Nonfiction Horse Books

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Horse lovers will love learning about their favorite animals with this amazing collection of nonfiction horse books! Perfect for ages 5-12!

If your kids love checking out books about animals when they go to the library, let them add one or more of these horse books to their stack. This selection of nonfiction books is full of amazing facts and beautiful photos of horses.

Horse lovers will love learning about their favorite animals with this amazing collection of nonfiction horse books! Perfect for ages 5-12!

Nonfiction Books About Horses

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of nonfiction books that will help your horse-loving kids learn more about their favorite animals.

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.

Everything Horse: What Kids Really Want to Know about Horses (Kids Faqs)Gunner: Hurricane Horse (True Horse Stories)DK Eyewitness Books: Horse: Discover the World of Horses and Ponies from Their Origins and Breeds to Their R


Everything Horse – Question-and-answer format brings readers right to the topics that interest them most.

Gunner: Hurricane Horse – PBJ Decks Smokin Gun (Gunner) is an American Paint Horse, one of the many of Heather Lott Goodwin’s herd, and a valuable show animal that won the World Championship Paint Horse title. When Hurricane Katrina passed over the Goodwin property, it took with it the fences, the cattle, and several horses…

DK Eyewitness: Horse – From pulling wagons and farm equipment to racing and jumping in professional sports, horses and humans have worked together for over 6,000 years. Delve into the history and modern-day knowledge of our most helpful animals.

National Geographic Readers: Gallop! 100 Fun Facts About Horses (L3)Molly the Pony: A True Story (My Readers)The Everything Book of Horses and Ponies (Everything About Pets)


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.

Molly the Pony – Molly is abandoned during Hurricane Katrina. After she is rescued, she is attacked by a dog and must undergo a rare surgery for horses: amputation of her front leg. Now fitted with a prosthetic limb, Molly re-learns how to walk and embarks on a new mission as a therapy horse.

The Everything Book of Horses & Ponies – Do you dream about riding a horse and want to really get to know them? Would you like to learn how to take care of a horse, what equipment to use, or enter the world of equestrian sports? Discover the secrets of gorgeous horses and ponies in this fun, lively book. 

National Geographic Kids Ponies and Horses Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers! (NG Sticker Activity Books)Learn About Horses: A Child's First Guide to HorsemanshipFor Horse-Crazy Girls Only: Everything You Want to Know About Horses


Ponies & Horses – An interactive book chock-full of adorable ponies and regal horses, this is the National Geographic Kids signature content in a sticker and activity book format. 

Learn About Horses: A Child’s First Guide to Horsemanship – Packed with humorous illustrations and valuable tips, Learn About Horses is a great child’s introduction to horsemanship. This Picture book teaches children about basic horse care, safety, and riding.

For Horse-Crazy Girls Only – This is the only comprehensive book about everything a horse-crazy girl needs to know about horses. You’ll learn everything from the different breeds of horses, to how a horse’s body works, to the quirky little things that make the horse the BEST animal ever.

Crazy About Horses: Everything Horse Lovers Need to KnowSergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a HeroDK Readers L0: Ponies and Horses (DK Readers Pre-Level 1)


Crazy About Horses – From riding competitions and horse care, to different horse breeds and fun horse information, find out everything you need to know about your favorite animal!

Sergeant Reckless – 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!

Ponies and HorsesPonies and Horses introduces the very youngest readers to the exciting world of ponies, horses, and the people who ride and care for them.

Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about KindnessIf I Ran the Horse Show: All About Horses (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)Horses


Step Right Up – With striking illustrations, Step Right Up is the inspiring story of one man and one horse who showed the world the power of kindness.

If I Ran the 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!

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.

Which of these books about horses will you read first?

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