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Growing Up in Wild Horse Canyon

by Karen Autio, illustrated by Loraine Kemp
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: horses, trees & forests

In a hidden canyon in British Columbia's Southern Interior, a ponderosa pine tree sprouts. Seasons pass as the tree grows, witness to generations of human history in the Okanagan Valley, from First Nations quests to fur brigades, horse wrangling, secret wartime commando training, to the firestorm of 2003. Richly illuminated by maps, illustrations, …

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What is a Horse?

by Bobbie Kalman & Levigne
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: horses, biology

Children love horses! Today, there are more than 300 different breeds around the world! What is a Horse? explores the family tree of horses and their equine relatives including their physiology, feeding habits, the birth of a foal, "horse sense", and horses in the wild.

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Northern Dancer

King of the Racetrack

by Gare Joyce
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: sports & recreation, horses, equestrian

This third installment of the Larger than Life series details the astonishing success of a Canadian horse-racing legend. Northern Dancer was born in 1961 at the famed Windfields farm of Oshawa, Ontario. As a colt, he was unimpressive - small and stocky in stature, and ornery and mischievous by disposition. An auction buyer refused to take him, even …

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Sable Island

The Wandering Sandbar

by Wendy Kitts
edition: eBook
tagged: horses, geography, environmental science & ecosystems

Though it was discovered almost 500 years ago, few people have visited Sable Island. Despite modern naviational tools, excessive fog and stormy weather still make travelling to Sable a challenge. Add government restrictions limiting visitors to the remote island and prohibitive travel costs, and Sable is virtually inacessible to most.

But the island …

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Welcome To The World Of Wild Horses

by Diane Swanson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: horses

These are the latest titles in this popular series that introduces children to North American wildlife through color photographs and fascinating text. Young readers will be enchanted by America's smallest bird, the fearless hummingbird. Its resting heart rate is an astonishing 480 beats per minute and, unlike any other bird, it can fly backwards. F …

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Gunner

Hurricane Horse

by Judy Andrekson, illustrated by David Parkins
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: horses

Each book in the True Horse Stories focuses on a contemporary horse from a different part of the world, and each animal is, in his or her own way, a hero.

PBJ Decks Smokin Gun (Gunner) is an American Paint Horse, one of the many of Heather Lott Goodwin's herd, and a valuable show animal that won the World Championship Paint Horse title. When Hurrica …

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Steeplechase

by Martha Martin
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 10
  • Grade: 4 to 5
tagged: horses

Pounding hooves, the roar of the crowds, muscles tightening, and then - the leap! Experience the excitement and thrill of competitive Steeplechase in the latest book in the Horsing Around series, Steeplechase. You too can be a champion!

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Show Jumping

by Robin Johnson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 10
  • Grade: 4 to 5
tagged: horses, equestrian

Saddle up and leap into the pages of this book to read all about show jumping! You'll learn about verticals, oxers, combinations, and other jumps that horses - and their riders - attempt to complete quickly and flawlessly. You'll also discover the breeds and care of show horses, how they train and compete in Olympic and other jumping events, and th …

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Rodeo

by Robin Johnson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 4 to 5
tagged: horses

Hold on to your cowboy hats and prepare for a wild read! In this book, you'll learn all about the bucking horses, lively livestock, and daring riders of the rodeo world. You'll read about roping, riding, racing, wrestling, and more! You'll also discover the breeds of rodeo horses, how riders handle and care for their animals, and how cattle herding …

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