Ponies, ponies, ponies
Pony book sales
My sales website closed in August 2013. Thank you to everyone who's bought books from me over the years, shared information and chatted. It's been great. I haven't gone away. I'm still keeping a close eye on the horse and pony book field, reviewing away and letting you know what's coming up. And my info website, janebadgerbooks.co.uk is still being added to.
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Looking for Heroines on Horseback? You can buy a signed copy from me here.
Publishers of pony books
The major publishing houses have their Heartlands etc, but these independent publishers are republishing classic horse and pony books:
Fidra Books: an Edinburgh-
Girls Gone By: publishers (again, re-
Girls Gone By do limited reprints, so if you want one of their books, swoop while they’re still in print. They very soon rocket up in price on the secondhand market.
Catnip: Catnip are reissuing Patricia
Leitch’s Jinny series. Their edition is actually my favourite of all the Jinny editions: it’s far more substantial than its Armada predecessors.
Andersen Press: Monica Dickens has now joined the ranks of pony book authors to be republished. The Andersen Press, probably best known to parents for producing the multi-
Image Cascade: Image Cascade publish out of print girl’s stories, in a similar fashion to Girls Gone By. As well as a range of other, non pony, authors, they have published Janet Lambert’s Dria Meredith books, and Anne Emery’s Scarlet Royal.
The Will James Art Company: as well as producing various merchandise with Will James’ illustrations, this company has reissued most (if not all) of Will James’ books. Unusually, many are available as hardbacks.
Poppet Press: has reprinted the Barbara van Tuyl’s Bonnie series, one of American horse book readers’ favourites.
The Press has reprinted the whole series, and it is available in the UK.
Other places to find pony books
Specialist children's booksellers
The Rutland Bookshop
13 High Street West
Rutland LE15 9QB
Tel: 01572 823450
Open Tuesdays -
You’ll also find them at the big shows and events: they usually do Badminton and Burghley. The Rutland Bookshop stocks a good range of country and animal books, including pony books. They don’t have an online presence.
They’re at all the major shows, and also have a web presence. They stock modern fiction and non fiction.
On Ebay (UK)
Equestrian Books -
RE & GB Way -
Robin Bledsoe, sells children's horse books, as well as a wide selection of horse and art books. Probably the major equestrian dealer in the USA.
Horse Books Plus -
Equitainment, have a wide range of horsey stuff -