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Horse Diaries #1: Elska
Written by Catherine Hapka
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Trade Paperback

Iceland, circa AD 1000

Elska is a silver dapple Icelandic filly. She spends summers frisking about the countryside and winters in the farmyard, where the girl human Amma takes special care of her. But when a powerful neighbor notices Elska, her contented life suddenly changes. Here is Elska’s story . . ... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #1: Elska
Written by Catherine Hapka
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
eBook

Iceland, circa AD 1000

Elska is a silver dapple Icelandic filly. She spends summers frisking about the countryside and winters in the farmyard, where the girl human Amma takes special care of her. But when a powerful neighbor notices Elska, her contented life suddenly changes. Here is Elska’s story . . ... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #12: Luna
Written by Catherine Hapka
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Trade Paperback

For all lovers of horses and history, the beloved Horse Diaries series is heading to the circus!
 
A beautiful Friesian horse and the younger sister of a circus star develop a heartwarming friendship in this sweet and lively story told straight from the horse’s mouth.
 
The Netherlands... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #12: Luna
Written by Catherine Hapka
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
eBook

For all lovers of horses and history, the beloved Horse Diaries series is heading to the circus!
 
A beautiful Friesian horse and the younger sister of a circus star develop a heartwarming friendship in this sweet and lively story told straight from the horse’s mouth.
 
The Netherlands... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #12: Luna
Written by Catherine Hapka
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Hardcover Library Binding

For all lovers of horses and history, the beloved Horse Diaries series is heading to the circus!
 
A beautiful Friesian horse and the younger sister of a circus star develop a heartwarming friendship in this sweet and lively story told straight from the horse’s mouth.
 
The Netherlands... Read More
 





Jingle Bells (Horse Diaries Special Edition)
Written by Catherine Hapka
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Trade Paperback

A heartwarming Clydesdale story for the holiday season!
 
For all lovers of horses, history, and the holidays, here’s a very special Horse Diaries book.
 
Wisconsin, 1915. Jingle Bells is a strong Clydesdale gelding. He enjoys his work on the farm, pulling the hay wagon in the summer and... Read More
 





Jingle Bells (Horse Diaries Special Edition)
Written by Catherine Hapka
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
eBook

A heartwarming Clydesdale story for the holiday season!
 
For all lovers of horses, history, and the holidays, here’s a very special Horse Diaries book.
 
Wisconsin, 1915. Jingle Bells is a strong Clydesdale gelding. He enjoys his work on the farm, pulling the hay wagon in the summer and... Read More
 





Jingle Bells (Horse Diaries Special Edition)
Written by Catherine Hapka
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Hardcover Library Binding

A heartwarming Clydesdale story for the holiday season!
 
For all lovers of horses, history, and the holidays, here’s a very special Horse Diaries book.
 
Wisconsin, 1915. Jingle Bells is a strong Clydesdale gelding. He enjoys his work on the farm, pulling the hay wagon in the summer and... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #6: Yatimah
Written by Catherine Hapka
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Trade Paperback

For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in the Arabian Desert in the ninth century, Yatimah is a black Arabian filly whose name means "orphan." She enjoys her life at the oasis, with sheep to tease, other foals to race... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #6: Yatimah
Written by Catherine Hapka
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
eBook

For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in the Arabian Desert in the ninth century, Yatimah is a black Arabian filly whose name means "orphan." She enjoys her life at the oasis, with sheep to tease, other foals to race... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #6: Yatimah
Written by Catherine Hapka
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Hardcover Library Binding

For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in the Arabian Desert in the ninth century, Yatimah is a black Arabian filly whose name means "orphan." She enjoys her life at the oasis, with sheep to tease, other foals to race... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #2: Bell's Star
Written by Alison Hart
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Trade Paperback

Vermont, 1850s

Bell’s Star is a brown Morgan colt with a white star and two white stockings. He was bred for hard work, yet he longs to run free with his human friend, Katie, on his back. But when Star helps rescue a runaway slave girl, his ideas about freedom may change... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #2: Bell's Star
Written by Alison Hart
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
eBook

