I homeschool my 1st grader and although I inititally going to buy another Science book when I started I decided to use this one since her old school did and she was already familiar with it. Great idea! My daughter loves this book and I can see why. It has simple reading and colorful pages that catch her attention, short chapters, and quick easy reviews to help her remember what she read. I will definetly buy from Harcourt Science again in the future!
*On another note there is no difference between Texas edition of any other state edition except California which has more information that may lose some kids. Some states have a different picture on the front but everything inside is the same.