Picture Books ~ Cowboys & Cowgirls

Anglund, Joan Walsh

Cowboy and his Friend

JUV 398.8.A591c

A cowboy's bear is a very special friend who is always with him, no matter where he goes or what he does. 2002.


Anglund, Joan Walsh

The Cowboy's Christmas

JUV 398.8.A591cc

Relates the young cowboy's activities as he prepares for Christmas. 1972.


Brownlow, Michael

Way Out West With a Baby

JUV 398.8.B823w

While on a cattle drive, three rough, tough cowboys encounter a little baby who causes them to change their ways, at least for a while. 2000.


Charlip, Remy

Little Old Big Beard and Big Young Little Beard

JUV 398.8.C381l

Two cowboys in search of their lost cow, Grace, are delighted when she finally finds them. 2003.


Frank, John

The Toughest Cowboy: Or How the Wild West Was Tamed

JUV 398.8.F8503t

How do you tame the roughest, toughest pack of cowboys to ever ride the open range?


Griffin, Kitty

Cowboy Sam and Those Confounded Secrets

JUV 398.8.G8753c

Having stored the secrets of all his friends of Dry Gulch in his very special hat, Cowboy Sam gets worried when it gets to the point of bursting as he fears that its explosion of information may cause complete havoc in his quiet town. 2001.


Johnston, Tony

The Cowboy and the Black-eyed Pea

JUV 398.8.J648c

In this adaptation of the Princess and the Pea, the wealthy daughter of a Texas rancher devises a plan to find a real cowboy among her many suitors. 1992.


Karas, G. Brian

Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy's Story

JUV 398.8.K142h

Because he loves cowboys but can't imagine one living in a swamp, Ned hates the move which he and his mom make to live with Grandpa near a bayou. 1996.


Ketteman, Helen

Bubba the Cowboy Prince

JUV 398.8.K511b

Loosely based on Cinderella this story is set in Texas, the fairy godmother is a cow, and the hero, named Bubba, is the stepson of a wicked rancher. 1997.


Ketteman, Helen

Waynetta and the Cornstalk

JUV 398.8.K511w

A retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk which features a Texas cowgirl, a magic cornstalk, and a giant cowboy in the clouds. 2007.


Khalsa, Dayal Kaur

Cowboy Dreams

JUV 398.8.K526c

A little city girl wants to grow up to be a cowboy. 1990.


Loomis, Christine

Cowboy Bunnies

JUV 398.8.L873c

Little bunnies spend their day pretending to be cowboys, riding their ponies, mending fences, counting cows, eating chow, and singing cowboy tunes until it is time for bed. 1997.


Medearis, Angela Shelf

The Zebra-riding Cowboy: A Folk Song From the Old West

JUV 398.8.M467z

In this Western folk song, an educated fellow mistaken for a greenhorn proves his cowboy ability by riding a wild horse. 1992.


Rounds, Glen


JUV 398.8.R76c

Follows a cowboy from sunup to bedtime as he rounds up cattle, kills a rattlesnake, and plays cards in the bunkhouse after dinner. 1991.


Rumford, James

Don't Touch My Hat

JUV 398.8.R865d

A sheriff in the Old West fights crime with the help of his lucky ten-gallon hat. 2007.


Stover, Jill

Popsicle Pony

JUV 398.8.S8895p

Chiefy the pony agrees to lead the parade only when a cowgirl hitches him to Popsicle Pete's wagon and allows him to follow his regular route through town. 1994.


Teague, Mark

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

JUV 398.8.T221h

A schoolboy tells his class about his summer vacation, during which he joined a group of cowboys and stopped a cattle stampede. 1995.


Timberlake, Amy

The Dirty Cowboy

JUV 398.8.T4815d

Telling his faithful dog to make sure nobody touches his clothes but him, a cowboy jumps into a New Mexico river for a bath, not realizing just how much the scrubbing will change his scent. 2003.


Wheeler, Lisa

Sixteen Cows

JUV 398.8.W5652s

Rhyming tale of Cowboy Gene and Cowgirl Sue, whose beloved cows get mixed up when a storm blows down the fence between their ranches. 2002.