||Hold Your Horses! A Feedbag Full of Fact and Fable|
By Milton Meltzer
An engaging romp through international cultures that chronicles the impact of horses on humans throughout history—and humans' impact on the horse.
HarperCollins, 1995. ISBN: 0060244771
||Horse: The Essential Guide for Young Equestrians|
By Rosie Stoddard
A fat, fun book that features pop-up elements to illustrate tips and facts about horse basics, riding, and showing.
Candlewick Press, 2008. ISBN: 0763635472
||Horse Heroes: True Stories of Amazing Horses|
By Kate Petty
Exciting stories of real horses such as Trigger, the famous Royal Lipizzaner Stallions, Red Rum, the steeds from the Pony Express, and more.
Dorling Kindersley, 1999. ISBN: 0789440016
||Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia|
By Ted and Betsy Lewin
A beautiful story from two Caldecott winners about the vibrant Mongolian horse festival, Naadam.
Lee and Low Books, 2008. ISBN: 1584302771
Collected by June Crebbin; illustrated by Inga Moore
A group of beautifully-illustrated short stories from around the world. Includes abridged excerpts from Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague, and other famous tales.
Candlewick Press, 2005. ISBN: 0763626570
||The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia|
By Sandy Ransford
Children with dreams of horsemanship can learn all about horse and pony care, riding lessons, safety, and more. The horse life cycle, domestication, and traits of different breeds are also covered.
Kingfisher, 2004. ISBN: 0753457814
||Magic Hoofbeats: Horse Tales from Many Lands|
Retold by Josepha Sherman; illustrated by Linda S. Wingerter
Adventuresome lore from India, Spain, Albania, and many other places where the horse has been treasured.
Barefoot Books, 2004. ISBN: 9781841480916
||The Magic Horse of Han Gan|
By Jiang Hong Chen
Inspired by the life of the Tang Dynasty painter Han Gan—and illustrated using his technique—this is the emotional, suspenseful story of a famous Chinese artist who paints
a horse which comes to life and reluctantly goes to war.
Enchanted Lion Books, 2006. ISBN: 9781592700639
||The Pony Express|
By Darice Bailer; illustrated by Tom Antonishak
A child that visits the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum is swept back in time to become a rider for the Pony Express.
Soundprints, 2003. ISBN: 1592490190
||A Song for the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Cultures|
National Museum of the American Indian
Edited by George P. Horse Capture and Emil Her Many Horses
A compilation of photographs, artifacts, narrative, poems, and songs of Native American cultures to which horses were integral. The many images make it accessible to middle- and high-schoolers.
National Museum of the American Indian in association with Fulcrum Publishing, 2006. ISBN: 1555911129
||Why Do Horses Neigh?|
By Joan Holub
This book for young readers uses a question-and-answer format to highlight the traits and behavior of horses and their relationship to humans.
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2003. ISBN: 0803727704
||Wild Horses: Black Hills Sanctuary|
By Cris Peterson
Dramatic photographs illustrate a wildlife preserve in South Dakota where mustangs—feral descendants of domesticated horses—safely run free.
Boyds Mills Press, 2003. ISBN: 1563977451c
All Their Names Were Courage by Cris Peterson
|Black Beauty by Anna Sewell|
|Blind Beauty by K. M. Peyton |
|The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley|
|The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble|
|Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (and other Marguerite Henry titles)|
|My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara|
|The Perfect Distance by Kim Ablon Whitney|