I stumbled across this series at the library. I have been a fan of the American Girls books and others titles that introduce history in a kid friendly fashion since I was young. This series instantly appealed to me for that reason. I liked that the book keeps up with the same family and keeps the same characters relevant to the story instead of introducing a new set of characters for each bit of history. I also enjoyed the photos included in each of the books that help to bring the history alive. Though I found some of the scenarios to be a bit of a stretch (for instance, some of the young boys manage to pick up a radio signal from the Titanic. It was a little unbelievable to me) that was okay. It did make for a more interesting read. As I was reading, I could see this being a series that would appeal to both boys and girls which I really liked as many series seem to be aimed more at one or the other. I could see this being a series good to have in a classroom or for siblings- any environment where readers could read and discuss the books. I definitely recommend this series!