If you’ve read many of my blog posts you have probably figured out that reading is fairly high on my list of wonderful things to do. I’ve mentioned before that I hope to pass the love of all-things-bookish on to my children. As a child, I learned, and now I teach, that, among other things, reading allows one to travel – sometimes even through space and time; to meet new people and make new friends – real and imaginary – past and present.
My young one is six years old and so is Andi. Andi has a pony; lives out west in the late 1800’s, and has to go to school in a schoolhouse. We don’t own any horses. We’ve always lived in the east and we certainly don’t live in the late 1800’s (although many aspects would be a blessing, I admit I would miss having a washer and dryer, refrigerator, bread maker, cell phone and internet.) We only leave home for school, if we’re going on a field trip or a picnic. So…
Andi’s Scary School Days was a perfect adventure for my girls! They were excited to turn every page. Circle C Beginnings is a series of books written for 6-8 years old, but my big girl enjoyed Andi’s antics as much as her younger sister did. There are four titles available now and two more due to be released in August of this year.
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Since I have September birthdays still ahead, I think the whole set will make a great gift. They are $4.99 each, but you get 30% off, now through August 31st, when you purchase directly from the publisher. Just enter HOME11 during check out. If you purchase from Susan’s website, you won’t find a discount, but you can order personalized copies.
These are wholesome, moral, entertaining and educational stories for our children. There are free downloads available – Activity Packs with coloring pages – correlating to each book. Vocabulary, math, writing, maps, history and more. The illustrations, by Leslie Gammelgaard, can be copied and colored.
Circle C Beginnings are actually prequels to Susan K. Marlow’s already popular series, Circle C Adventures. The adventures are written for 8-16 years old and feature a preteen Andrea Carter and her grown horse, Taffy. My daughters have suggested that “it would be nice if Ms. Susan continued to write about Andrea as she gets older; so she can get married and have a daughter or son of her own, and the adventures can go on and on through time and maybe across country.” I love that they are invested in the story line. How cool is that!
You can contact Susan K. Marlow on facebook – click the Circle C Beginnings graphic below or write to Susankmarlow@kregel.com. She loves to hear from her readers…
It has been a pleasure to meet Kregel Publications. They have Biblically based resources with a backlist of over 900 titles.
- Biblical Studies
- Pastoral Resources
- Christian Living
- and many others
- The Pictoral Guide Series, for middle-school and high-school age readers is definitely worth exploring
TOS Homeschool Review Crew members received one of Susan K. Marlow’s books from the Circle C Beginnings Series; so, you’ll want to read what they have to say – click the banner below for individual opinions.
This product was given to me, free of charge, in exchange, for my honest review, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog. The opinions expressed are my own.