I’m always on the hunt for best-fit books for my kids, so when I was sent these Big Fat Notebooks from Workman Publishing, I knew they’d be the perfect fit for my middle schooler!
Be forewarned, friends:
These may not be the kind of books that your kids sit down and read before bed.
They may not even be the kind of books that your kids read cover to cover.
They most likely won’t be the kind of books that your kids use for a book report or book club.
These are not the kind of book I usually share here on the ole bloggy blog.
These books are different, friends, and they’re awesome.
The Big Fat Notebook is the revolutionary study guide series just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest.
And I’m thrilled to have an entire set to give away for one lucky reader. SO exciting!
Here’s the skinny. . .
Big Fat Notebooks — Study Help for Middle Schoolers:
I mentioned that I felt like these books were a bit different, right? I mentioned a whole lot of what these books were not.
But here’s what these books are:
- They are books to help your child better understand middle school concepts;
- They are written as ‘notes’ from the smartest kid in class;
- They are an all-in-one reference for each subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History;
- They are filled with each subject’s key concepts, put into a kid’s own words–easily digested and summarized;
- They are packed with doodles, drawings, and bright text (which middle schoolers love!);
- They contain a bunch of cool, catchy, and creative ways to remember content–shortcuts and quizzes to help kids learn.
One of the coolest things ever? The Big Fat Notebooks are really, truly count.
- meet Common Core State Standards;
- meet Next Generation Science Standards;
- meet state history standards;
- are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers.
Check them out:
Everything You Need to Ace Math covers everything to get you over any math hump: fractions, decimals, and how to multiply and divide them; ratios, proportions, and percentages; geometry; statistics and probability; expressions and equations; and the coordinate plane and functions.
Everything You Need to Ace Science takes readers from scientific investigation and the engineering design process to the Periodic Table; forces and motion; forms of energy; outer space and the solar system; to earth sciences, biology, body systems, ecology, and more.
Everything You Need to Ace American History covers Native Americans to the war in Iraq. There are units on Colonial America; the Revolutionary War and the founding of a new nation; Jefferson and the expansion west; the Civil War and Reconstruction; and all of the notable events of the 20th century—World Wars, the Depression, the Civil Rights movement, and much more.
Everything You Need to Ace World History kicks off with the Paleolithic Era and transports the reader to ancient civilizations—in Egypt, Greece, India, China, Africa, Rome; the middle ages across the world; the Renaissance; the age of exploration and colonialization, revolution and imperialism, and the modern world and the wars and movements that shaped it.
Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts covers everything to get you your best marks: grammar, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives.
Buy your own Big Fat Notebook here: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Workman
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fyi: This post was written as part of a sponsored partnership with Workman Publishing, the creators of the Big Fat Notebooks, but as always, my opinions are my own, influenced only by my experience as a parent and educator and by my three awesome kids.
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