Bernadette Kelly

17 children’s books by the writer

While growing up, Bernadette Kelly desperately wanted her own horse. Although she rode other people's horses, she didn't get one of her own until she was an adult. Many years later, she is still obsessed with horses. Luckily, she lives in the country where there is plenty of room for her four-legged friends. When she's not writing or working with her horses, Bernadette takes her two children to pony club competitions. Liz Alger loves horses so much that she left suburbia to live in the rambling outskirts of Melbourne, Australia. Her new home provides plenty of room to indulge in her passion. Her love of animals, horses in particular, shines through in the delightful and humorous illustrations of Norton, the naughty pony, in the Pony Tales series.

7-8 years

Norton's First Show

Bernadette Kelly, Liz Alger

Norton's First Show

Molly competes with her clever pony Norton in his first horse show. She knows that Norton is the best in the show, but will he earn the blue ribbon to prove it?

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7-8 years

Naughty Norton

Bernadette Kelly, Liz Alger

Naughty Norton

Some people think Norton is a naughty pony, but his owner Molly knows he is just very clever. She is determined to train her pony, no matter how long it takes.

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7-8 years

Who Stole Norton?

Bernadette Kelly, Liz Alger

Who Stole Norton?

Molly's pony Norton is missing, and she is worried! Are thieves to blame? What do the clues say? The police are on their way, and Molly is ready to solve the crime.

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7-8 years

Norton Saves the Day

Bernadette Kelly, Liz Alger

Norton Saves the Day

Norton seems a little bored, so his owner Molly decides to take him to riding school. She can't wait to teach the rest of the class a thing or two about training ponies.

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8-10 years

If Wishes Were Horses

Bernadette Kelly

If Wishes Were Horses

Everything changes in Annie Boyd's life when her family moves to Ridgeview. She's used to the hustle and bustle of the city, not living on a sheep farm. She doesn't have any friends. She doesn't know ...

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8-10 years

Leap of Faith

Bernadette Kelly

Leap of Faith

Annie Boyd never thought she'd be able to take part in an all-day riding event, but her best friend, Reesa, convinces her to sign up. When her father says she can't, Annie's even more determined to go ...

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8-10 years

Courage to Ride

Bernadette Kelly

Courage to Ride

Annie Boyd's dream has come true - she finally has a horse of her own. But she's got a secret, too - she's scared. Scared of riding, scared of failing. She's beginning to make friends at the Ridgeview ...

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8-10 years

Team Challenge

Bernadette Kelly

Team Challenge

Jessica Coulson has worked to make Annie Boyd's life miserable ever since Annie moved to Ridgeview and joined the riding club. Now that the annual Games Day is looming, Jessica is even more determined to make sure Annie knows ...

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