Susan Marlow's Circle C Adventures series. These are exciting adventure stories set in the old west. They are written for kids in the 9-14 age range, but my older teen enjoys them as much as my younger daughter. There are 6 books in the original series, which was just finished this year, and they are now available in a boxed set at a substantial discount. You can get the complete set at CBD for $29.99 which is 25% off, or if you qualify for wholesale prices (and homeschoolers do!) Library and Educational Services has the boxed set for $23.49 which is more than 40% off! It would make a perfect gift for the "tweens" and young teens on your Christmas list.
Younger children will enjoy the new Circle C Beginnings series. Only the first two books have been released so far: Andi's Pony Trouble and Andi's Indian Summer. The stories are about the same characters feature in Circle C Adventures, but several years earlier, so Andi and her friends are younger. The stories are early chapter books for emerging readers. I have found that my older children enjoy them as well because they are a "prequel" to the main series. Books 3 and 4 are due out in March, with more to come!
free Activity Packs to go along with the Circle C Beginnings books or free Study Guides to go along with the Circle C Adventures.
But the best part? Susan has written a 4-part bonus short story about Andi which she is posting on Andi's Blog just in time for Christmas! Part 1 is up now. Be sure and check back to read the rest of the story. I know I will!