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Best Horse Books for Kids

Here is a collection of some of our favourite books about horses for children aged 7-12. This reading list features chapter books about horses and ponies, exciting adventures and magical mysteries, and is perfect for kids who love to ride. Let’s gallop into realms of adventure, friendship, and the timeless magic with these captivating children’s books about horses and ponies!

The Horse Who Came Home

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
Heartbreak, betrayal, and a breathtakingly daring rescue: Olivia Tuffin's fresh and thrilling novel about a girl's fight for justice at her family's stables will have 9+ readers gripped. Hannah's dad, a former Olympic show jumper, runs a highly respected stables where they buy, train and sell ponies on for huge…
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The Palomino Pony Runs Free

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The fourth in a series of perfect pony books full of action and adventure! Georgia and her beautiful palomino pony, Lily, are hoping to make it to the Horse of the Year Show. It's a big dream and it'll take a lot of work from both of them. Georgia isn't…
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The Palomino Pony on Parade

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The fifth in a series of perfect pony books full of action and adventure! Georgia is looking forward to a very merry Christmas with Lily, her gorgeous palomino pony. But then Lily is offered a starring role in a film, and the Olympia horse show is approaching. Georgia suddenly has…
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Unicorn Academy: Freya and Honey

Written by Julie Sykes Illustrated by Lucy Truman
7-9
When your best friend is a unicorn, magical adventures are guaranteed! Imagine a school where you meet your own unicorn and have amazing adventures together! That's what happens for the girls at Unicorn Academy on beautiful Unicorn Island. Freya and Honey are having great adventures at Unicorn Academy. Freya is…
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Sunshine Stables: Sienna and the Snowy Pony

Written by Olivia Tuffin Illustrated by Jo Goodberry
7-9
At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic illustrated pony club series from Olivia Tuffin. Sienna loves helping out at Sunshine Stables in exchange for rides on Apples, a perfect little Shetland. Nobody believes Sienna when she says that Apples has racing instincts. When a…
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Sunshine Stables: Jess and the Jumpy Pony

Written by Olivia Tuffin Illustrated by Jo Goodberry
7-9
At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic pony club series from Olivia Tuffin. Jess is thrilled to ride beautiful iron grey Bandit at pony camp. He is so sweet and they have a natural connection. But when Bandit unexpectedly throws Jess, his future at…
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Sunshine Stables: Gracie and the Grumpy Pony

Written by Olivia Tuffin Illustrated by Jo Goodberry
7-9
At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic pony club series from Olivia Tuffin. Gracie is so excited to be paired with Bobby at pony camp. He looks gorgeous and he rides like a dream! But there's a problem - nothing she does makes him…
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The Palomino Pony Comes Home

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The first in a series of perfect pony books full of action and adventure! Georgia is pony-mad, and she spends all her spare time at the local stables, mucking out and caring for all the ponies. So when she stumbles upon a mistreated palomino pony in the Welsh hills, she…
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Sunshine Stables: Willow and the Whizzy Pony

Written by Olivia Tuffin Illustrated by Jo Goodberry
7-9
At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic pony club series from Olivia Tuffin. Pony camp is the best thing Willow has ever done. She adores Luna, her chestnut pony, and just like her, Luna loves to run. Together, Willow feels they can do anything!…
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A Pony Called Secret: A Ride To Freedom

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The third in a fantastic series of perfect pony stories about Alice and her spirited young pony, Secret, from Olivia Tuffin, author of the much-loved The Palomino Pony series. It's summertime and Alice and Secret are going on a Pony Club trip to France. Alice is over the moon to…
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A Pony Called Secret: A True Champion

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The sixth in a fantastic series of perfect pony stories about Alice and her spirited young pony, Secret, from Olivia Tuffin, author of the much-loved The Palomino Pony series. Alice and her beloved pony are off to train at Devon's world-class yard - following in the footsteps of the British…
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Sunshine Stables: Poppy and the Perfect Pony

Written by Olivia Tuffin Illustrated by Jo Goodberry
7-9
At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic pony club series from Olivia Tuffin. Poppy can't wait to start pony club and ride beautiful Silver Shadow. But on her first day she's paired with kind but lumpy Henry. She's determined to find a way back…
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Unicorn Academy: Layla and Dancer

