Books About Horses

No horsin' around: This list has sure-fire suggestions for horse lovers of all ages, from picture books for preschoolers to middle grade classics for kids ready to read on their own and compelling contemporary stories for tweens and teens. To find more animal-friendly media selections, check out our lists of Children's Books About Animals and Best Animal Movies for Kids

Browse Books About Horses

One Too Many: A Seek and Find Counting Book Book Poster Image
Great for counting, adding, detail-seeking, and giggling.
By Gianna Marino
(2010)
(2010)
Continue reading
Crankee Doodle Book Poster Image
Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
(2013)
Continue reading
The Princess and the Pony Book Poster Image
Silly, sweet princess tale is an offbeat delight.
By Kate Beaton
(2015)
(2015)
Continue reading
Keeker and the Sneaky Pony Book Poster Image
A great choice to keep new readers in the saddle.
By Hadley Higginson
(2007)
(2006)
Continue reading
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One Book Poster Image
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
(2014)
Continue reading
Paint the Wind Book Poster Image
Horse tale shines with rich plot and characters.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2007)
(2007)
Continue reading
Riding Lessons: Ellen & Ned, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Kind, horsey story spotlights adoption and empathy.
By Jane Smiley
(2018)
(2018)
Continue reading
A Hundred Horses Book Poster Image
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2013)
(2014)
Continue reading
Album of Horses Book Poster Image
An informational book for horse lovers of any age.
By Marguerite Henry
(2003)
(1993)
Continue reading
A Horse Called Hero Book Poster Image
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
(2014)
Continue reading
Misty of Chincoteague Book Poster Image
A must for every horse lover's library.
By Marguerite Henry
(2003)
(1947)
Continue reading
The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
(2015)
Continue reading
Wild Girl Book Poster Image
Horse tale with more depth and a strong girl lead.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2009)
(2009)
Continue reading
Black Beauty Book Poster Image
A heartrending, beautiful, educational classic.
By Anna Sewell
(2003)
(1887)
Continue reading
National Velvet Book Poster Image
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(2013)
(1935)
Continue reading
Riding Chance Book Poster Image
Horse helps city boy heal in moving self-discovery tale.
By Christine Kendall
(2016)
(2016)
Continue reading
War Horse Book Poster Image
Moving story of a horse and boy has anti-war message.
By Michael Morpurgo
(2011)
(2007)
Continue reading
Catch Rider Book Poster Image
Riveting story of determined teen who can ride any horse.
By Jennifer H. Lyne
(2013)
(2013)
Continue reading
The Scorpio Races Book Poster Image
Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading

Other great lists from our editors