Click the “Rodeo/Horses” link above to find texts for the rodeo and horse enthusiasts in your classroom.  Enjoy!

Key:

^ Nonfiction

# Other: Poetry, Drama, etc.

*Grade levels are based on reviews from sources such as School Library Journal, Booklist, etc. They do not necessarily represent Alan’s views on grade level appropriateness.

Rodeo

Bull Rider (Orca Soundings)Bull Rider by Marilyn Halvorson (Grades 9-12)

Bull RiderBull Rider by Suzanne Morgan Williams (Grades 7-10)

Eight SecondsEight Seconds by Jean Ferris (LGBTQ; Grades 7-10)

Bullfighting

Shadow of a BullShadow of a Bull by Maya Wojciechowska (Grades 4-7)

Horses

Bug BoyBug Boy by Eric Luper (Grades 6-8)

Racing  Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally (Female Protagonist; Grades 9-12)

chance   Riding Chance by Christine Kendall (Multicultural; Grades 6-9)

Seabiscuit: An American Legend^ Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

The CircuitThe Circuit by Catherine Hapka and Georgina Bloomberg (Female Protagonist; Grades 7-10)

The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation^ The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts

The Perfect Distance: A NovelThe Perfect Distance by Kim Ablon Whitney (Grades 7-10)

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