This is the first series that my 8-year-old son was even willing to read. I write grants for nonprofits that promote literacy and fight against aliteracy, and I'm a former English teacher, too, so it was hard on me to see that one of my own kids was a reluctant reader--even though he reads several grade levels ahead. I am SO THANKFUL that we discovered this series and this author. He received the first three books for Christmas and read them all before New Year's Eve hit. He got the 4th book in his Easter basket and had already finished it by breakfast the next morning. It makes me incredibly happy to see my child so enthralled with a book series! He doesn't want the series to end--and neither do I! :) Please keep writing more!!!!