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Horse Books for Children

Is your child obsessed with horses? These children's books about racing and riding are perfect for horse-crazy kids.
 
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Foals in the Field
Series: Animal Ark, Book #24
by Ben M. Baglio Illustrated by Jenny Gregory , Ann Baum

When Mandy helps her father deliver twin foals at Drysdale Farm, she feels a special connection to them.  Mandy then recruits workers to help Nick finish the improvements at Drysdale Farm to prevent it from being sold.

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Misty of Chincoteague
by Marguerite Henry Illustrated by Wesley Dennis

Paul and Maureen live with their grandparents on the Chesapeake island of Chincoteague. On the nearby island of Assateague lives a band of wild ponies, whose ancestors came to the New World on Spanish galleons centuries before.

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Beauty
by Bill Wallace

Unhappy about his parents' split-up and his move with his mother to Grandpa's farm, eleven-year-old Luke found comfort in riding and caring for the horse named Beauty. She was an old horse, but she could still run like a champ. Granpa warned him to be careful with Beauty, but Luke didn't listen.

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Misty's Twilight
by Marguerite Henry Illustrated by Karen Haus Grandpre

"Misty's Twilight" is part thoroughbred, part Chincoteague pony, and one hundred percent fire and talent. A direct descendant of the most famous pony ever, Misty of Chincoteague, Twilight has greatness in her blood.

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The True or False Book of Horses
by Patricia Lauber Illustrated by Rosalyn Schanzer

Horses have been part of recorded history for 30,000 years but have been domesticated for only the last 6,000 years. Since then, people have learned many facts about these animals that have become such good friends to mankind.

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The Winning Pony
Series: Pony Pals, Book #21
by Jeanne Betancourt

In this story about loyalty and sportsmanship, Pam's new riding teacher encourages her to participate in an upcoming horse show. But Pam has already promised her time, and her horse, to her own student on that day.

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Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse
by Anna Sewell

Black Beauty's story, as told by himself, is the fascinating tale of the life of a horse a hundred years ago, when horses were a part of daily life.

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National Velvet
by Enid Bagnold
The timeless story of spirited Velvet Brown and her beloved horse has thrilled generations of readers. And now the republication of this classic story in a fresh, up-to-date package will charm confirmed fans while captivating new ones.
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