Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ready for a Contest?

This contest has ended. Thanks for playing!

First of all, I'm going to show off the cover Kregel decided on for Book 5, Trouble with Treasure! Want to learn more? Go HERE.

And now . . . drum roll . . . A Journey Through Learning, a Lapbook company, has spent the summer creating delightful Lapbooks for all of the CCA books.

If you're not sure what a Lapbook is, it's a hands-on approach to learning, made from 3 file folders and a packet of colorful booklets students cut out, fill out, and paste into the constructed file folders. The study guides and booklets tie in history and writing/literature with the novels. I wasn't familiar with Lapbooks before this summer, but I'm impressed with AJTL's professional look and full-color booklets. Here is an example from the Lapbook for Long Ride Home.

And now for the contest! I am giving away a Lapbook AND a copy of one of my CCA books. YOUR CHOICE!

Here are the rules:
1) Leave a comment here, telling me which book and matching Lapbook you would like to win. Here are your choices:
#1- Long Ride Home
#2- Dangerous Decision
#3- Family Secret
#4- San Francisco Smugglers

2) Leave your E-mail address so I can contact the winner (if I can't find your contact info, I will draw a different name from the "hat")

3) I can ship only to U.S. or military addresses. Sorry!

*** Contest ends August 30 ***

If you would like to learn more about the Lapbooks for the Circle C Adventures, go to A Journey Through Learning, where you can buy them as a download to print out yourself!

Or you can see them on my website's Lapbook page and order a book and a Lapbook from there.

Good luck with the contest!


  1. First one to comment! (Thats a first).
    I would like (if I win) "Long Ride Home".
    Thanks for doing these contests!

    Sarah H.

  2. The lapbook looks beautiful.
    I'd love to win #4- San Francisco Smugglers.
    What fun!

    I can be reached at

  3. We would like to win the San Francisco Smuggler.
    Thanks for great contests!

  4. The Long Ride Home interests me :)

    Thanks for a Great Giveaway!


  6. Dangerous Decision would be a blessing to win. The lapbooks will be a wonderful way to enich the stories and enhance learning. We have enjoyed the circle C Adventures & look forward to Trouble with Treasure. Kimberly

  7. Hi. We would love to win the first book "Long Ride Home" with the matching lapbook. What a great idea and very generous offer. Thank you!

    Shari Zupan

  8. I would love "The Long Ride Home" We love lapbooking and are just begining to combine lapbooking and our literature/ storybooks...
    Thank you!!

  9. We'd love to read Long Ride Home and try out the lapbook :)

  10. My daughter is just getting old enough to read these books. I'd like to start with book #1, Long Ride Home.

    I'm glad to see that your books are doing well and you're busy! Such a good thing for a writer to be in this depressed economy.

    Have a good day!

  11. Forgot to give you my e-mail...hope it doesn't mess up your entries. It's

  12. I'd like "The Long Ride Home" book and lapbook kit.

    shoshanna 1776 at yahoo dot com

  13. San Francisco smuggler.

  14. I've just heard of your books from The Old Schoolhouse fan page on Facebook and we're new to homeschooling so we haven't done a lapbook yet. How exciting! I'd like to start with #1 The Long Ride Home. Thanks!

  15. i would choose #1 The Long Ride Home. my sisters loves horses and pioneer stories and this would be perfect for them!
    sadiekate2001 at

  16. Well, I guess you know which book we're partial to around here; but in case you forgot, Lin Mei and the rest of her family like San Francisco Smugglers!
    And, you know how to contact me!

  17. "Long Ride Home"

    What a great idea for a lapbook!

  18. I would like the first book: "The Long Ride Home"


    Jessica W.

  19. Hi!
    Yay! Another contest!
    Please enter me, I would really like "The Family Secret"

    Thank you!
    God Bless!
    -Solomiyka S

  20. My daughter loves horses and we haven't read any of your books yet so we would love to win #1-Long Ride Home. We do lapbooks a lot so my son might even join in because he likes lapbooks too! Thanks for the chace to win!

    mhabrych AT yahoo DOT com

  21. I would love to win THe Long Ride Home.

    rebeccaannec @ (no spaces)

  22. What a great contest!

    I would like to win The Long Ride Home.

    Thank you!

    kzavala AT tds DOT net

  23. Since I don't have any of the books and would love them. I'll start with book # 1 Long Ride Home. best place to start. Thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  24. I think Long Ride Home would be great, I would like to win, I like to read a series also and would like all of them.


  25. I am interested in the whole lapbook idea. We use Sonlight, but I am really amazed by the lapbooks... Need a little extra encouragement if you know what i mean...

    I in agreement with the others, #1, Long Ride Home would be a great start.
    Thanks for the chance to win

  26. I would like to win book # 1, The Long Ride Home along with the lapbook. Thank you for having this giveaway.

    Holly Schwartz

    address: 110 Andrea Court, Bardstown, KY 40004

  27. I would like to win book #1 The Long Ride Home.
    Thank You.

  28. #1- Long Ride Home
    Would be a good way to introduce my children to the series. Thank you for the contest.
    yabbys_5 at yahoo dot com

  29. #1 long Ride Home
    would love tp read more..and the lapbook looks cool


  30. I would Love to win the Lapbook for the first book in the series! My little girl just adores horses and doing lapbooks too! :0)



  31. #1 Long Ride Home

  32. Wow! We're just getting started in our HS journey - and my daughter loves lapbooking, good books, horses . . . and we live in California. We'd love to start with #1 Long Ride Home (but we'll have to get all of them eventually).


  33. long ride home sounds interesting.

  34. I think my daughter would love a lapbook!

  35. Howdy there Susan!

    You already know my e-mail address, but just incase you forgot...

    I would love a chance to win Andi Carter and the Danderouse Decision.


  36. Patricia BarracloughAugust 22, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    I would choose A LONG RIDE HOME. It is always best to start at the beginning. Our daughter has just decided to start homeschooling our grandson this year. This would be a great resource for her. As a former teacher and children's librarian, I love the lapbook concept. I've always believed in hands on learning. Gideon loves animals and they have a mini-farm. This series would be enjoyable.
    More books in this series would be nice, plus maybe a series with boys as main characters. Working at the county library and ordering books, I've notice it is much easier to find books for girls than it is for boys.
    My email address is

  37. What a creative way for kids to learn and remember! I would like Long Road Home, as I think it will be very adventurous!!! Thank you for the contest opportunity.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  38. We would love to win choice #1 Long Ride Home, this would be the first time for us to enjoy one of these books. We tried lapbooking one time and it was so much fun, I am planning more for this year. My email is: savedbygrace7215(at)yahoo(dot)com Thanks for the great giveaway. :)

  39. I would love "The Long Ride Home".

    This is my first visit to your website and I am so excited to find you!!! I am always looking for new ways to challenge the kids. We are homeschooling four boys, but this week we have three visitors, also!!

    Thank you for hosting the contest!



  40. #1- Long Ride Home looks good, please enter me into this drawing.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  41. These all look great; I'm not sure which to choose! I'll go with #4- San Francisco Smugglers...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  42. Not an entry; just a note that I've posted about this at Winning Readings:

  43. I'd love to win #1-The Long Ride Home. We're just going to start reading the series, and would love the lapbook. We own the book, but have a friend who would love this series as well, so we'd probably bless her with the book.

  44. Hey Susan,
    I had to enter this one. I personally think book 1 is the best place to start. That is the one that I would pick.

    I am also planning to purchase several of the books for my other nieces.

    My name is Lisa Robinson email


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