Great Cowboy and Cowgirl Literature with Units to Guide Study Groups  

Most of these award-winning cowboy and cowgirl books are in your library! (If can't find them, you can order them by clicking from title-to-title below.) Check out two or three copies of each for your class. Let students choose their favorites and form literature groups. Give them copies of the unit to guide them to find the special treasure inside each book, to develop valuable skills, to problem solve, and to help them work together as a group! Animals are strong in character and can reach many "unreachable" children!

Book: Bubba and Beau, Best Friends by Kathi Appelt--a first chapter book/picture book--Baby Bubba and Puppy Beau are best friends who live on a ranch!-- Unit in Book Bridges

Book: Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee--a simple, repetitive picture book with a clever ending with a unit in Reading Seeds

Book: Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman-- Kate learns just the way to train her special pony, Cocoa. An easy chapter book with a Kids' Wings Unit in Springboards.

Book: Jim Dandy by Hadley Irwin--historical --12-year old Caleb's love for a special foal who eventually become General Custer's mount, a coming of age story of love and loss-- Unit in Bluebonnet Celebrations

Book: Leonardo's Horse by Jean Fritz--historical fiction novel--the story of Leonardo DaVinci's love for a horse-- Unit in Treasure Trackers

Book: My Pony by Susan Jeffers--Beautiful picture book about learning to dream and learning to wait--autobiography-- Unit in Book Bridges

Book: Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan--historical fiction novel--exciting fictionalized biography of equestrian Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst who lived her life disguised as a man and was the first woman voter in the U.S.-- Unit in Forged in the Fire

Book: Runaway Radish by Jessie Haas --An easy chapter book about a smart, brave, little pony with a mind of his own. --Unit in Mountains and Valleys

Book: Sixteen Cows by Lisa Wheeler--a precious love story/picture book with a rollicking rhyme--Cowboy Gene and Cowgirl Sue have trouble rounding up their cows when the fence between their ranches blows down-- Unit in Tickles, Tricks, and Treasure

Book: The Toughest Cowboy by John Frank--Cowboy Grizz Brickbottom is the toughest cowboy whose unusual problem gets an even more surprising solution; a perfect introduction to hyperbole-- with a unit in Forever Friendships

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