The Smart Guide Series are great books full of information and interpretation of your favorite Bible Books. They contain other pastors interpretations as well so you can compare. I definitely recommend.
I have started this study with a 12 year old and 10 year old (homeschooled). We are enjoying it. We read the verses, Take notes, and discuss what we have read. We do about a section a day. There are illustrations, a few maps, and discussion questions. This is not overwhelming.
This book has surpassed all my expectations. It is readable and explains events, people and situations at a level anyone can understand. It is helpful for studying or teaching from the Bible. Would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking at investing or just in need of one book for Bible study or teaching.