Horses are beautiful and intriguing animals. And if you love horses and cannot get enough of them, you may be known as horse-crazy!  This list includes children’s picture books, young readers, classic horse stories, newer endearing stories and a few non-fiction titles.  The Alvin Sherman Library children’s collection also includes books on specific breeds of horses that can be found in the call number area of J 636.1.

  • Horseplay!

    A farmer tries to change the behavior of his rowdy horses who play all night and sleep all day.

  • Horses : Trotting! Prancing! Racing!

    Rhyming verses describe how horses work, rest, and play. Includes illustrated list of horse breeds.

  • When wishes were horses

    On a hot, dusty day as Zeb is walking home from the general store, he wishes for a horse, but soon his one horse grows into a snorting, stamping herd.

  • My pony

    Longing to own a pony, a young girl finds that the one she draws seems to come alive and take her on a fantastic journey.

  • Oh, Harry!

    Harry, a reliable old horse known for being able to calm the other horses down, but finds his patience tested by troublemaker Algernon Adams the Third. So when Algernon gets into a sticky situation, Harry is tempted to leave the boy to fix the mess on his own.

  • Ponyella

    Ponyella's dream of showing Princess Penelope her tricks at the pony championship comes true with the help of her fairy godmare.

  • Call the horse Lucky

    While visiting her grandmother in the country, Mel discovers a neglected horse. Mel works to get the horse she names Lucky to a horse rescue ranch.

  • Fritz and the beautiful horses

    Fritz, a pony excluded from the group of beautiful horses within the walled city, becomes a hero when he rescues the children of the city.

  • Mystic horse

    After caring for an old abandoned horse, a poor young Pawnee boy is rewarded by the horse's mystic powers.

  • The magic horse of Han Gan

    Master artist Han Gan's painted horse comes alive to help save ancient China from attack.

  • Black cowboy, wild horses : a true story

    An African-American cowboy is so in tune with wild mustangs that they accept him into the herd, thus enabling him singlehandedly to take them to the corral.

  • The girl who loved wild horses

    "There was a girl in the village who loved horses... She led the horses to drink at the river. She spoke softly and they followed. People noticed that she understood horses in a special way." And so begins the story of a young Native American girl devoted to the care of her tribe's horses.

  • My pony Jack

    Easy-to-read, rhyming text follows Lacy as she spends a day with her pony, giving him exercise, grooming him, and feeding him oats and hay.

  • Back in the saddle

    When Annie falls off her pony Splash at a riding lesson, she must decide whether or not to get back in the saddle.

  • Penny and Pepper

    Penny, spending the summer in the country with her grandparents, solves mysteries with the help of her pony, Pepper, and her new friends Tom and Tina.

  • Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

    This title is the first in a series of books about Cowgirl Kate and her stubborn, but devoted cowhorse, Cocoa. Together they count the herd, ride the range, and, of course, argue till the cows come home--as only best friends can do.

  • Harry's pony

    When Harry wins a pony in a contest, his friends try to find a way to help him keep it, but it is his aunt and her friends who come up with a solution.

  • Leroy Ninker saddles up

    Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn't have is a horse--until he meets Maybelline, and then it's love at first sight.

  • The best horse ever

    Nine-year-old Abby finally gets her own horse but will this new responsibility mean she must give up everything else?

  • Libby of High Hopes

    When ten-year-old Libby Thump stumbles upon High Hopes Horse Farm and finds her dream horse, Princess, a prize-winning jumping horse that has been put out to pasture, Libby tries to convince her parents to give her riding lessons.

  • Misty of Chincoteague

    The determination of two youngsters to own a Chincoteague pony is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among those rounded up for the yearly auction.

  • Anna Sewell's Black Beauty : the graphic novel

    Presented in comic book format, the classic novel of a horse in nineteenth-century England who recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.

  • Star rise

    As the filly Estrella leads her herd north to good grass and water, the stallion Hold On, blinded in the canyon fire, is found by the human boy Tijo, who has an ability to understand horses that sets him apart from other humans--but when Hold On and Tijo catch up with the herd, Estrella must decide whether or not the horses should accept this boy or drive him away.

  • Highway robbery

    On a cold day in eighteenth-century England, a poor young boy agrees to watch a stranger's fine horse for a golden guinea but soon finds himself in a difficult situation when the king's guard appears and wants to use him as bait in their pursuit of a notorious highwayman.

  • A hundred horses

    Eleven-year-old Nell must spend spring break in the country with an aunt and cousins she has never met, but while there she meets a mysterious, wild girl with a strange connection to horses and an uncanny understanding of Nell.

  • Horse thief

    In 1938, with the help of a doctor and her elderly, horse-thieving father, a seventeen-year-old orphan steals thirteen horses from Chickalookee, Florida's doomed rodeo and finds a family in the process.

  • Seabiscuit : the wonder horse

    The true story of Seabiscuit, the grandson of one of the greatest racehorses of all time.

  • Horses!

    Presents information on horses, including their physical characteristics, behavior, and how to ride a horse.

  • The Kingfisher illustrated horse & pony encyclopedia

    Breeding identification, riding techniques, and the proper care for tending to horses are elements of a comprehensive guide about horses and ponies.

  • Learn to ride

    Covers all the basics of horse riding, from mounting and dismounting to saddle positions, holding the reins, and trotting, cantering, and galloping.

  • At the show

    Covers all the basics of competitive horse riding events for children, including preparing your horse, getting ready for competition, and the basics of specific events like show-jumping, dressage, and more.

  • For horse-crazy girls only : everything you want to know about horses

    Is your first and second favorite animal a horse? Is your bedroom covered with horse posters on your walls and your shelves? Would you rather muck out a stall than clean your room? This book is for you!

  • Wild at heart : mustangs and the young people fighting to save them

    Wild horses thrived for thousands of generations in the mountains, forests, and deserts of the American West. But every day more of America's wild horses disappear. Some people are trying very hard to reverse this.