Some fun picture books about horses and ponies

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Magnus at the Fire
Jennifer Armstrong

E ARMSTRONG

When the Broadway Fire House acquires a motorized fire engine, Magnus the fire horse is not ready to retire. Magnus lives and works at the Broadway Firehouse. He knows that when the fire alarm clangs, he and his partners, Billy and Sparks, are supposed to spring into action. Without them the firemen would never be able to move the gigantic steam pumper. And without a pumper the crew wouldn’t be able to put out fires. Then one day the captain drives into the firehouse on a loud, newfangled contraption called a motorized fire truck. It doesn’t need horses to pull it to a fire. So just like that, Magnus, Sparks, and Billy are out of a job. A little history, a little humor, and a whole lot of heart are artfully blended in this rousing tale of one high-spirited horse who can’t accept being put out to pasture. And thank goodness! Because it’s this steadfast sense of duty that ultimately saves the day.


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Twist and Ernest
Laura T. Barnes

E BARNES

A lonely miniature donkey thinks he has finally found a friend when a show horse comes to share his pasture. The horse, however, wants nothing to do with the donkey. Ernest’s persistence wins in the end and Twist learns the meaning and value of friendship.


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The Perfect Pony
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

E BRADLEY

While searching for a sleek, fast, and spirited pony to own, a young girl comes to realize that the “perfect” pony is actually very different.


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Cowboy Jose
Susan Middleton Elya

E ELYA

A poor cowboy enters a rodeo to win a date from a pretty seƱorita, but afterwards wonders if he should spend his winnings on the girl, who is only interested in the money, or on his trusty horse, whose encouragement helped him win.


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The Wild Little Horse
Rita Gray

E GRAY

Little Horse cannot resist the call of the wind, which encourages him to run like a wild colt and cavort by the sea.


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Scamper and the Horse Show
Jessie Haas

E HAAS

Molly and her sister hope that their horse Scamper’s costume will win a blue ribbon in the horse show, but some unexpected rainfall changes the situation. Includes information on horse shows.


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Mustang Canyon
Jonathan London

E LONDON

A young mustang is separated from its mother when a plane sweeps over the canyon and the horses run from the noise.


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Cowardly Clyde
Bill Peet

E PEET

For a war horse, Clyde is an abysmal coward, but he finally decides that even if he isn’t brave he can at least act brave.


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Mrs. Mack
Patricia Polacco

E POLACCO

The author remembers the summer when she was ten years old and staying with her father in Michigan where she took riding lessons and became best friends with a perfect horse.


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Cowboy Ned & Andy
David Stein

E STEIN

On a cattle drive in the desert on the night before Cowboy Ned’s birthday, his horse Andy goes in search of a birthday cake, which he thinks will make Ned’s birthday complete. It’s Cowboy Ned’s birthday! His trusty dapple gray steed, Andy, knows that the best thing to have on your birthday is a birthday cake. While Cowboy Ned sleeps soundly, Andy wanders across the desert in search of a birthday surprise for his friend and along the way discovers what really makes a birthday special. Echoing the simple yet graceful cowboy poetry of yore, David Ezra Stein’s picture-book debut celebrates best friends.


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Mac's Mackinac Island Adventure
Mary Beth Vachon

E VACHON

A horse named Mac takes a trip to Mackinac Island where he rides a bike, eats fudge and visits the fort.


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