Horse Stories

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From picture books to chapters books, there's a book for every horse-loving reader! If you're looking for non-fiction about horses, check out J636.1.


Elisabeth Zöller, Brigitte Kolloch, Betina Gotzen-Beek, Connie Stradling Morby
Description: "Antonia loves horses but when a skiddish gelding arrives at the stables--who only responds to Antonia--will she be able to keep him safe until his French owner comes to check on him?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Zol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 20, 2016
C. W. Anderson
Description: A little boy who loves horses gets a special birthday present.
Call Number: E And
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2010
Jan Brett
Description: Fritz, a pony excluded from the group of beautiful horses within the walled city, becomes a hero when he rescues the children of the city.
Call Number: E Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2018
Michael Ulmer, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
Description: In the style and format of our alphabet books comes "H is for Horse: An Equestrian Alphabet." From basics such as mucking out the stall and how to judge a horse's qualities to historical facts on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Mike Ulmer relays the fun and fundamentals of the world of horses. Lush, detailed paintings by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, whose work School Library Journal has described as "luminous," capture the beauty and magnificence of these creatures.
Call Number: E Ulm
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2010
Eve Bunting, Dennis Nolan, illustrator
Description: Relates the friendship and love between a little girl and the winged horse she receives as a gift.
Call Number: E Bun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2018
Ed Galing, Erin E. Stead, illustrator
Description: Follow this touching tale of a boy and his friendship with a horse, by the late poet Ed Galing and illustrated with remarkable tenderness by Caldecott-winning artist Erin Stead.
Call Number: E Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2018
Betsy Lewin
Description: After a tantalizing dream about golden cookies, Knight and his horse embark on a quest for baked goods.
Call Number: Ei Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 20, 2016
Cathy Hapka, Anne Kennedy
Description: Staying with fellow Pony Scout Jill while her parents are away for the weekend, Meg looks forward to spending time with her friends and caring for Jill's ponies until an unlatched stall leads to a dramatic rescue effort.
Call Number: Ei Hap
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 20, 2016
Zillah Bethell
Description: In a post-apocalyptic Great Britain, after her mother's death Serendipity, about twelve, leaves Lahn Dan and teams up with an orphan, Tab, hoping to find horses surviving somewhere.
Call Number: J FIC Bet
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2018
Chris Platt
Description: Forbidden to ride after her mother's death in a riding accident, thirteen-year-old Lily nurses her mother's beloved horse, Astra, back to health, hoping that someday Astra will win the Tevis Cup endurance race.
Call Number: J FIC Pla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2010
Anna Sewell, Wesley Dennis
Description: A nineteenth-century English horse tells his life story--describing his many experiences and masters, both good and bad.
Call Number: J FIC Sew
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2010
Miralee Ferrell
Description: "Thirteen-year-old Kate Ferris comes up with the perfect way to raise money for her autistic younger brother and others to attend summer camp--a horse scavenger hunt! As local businesses donate money and prizes, Kate keeps the entry fees in her mom's antique jewelry box. But when the jewelry box and money disappear, Kate and her friends must hold on to hope, unravel the clues, and solve the mystery along the Blue Ribbon Trail Ride"--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: J FIC Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 20, 2016
Whitney Sanderson, Ruth Sanderson, illustrator
Description: In 1570s Spain, Calvino, an Andalusian horse, is purchased from the Moreno estate in Seville to join King Phillip's stable in Cordoba.
Call Number: J FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2018
Felix Salten, Eric Posselt, Michel Kraike
Description: No one can resist Florian's charm. A pure white Lipizzan horse with perfect instincts, he has no trouble getting the attention of everyone who sees him. His two friends, Anton, the loyal and loving stable worker, and Bosco, the energetic and comical fox terrier, accompany him throughout his life. Together, the trio sees a changing world in the years leading up to World War I, and their friendship is as rewarding as their adventures.
Call Number: J FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 20, 2016
Jake Maddox, Emma Carlson Berne, Katie Wood, illustrator
Description: Tabitha has been volunteering with her best friend Rachael at the Rocky Ridge Riding Center for three months, but she keeps getting in trouble because of her lack of focus--can working with the troubled horse, Diamond, help her to save both of them for the Riding Center?
Call Number: J FIC Mad
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2018
[Older Chapter Book]
Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis
Description: Two youngsters' determination to own a Chincoteague pony is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among those rounded up for the yearly auction.
Call Number: J FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2010
[Older Chapter Book]
Mary O'Hara, Dave Blossom
Description: An irresponsible boy grows toward maturity and finally wins his father's acceptance as he faces the difficulties and challenges of raising a filly.
Call Number: J FIC OHa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2010
Kate Finch, John Steven Gurney, illustrator
Description: "The Pet Hotel's newest guest is also its most unique. Chance is a Seeing Eye mini pony. He helps his blind owner get from place to place, just like a Seeing Eye dog would. At the hotel, he bonds with someone who could use his skills - Velvet the Persian show cat. Meg and Charlie hope that Chance's responsible ways will help them keep the spirited cat spotless and out of trouble."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: J FIC Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 20, 2016
Kiersi Burkhart, Amber Keyser
Description: To learn to ride Prince, gamer Paley is forced to identify her real-life powers. But her newfound courage will be tested when ranch neighbors threaten to steal an exciting discovery.
