Giddy Up, Readers! The Best Horse Books for Kids Ages 8 - 12 | BrightlyHell, I could probably draw you a family tree for each of the fictional horses stabled at Pine Hollow. A few years ago, my neighborhood bar decided to start showing simulcast horse racing. It was a strange world of numbers: position numbers, odds, split times, weight checks, and exotic combination bets. After a while, in addition to the total nerdery, there was another attachment happening, a memory that was tugging my eyes up to the screen every time the horses ran. Weird background knowledge started creeping out of long unused parts of my brain. How did I know those things on their eyes were called blinkers? Why did the rhythm of it all seem familiar?
Good Horse Books for Kids
From picture book fans to chapter books to middle grade, we have a roundup of reads for all ages. Walk; no make that a canter, to the bookstore to add these favorites to your bookshelf and saddle up your kids with some giddy-up goodness. Add to Bag. The Princess and the Pony , by Kate Beaton This tale illustrates a spirit of adventure and overcoming differences. When Pinecone, 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. An unexpected take on a princess story for your little princess or prince. Beware: farts are involved.
When my oldest daughter gets a new horse book, she camps out on the couch for days. Yes, she is absolutely horse crazy. If you have a child who loves horses, you can probably relate! Need help weeding through the good and bad when it comes to horse-related literature? The books below are listed in order of reading difficulty.
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When I was in elementary school, I rode a black, swayback Arabian named Charlie. Later, in middle school, it was a warm, chestnut American Standardbred called Tommy, a retired harness racer turned fat and lazy. And for a short time when I turned 13, it was Teardrop, an uppity Appaloosa who regularly slammed my leg against the rail when we practiced in the arena, just to let me know who, really, was boss.
No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Kwame Alexander. Danielle Jawando. Looking for books to satisfy a pony mad child? Horse and Pony Stories.