Have a child who just loves horses? These delightful horse books for kids will spark their imagination and help them learn about horses.
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Horse Books for Kids
If I Ran the Horse Show: All About Horses (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library): Fans of the new PBS Kids preschool science show the Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (which is based on The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) will whinny with glee over this new addition to the series!
The Smallest Horse ~ A Children’s Picture Book About Discovering Your Own Special Talents: 2018 Silver Medal Winner, Independent Publisher Book Awards. Children will delight in this heartwarming tale as they follow Trixie’s misadventures and ultimate realization that she does indeed have a very special purpose on the ranch.
Horses: Saddle up for a look at kids’ favorite horses—sporting horses, working horses, and different breeds, too—in this stunning photographic book for the youngest horse lovers.
Little Horse: Finger Puppet Book: Watch Little Horse prance in the sun in this simple, comforting story. The book features a permanently attached plush finger puppet and peek-a-boo holes in every page, giving parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read together.
If I Had a Horse: If I Had a Horse is an inspiring picture book with simple text and gorgeous, impressionistic artwork from acclaimed author-illustrator Gianna Marino about a girl imagining what life would be like with a horse.
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses: An absolute favorite of my boys growing up! A wonderful story of a young Native American girl devoted to the care of her tribe’s horses. With simple text and brilliant illustrations. Paul Goble tells how she eventually becomes one of them to forever run free.
Shadow: The Curious Morgan Horse: A USA Book News Award Winner! A story that teaches an important lesson and has a happy ending, thanks to the adorable basset hound that comes to Shadow’s rescue.
Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse: All Nelli Sue really needs is a horse. So when Dad announces at her birthday party, “I got a horse right here for you,” Nellie Sue is excited. But when her horse turns out to be her first bicycle, it will take an imagination as big as Texas to help save the day.
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Hold on to your hats! Two new pals have arrived on the scene: Cowgirl Kate and her stubborn, but devoted cowhorse, Cocoa. Together they count the herd, ride the range, and, of course, argue till the cows come home–as only best friends can do.
Horses: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature: This book depicts the wonder of the world of horses in all its glory. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of these beautiful animals: their anatomy, feeding habits, and behavior.
How to Speak “Horse”: A Horse-Crazy Kid’s Guide to Reading Body Language, Understanding Behavior, and “Talking Back” with Simple Groundwork Lessons. Horse trainers Andrea and Markus Eschbach have created easy lessons in “horse speak” for horse-crazy kids. Their book, chock full of beautiful color photographs, explains the basics of horse body language and how to “talk back” in a way horses understand, using body movement, expression, and physical distance.
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses: Fritz, a pony excluded from the group of beautiful horses within the walled city, becomes a hero when he rescues the children of the city.
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