Call Number: J FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2018
Jessica Burkhart
Description: Finally achieving popularity at Canterwood Crest Academy, Lauren continues her relationship with a cute boy and pushes herself harder than she should in order to prepare for a show after recovering from an accident that nearly ended her riding career.
Call Number: J FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2012
Kristin Earhart, Serena Geddes, illustrator
Description: "Full Moon Fancy, Fancy for short, is a pony with a knack for getting loose. First she just tramples a herb garden, then she knocks over a wall of a chicken coop, so the hens end up all over the yard and down on the beach. When she gets out one too many times, Willa and Ben are worried she's lost. They set out to track her down in the moonlight. Will they find the runaway pony, or is Fancy lost for good?"
Call Number: J FIC Ear
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 20, 2016
Nicholas Garlick
Description: His mother left three years ago, so when twelve-year-old Flip's thieving father dies he goes to live with his stern and hostile uncle on the remote Dutch island of Mossum; there he works on the farm, dreams of his mother coming to get him, deals with the local bullies, and his only "friend' is a strange, mute girl whom he thinks of as the ghost girl--until he rescues a horse from the stormy sea and discovers a new purpose in caring for his charge.
Call Number: J FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2018
[Older Chapter Book]
Walter Farley
Description: Pulled to a desert island by a wild black stallion he has freed during a shipwreck at sea, then rescued by a southbound freighter, a seventeen-year-old boy befriends the horse, trains him by night, and rides him to victory in a match race.
Call Number: J FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2010
[Older Chapter Book]
Jane Smiley, Elaine Clayton
Description: Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life.
Call Number: J FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2010
Heather Henson
Description: Twelve-year-old Sky, a horse whisperer like her father, must put her own troubles aside when a devastating sickness strikes the foals at the multimillion dollar horse farms where they work.
Call Number: J FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2018
[Older Chapter Book]
Terri Farley
Description: After recovering from a near-fatal accident, Sam must return to the ranch and have the courage to ride again on a wild horse.
Call Number: J FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2010
Jane Smiley, Elaine Clayton
Description: In 1960s California, eighth-grader Abby Lovitt has trouble with True Blue, the newest horse on her family's ranch, a beautiful dappled gray who is so often spooked, Abby wonders if he is haunted by the ghost of his deceased former owner.
Call Number: J FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2011
[Older Chapter Book]
Patricia Reilly Giff
Description: When twelve-year-old Lidie leaves Brazil to join her father and brother on a horse ranch in New York, she has a hard time adjusting to her changed circumstances, as does a new horse that has come to the ranch.
Call Number: J FIC Gif
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2010
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Antonia, The Horse Whisperer
Elisabeth Zöller, Brigitte Kolloch, Betina Gotzen-Beek, Connie Stradling Morby
J FIC Zol
Horseback Hurdles
Jake Maddox, Emma Carlson Berne, Katie Wood, illustrator
J FIC Mad
Billy And Blaze
C. W. Anderson
E And
Misty Of Chincoteague
Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis
J FIC Hen
Fritz And The Beautiful Horses
Jan Brett
E Bre
My Friend Flicka
Mary O'Hara, Dave Blossom
J FIC OHa
H Is For Horse: An Equestrian Alphabet
Michael Ulmer, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
E Ulm
On With The Show!
Kate Finch, John Steven Gurney, illustrator
J FIC Fin
Thunder Horse
Eve Bunting, Dennis Nolan, illustrator
E Bun
One Brave Summer
Kiersi Burkhart, Amber Keyser
J FIC Bur
Tony
Ed Galing, Erin E. Stead, illustrator
E Gal
Popular
Jessica Burkhart
J FIC Bur
Good Night, Knight
Betsy Lewin
Ei Lew
Runaway Pony
Kristin Earhart, Serena Geddes, illustrator
J FIC Ear
Runaway Ponies
Cathy Hapka, Anne Kennedy
Ei Hap
Storm Horse
Nicholas Garlick
J FIC Gar
A Whisper Of Horses
Zillah Bethell
J FIC Bet
The Black Stallion
Walter Farley
J FIC Far
Astra
Chris Platt
J FIC Pla
The Georges And The Jewels
Jane Smiley, Elaine Clayton
J FIC Smi
Black Beauty: The Autobiography Of A Horse
Anna Sewell, Wesley Dennis
J FIC Sew
The Whole Sky
Heather Henson
J FIC Hen
Blue Ribbon Trail Ride
Miralee Ferrell
J FIC Fer
The Wild One
Terri Farley
J FIC Far
Calvino
Whitney Sanderson, Ruth Sanderson, illustrator
J FIC San
True Blue
Jane Smiley, Elaine Clayton
J FIC Smi
Florian: The Emperor's Stallion
Felix Salten, Eric Posselt, Michel Kraike
J FIC Sal
Wild Girl
Patricia Reilly Giff
J FIC Gif