Horses

Travel: Copyright-Free Illustrations for Lovers of History

By Bobbie Kalman

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Etchings with descriptive text provide a look at various modes of transportation--boats, sleighs, coaches, railroads, and even horseless carriages--of the past.

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Tex the Cowboy

By Sarah Garland

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Relates the adventures of Tex the cowboy and his remarkable horse Gloria. Ages 7-10. JE Fic Gar.
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Cowboy ABC

By Chris Demarest

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An alphabet book featuring words that are related to cowboys and their way of life, such as appaloosa and tumbleweed. Preschool-grade 2. JE Fic Dem.
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I Love Horses!

Dogs may be considered “man’s best friend,” but a lot of girls (and guys) think horses should claim that honor. If you agree, you’ll want to take one of these books for a ride. You don’t need to own a horse to enjoy these magnificent animals. Visit a local stable for lessons or volunteer at a therapeutic riding center. And even if that’s not possible, you can certainly read about horses.

Hoofprints: Horse poems

By Jessie Haas

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A collection of more than one hundred poems celebrating horses, from ancient times to the present. Readers can take an amazing journey through 65 million years of horse history in these 104 poems that include an afterword and a glossary that provides information about historical figures and events featured in the poems.
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I am the Great Horse

By Katherine Roberts

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The war horse Bucephalus recounts his adventures from 344-323 B.C. with Alexander the Great and his relationship with a groom who has prophetic dreams.
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Firehorse

By Diane Lee Wilson

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Spirited fifteen-year-old horse lover Rachel Selby determines to become a veterinarian, despite the opposition of her rigid father, her proper mother, and the norms of Boston in 1872, while that city faces a serial arsonist and an epidemic spreading through its firehorse population.
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Blood Red Horse

By K.M. Grant

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A special horse named Hosanna changes the lives of two English brothers and those around them as they fight with King Richard I against Saladin's armies during the Third Crusades.
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Another Kind of Cowboy

By Susan Juby

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In Vancouver, British Columbia, two teenage dressage riders, one a spoiled rich girl and the other a closeted gay sixteen-year-old boy, come to terms with their identities and learn to accept themselves.
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Sundancer

By Shelley Peterson

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Alberta--Bird--is a typical teenager, except that she hears the thoughts of the animals she befriends. When a new problem horse arrives at the farm, only Bird can break through his defenses.
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