Big Fat Notebook Series for Students Review & Giveaway

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I love to review homeschool curriculum. The books I’m going to tell you about now aren’t just for homeschoolers! They are for all students, no matter where they go to school.


The Big Fat Notebook series of books are study guides for middle school students that focuses on the five core subjects. The Big Fat Notebook series makes studying cool. These books deliver everything a student needs to know to ace Math, Science, English Language Arts, World History, and American History.




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They also provide a model for teaching students how to effectively write and organize notes of their own – an important skill they’ll take into their high school years and beyond


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The pages of the Big Fat Notebook are colorful and easy to read. Here are a few sample pages. After reading a section, there are questions for the student to answer. The answers are on the next page, not visible when doing the questions, making it easy for the student to check their answers.


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The drawings in the Big Fat Notebooks not only illustrate the lesson, but are fun to look at.


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I like that the books give examples while covering the material. I think that makes it easier for the student to remember the material.


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The Big Fat Notebooks retail for $14.95 each. I think that is a great price for the size and quality of the books. The books are available on Amazon, the pictures below are linked. Simply click on the pictures for more information about a book, or to purchase.


Big Fat Notebook Science Big Fat Notebook English Big Fat Notebook American History

Big Fat Notebook World History Big Fat Notebook Math


The Big Fat Notebook series of books are for middle school students. In my opinion, these books could also be used in upper elementary school, either read by the student or read aloud to the student. I also can see value in using these books with a high school student that needs a refresher, or needs remedial work. So don’t rule these books out if your kids aren’t in middle school.


Enter to win a complete 5 book set of Big Fat Notebook!


Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win all 5 of the Big Fat Notebook books shown here. Be sure to read the terms & conditions on the form!


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  1. OK, so I’m a geek. I got excited about this set of books…for myself! If I win, however, it would be a gift to a niece or nephew. I like that it is a good example of organizing and writing your own notes.

  2. I like the bullet writing. My children like reading snippets of facts and will read oodles of facts that way. It’s a good way to learn. :)

  3. Tonya Froemel says:

    I love how cute the layout is. It’s hard to fit a large amount of information into a small space and have it not look crowded and boring.

  4. Anna Mills says:

    I help with homework for my grandchildren. I would appreciate anything that would make it easier and more fun, and that they would still like me at the end of the day.

  5. James Robert says:

    I like they give examples which would help many when they just do not understand

  6. elizabeth miller says:

    I love that it gives the actual bisuals for a lot of things in a vlear understandable manner. I also love that it encompasses items that most of us as parents learned to do years ago and it is no longer done that way so it makes it hard for us to help them.

  7. I like the examples and pictures.

  8. Cynthia Powers says:

    The pictures. One of the things I liked about my childhood dictionary was that it was illustrated, and covered not just words but historical events and people too.

  9. I love that they look fun, have big writing and break up the text with pictures, my kids love comics so this would appeal to them.

  10. I really like how colorful the books are on the inside!
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  11. I love the variety of subjects :)
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  12. Kira Miller says:

    This is amazing! I want to get these set of books!!! I know more and more people are going for ebooks but I just love having to hold a physical book and turn it’s page one by one. Plus these set are very educational! :)

  13. I love that they feature each subject. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Colleen Inman says:

    My favorite feature of these notebooks are that they are so kid friendly and have great pictures to make them appealing for kids.

  15. I love the format of the books.

  16. I love that the lessons are illustrated
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  17. The layout and illustrations seem to be beneficial to helping students understand and remember details. I hate trying to memorize facts from big chunks of text, kids probably hate it too!

  18. Andrew Miller says:

    I love learning! The Big Fat Notebook series is awesome! Thanks for sharing some inside pictures! I hope to win this not just for me but everyone in my family!

  19. Michelle StPierre says:

    I love the design and they look like fun and when learning is fun it’s a!!!!

  20. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I love that these books are engaging and will help students in middle school.

  21. Nicole Lancaster says:

    My favorite feature of the Big Fat Notebooks is that the key points of the article are highlighted,

  22. I like that they make learning fun.

  23. Lynne Foster says:

    I love how versatile they are – I work with folks who are learning English, and also with people working on their GEDs. Sometimes they are really intimidated with the material, and these books would be a great place to start and build up their confidence!

  24. I like the key concepts and summaries of these books.

  25. I like the drawings and examples shown in the books.
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  26. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I think the American History would be my favorite of these books.

  27. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I like that it has examples

  28. Great layout

  29. I like that they also contain illustrations. Those are always great to keep the kids interested!

  30. These look fabulous! I’m a homeschool mom of 7 & am always looking for new ways to keep learning fresh & fun! I never want them to get bored or turned off by monotonous activities. My favorite thing about these books is the colorful & playful illustrations! This is what would hold my kiddos’ attentions for hours!

  31. Ashley Spaustat says:

    I love the doodles! Its so cute!

  32. I love the layout. :)

  33. Yolanda Robinson says:

    I like that the books give examples of the problems

  34. Holly DeLeon says:

    I like the cute illustrations!

  35. jessica souder says:

    world history, my favorite!

  36. Marty Crosson says:

    They’re interesting just to browse through and the explanations are very clear, without being over-simplistic. I was paging through the history one at a bookstore the other day and was super-impressed by the explanation of the causes of WWI.

  37. I love the easy to use layout, looks & colorful pages!

  38. Shannon Baas says:

    I like the colorful pages.

  39. I like that they give examples for the student. I think that makes learning easier.

  40. I love how they are hardcover and I love the fact they are labeled by subject!! :)

  41. I like that the books can apply to anyone interested in learning – no matter what age… even old folks like me!

  42. Roseanne Gary says:

    First things first, this books look amazing!! I love that there is a variety of subjects!! Thanks so much for this chance. Fingers crossed

  43. My favorite feature would be the use of examples. It is so important to give examples, and I agree that it makes it easier to remember.
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  44. Amber Ludwig says:

    I like the fun pictures and examples!! Makes learning way more fun!

  45. The books teach students how to organize their lessons.And the drawing help the student understand with illustrations.Really nice books.

  46. My favorite feature of the big fat notebooks are the illustrations that go along with the lessons.

  47. tammy smith says:

    these would be great for my granddaughters

  48. I like all the different subjects.

  49. My nieces and nephews would love these books! I think the non-traditional format is very appealing.

  50. I like that important facts are highlighted.

  51. Holly Boland says:

    Wow, what a great set of books! My kids would love this. From your photos it looks like they use multiple techniques to convey the lessons (combining pictures, bullet points, and more detailed text) which is great for kids. Thanks for the chance to try these. I would love to incorporate them into our homeschooling.

  52. I like how they let them answer some questions and put the answers on next page so it helps them learn what they just read.

  53. Michele Pineda says:

    I like the layout and easy to read print. It looks like it makes learning fun, and is a pleasant twist on standard learning books by keeping things modern without being boring.

  54. Leanne Godfrey says:

    I really like the easy-to-ready format! Have a great week!

  55. Rebecca Lock says:

    I like the examples shown in the books.

  56. I love the graphics and the design of these books! Good luck everyone!

  57. I like the way the information is laid out on each page – with highlighted terms, important info in highlighted boxes, etc. Those things would be helpful for struggling students.

  58. I like the colorful pictures. It looks like it would be fun to read.
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  59. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite feature is all of the illustrations.

  60. Jennifer H. says:

    I like that they look fun!

  61. Just wondering who won this amazing set of books :)