I will have a middle school child next year. I am trying to not panic, I am trying to stay calm and think positive. I was talking to a friend recently about it and her daughter chimed in and said we needed to get the Big Fat Notebooks. These books cover a lot of information, years worth is covered. They truly are “everything you need to ace ____” whatever subject book you have.
This post contains affiliate links, see my disclosure policy for more information.
Big Fat Notebooks for Middle School
I bought five, one isn’t pictured here because I got click happy and order the wrong one and had to reorder the correct one. There are six books for middle school: science, language arts, math, world history, computer science and coding, world history, and American history.
Perfect ages 11- 14, grades 6-8. Middle school ages roughly.
Inside the A Book
I always want to see inside books, which is always a downside with ordering online. The pages are lined like a notebook, full of color and doodles. They look like your child was taking their own notes, but you can actually read what is written. Or maybe only my kids have bad hand writing?
There are fun, colorful illustrations.
Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook
covers everything to get a student 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 Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook
takes students from grammar to reading comprehension to writing with ease, 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.
Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook
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 Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook
makes it all “sink in” with key concepts, mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, and doodles to help you understand computer science.
Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook
kicks off with the Paleolithic Era and transports the reader to ancient civilizations—from Africa and beyond; the middle ages across the world; the Renaissance; the age of exploration and colonialism, revolutions, and the modern world and the wars and movements that shaped it.
Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook
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.
Hacks for Organizing Homeschool Books
Nature Study Books to Boost Your Lessons