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"You have been my friend, that in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my web for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a while, we die.... By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle, Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that!" [Tell Me!]

Kids Read at the Library

Horse Stories     View List as Printable PDF

Picture Books

A Is For Amos

A Is For Amos
by Chandra, Deborah

A rider on Amos goes around the farm and back home to the barn finding all the letters of the alphabet.

Appaloosa Zebra

Appaloosa Zebra
by Haas, Jessie



Billy and Blaze

Billy and Blaze
by Anderson, C. W.




Black Cowboy, Wild Horses

Black Cowboy, Wild Horses
by Lester, Julius




Bonny's Big Day

Bonny's Big Day
by Herriot, James




Bronco Busters

Bronco Busters
by Herzig, Alison Cragin




Cowboy Jose

Cowboy Jose
by Elya, Susan Middleton

A poor cowboy enters a rodeo to win a date from a pretty senorita, but afterwards wonders if he should spend his winnings on the girl, who is only interested in the money, or on his trusty horse, whose encouragement helped him win.

Giddy-Up! Let's Ride!

Giddy-Up! Let's Ride!
by McDonnell, Flora




Ice Horse

Ice Horse
by Christiansen, Candace



Knots on a counting rope

Knots on a counting rope
by Martin, Bill
JEASY MAR
In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy's emerging confidence in facing his blindness.

Leah's Pony

Leah's Pony
by Friedrich, Elizabeth



Mary Margaret Meets Her Match

Mary Margaret Meets Her Match
by MacLean, Christine Kole




Mrs. Mack

Mrs. Mack
by Polacco, Patricia




Mustang Canyon

Mustang Canyon
by London, Jonathan



No Foal Yet

No Foal Yet
by Haas, Jessie



Once We Had a Horse

Once We Had a Horse
by Rounds, Glen



One Horse Waiting For Me

One Horse Waiting For Me
by Mullins, Patricia



Scamper and the Horse Show

Scamper and the Horse Show
by Haas, Jessie




Sugaring

Sugaring
by Haas, Jessie



The Carousel

The Carousel
by Rosenberg, Liz



The Thunderherd

The Thunderherd
by Appelt, Kathi




We Go In a Circle

We Go In a Circle
by Anderson, Peggy Perry




 

Readers

A Horse Called Starfire

A Horse Called Starfire
by Boegehold, Betty




Barney's Horse

Barney's Horse
by Hoff, Syd




Cowgirl Kate & Cocoa

Cowgirl Kate & Cocoa
by Silverman, Erica




Harry's Pony

Harry's Pony
by Porte, Barbara Ann




Iris and Walter: True Friends

Iris and Walter: True Friends
by Guest, Elissa Haden



My Pony Jack

My Pony Jack
by Meister, Cari




On My Horse

On My Horse
by Greenfield, Eloise



Rescue on the Outer Banks

Rescue on the Outer Banks
by Ransom, Candice F.

Sam Deal and his horse, Ginger, help an African-American lifesaving crew rescue shipwreck victims off the coast of North Carolina in 1896.

Robert, the Rose Horse

Robert, the Rose Horse
by Heilbroner, Joan




The White Stallion

The White Stallion
by Shub, Elizabeth

Carried away from her wagon train in Texas in 1845 by the old mare she is riding, a little girl is befriended by a white stallion.

 

Chapter Books

Berchick

Berchick
by Blanc, Esther Silverstein




Christina's Shining Star

Christina's Shining Star
by Anderson, Mary




Horse in the House

Horse in the House
by Baglio, Ben




Horse Tales

Horse Tales
by Crebbin, June




Little Horse

Little Horse
by Byars, Betsy
J FICTION BYA
Little Horse falls into the stream and is swept away into a dangerous adventure and a new life.

Little Rat Rides

Little Rat Rides
by Bang-Campbell, Monika




More Than a Horse

More Than a Horse
by Adler, C. S.




National Velvet

National Velvet
by Bagnold, Enid
J Fiction
A fourteen-year-old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase.


Parker's Passion

Parker's Passion
by Dickerson, Karle




SNOWBIRD

SNOWBIRD
by Calvert, Patricia
J FIC CAL
Following the murder of her parents, Willanna faces an uncertain future as she and her younger brother move from Tennessee in 1883 to the Dakota Territory where she trains her first horse.

 

Teen Fiction

Black Horses For the King

Black Horses For the King
by McCaffrey, Anne
YOUNG ADULT FICTION MCC
Galwyn, son of a Roman Celt, escapes from his tyrannical uncle and joins Lord Artos, later know as King Arthur, using his talent with languages and way with horses to help secure and care for the Libyan horses that Artos hopes to use in battle against the Saxons.

Unbroken

Unbroken
by Haas, Jessie