Abby Lovitt tries to rely on her Christian faith as she faces the possibility of giving up her beloved colt, Jack
J FIC Smi
Dec 16, 2010
Astra (Older Chapter Book) Cover
Chris Platt
Forbidden to ride after her mother's death in a riding accident, thirteen-year-old Lily nurses her mother's beloved horse, Astra, back to health, hoping that someday Astra will win the Tevis Cup endurance race.
J FIC Pla
Dec 16, 2010
Black Beauty : the autobiography of a horse  [Older Chapter Book] Cover
Anna Sewell
Wesley Dennis
A nineteenth-century English horse tells his life story--describing his many experiences and masters, both good and bad
J FIC Sew
Sep 2, 2010
Ellie Ever (Older Chapter Book) Cover
Nancy Ruth Patterson
Patty Weise
After losing her father and all their possessions in a hurricane, nine-year-old Ellie and her mother move to a small apartment on a horse farm in Virginia, where her new classmates think that she lives in a mansion and is a princess.
J FIC Pat
Dec 16, 2010
Misty of Chincoteague  [Older Chapter Book] Cover
Marguerite Henry
Wesley Dennis
Two youngsters' determination to own a Chincoteague pony is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among those rounded up for the yearly auction
J FIC Hen
Sep 2, 2010
My friend Flicka  [Older Chapter Book] Cover
Mary O'Hara
Dave Blossom
Through his intense devotion to the colt Flicka, a young boy, living on a Wyoming ranch, begins to learn about responsibility and gain a better understanding of his brusque father
YA O'Ha
Sep 2, 2010
The black stallion  [Older Chapter Book] Cover
Walter Farley
Pulled to a desert island by a wild black stallion he has freed during a shipwreck at sea, then rescued by a southbound freighter, a seventeen-year-old boy befriends the horse, trains him by night, and rides him to victory in a match race. First in the Black Stallion series.
J FIC
Sep 2, 2010
The Georges and the Jewels  [Older Chapter Book] Cover
Jane Smiley
Elaine Clayton
Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life
J FIC Smi
Sep 2, 2010
The last unicorn  [Older Chapter Book] Cover
Peter S Beagle
A unicorn realizes she is the last unicorn of the world and sets of with a haphazard wizard, and a spunky scullery woman to find the others.
J FIC Bea
Sep 2, 2010
The wild one  [Older Chapter Book] Cover
Terri Farley
Sam, 13, returns to Nevada after a two-year absence recovering from a head injury caused when she was thrown from her horse. She wonders what happened to Blackie, who ran away after the accident and is determined to find him. First in the Phantom Stallion series.
J FIC Far
Sep 2, 2010
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Dandi Daley Mackall
J FIC Mac
Ben M Baglio
J FIC Bag
Jessica Burkhart
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Jane Smiley
Elaine Clayton
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Alison Hart
Ruth Sanderson
J FIC Har
Chris Platt
J FIC Pla
Jane Smiley
Elaine Clayton
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Anna Sewell
Wesley Dennis
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Emily Arnold McCully
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Nancy Ruth Patterson
Patty Weise
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Andy Rash
E Ras
Marguerite Henry
Wesley Dennis
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C. W. (Clarence William) Anderson
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Mary O'Hara
Dave Blossom
YA O'Ha
Michael Ulmer
Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
E Ulm
Walter Farley
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Elissa Haden Guest
Ei Gue
Jane Smiley
Elaine Clayton
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Kristin Earhart
Dan Andreasen
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Peter S Beagle
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Jeanne Betancourt
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Terri Farley
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