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Summer Reading and Crafts


2021/05/01

“Yet when the books have been read and reread, it boils down to the horse, his human companion, and what goes on between them.” – Walter Farley
 
What are your reading interests this summer? Are you reading about Fergus? Reading Thelwell books? Or maybe you’re interested in Rita Mae Brown’s cat mystery books. Are you reading the Saddle Club series? We want to know what books are on your summer reading list.

Horse and Rider Books offers a variety of children’s horse books and books on making horse-related crafts. Read about some of them at: https://horseandriderbooks.wordpress.com/category/childrens-books/ 

Have you read Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse

Have you read some of the classics like Black Beauty, The Black Stallion, Misty of Chincoteague and Stormy, Misty’s Foal?

There’s Paul Goble’s The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. It won the Caldecott Medal for illustration.

How about Fritz and the Beautiful Horses, written and illustrated by Jan Brett?

There are many more to choose from. Check with you local library or bookstore, or browse the Internet for “horse books for children.”

Arts and crafts are usually part of the fun at summer horse camp. What will you create this summer? Horse and Rider Books has a craft book to Make Your Own Pony Pencil Holder. Get instructions on how to make it here:

https://horseandriderbooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/horsefunmakeapencilholder-horseandriderbooks.pdf

If you have a horseshoe, you can make a horse shoe frame or “luck catcher.” Get instructions on how to make them here:

https://horseandriderbooks.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/horsefunpictureframeluckcatcher-horseandriderbooks.pdf

 We want to hear from you! Send us an email: midsouthhorsereview@yahoo.com and let us know what books you read this summer and tell us what you liked about them. We want to report in our June issue the horse books you’ve been reading and would recommend to others.

For our July issue, we want to see some of the art work and crafts you made at summer horse camp. Send photos of them to: midsouthhorsereview@yahoo.com

Send us photos of you at summer horse camp, too. We love to post photos of our young readers having fun with horses.
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