Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gift Idea for Kids (plus Freebies)

If you're interested in wholesome kid's books you probably already know about 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!
Susan Marlow also has some great freebies to go along with both series. You can download 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!


alecat said...

These look lovely! :)

Andi Carter said...

Karla! What a sweet post. Thank you so much! Maybe I may end up with a little traffic to Andi's poor, neglected blog. Writing a short story is "my answer" to trying to think up blog fodder. LOL

Can't wait to connect with you in Spokane next March!

Merry Christmas! :-)