My daughter loves it when I read from this series of books. I love it too. She always asks me all sorts of questions about how people lived back then and how long ago it was, and if I was alive back then. These books are great for sharing information with your kids about the history of the westward movement and early pioneer life. I know with my family it leads to further research into fire building, wood furniture construction, basket weaving, cooking, animal raising, and of course farming and gardening. I also think its a great way to talk to your kids about values and the importance of family. Please read this with your kids, it is totally worth it.