The babysitter cancelled, the nanny asked for the day off months ago, and your parents are at the track, but how can you enjoy the Kentucky Derby fun with your children? When Frozen has already played so many times you know the words better than Kristen Bell, it is time to get out and have fun in Louisville with your kids. Introduce your children to the Kentucky tradition from the beginning. There are dozens of colorful books about the Kentucky Derby that you’ll both love reading.
Great Racehorses, by John Green, tells the stories of the great racehorses and the former Derby winners.
The Mystery at the Kentucky Derby for older children transforms the two greatest minutes in sports to an inviting mystery ready to be solved.
D is for Derby by Helen Wilbur teaches of the jockeys, horses, farms, owners and race while teaching your child the alphabet.
Telling the story of a thoroughbred horse from farm to track, Derby Day: A Pop-Up Celebration of the Kentucky Derby will remain a keepsake story in your family for decades.
Little Freddie at the Kentucky Derby by Kathryn Coconut tells the story of a racehorse to show children the power in believing in themselves and the power of their dreams.