At first I thought the cover was a solid picture art. I was very pleased to find that you may place a picture in each one of the rectangles, including the center black one (designated for 12th grade). Each frame is then specifically named from kindergarten through 12th grade (no designated space for preschool on cover, though) and rotates in a clockwise chronological order. Behind the cover, there is a backing similar to most common picture frames that allows the pictures to be placed inside and then locked in by rotating a black movable leaf. Inside, the book provides a generous amount of pages for each grade - especially the younger years. Furthermore, every page is a folder as well, so whatever you don't put on the page can be neatly tucked away inside the double sided pages. The first page is a welcome page (picture, name/siblings/pets/ect. The Preschool through 3rd grade sections includes 5 pages for each grade of all about me, my classmates, I love school/favorite memories, and half/full pages designed for showing off artwork, pictures and drawings. 4th through 6th grade had 4 pages each to capture special memories, favorites, field trips, ect. 7th and 8th grade have 2 pages each, with reflection and black page to put in choice drawling or pics. 9th through 11th grade are one page a piece with questionnaires on favorite class, most challenging....weekend usually consists of...kind of questions. The 12th grade is two pages, one being like the rest of the high school years but adding a graduation page for a photo(s). The book seems very sturdy and secure. Although my white squares have a slightly different artwork than the stock picture, everything else looks the same and the isbn's still match. The binding and the spiral bound organizer are not flimsy in the least. Definitely a recommended memory keeper.