We were looking for some beginning chapter-books that were reasonably intelligent, nonviolent, not filled with weird messages, unpleasant behavior, violence or issue-oriented anxieties... The "Keeker" series was perfect, about a bright-eyed, sometimes silly little girl nicknamed Keeker who lives on a farm with her parents and various animals, including a mischievous Shetland pony named Plum.
This is the fourth book in the series, and Keeker is now ten years old, but no less kooky. Keeker decides to protect a family of groundhogs that her dad wants to evict from the horse pasture; meanwhile the adults are all focussed on that on her mom's horse, who is about to have a foal, and Keeker gets jealous of all the attention being given the foal. Not the strongest book in the series, but it has its moments. I'd give it a 3.5, if I could.