Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash (Scholastic-sponsored book of the month)
For his birthday, cowboy Roy's friends give him a saddle and some very specific instructions - 1. Find a horse, 2. Enjoy the ride! Now Roy has to find a horse... and it's not as easy as it seems! Great book to introduce children to details and descriptions, and great learning for them to decipher the different 'levels' of describing things. Cute twist at the end will entertain children too!
Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming
Buster is a dog whose owners are going away for the weekend, so he is sent off to cowboy camp! Although he’s not pleased at the start, he realizes that there are lots of fun things to do, and makes some new friends.
Cowboy Bunnies by Christine Loomis
Written in a poem style, simple text and soft illustrations show bunnies being cowboys, riding ponies, making campfires, roping cows, and all kinds of wild west activities!
Little Red Cowboy Hat by Susan Lowell
A twist on little Red Riding hood... a little girl named little Red Cowboy hat goes off to grandma’s house... I think you know the rest! The grandma is pretty feisty and helps get rid of the wolf... she does grab a shotgun so you may have to alter a few words here and there depending on your audience! Other than that warning, a fun take on a classic.
Cowboy Small by Lois Lenski
A cute cowboy book for the younger set. Available in a board book edition. The text is simple, the drawings are charming and the book covers all the basics of what a cowboys does day and night. From corralling cattle, eating from the chuck wagon and singing cowboy songs by the campfire before hitting the hay in the bunkhouse, Cowboy Small does it all.