Diary of a Horse Mad Girl - My First Pony - Book 1 by Katrina Kahler

Book 1, a short chapter book about a young girl's adventures with her horse.

Diary of a horse mad girl - my first pony - book 1

Follow the true adventures of Abbie and her first pony, Sparkle (a beautiful Palomino) in her diary. Yes, she is a horse mad girl and when she gets her first pony...all her dreams come true... 

"When I first saw Sparkle, I knew that she was the pony for me! As soon as she cantered across the paddock, I think we both knew that we were meant to be together. But I certainly wasn't prepared for the exciting adventures ahead." 

My First Pony will take you on a ride filled with fun, friendships and even near disaster - the true story of a totally horse mad girl and a beautiful palomino named Sparkle. It is suitable for "horse mad" girls aged from around 8 to 12. 

Take a look at some of the reviews...this book was really exciting to read. I really enjoyed it and couldn't put it down. I am 10 years old and love reading, this was perfect for me. I highly recommend this book to anyone.

-  I loved that amazing story probably because I like horses,wait refraze that,I LOVE HORSES!!!You can really feel like you're in the story.It has such amazing details.This book is definitely my FAVORITE BOOK EVER!!!!

About the Author:

Katrina Kahler is a World-Class educator who has been nominated for the National Inspirational Teaching Award. She is the co-author of a Parenting series, which include a variety of books that will assist parents in raising happy, confident and successful children. She is a highly experienced school teacher, speaker and parenting adviser and her passion involves helping kids to reach their full potential...academically, socially and personally.

Katrina's fiction books for children include Diary of a Horse Mad Girl (a series of 5 books), Bella (another horse series) and the Julia Jones series. These books deal with the emotional traumas that young girls experience...friendship problems, bullying...and the stories teach young children to be more confident and positive. The books suit children aged from 9 to 13.

Teaching thousands of young children to read, spell and write has given Katrina the knowledge and skills to produce a series of Early Readers for children aged from 2 to 6. These simple books with repeated text, pictures to aid comprehension and prediction skills, sight words and parent advice, will help your child to become a fluent and confident reader. What an advantage your child will have when you download these books for them. Watch their confidence and interest in reading blossom.

She lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia with her husband, two wonderful teenagers and two very affectionate and friendly pets, a golden retriever and a ginger cat. Up until recently Katrina lived on a 10 acre property and her daughter and son enjoyed the country lifestyle with horses and motorcycles. From these experiences Katrina has written a series of books on their true life experiences. Diary of a Horse Mad Girl (5 books in the series) and Diary of a Motorcycle Crazy Boy are the result, with many readers falling in love with Katrina's family's adventures. 

Her mission in life is to help as many children as possible to grow up to be happy, confident and successful. 

Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Horses

Secondary Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General

Language: English

Keywords: diary, horse, kids books, diary of an almost cool girl, pony, books for girls, horse books for girls 9 to 12

Word Count: 10 130

Sales info:

A very popular series of 3 books. We have made the English version of the first book permafree, however it can be sold for money in any other language.


Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #352 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

#1 in Kindle Store > Books > Children's eBooks > Animals > Horses


USA  Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,567 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Animals > Horses

Sample text:

Hi, my name is Abbie and this diary is all about me and my very first pony, Sparkle who is a beautiful 13 hand thoroughbred. She is the best first pony anyone could wish for and we’ve had so many great adventures together. Luckily, I live on a rural property with lots of land and also other neighborhood girls to ride with. We have our very own “Saddle Club” and it’s such a great way to grow up. I have many fun times to share with you and if you’re anywhere near as horse mad as me, I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading this book.

Now, from the beginning…


Monday 24 September

When I heard Sparkle nicker this morning, I knew she was calling me. I raced over to the paddock still in my PJs. I couldn’t get there quickly enough! I can’t believe I now actually have my own pony! And she’s so beautiful. It’s like a dream come true. One minute, I’m being led around the paddock on my neighbor’s horse and the next minute I’m standing there with my own thoroughbred.

I’m lucky as well, to have a girl like Ali as my neighbor. She’s really nice to me and also a great rider. If it wasn’t for her living next door with horses of her own, this probably wouldn’t be happening. She and her mum know everything there is to know about horses, which is such a great help, because my parents don’t know much at all. And now that I have my own pony to ride, we can go riding together. It’s great having an older girl next door who is as horse mad as me. I always wanted a big sister. I’m very lucky!



Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Petro Ebersöhn
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Petro has completed a very professional translation. She was extremely easy to work with and to communicate with. I would recommend her highly for any translation work.
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Already translated. Translated by Ymke de Vries
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A fabulous translation by Ymke who is very enthusiastic and professional about her work. A pleasure to be working with and highly recommended as a translator!
Already translated. Translated by Agnes Ruiz
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Agnes did a great job with the translation of this book and was punctual with her delivery. I can recommend her highly as a translator.
Already translated. Translated by Julia Tarach
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Julia did a great job translating my book. She was very thorough and took the time to carefully check the accuracy of her work, which I really appreciated. I can highly recommend her as a translator.
Already translated. Translated by Barbara Antonello
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A fabulous translation! I can highly recommend Barbara as a translator. She is very efficient and professional.
Already translated. Translated by Elvira Sousa
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Elvira Sousa is an extremely capable and professional translator. She takes pride in her work and is an absolute pleasure to communicate with. She is very quick and efficient and I am excited to have Elvira translate the next book in my series. I recommend her very highly as a translator.
Already translated. Translated by Beatriz Panasiti
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Beatriz is a very thorough translator who does a great job with each translation and is a pleasure to work with. I recommend her services very highly.

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