I love the ValueTales. My dad used to read them to me as a kid every night before bedtime. I highly recommend them. They are accurate and kids will remember the stories. I also love the artwork; To this day I remember the historical characters from the pictures in the books & I can visualize the artwork. Just 2 years ago I knew the answer to a bonus question on a history test in college because I remembered the story from one of these books. It was Marie Curie. These books are equal opportunity in that they have stories about men and women. They are A++ books!