The Ultimate Lapbook Handbook

By Tammy Duby and Cyndy Regeling

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

What is a Lapbook? Simply put: a file folder with a few new folds (from the back cover of this book).

I am really new to lapbooking, the concept sounds wonderful. i even bought lapbooking kits hoping it would make it easier for me. i love scrapbooking, so I know this would be fun. But try as I might, the actual process of doing a lapbook has evaded me.  It has been so much that way, that i actually avoided looking at this lapbooking book for review as well! But….when i opened it, I found a pleasant surprise.

This book starts at the beginning explaining the lapbooking process, by explaining why invest the time into lapbooking and what good things it can do for your children. Next , it details the different types of lapbooks, different styles and shapes.

Next it talks about adhesives, add-ins, paper folding and all the nitty-gritty stuff, like how to work it into whatever curriculum you are using, last of all, the book is filled with detailed directions of several different types of books and how to make them, including subject/topic related lapbooks. At the end, they say…if you still cannot figure out this lapbooking thing, or have questions, contact the authors!!!

i am not sure why I avoided lapbooking for so long! This book makes me want to start tomorrow with lapbooks!!! i am really excited to have this valuable resource to guide me through the process. This is one of the best explanations I have read on the process of using lapbooks in your school, no matter what curriculum you use.

This book is 111 pages long, 8.5x 11 softcover. It is available for purchase from Tobin’s Lab for $22

It is also available for purchase  from other retailers like Amazon and

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