Horses have a special power with kids, and horse books can be a great way to invite them to read more, using the magic of their four-hooved friends. Here are some fun picture book for a young horse lover or pony kid in your life.
With simple rhythmic text and charming pictures, this gleeful book by Nicola Smee will make your toddler beg to read it again and again.
2. If I Ran the Horse Show
In the latest installment of the Cat in the Hat Learning Library by Bonnie Worth, the Cat introduces Sally and Nick—and beginning readers—to all things horsey.
3. Hello, Horse
This gentle introduction to horses by Vivian French, illustrated by Catherine Rayner, will delight even those who need a little reassurance before jumping into the saddle.
4. Horse Meets Dog
Television comedy writer Elliott Kalan and acclaimed illustrator Tim Miller team up in this clever comedy of mistaken species identity.
5. If A Horse Had Words
This lyrical story by Kelly Cooper with illustrations by Lucy Eldridge follows the relationship between a boy and a horse.
6. Dinky Goes to the Hamptons
Author Emily Kil based this fictional story of Dinky on a real-life pony by the same name, who went on to win the 2018 USEF Pony Jumper Championships.
7. My Pony
A little girl who longs for a pony draws pictures of a dappled mare she names Silver, then rides her through a magical countryside in her dreams.
8. Little Pony
Mini Look at Me Books are miniature versions of the larger versions—resized to fit tiny hands. Here, a baby pony learns about the world.
9. If I Had a Horse
An inspiring picture book with simple text and gorgeous, impressionistic artwork from acclaimed author-illustrator Gianna Marino, is about a girl imagining what life would be like with a horse.
10. A Horse Named Steve
Steve finds a gold horn in the forest and attaches it to his head. A laugh-out-loud tale of an endearingly self-absorbed horse who learns that there’s more than one way to blow your own horn!