The Princess and the Pony, by Kate Beaten This tale illustrates a spirit of adventure and overcoming differences. When Pine cone, a princess, wants a warrior horse for her birthday and winds up with a pony, she has to overcome her expectations and learn to make peace.
B is for Buckaroo, by Louise Dock Whitney Now your little ones can learn the alphabet in a Wild West kind of way. Saddling up is new to Leroy, and he has to learn the ins and outs of taking care of a horse, and disaster ensues.
The Black Stallion, by Anna Sewell A literary classic sure to grace many reading lists this coming school year, this book is a moving tale of a horse’s life at the hands of many owners. Suitable for middle grade readers, this book will appeal to all animal lovers, while also exposing your child to many social and economic conditions.
Riding Freedom, by Pam Munoz Ryan A fictionalized biography and a tale of strength, determination, and defying odds, Riding Freedom tells the inspiring story of famed rancher and stagecoach driver Charley Pankhurst (born Charlotte Pankhurst), who lived in the mid 1800s. Suitable for middle grade readers, this is a historical book as well as a great story for horse devotees and kids interested in ranch life.
Quizzes, lists, facts, and fun ideas will inspire your horse-crazy girl and have her begging to muck stalls in the very near future.