Suggested Reading

We are pleased to provide this list of horse and horse-related books, compiled by the Children's Services staff at the Louisville Free Public Library. Each is available with multiple copies from the Louisville Free Public Library.

Horse-Related Fiction - Juvenile Books

National Velvet by Enid Bagnold

Stealing Thunder by Mary Casanova
Little Freddie at the Kentucky Derby by Kathryn Cocquyt

Black Stallion by Walter Farley
Beware the Mare by Jessie Haas

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

Kentucky Derby Champion by Mildred Mastin Pace

Lucky Lady by Susan Saunders

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Gib Rides Home by Zilpha Snyder

A Horse to Love by Nancy Springer

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

Horse-Related Short Stories

Classic horse & pony stories: the world's best horse and pony stories in their real-life settings

A Horse for All Seasons: Collected Stories by Sheila Kelly Welch

Horse-Related Books for Young People

Smoky the Cowhorse by Will James

Horse-Related Nonfiction Books

Riding for Beginners by Sibylle Binder

Horse by Juliet Clutton-Brock

World According to Horses by Stephan Budiansky

Riding Silver Star by Joanna Cole

The Young Equestrian by Caroline Davis

A Horse Named Seabiscuit by Cathy East Dubowski

Horseback Riding by Jeremy Evans

I am a Rider by Jane Feldman

Horses! by Gail Gibbons

The Young Rider by Lucinda Green
Horse and Pony Shows and Events by Carolyn Henderson

Improve Your Riding Skills by Carolyn Henderson

Album of Horses by Marguerite Henry

Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids by Cherry Hill

Horseback Riding in Action by Bobbie Kalman

Life on the Ranch by Bobbie Kalman

Horse Breeds of the World by Brent P. Kelley
Horse Care and Health by Brent P. Kelley

The True-or-False Book of Horses by Patricia Lauber

Working with Animals by Barbara Lee

Hoofbeats: The Story of a Thoroughbred by Cynthia McFarland

My Horse of the North by Bruce McMillan

Horses by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

First Riding Lessons by Sandra Ransford

Horse and Pony Breeds by Sandy Ransford

Horse and Pony Care by Sandy Ransford

The Random House Book of Horses and Horsemanship by Paula Rodenas

Wild Horses by Glen Rounds

Wild Horses I Have Known by Hope Ryden

Riding School by Catherine Saunders

Julie Krone, Unstoppable Jockey by Jeff Savage

Seabiscuit VS War Admiral by Kat Shehata

Perfect Timing by Patsi Trollinger

Horse-Related Books - Easy Readers

A Horse Called Starfire by Betty Boegehold

Barney's Horse by Syd Hoff

The Horse in Harry's Room by Syd Hoff

Thunderhoof by Syd Hoff

Horse-Related Picture Books

The Thunderherd by Kathi Appelt

Goodnight Horsey by Frank Asch

Fritz and the Beautiful Horses by Jan Brett

Old Thunder and Miss Raney by Sharon Darrow

The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie De Paola

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

On My Horse by Eloise Greenfield

Bronco Busters by Alison Cragin Herzig

Horsefly by Alice Hoffman

Black Cowboy, Wild Horses by Julius Lester

Chicken Chuck by Bill Martin

Chestnut by Constance by W. McGeorge

Cowardly Clyde by Pill Peet
Run with the Wind by Caroline Pitcher

Mrs. Mack by Patricia Polacco
All the Pretty Little Horses by Linda Saport (Illus.)
Horse in the Pigpen by Linda Williams


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