The Horse Club

My first early chapter book! (Penguin/DK)

OVERVIEW (From Publisher)

Saddle up for an adventure with two sisters as they revitalize their school's horseback riding club while also helping out at their family's bakery in DK Adventures: Horse Club.

Emma adores horses as much as she idolizes her older sister, Amanda. She dreams about riding a cinnamon-colored horse in a show alongside her one day. Emma's wish looks like it's about to come true — but it's not such a smooth ride.

Join Emma and Amanda at Paddock Promises' camp and learn how to handle, groom, tack up and ride a horse, meet horse's from myths and legends, plus get a recipe to bake sweet pony cupcakes in DK Adventures: Horse Club.

Good books build great readers. Created in consultation with literacy experts, DK Adventures will appeal to proficient readers who have a love of reading for both information and pleasure.

With rich, descriptive vocabulary, and interactive elements including diaries, recipes, poetry, character profiles, diagrams, and articles to support the stories, DK Adventures focus on engaging, action-packed topics that will develop comprehension skills and continue to build a child's love of reading.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.


Early Reviews


"If you have a child who adores horses, this is definitely one book you should look into."

~Night Owl Reviews

"Saddle up, readers and get ready to enjoy a rollicking good time at the Paddock Promises Horse Academy and Stables! Emma, her sister Amanda and their friends from Horse Club go to riding camp over winter break. While not without incident, their camp experience fulfills their wildest dreams, including the sisters pulling off a not-to-be-believed special trick at the Horse Show-and-Tells before a stunned audience of family and friends.

The text is peppered with a great deal of factual information on horses including riding, equipment, and breeds. For the most part, this information is placed at the end of the chapters, allowing readers to learn along with the riders. Occasionally however, these spreads are placed within the chapter, interrupting the flow of Patricia J. Murphy’s galloping narrative.

Horse Club, as the newest entry in Dorling Kindersley’s DK Adventure series, deserves a top billing all its own. Murphy, author of over 150 children’s books, has created a sure fire winner for the middle grade set. Not just for horse lovers, this title has appeal for developing readers in 2nd-4th grades."

~Mrs. D. Reads
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"The DK Adventure books contain short, exciting stories interspersed with fact-filled pages of relevant information."

~The Home School Scientist