Picture Books ~ Cowboys & Cowgirls

Anglund, Joan Walsh
Cowboy and His Friend
JUV 398.8.A591c

A cowboy's bear is a very special friend who is always with him, no matter where he goes or what he does. 2002.

Anglund, Joan Walsh
The Cowboy's Christmas
JUV 398.8.A591cc

Relates the young cowboy's activities as he prepares for Christmas. 1972.

Brownlow, Michael
Way Out West with a Baby!
JUV 398.8.B823w

While on a cattle drive, three rough, tough cowboys encounter a little baby who causes them to change their ways, at least for a while. 2000.

Charlip, Remy
Little Old Big Beard and Big Young Little Beard: A Short and Tall Tale
JUV 398.8.C381l

Two cowboys in search of their lost cow, Grace, are delighted when she finally finds them. 2003.

Frank, John
The Toughest Cowboy: Or How the Wild West Was Tamed
JUV 398.8.F8503t

How do you tame the roughest, toughest pack of cowboys to ever ride the open range? 2004.

Griffin, Kitty
Cowboy Sam and Those Confounded Secrets
JUV 398.8.G8753c

Having stored the secrets of all his friends of Dry Gulch in his very special hat, Cowboy Sam gets worried when it gets to the point of bursting as he fears that its explosion of information may cause complete havoc in his quiet town. 2001.

Johnston, Tony
The Cowboy and the Black-eyed Pea
JUV 398.8.J648c

In this adaptation of the Princess and the Pea, the wealthy daughter of a Texas rancher devises a plan to find a real cowboy among her many suitors. 1992.

Karas, G. Brian
Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy's Story
JUV 398.8.K142h

Because he loves cowboys but can't imagine one living in a swamp, Ned hates the move which he and his mom make to live with Grandpa near a bayou. 1996.

Ketteman, Helen
Bubba the Cowboy Prince: A Fractured Texas Tale
JUV 398.8.K511b

Loosely based on Cinderella this story is set in Texas, the fairy godmother is a cow, and the hero, named Bubba, is the stepson of a wicked rancher. 1997.

Ketteman, Helen
Waynetta and the Cornstalk: A Texas Fairy Tale
JUV 398.8.K511w

A retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk which features a Texas cowgirl, a magic cornstalk, and a giant cowboy in the clouds. 2007.

Khalsa, Dayal Kaur
Cowboy Dreams
JUV 398.8.K526c

A little city girl wants to grow up to be a cowboy. 1990.

Loomis, Christine
Cowboy Bunnies
JUV 398.8.L873c

Little bunnies spend their day pretending to be cowboys, riding their ponies, mending fences, counting cows, eating chow, and singing cowboy tunes until it is time for bed. 1997.

Medearis, Angela Shelf
The Zebra-riding Cowboy: A Folk Song From the Old West
JUV 398.8.M467z

In this Western folk song, an educated fellow mistaken for a greenhorn proves his cowboy ability by riding a wild horse. 1992.

Rounds, Glen
JUV 398.8.R76c

Follows a cowboy from sunup to bedtime as he rounds up cattle, kills a rattlesnake, and plays cards in the bunkhouse after dinner. 1991.

Rumford, James
Don't Touch My Hat!
JUV 398.8.R865d

A sheriff in the Old West fights crime with the help of his lucky ten-gallon hat. 2007.

Stover, Jill
Popsicle Pony
JUV 398.8.S8895p

Chiefy the pony agrees to lead the parade only when a cowgirl hitches him to Popsicle Pete's wagon and allows him to follow his regular route through town. 1994.

Teague, Mark
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
JUV 398.8.T221h

A schoolboy tells his class about his summer vacation, during which he joined a group of cowboys and stopped a cattle stampede. 1995.

Timberlake, Amy
The Dirty Cowboy
JUV 398.8.T4815d

Telling his faithful dog to make sure nobody touches his clothes but him, a cowboy jumps into a New Mexico river for a bath, not realizing just how much the scrubbing will change his scent. 2003.

Wheeler, Lisa
Sixteen Cows
JUV 398.8.W5652s

Rhyming tale of Cowboy Gene and Cowgirl Sue, whose beloved cows get mixed up when a storm blows down the fence between their ranches. 2002.