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Maddie's Dream


Catherine Hapka - 2014
    So she is shocked when she finds out Cloudy's former owners might want to buy her back! Maddie desperately concocts various plans to stop the sale: maybe she can raise money to buy Cloudy herself, or what if she can make the potential buyers lose interest? Maddie's online Pony Post friends--Brooke Rhodes, Hayley Duncan, Nina Peralt, who all share a love of Cincoteague ponies--can tell something is up, but at first Maddie is afraid to tell them what's happening. If she loses her only connection to Chincoteague, will they even want to be friends with her anymore?

The Monday Horses


Jean Slaughter Doty - 1978
    Her pony's accident provides Cassie with an introduction to show horses.

Chosen


Jessica Burkhart - 2011
    Natch, she's applied for a highly coveted spot at Canterwood Crest Academy. But while she waits to see if she gets in, Lauren is left contemplating her life in Union, Connecticut and the horrible accident that brought her there. Suddenly, Lauren is left wondering: even if she does get into Canterwood, will her past make her stronger or will it stand in the way of her future as an equestrian for good?

Stallion in the Storm


Ben M. Baglio - 2001
    But when they arrive, they find that there is trouble. Some of the jockeys believe the stables are haunted by Tibor, a stallion who died in a race. Can Mandy and James discover the truth--and help Tibor make his peace?

The Horse Charmer


Terri Farley - 2007
    Darby's grandfather is an ecpert rider - in fact, he owns a horse ranch in Hawaii. So when he agrees to take her in she knows she can't refuse, even is she is a little terrified!

Hotel For Dogs Movie Novelization


Erica David - 2008
    Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, and Don Cheadle in a comedic adventure that shows how far love and imagination can take you. When 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, find themselves in a foster home with a strict "no pets" policy, the siblings have to find a new home for their dog, Friday. The kids stumble into an abandoned hotel and begin transforming it into something truly magical: a home for their dog, as well as all the stray dogs in the neighborhood! But the hotel soon arouses the suspicions of the police who want to know--who let the dogs in?

Secret of the Night Ponies


Joan Hiatt Harlow - 2009
    With her Newfoundland pony, Raven, and Newfoundland dog, Blizzard, Jessie is never at a loss for faithful companions. Jessie's grandmother is always pushing her to be a "lady," but if being a lady means leading a life without adventure, Jessie will have none of it. When Jessie realizes that a little girl named Clara is being neglected, Jessie knows that she has to help. And when Jessie discovers a herd of wild ponies captured in the woods, she knows that she and her friends must come to the rescue. But going head-to-head against the town's bully to save Clara and the ponies is no small feat, and Jessie will need more than just a little bit of luck. The rugged shores of Newfoundland in 1965 set the scene for award-winning author Joan Hiatt Harlow's tale of a girl and her boundless affection for ponies.

Fly-by-Night


K.M. Peyton - 1968
    But having taken possession of him, Ruth was about to discover that her problems had only just begun.

Claws


Dan Greenburg - 2006
    He doesn’t stop until he hits Texas and the Sam Houston Tiger Ranch. Under the guidance of Sunny, the ranch’s owner, he cares for the animals in ways he never imagined. He feeds them a diet of raw, bloody meat. He cleans out their cages. He takes them for exercise. He finds out how to get a tiger to back down, and when he should back down himself. But there is another lesson Cody has to learn—sometimes people are harder to handle than tigers.

Missing


Becky Citra - 2011
    They never stay long enough in one place for Thea to make friends, but when her dad gets work renovating a guest ranch on Gumboot Lake, she dares to hope that their wandering days are over. At the ranch she makes friends with Van, a local boy, and works hard to build the trust of an abused horse named Renegade. When Thea unearths the decades-old story of a four-year-old girl who disappeared from the ranch and was never seen again, she enlists Van to help her solve the mystery. When some disturbing facts come to light, she finally starts to come to terms with the losses in her own life.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Collection


Trenton Lee Stewart - 2012
    This hardcover boxed set includes all five books in the New York Times bestselling series: The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma, The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums, and The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict.Filled with page-turning action and mind-bending brain teasers, these wildly inventive journeys are sure to delight.

Star of Shadowbrook Farm


Joanna Campbell - 1992
    After all, she's been riding since she was young. But this last spill was different. Susan only broke her wrist, but she knows it could have been a lot worse for her or the horse. And it was her own fault. Now, just thinking about riding terrifies her.Then Evening Star comes to the horse farm where Susan lives. Star's elegant gait and graceful stride show he could become a champion jumper. But he was mistreated by his former owner, and as a result he trust no one in the stable--except Susan. Susan knows that only she can make Star a winner, but she also knows that she isn't ready to ride again...

The Rescue


Nicholas Edwards - 2009
    Night after night, she’s being sucked under—until the third night. She realizes it’s not just a dream. It’s really happening to someone—or something. On the rocky shore outside her house, Emily finds a large dog. He’s barely alive, but she’s determined to save him. She can feel his pain—and his determination to live.    The dog is brought to the vet. And with Emily’s help, he starts to improve. But is the bond between the girl and her dog something more? She can see what he sees, feel what he feels. And Zack seems to be able to read her mind, too. Is it possible that together, Emily and Zack can do more than read each other’s minds? Can they turn their powers to helping other people?

Bow Down, Shadrach


Joy Cowley - 1992
    When Hannah discovers that Shadrach has been sold to a dog food factory, she decides to mount a heroic rescue and enlist the help of her two younger brothers.From the beginning, their plans go seriously wrong. By the time they've argued with the repulsive Wuff Stuff man, hidden Shadrach in a church and in a caravan, and floated him on a mussel barge, they're in desperate need of rescuing themselves.

Samphire Song


Jill Hucklesby - 2011
    Something has drawn her to Samphire--there's an instant bond between them. She recognizes he's a damaged horse who needs time to mend. Jodie understands all about pain, having lost her dad two years before. Slowly, she gains Samphire's trust, and Jodie begins to blossom with a new confidence. But when her younger brother Ed becomes very ill and needs an operation, Jodie is faced with the biggest decision of her life. In order to help her mother and brother, she must let Samphire go. She makes him a promise--as soon as she can, she will find him and bring him home. It's a promise that leads her into danger. But somewhere, Samphire is calling to her. She senses his life is at risk and there's not much time. She must rescue him, whatever the cost.