Mon Apr 21 00:00:00 MDT 2008Rating:5.0
I purchased these Audio CD's to help keep my Grandaughter interest in books. She struggles with reading and is behind for her age. She started out with the CD's and followed along with the books that we had purchased seperately. She played them over and over again. She just loves the stories. Before long I heard her reading the book on her own. I thought it was just from memory, but was quickly surprised that she was reading the whole book . These are all great stories read by the Author of the Books and keep kids very engaged! Since receiving these Audio CD's her reading level has jumped to steps or levels in school. I have already purchased 9-16 of the Audio CD's. Anything that helps children to love reading is a great tool. We have listened to them on short trips and the stories are easy to understand and fun to listen to. They also help you feel like you are part of the story and helping out Jack and Annie to solve the Mystery Adventures!
Fri Feb 26 00:00:00 MST 2010scotthouse8 Rating:5.0
I've read the first 6 in the series. I love every one and I'm a mom of four. My two older boys, ages 9 and 11, really enjoyed the adventure and surprises throughout the books, especially since it's about kids. Great read for anyone ready for an action packed mystery adventure.
Sat Oct 17 00:00:00 MDT 2009teachermomof3 Rating:5.0
I love the Magic Tree House book series. My children love reading these books from Kindergarten until 4th grade. Each of the books in Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series captures my children?s interest and introduces them to different historical places and times. My kids have so much fun reading her stories; they do not even realize they are learning. Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve is the 30th book in this series. At first, I was worried that the content might be too scary for my girls. However, the story was adventurous with just enough suspense for their young ages. The inside flap reads, "The castle looms dark against the light of the moon. Giant ravens circle in the sky. The wind whistles through the empty windows. Merlin the magician needs someone to find out what has happened. But who is brave enough to brush the cobwebs aside and go through the heavy doors? Who is smart enough to solve the mystery of how the castle became haunted and return it to its rightful owners? Merlin thinks he know the answer to these questions. Jack and Annie, two modern kids who have lots of experience with history, mystery, and magic! With the help of Teddy, a young sorcerer (and an old friend from an earlier adventure), Jack and Annie take on their second Merlin mission in the magical realm of Camelot. Inspired by ancient legends and campfire ghost stories, Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve is a spooky and satisfying treat for readers all year round!"
Wed Jan 25 00:00:00 MST 2012swstx Rating:5.0
The kids were looking forward to night time reading with parents. Have the original story to add to this collection.
Wed Dec 16 00:00:00 MST 2009mulberry1 Rating:5.0
My review is a little different because I did not see the product. It is a gift for my eight year old granddaughter. I asked her mother what she would be interested in and she told me what to order for her birthday. She has just began to read the Boxcar series and I was able to find the sets at Overstock which is what I wanted for her. She was very pleased with her gift and I was pleased with Overstock and their handling of the whole thing. She lives in a differnt state then we do so I was able to have it shipped and taken care of in good time.
Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 MDT 2011sophiebird Rating:5.0
I am very please with the book set. It has a cardboard "box car" that they sit it. The books are sealed in plastic to protect until used. I would recommend.
Sat Apr 22 00:00:00 MDT 2006bjhollow Rating:5.0
This is a very well written story that will entertain kids of all ages. I read it with my teen and enjoyed it very much.
Thu Feb 26 00:00:00 MST 2009hockeymominmn Rating:4.0
I'm a mother of 3 kids in hockey- two of which are girls. It is hard to find a book on Girls Hockey so I was pleased to find one in fiction. My oldest daughter, 8, loves Nancy Drew and mysteries. This book was well-received by her.
Thu Oct 01 00:00:00 MDT 2009ohstock Rating:5.0
Despite the cover of skulls & bones on the cover, our 10 yr old daughter loved this book and now wants to read the rest of the stories. I've been to the catacombs in Paris, and it was fun to talk about it with her (even showed her some of the pictures). She really enjoyed the mystery and suspense aspect of the book. This was a bit surprising since she still has trouble watching any movies that are remotely scary (PG-13 and up). I think anything that can make your kid excited to read more is a great book.