Kids Books About Horses
That Make Learning History Easy


The debut children's book by author Johanna J. Smith, MA, LPC, features the brave racehorse Star Gazer and teaches elementary school children to explore American history and promote world peace.


Star gazer, The Horse who loved history

Star Gazer is a heroic racehorse who learns about the US constitution as he pulls a carriage through the streets of Philadelphia. Star Gazer, The Horse Who Loved History encourages elementary school students to explore American history and promote world peace.

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About Johanna J. Smith, MA, LPC

From teaching English in Sierra Leone to riding camels in the Moroccan desert, author Johanna J. Smith, MA, LPC, has led an exciting life. Her writing teaches children to celebrate our incredible, multicultural world.  

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Every child should read this book because it makes learning history easy.
— Charles Flinchum, Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club
Star Gazer is a story of hope and courage for both young and adult readers. I encourage teachers to read this in their classrooms because Star Gazer provides a valuable history lesson!
— Amazon Customer Review