National Day of the Cowboy is July 28th! Celebrate by checking out these titles or making a trip to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Hank the Cowdog: The Case of the Measled Cowboy by John R. Erickson
When Slim is left to take care of the ranch and little Alfred, who has the measles, he gets sick himself and a freak blizzard sets in, so it is up Hank to try to keep things under control.
The Arbuckle Cafe: Classic Cowboy Stories by Valentine Stewart Fitzpatrick
Stories about Colorado, cowboys, ranching, cattle trade, and life in Moffat County.
B is for Buckaroo: A Cowboy Alphabet by Gleaves Whitney
The letters of the alphabet are represented by words, set in short rhymes with additional information, relating to cowboys and ranch life.
Bill Pickett Rodeo-Ridin Cowboy by Andrea Davis Pinkney
This is the true tale of the feisty cowboy-child who became the most famous black rodeo performer who ever lived. Describes the life and accomplishments of the son of a former slave whose unusual bulldogging style made him a rodeo star.
Cactus Tracks and Cowboy Philosophy by Baxter Black
The beloved NPR commentator, popular syndicated columnist, and authentic cowboy poet offers a hilarious collection of ranch wit and wisdom.
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
Located in Oklahoma City, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is full of history and artifacts of the Wild West.
Will Rogers: Cowboy Philosopher by Mary Malone
Follows the private and public life of the humorist and social critic, from his childhood in Oklahoma through his years as a cowboy to his rise to fame as an entertainer.
Pecos Bill by Steven Kellogg
Kellogg brings his signature rambunctious style to this extremely tall tale of the legendary cowboy's myriad misadventures.