Fill your book baskets with horse books for kids. This collection of fiction and nonfiction picture books is perfect for animal lovers!
Picture books are a great way to engage kids in new topics or old favorites. Animal loving kids will love this collection of picture books.
It includes a mixture of fiction and nonfiction books about horses.
Horse Books for Kids
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of kids books about horses that will help your students learn about horses.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
At the time of this post, all of the books featured below are $5.00 or less making them perfect for homeschooling on a budget!
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.
The Smallest Horse – 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. (The Kindle version is FREE!)
My Pony – A little girl who longs for a pony draws pictures of a dappled mare she names Silver, then rides her through a magical countryside in her dreams.
Horses – Kids will love following this little colt through his first two years of life in this nonfiction book that’s simple and fun enough to be read as a story.
Gallop! 100 Fun Facts About Horses – Packed with weird-but-true facts and tons of equestrian animal info, this Level 3 Reader gallops right into the world of horses–from wild ponies to superstar racers to the shared history of humans and horses.
Horse Life: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Riding Horses for Kids – Whether you’re just starting out or already have a horse of your own, you’ll learn how to ride, how to stay safe around horses, and how to develop a healthy and friendly relationship with them.
A Barrel Racer’s Dream – Adventurous dreamer Dee loves the rodeo and her favorite event is Barrel Racing. She has been dreaming about her first race with her best friend Hank for as long as she can remember. They have worked hard, practiced and persevered. But will it be enough? Is the blue ribbon within their grasp?
Lucky’s Class Contest – The PALs are part of a school fundraiser! But when Lucky partners with Maricela for the fundraiser instead of Pru and Abigail, their competitive streaks come out and test their friendship.
Summer Pony – Ginny has always dreamed of having her very own pony, so when her parents agree to rent her a pony for the summer, Ginny is thrilled! But when Mokey arrives, she is shaggy, dirty, and half-starved–not at all what Ginny had in mind. Can Ginny still have the summer of her dreams?
Ponies – Ponies is replete with brilliant photographs and catchy content that will both teach and entertain. Children will be captivated as they watch a brand new baby foal walk within minutes of being born then quickly turn into one of the most graceful animals on Earth.
Ponies and Horses – Ponies and Horses introduces the very youngest readers to the exciting world of ponies, horses, and the people who ride and care for them.
Mary’s Song – Twelve-year-old Mary falls in love with a foal that is lame, just like her. The expensive surgery the foal needs has little chance to correct the problem. Still Mary plots and conspires to raise money to save the horse, even as time runs out.
Which of these books about horses will you read first?
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
Handmade wooden toys are created especially for tender kids hands. They are very smooth, light and strong! Your kid will love playing with this very cute wooden horse pull toy!