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Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
• Pre-school
All the pretty little horses : a traditional lullaby by:Linda Saport
A traditional lullaby presented with music, a note on the origin of the song, and pastel illustrations which reflect its possible connection to slaves in the American South.
The wild little horse by:Rita Gray
Little Horse cannot resist the call of the wind, which encourages him to run like a wild colt and cavort by the sea.
Horse by:Malachy Doyle
Illustrations and simple text describe the first year of a foal's life, from his birth one warm spring night, through lazy summer days, to the next spring, when he is old enough to be bridled like his mother.
Giddy-up! Let's ride! by:Flora McDonnell
Describes ways people ride horses and other animals, such as the show jumper on her trrrit-trrroting horse, the raja on his rumpetta-trumping elephant, and the nomad on his lolloppy-plodding camel.
One horse waiting for me by:Patricia Mullins
Concept book
My Chincoteague Pony by:Susan Jeffers
True story about a little girl and her experience of getting a pony.
Fritz and the beautiful horses by:Jan Brett
Fritz, a pony excluded from the group of beautiful horses within the walled city, becomes a hero when he rescues the children of the city.
Twenty heartbeats by:Dennis Haseley
After waiting for decades for the portrait of his prize horse to be finished, an angry rich man decides to confront the artist.
Blackie, the horse who stood still by:Christopher Cerf
Born on the Kansas plains, Blackie likes to stay in one place rather than risk missing anything, but is gently pursuaded to try his hoof as a rodeo horse, a ranger's mount in Yosemite National Park, and a town mascot on the California coast, and finds love wherever he stands.
Mustang canyon by:Jonathan London
A young mustang is separated from its mother when a plane sweeps over the canyon and the horses run from the noise.
Ancient thunder by:Leo Yerxa
Celebrates wild horses and the natural world of the prairies which were both very important to the First Peoples.
Horses in the Pasture
Horses in the pasture
(point ot side)

Horses in the hay
(point to other side)

Horses like to run and jump,
(run and jump in place)

Each and every day.
(clap along with words)

Galloping Ponies
Galloping, galloping, galloping,

How fast my pony can go,

When he's tired we'll come home,

Slow, slow, slow.
I'm a Little Cowboy
(To the Tune of: I'm a Little Teapot)

Iím a little cowboy.

Here is my hat
Here are my spurs
And here are my chaps
As soon as I get up,
I work all day
I get on my horse
And ride away.
Hobby Horses

To make yourself a hobby horse, you will need a brown paper lunch bag, several craft sticks taped together to create a longer stick, string or ribbon, construction paper, and materials to decorate your hobby horse. Open the paper bag and stuff it mostly full with tissue paper, newspaper or any scraps you have around- this will be your horse's face and head. Insert the craft stick to the end of the paper bag, scrunching the ends around it and taping them or tying them shut. Now you have the basic horse to decorate. Cut out ears, eyes, a bridle using the templates and arrange them on your horse's head. Add paper shreds for a mane and you have a great hobby horse.

Song: All the Pretty Little Horses

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy, little baby.
When you wake, you'll have cake,
and all the pretty little horses.

Blacks and bays, dapples and grays,
Coach and six-a-little horses.
Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy, little baby.

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy, little baby.
When you wake, you'll have cake,
and all the pretty little horses.

I have listed several books so you may choose the items that will meet your needs. I like to have about 5 books for my storytime programs.