Multiple Award Winner

  • Home on the Rocking R Ranch is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient
  • Home on the Rocking R Ranch is a 2019 Creative Child Magazine Awards PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD Recipient
  • Home on the Rocking R Ranch is a 2019 Next Generation Indie Award Finalist
  • 2019 Creative Child Magazine Awards Preferred Choice Award, Kids Storybooks
  • 2019 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Finalist: Children’s Picture Books
  • 2020 Zia Book Awards Honorable Mention: Children’s Books

Publication: 2019
ISBN: 978-0-6921886-3-7 (Hard Cover)
Price: $15.00 (hard copy)
26 pages with full color illustrations

This series introduces young readers to life on an authentic working ranch, as told by real working ranchers!

Rusty, Rosie and Raspberry help every step of the way as your child discovers the ins and outs of caring for the many cattle, sheep and horses that live on the Rocking R Ranch. From feeding the animals, to branding, and then celebrating after sending the cattle to market, your child will experience a full and lively year of thriving ranch life. 

Home on the Rocking R Ranch is published by Rocking R Books and is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and through wholesale book distributors, Baker & Taylor.

Also available for purchase on the Santa Fe Plaza at Yippee Yi Yo and Detours at La Fonda Hotel, as well as Collected Works Bookstore & Coffee House in downtown Santa Fe. Home on the Rocking R Ranch will be available soon at select ML Leddy’s stores in San Angelo, and beyond.

Watch this site for additional purchasing options and author appearances.


“Grab your boots and spurs, and don’t forget your cowboy hat, as Connie Perez gives young readers a glimpse of ranch life through colorful illustrations and western adventures! This enjoyable book provides a small picture of what some children are privileged to experience every day. Enjoy the ride!”

—Elnabeth Grau
Superintendent of Grady Schools

“The authenticity
and creativity from
Connie Perez is
remarkable. She and her family live the ranch life she paints.”

—Shellie Moore Collins
Rancher and mother

“Treat yourself to a most wonderful adventure: Connie Perez’s first illustrated ride through her Southwest ranchland filled with wildlife, beauty, our country’s most admired breeds of cattle, and beloved horses that roam the range! A must-have keepsake, reminiscent of the early frontier days of the Southwest. A gift to be enjoyed by all generations.”

—Terri Barber, Managing Partner, Barber Ranch
Past President, American Hereford Association
President Elect, Texas Hereford Association

“What child doesn’t dream of being a cowboy or cowgirl? Connie Perez has written and illustrated this ranch life adventure for them to add to their dreams. People young and old will want a copy to enjoy and share with their families.”

—Matalina Smith
Ranch owner, mother, and grandmother