My students and I absolutely love these books. I work with kids ranging from 2nd to 7th grade and most of them either have reading based disabilities or are simply behind in their reading. These are kids who as a whole, don't like to read, and I have been trying to find books and book series that will grab their attention and make them enjoy reading. My kids all love the Land of Stories books, and are so excited when I get a new one in the series. They are written at about a 5th grade reading level so they are above where my younger kids should be at and a little below where my older kids should be. I read them aloud with the kids and we take turns. They read until they get stuck, or struggle and then I take over for a bit. They have been great for strengthening reading skills, broadening vocabulary and sparking imagination. Chris Colfer has done a remarkable job and I would recommend this series to anyone, old or young.