Don't I wish all professional development books were written like this? Clear, concise, with easy to implement instructions for how to actually DO IT in your classroom. It's a short book... a quick read, and much extraneous waxing on how effective this technique is has been omitted to keep it simple.
I appreciate how the authors are sensitive to a need for most of us to follow "the standards," unlike most of these manuals, particularly in Language Arts where the authors prefer to tell us to "not worry about it." Instead, Campbell and Fulton explain how to use science notebooks to teach inquiry science while still covering content. I wish all books were as straight and to-the-point.
I am using science notebooks for homeschool, and although Campbell and Fulton describe the use of notebooks in a traditional classroom setting, I recommend this book for alternative educators because the techniques that they outline are flexible enough to take out of the classroom without any or barely any need for adaptation.