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Books TitleRECOMMENDED NOVELS WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN

S) HORSES

CORBIN, WILLIAM
“Horse in the House” (1964)
Melanie has a plan: when her parents are away for the week, she’s going to bring her palomino stallion Orbit into the house to prove he’s smart enough to behave there. A horse-dealer hanging around he Oregon home has another plan -- to steal the prize horse! Look also for Corbin’s “Pony for Keeps” and “Golden Mare.”

DAVIS, LAVINIA R.
“Hobby Horse Hill” (1939)
For those who are mad about horses and riding, this and Davis’s seven other books on the subject are must reading. Terry comes to Long Island, New York to stay with her aunt’s family, the Wades, and finds that all her cousins think about are their horses. To get any attention at all, she must learn to ride herself.

PACE, MILDRED MASTIN
“Old Bones, The Wonder Horse” (1955)
This is a novelization of the true story of “Exterminator,” the horse that came from nowhere to win the Kentucky Derby in 1918, and the people whose lives he changed.

PEYTON, K. M.
“Fly-By-Night” (1968)
When Ruth moves to the country from London, she sees lots of children riding ponies, and longs to join them. Convincing her father to let her spend her small savings, she finds a pony of her own, but can such a pony ever be well-trained? Horses also figure prominently in Peyton’s popular “Flambards” series.

PHIPSON, JOAN
“Good Luck to the Rider” (1968)
Three teenagers on a camping trip in the Australian outback find and capture a wild foal and bring it home to their ranch. Barbara struggles to tame and train the wild creature, and they both learn from the experience.

ROBERTSON, KEITH
“Ticktock and Jim” (1948)
“Ticktock and Jim, Depute Sheriffs” (1949)
Jim’s Dad isn’t happy when he trades his heirloom gold watch for a scrawny Texas mustang, but Jim is sure he made a good deal. With some loving care, Ticktock proves him right, and the adventures they have together are full of excitement. Look also for  “The Lonesome Sorrel,” “If Wishes Were Horses” and “The Phantom Rider.”

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S) Horses

T) Other Animals and Nature

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