Written by Julie Sykes Illustrated by Lucy Truman
7-9
When your best friend is a unicorn, magical adventures are guaranteed! Imagine a school where you meet your own unicorn and have amazing adventures together! That's what happens for the girls at Unicorn Academy on beautiful Unicorn Island. Layla can't believe how lucky she is to be at Unicorn Academy!…
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A Pony Called Secret: A Time To Shine

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The fifth in a fantastic series of perfect pony stories about Alice and her spirited young pony, Secret, from Olivia Tuffin, author of the much-loved The Palomino Pony series. Alice and Secret are back home after their eventful trip to Olympia - and Secret is now one of the best-known…
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The Palomino Pony Rides Out

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The second in a series of perfect pony books full of action and adventure! Life for Georgia has been pretty much perfect since the little palomino pony, Lily, came to Redgrove Stables. And now Lily's expecting a foal and Georgia has been asked to try out for the Championship team!…
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Sunshine Stables: Amina and the Amazing Pony

Written by Olivia Tuffin Illustrated by Jo Goodberry
7-9
At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic pony club series from Olivia Tuffin. Amina is desperate to win a place on the Sunshine Stables showjumping team. It's her chance to prove herself - and to show off the talents of Nutmeg, her gorgeous palomino…
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Sunshine Stables: Sophie and the Spooky Pony

Written by Olivia Tuffin Illustrated by Jo Goodberry
7-9
At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic pony club series from Olivia Tuffin. Sophie loves playing tricks and telling jokes at pony camp. When the ponies start acting strangely, Sophie suspects a very spooky explanation, but no one will believe her! She and her…
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A Pony Called Secret: A Friend In Need

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The second in a fantastic series of perfect pony stories about Alice and her spirited young pony, Secret, from Olivia Tuffin, author of the much-loved The Palomino Pony series. Alice is so excited to finally join the pony club with her gorgeous pony, Secret! Things get off to a great…
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Unicorn Academy: Sophia’s Invitation

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd
7-9
The official companion title for the smash hit Netflix animated series, now playing globally! At Unicorn Academy, Sophia can't wait to discover her destiny and become a Unicorn Rider. First, she must bond with Wildstar to unlock the unicorn's magical powers. But evil Queen Ravenzella wants to destroy Unicorn Island,…
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Unicorn Academy: Sienna and Sparkle

Written by Julie Sykes Illustrated by Lucy Truman
7-9
When your best friend is a unicorn, magical adventures are guaranteed! Imagine a school where you meet your own unicorn and have amazing adventures together! That's what happens for the students at Unicorn Academy on beautiful Unicorn Island. Sienna loves to be the star of the show and she can't…
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The Secret Rescuers: The Sea Pony

Written by Paula Harrison Illustrated by Sophy Williams
7-9
A brilliant series for 7+ readers full of adventure, magic and friendship from Paula Harrison, author of the Rescue Princesses and Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue series. Grace loves living in the tropical village of Cala Sands. It has a gorgeous beach and the sun always shines. She especially likes…
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Unicorn Academy: Phoebe and Shimmer

Written by Julie Sykes Illustrated by Lucy Truman
5-7
When your best friend is a unicorn, magical adventures are guaranteed! Imagine a school where you meet your own unicorn and have amazing adventures together! That's what happens for the girls at Unicorn Academy on beautiful Unicorn Island. Phoebe and Shimmer are having a brilliant time at Unicorn Academy. They're…
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The Palomino Pony Steals the Show

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The sixth in a series of perfect pony books full of action and adventure! Georgia and her palomino, Lily, have come a long way together but now, in their final adventure, they face their biggest challenge yet. Georgia and Lily have been selected for dressage training camp at Rosefolly Equestrian…
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The Palomino Pony Runs Free

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The fourth in a series of perfect pony books full of action and adventure! Georgia and her beautiful palomino pony, Lily, are hoping to make it to the Horse of the Year Show. It's a big dream and it'll take a lot of work from both of them. Georgia isn't…
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