I would highly recommend this book, and the entire Story Of The World Series, to all ages. With just the basic books, it would be interesting non fictional reading that will support any history program. If you get the activity book to go with it and the test booklet, you've got yourself a very interesting, hands on history curriculum that can be used with multiple ages and rotated out year to year. It's dinomite! If your child is younger, use it as a read aloud history book.