War Horse is a wonderful story about Joey, a horse once cared for by the son of an alcoholic farmer, then sold to the English Army. I won't give away any more, but I will just say that having the horse as the narrator really makes you think about all the cavalry horses and their lives that were sacrificed alongside their fallen riders in so many wars throughout history. I have had to gain my composure many times while reading. Very, very moving so far.
It is available in your local bookstore in paperback. There is a movie adaptation cover, but I like this one:
So....whatcha' reading this week with your kiddos?