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 horse picture books 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.
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.
Everything Horse – Question-and-answer format brings readers right to the topics that interest them the most.
If I Had a Horse – This is a sweet story about a girl imagining what life would be like with a horse.
The Everything Book of Horses & Ponies – Discover the secrets of gorgeous horses and ponies in this fun, lively book. Packed with colorful photos, fur-tastic facts, and bite-sized information.
If I Ran the Horse Show: All About Horses – At his Super-Tremendous-Stupendous Horse Show, the Cat explains how horses and people have worked together since ancient times; the difference between fillies, foals, yearlings, mares, colts, dams, sires, and stallions; horse anatomy from nose to tail; the work of a farrier, Western vs English riding; and much, much more—including fun facts about 13 of the most popular horse breeds!
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.
If a Horse Had Words – Red Badger is a newborn foal learning to stand when she slips and gets stuck in a muddy badger hole. It is a young boy who frees her, and his kindness and gentleness mark the beginning of their friendship — though she will always be wary of the ground that briefly trapped her
Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse – Nellie Sue does everything with a western flair. Whether it is cleaning up the animal sty (picking up her stuffed animals) or rounding up cattle (getting the neighborhood kids together for her birthday party), she does it like a true cowgirl. All she really needs is a horse.
Shadow: The Curious Morgan Horse – Shadow is a young horse who is curious about everything. One day the farm’s rooster tells her about a magic pond in the woods and Shadow wants to go find it. Her mother says no, but Shadow disobeys her mother and decides to explore the woods.
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses – Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.
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.
Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse That Became a Hero – When a group of US Marines fighting in the Korean War found a bedraggled mare, they wondered if she could be trained to as a packhorse. They had no idea that the skinny, underfed horse had one of the biggest and bravest hearts they’d ever known. And one of the biggest appetites!
Which of these books about horses will you read first?
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