Born to Run

Beware the Mare

By Jesse Haas

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Gramps gets a good bargain on an apparently perfect bay mare for Lily, but because the horse is named Beware he suspects that there may be something wrong with her. Suggested for grades 3-5.
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Black Beauty

By Anna Sewell

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A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters. Suggested fro ages 9-12.
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Black Stallion

By Walter Farley

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Young Alec Ramsay is shipwrecked on a desert island with a horse destined to play an important part in his life. Suggested for ages 9-14.
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Horses in the Wind

By Candice Ransom

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When the magical spyglass transports the three Chapman children to 1938 Maryland, they attend the race between two champion racehorses--War Admiral , the high-spirited favorite, and Seabiscuit, the western underdog. Suggested for ages 9-12.
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King of the Wind

By Marguerite Henry

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Follows the adventures of the Arabian stallion brought to England to become one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed and the mute Arab stable boy who tended him with loyalty and devotion all his life. Newbery winner. Suggested for ages 8-14.
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National Velvet

By Enid Bagnold

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A fourteen-year-old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase.
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Paint the Wind

By Pam Munoz Ryan

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After her overprotective grandmother has a stroke, Maya, an orphan, leaves her extremely restricted life in California to stay with her mother's family on a remote Wyoming ranch, where she discovers a love of horses and encounters a wild mare that her mother once rode. Suggested for ages 9-12.
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Racehorse in the Rain

By Ben Baglio

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"Did the rain really frighten Sparky at the race -- or was it something worse?" -- Amazon. Suggested for ages 9-12.
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The Runaway Racehorse

By Ron Roy

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Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose investigate the disappearance of a valuable racehorse that Dink's uncle and his friend, Forest Evans, have just bought and entered in a race at Saratoga. Suggested for ages 9-12.
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War Horse

By Michael Morpurgo

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Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master. Suggested for ages 9-12.
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