Four Peas school backpacks are now entirely PVC free, and our school backpacks can now accomodate children up through 8th grade. These backpacks are 16 inches tall, 13 inches wide, and 7.5 inches deep with plenty of room for many books and folders. It is extremely sturdy with padded, adjustable The front pocket is spacious and contains 5 slots for pens or pencils as well as a contact information tag. There are also two pockets, one on each side of the backpack, that have magnetic snaps to secure smaller items. The pockets are perfect for a bottle of water a cellular phone, calculator, etc.