Thursday, February 11, 2010

New horse book releases in 2010

I will just say that after three major snowstorms in four days it is still snowing.

Picture/Easy Reader books

Prolific illustrator Ruth Sanderson has a book coming out in September with well-known fantasy writer Jane Yolen. Random House will publish Hush, Little Horsie, a picture book, on September 28, 2010.

Random House is releasing Mary Pope Osborne's 1991 book, Moonhorse, illustrator S.M. Saelig, as a paperback. April 27, 2010.

Paddywack, a Step Into Reading book by Stephanie Spinner, will be released on April 27, 2010.

Juvenile Fiction

Whirlwind, the sequel to Alison Hart's Shadow Horse is coming out on May 25, 2010 (Random House)

Whispering Hope and Long Ride Home, the latest books in Marsha Hubler's Christian-themed Keystone Stables series, are due out this spring from Zondervan.

Rival Revenge, the latest in the Canterwood Crest series by Jessica Burkhart, came out January 26 from Simon & Schuster/Aladdin MIX. Sequels Home Sweet Drama is due out April 6, City Secrets on July 6, and Elite Ambition on September 14.

Heather Henson uses that most common of themes, a damaged kid and a damaged horse, in Dream Of Night, due out in May from Atheneum.

Diane Lee Wilson, author of Black Storm Comin' and Fire Horse, has a third horse-related book due out in April; Raven Speak in which a Viking chief's daughter flees a usurper intent on killing her beloved horse.

The Breyer Horse Collection series book Favory's Journey: The Story of a Lipizzaner Stallion by Annie Wedekind is due in September from Feiwel & Friends.

Judy Andrekson and David Parkin's Gunner: Hurricane Horse in the True Horse Stories series is due out in September from Tundra Books.

Horse Mad Heights, the latest in the Horse Mad series by Kathy Helidoniotis, is due from Whitecap Books on May 1, 2010.

YA book Mystery At Saddle Creek by Shelley Peterson is due out on March 1, 2010 from Key Porter Books.


Jens Lorenz Franzen's The Rise Of Horses: 55 Million Years Of Evolution is due from Johns Hopkins University Press in February.

Nonfiction - Bio/Memoir

Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs: The Life of Velma Johnston, by David Cruise and Alison Griffiths, is due out in April.

Susan Richards, the author of memoirs Chosen By A Horse and Chosen Forever, has a third horsey memoir due out on May 4. Saddled concerns Richards' third horse, the memorable mare Georgia.

And, just for fun - Romance

Tame Horses, Wild Hearts from Alison Paige, wherein a woman running a riding camp falls for her bodyguard. Due from Samhain Publishing on March 2, 2010.

Juvenile Fiction - new in paperback

Chancey Of The Maury River by Gigi Amateau will be released in paperback on March 8, 2010 from Candlewick Press. (Check out the link for the new and quite different paperback cover. The cover above appeals more to me, despite the extreme shortness of the horse's neck.)

Firehorse by Diane Lee Wilson is due in paperback on July 6, 2010 (Simon & Schuster)

The Georges and The Jewels by Jane Smiley is due in paperback on Septembe 14, 2010 (Random House)

Secret Of The Night Ponies by Joan Hiatt Harlow is due in paperback on September 14, 2010 (Simon & Schuster)

Everything else - new in paperback

Jim Squires's racing critique Headless Horsemen: A Tale Of Chemical Colts, Subprime Sales Agents and the Last Kentucky Derby on Steroids comes to paperback on April 27, 2010 from Holt.

Eclipse: The story of the rogue, the madam and the horse that changed racing by Nicholas Clee is due out in paperback on February 5 from Bantam Press.



Mystery At Saddle Creek

Tame Horses, Wild Hearts

Chancey Of The Maury River (pb)


Wild Horse Annie And The Last Of The Mustangs
Canterwood Crest - Home Sweet Drama
Raven Speak

Moonhorse (pb)

Headless Horsemen


Whispering Hope

The Long Ride Home Horse

Mad Heights

Dream Of Night




Canterwood Crest - City Secrets Firehorse (pb)


Favory's Journey

Gunner: Hurricane Horse

Canterwood Crest - Elite Ambition

The Georges And The Jewels (pb)
Secret of the Night Ponies (pb)

Hush, Little Horsie

1 comment:

Alison said...

Thank you for the mention of our forthcoming book Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs.

Publication is March 16th but you can order advance copies at -- Wild Horse Annie's original organization -- and proceeds benefit its work.

We also wanted to know if you'd received an advanced copy of the book.

We have started a blog to provide information about Wild Horse Annie that we couldn't fit into the book. Here's the link.

And there is a great book trailer.

To the moderator -- pls let us know if you have received a review copy and if not, where to send it.

David Cruise and Alison Griffiths