CIRCLE C BEGINNINGS
Books for Ages 6 – 9 Buy books
In the Circle C Beginnings, readers ages 6-9 meet spunky, six-year-old Andi Carter, who is eager to grow up and experience the Wild West on the Circle C ranch in 1874. Life is always exciting for Andi, the youngest child in a busy ranching family. Exploring the ranch on her pony, Coco, meeting Indians, and a visit to the state fair are only a few of the adventures she and her friend Riley share. And there is Andi’s new baby horse Taffy to train and love too. These stories include fun illustrations and easy-to-read text for kids who are ready for first chapter books.
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Click on the titles below to read sample chapters:
1- Andi’s Pony Trouble Andi wants a horse of her own more than anything in the world, but her mother says she’s too young. Stuck with riding Coco, the hand-me-down pony, Andi sets out to show her family that she’s ready for a horse of her own.
2- Andi’s Indian Summer Andi’s friend Riley shows her a scary dime novel that sets Andi’s mind spinning with thoughts of being captured by Indians. But when she and Riley ride a little too far from the safety of the ranch, Andi discovers the truth about the natives living nearby.
3- Andi’s Fair Surprise If Andi can’t take Taffy to the 1874 California State Fair and win a blue ribbon, she doesn’t want to go at all. But the fair turns out to be so exciting that Andi is glad she came . . . until her brother tells her she can’t keep the prize she won fair and square!
4- Andi’s Scary School Days Andi wants no part of her first day of school. School means being away from the ranch all day and sitting next to a boy who throws dead flies at her. Andi never thought she was afraid of anything until now. Being sent to the corner for something she didn’t do is the last straw. Andi’s leaving. And she’s not going back.
5- Andi’s Lonely Little Foal It’s time for Andi’s baby foal Taffy to grow up. But that means leaving her mama. And staying by herself at night. Won’t Taffy be lonely? Then a mean boy tells Andi that foals can get hurt or sick when they’re away from their mothers. What if Johnny is right? How can Andi keep her little horse safe and happy?
6- Andi’s Circle C Christmas Andi loves Christmas! But her holiday is spoiled when a grumpy, bossy visitor arrives. No more running. No catching spiders. No wearing overalls. Can Andi do anything right? Then during an afternoon buggy ride, Andi finds out she can help this unwelcome guest in a way she never imagined.