A Compelling Book for All Ages -- And See the Movie, "Temple Grandin" Starring Clare Danes
Diagnosed with autism at a young age, instead of being institutionalized, Temple's mother encouraged her to go to school. But it was a trip to her aunt's ranch in Arizona that changed her life. That mentoring experience along with her early professors encouraged her own mentoring of thousands of students, ranchers, processors, and others.
Dr. Grandin is a world-renowned scientist and professor at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has revolutionized the livestock industry through cruelty-free designed facilities and practices. She thinks visually like animals do and she gives them a voice. She knows that animals raised for food should be treated with respect.
Her story is both compelling and inspiring. Read this enjoyable biography or make it part of your school's Common Core curriculum.
African American Women of the Old West NEW TO THE ANCW BOOK LIST!
Author: Tricia Martineau Wagner
Where to Purchase: Amazon.com
Book Summary: Histories and highlights of the lives of ten remarkable Black women, including the amazing Mary Ann Pleasant who amassed a fortune in San Francisco simply by listening. She became a financial force in the City and owned vast areas of real estate. Cigar smoking, gun-toting Mary Fields was a force to be reckoned with in Montana. Clara Brown gained her freedom from slavery and $300 when her owner died, and she headed to Colorado. Biddy Mason walked 1,700 miles west to Utah with a baby in her arms. These women’s stories are inspiring!
Publisher: Two Dot Press
Publication Date: 2007
Age Range: 8-Young Adult and Adult
Price: $14.99 Paperback, $13.99 e-book
The Chaney Twins’ Ag Books is a nine-book series that follows the Chaney twins, Rianna and Sheridan, and the bottle baby they adopted as four-year-olds, to their ranch experiences as teenagers. The nine-book bundle is available at a special price of $90.00 per set. Individual books sell for $12.00 plus shipping per book. In addition, lesson plans for books one-eight are FREE and available on the Pennsylvania Beef Council website: www.pabeef.org. Or you can contact Rebecca Chaney directly at email@example.com for discounts on box orders and speaking availability. Check youtube.com for video readings.
Little Star . . . Raising Our First Calf, Book Series #1
Book Summary: Bill Pickett is the most celebrated black cowboy of all time. He was a rodeo star that has been honored with a postage stamp and induction into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. He is a mythical figure known as for taming a steer by biting an animal’s upper lip.
Publisher: Gulliver Books
Publication Date: 10/01/1996
Age Range: Pre-K - 7
Price: Varies from $77.99 for first edition hardcover to $4.99 for used paperback.
Author: Lois Lenski
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target
Book Summary: Cowboy Small and his horse, Cactus, ride the range and do all kinds of cowboy work.
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Mercari
Book Summary: Not a creature is stirring in the barn, except for a little lamb who hears a strange sound on the rooftop.
Publication Date: 9-1-2020
Age Range: 4-7 yrs
Black Cowboy, Wild Horses, A True Story
Author: Jerry Pinkney, illustrations by Julius Lester
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Discover Books
Book Summary: Bob Lemmons, an illiterate former slave, is famous for his ability to track wild horses. He and his horse, Warrior, run with the wild mustangs day and night until they accept his presence. They challenge the stallion for leadership of the herd.
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: September 28, 2021
Age Range: 4-8 yrs (?)
Price: $8.99 Hardcover
B Is for Buckaroo: A Cowboy Alphabet
Author: Gleaves Whitney and Louise Doak Whitney, illustrations by Susan Guy
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Target
Book Summary: A rollicking, rhyming ride through the alphabet, cowboy-style!
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication Date: 12-15-2006
Age Range: 6-9
Price: $20.74 Hardback, $7.95 Paperback
Good Night Cowboys
Author: Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper, illustrations by Joe Veno
Where to Purchase: Amazon
Book Summary: Little buckaroos saddle up and hit the trail, riding horses, roping a steer and even panning for gold.
Publisher: Good Night Our World
Publication Date: 01-24-2017
Age Range: Baby – 3
Price: $8.59 Board Book, $3.99 Kindle
A Barrel Racer’s Dream: A Western Rodeo Adventure for Kids Ages 4-8
Author: M.D. Ford, Illustrations by Harry Aveira
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Ebay, Thriftbooks*
Book Summary: Adventurous Dee loves rodeo and barrel racing, and has been practicing for her first competition. How will she and her horse do?
Publisher: Whispering Horse Books
Publication Date: 05-18-2020
Age Range: 4-8
*Also available as a video book on youtube.com. Part of a three-book series. Activity book also available.
DK Eyewitness Books: Cowboy
Author: David Murdoch
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, DK Books
Book Summary: Discover the Real-Life World of Working Cowboys, from Longhorns and Lariats to Chuckwagons, Chaps, Rodeos and Ranches. An informative and entertaining book of cowboys around the world.
Publication Date: May 31, 2000
Price: Hardcover $29.99, ebook $10.00
Riding on a Range
Author: G. Lawson Drinkard, Illustrations by Fran Lee
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books
Book Summary: Over 60 pages of crafts and activities for kids, including how to make a wooden horse, uses for a bandana, crafty spurs and more.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Publication Date: 2003
Age Range: 6-12
Mandy Sue Day
Author: Roberta Karim, Illustrations by Karen Ritz
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Book Summary: Mandy and her horse, Ben, gallop across the plains. Mandy uses her senses of taste, hearing, touch and smell to enjoy a special day. At the end of the story, the reader discovers Mandy is blind, but horseback she feels like she can do anything!
Publisher: Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: June 15, 2003
Age Range: Kindergarten – 12 yrs.
Price: $3-$12+, Harback and Paperback
Author: Karen Jameson, illustrations by Wednesday Kirwan
Where to Purchase: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart
Book Summary: As the farm animals settle down to sleep, they all say goodnight: neigh-a-bye, baa-a-bye, moo-a-bye, in a peaceful, lyrical rhythm that snuggles close.
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie’s New Friend Author: Ree Drummond, Illustrations by Diane deGroat Where to Purchase: Barnes & Noble Book Summary: Charlie may have met his match in Mr. Rabbit who steals vegetable from Mama’s garden. Mr. Rabbit is always one step ahead! Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 01-07-14
Age Range: 4-8 yrs
Charlie the Ranch Dog
Author: Ree Drummond, Illustrations by Diane deGroat
Where to Purchase: Barnes & Noble
Book Summary: Introduces Charlie the Drummond’s ranch dog. He loves breakfast and works all day on the ranch
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 04-26-11
Age Range: 4-8 yrs
Remember the Ladies
Author: Callista Gingrich
Where to Purchase: Barnes & Noble
Book Summary: Ellis meets America’s first ladies and discovers many of their contributions to American history. Even cows on the White House lawn. Part of the Ellis the Elephant Series. This book is #7 of the series.