Picture Books ~ Horses


Angleberger, Tom
Crankee Doodle
JUV 398.8.A5895c

A pony tries to convince his cranky owner to take a ride into town. 2013.


Bastedo, Jamie
Free As the Wind: Saving Horses of Sable Island
JUV 398.8.B2962f

In this fictionalized account, school children across the country write to the Prime Minister to save the wild horses of Sable Island in the early 1960s. 2006.


Carter, Anne Laurel
Out of the Deeps
JUV 398.8.C2451o

A child's first day in a coal mine working alongside his father is rescued by his father's pit pony, who at the end of the day is brought above ground for the first time. 2008.


Haas, Jessie
Scamper and the Horse Show
JUV 398.8.H1116sc

Molly and her sister hope that their horse Scamper's costume will win a blue ribbon in the horse show, but some unexpected rainfall changes the situation. Includes information on horse shows. 2004.


Hobbie, Holly
Everything but the Horse: A Childhood Memory
JUV 398.8.H6519e

When Holly's family moves from the city to a farm, she longs to get a horse for her birthday. Based on events in the author's childhood. 2010.


Jeffers, Susan
My Pony
JUV 398.8.J3557m

Longing to own a pony, a young girl finds that the one she draws seems to come alive and take her on a fantastic journey. 2008.


Lester, Alison
Running with the Horses
JUV 398.8.L567r

Inspired by the rescue of the Lipizzaner stallions from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during the Second World War. 2011.


Lubner, Susan
A Horse's Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure
JUV ME COLL 398.8.L961h

In Williamsburg, Virginia, in colonial days, Lancer the horse runs loose and behaves oddly while his owner and owner's friends try everything they can think of to help him feel better, until Margaret the Milliner realizes that Lancer needs a friend, too. 2008.


McCully, Emily Arnold
Wonder Horse
JUV 398.8.M139w

Young Oney Judge risks everything to escape a life of slavery in the household of George and Martha Washington and to make her own way as a free black woman. 2007.


McGeorge, Constance W.
Chestnut
JUV 398.8.M173c

When his owner falls asleep, Chestnut the horse makes sure that the deliveries for Jenny's birthday party arrive on time. 2004.


Murphy, Stuart
Same Old Horse
JUV 398.8.M957sa

Hankie always does the same things at the same time. He even sneezes on schedule. The other horses tease him. What a bore! Hankie's determined to prove that he can be unpredictable if he wants to -- but can he? Or will he just end up being the same old Hankie? Horses, humor, and a great big sneeze all combine to explain how to look at past events and make predictions about the future, an important element of logical thinking. 2005.


Ransom, Candice F.
Pony Island
JUV ME COLL 398.8.R1744p

Rhyming text describes the origins of Chincoteague ponies and how they were rounded up and sold for the first time to pay for a new fire engine. Includes facts about the ponies, their home on Assateague island, and their relationship with the people of Chincoteague island. 2009.


Rash, Andy
Are You a Horse?
JUV 398.8.R1828ar

When Roy gets a saddle for his birthday, he goes in search of a horse. 2009.


Wilbur, Helen L.
Finnegan and Fox: The Ten-Foot Cop
JUV 398.8.W6417f

When a child goes missing in New York City's Times Square, Finnegan the police horse leads his partner, Fox, to the rescue. 2013.