Vermont, 1850s

Bell’s Star is a brown Morgan colt with a white star and two white stockings. He was bred for hard work, yet he longs to run free with his human friend, Katie, on his back. But when Star helps rescue a runaway slave girl, his ideas about freedom may change... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #7: Risky Chance
Written by Alison Hart
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Trade Paperback

For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in California at the start of the Great Depression, Risky Chance is a gray thoroughbred who was born to race. Life at the track and being spoiled by his jockey's young daughter, Marie... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #7: Risky Chance
Written by Alison Hart
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
eBook

For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in California at the start of the Great Depression, Risky Chance is a gray thoroughbred who was born to race. Life at the track and being spoiled by his jockey's young daughter, Marie... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #3: Koda
Written by Patricia Hermes
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Trade Paperback

For anyone who has ever dreamed of hearing a horse’s story . . .

Independence, Missouri, 1846

Koda is a bay quarter horse with a white blaze. He loves to explore the countryside and run free with his human friend Jasmine nearby. But after Koda sets out with Jasmine’s family on a long... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #3: Koda
Written by Patricia Hermes
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
eBook

For anyone who has ever dreamed of hearing a horse’s story . . .

Independence, Missouri, 1846

Koda is a bay quarter horse with a white blaze. He loves to explore the countryside and run free with his human friend Jasmine nearby. But after Koda sets out with Jasmine’s family on a long... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #4: Maestoso Petra
Written by Jane Kendall
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Trade Paperback

Vienna, Austria, 1938

Maestoso Petra is a world-famous Lipizzaner stallion. He has spent years in the Spanish Riding School, training to perform the complex airs above the ground that only Lipizzaner can accomplish. But when World War II breaks out in Europe, he learns to think less about performing and more about... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #4: Maestoso Petra
Written by Jane Kendall
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
eBook

Vienna, Austria, 1938

Maestoso Petra is a world-famous Lipizzaner stallion. He has spent years in the Spanish Riding School, training to perform the complex airs above the ground that only Lipizzaner can accomplish. But when World War II breaks out in Europe, he learns to think less about performing and more about... Read More
 





A Castle Full of Cats
Written by Ruth Sanderson
Hardcover

The queen’s cats have taken over the palace, and the king has had enough! Beloved artist Ruth Sanderson brings her signature detailed and lush style to this humorous story of royal compromise. Told in rhyme, and with dozens of cats on each page, this gorgeous book is sure to have cat... Read More
 





A Castle Full of Cats
Written by Ruth Sanderson
eBook

The queen’s cats have taken over the palace, and the king has had enough! Beloved artist Ruth Sanderson brings her signature detailed and lush style to this humorous story of royal compromise. Told in rhyme, and with dozens of cats on each page, this gorgeous book is sure to have cat... Read More
 





A Castle Full of Cats
Written by Ruth Sanderson
Hardcover Library Binding

The queen’s cats have taken over the palace, and the king has had enough! Beloved artist Ruth Sanderson brings her signature detailed and lush style to this humorous story of royal compromise. Told in rhyme, and with dozens of cats on each page, this gorgeous book is sure to have cat... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #10: Darcy
Written by Whitney Sanderson
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Trade Paperback

Ireland, 1917. Darcy is a light gray Connemara pony with silver dapples. She's fast and tough, whether she's pulling a load of peat from the bog or riding around the rugged countryside with Shannon McKenna, her human family's eldest daughter. But when Mrs. McKenna needs a doctor, Darcy discovers a skill... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #10: Darcy
Written by Whitney Sanderson
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
eBook

Ireland, 1917. Darcy is a light gray Connemara pony with silver dapples. She's fast and tough, whether she's pulling a load of peat from the bog or riding around the rugged countryside with Shannon McKenna, her human family's eldest daughter. But when Mrs. McKenna needs a doctor, Darcy discovers a skill... Read More
 





Horse Diaries #10: Darcy
Written by Whitney Sanderson
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
Hardcover Library Binding

Ireland, 1917. Darcy is a light gray Connemara pony with silver dapples. She's fast and tough, whether she's pulling a load of peat from the bog or riding around the rugged countryside with Shannon McKenna, her human family's eldest daughter. But when Mrs. McKenna needs a doctor, Darcy discovers a skill... Read More
 

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