World of Rocks – A Notebook Companion™ for A Rock Is Lively

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At first glance, many rocks appear to be quite similar, but a closer look reveals an incredible amount of variety and even beauty. Help your kids learn about and appreciate some of the many kinds of rocks with World of Rocks.

World of Rocks is a Notebook Companion™ to A Rock is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston, sold separately.

For grades K-3 | Primary dashed lines for beginning writers | 40 black & white pages | This is a digital only resource.

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World of Rocks - A Notebook Companion™ for A Rock Is Lively


Unique and interesting rocks have always fascinated kids. Help your kids learn about some of the many kinds of rocks in our world with this engaging geology unit. It’s easy for you to dive in and get started. There is no prep-work to worry about. Just grab a copy of A Rock Is Lively (sold separately) and World of Rocks and work at the pace that is right for you.

A Rock Is Lively is a beautiful book full of life-like illustrations of dozens of different types of rocks. Your students will have fun drawing, sketching, and labeling illustrations of the rocks they learn about. They’ll also learn about what ingredients make rocks, rocks in outer space, how people use rocks, and much more.

What’s Included

Students will practice written narration as they answer our open-ended questions about what they are learning. They will use the book to draw and color all sorts of rocks. Bonus coloring pages are also included!

Students will learn about and draw rocks such as the:

  • Agate
  • Aluminum
  • Amazonite
  • Amethyst
  • Aragonite
  • Azurite Geode
  • Basalt
  • Breccia
  • Calcite
  • Chrysanthemum Rock
  • Chrysocolla
  • Copper
  • Diamond
  • Diorite
  • Flint
  • Fluorite
  • Gneiss
  • Gold
  • Granite
  • Graphite
  • Gypsum
  • Hematite
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Lava
  • Lazurite
  • Lead
  • Limestone
  • Limonite
  • Malachite
  • Manganese
  • Marble
  • Meteorite
  • Nickel
  • Obsidian
  • Peridot
  • Platinum
  • Pumice
  • Pyrite
  • Quartz
  • Sandstone
  • Silver
  • Slate
  • Sodalite
  • Sulfur
  • Tin
  • Topaz
  • Turquoise
  • Watermelon Tourmaline
  • Zircon
  • and more!

A Rock Is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston

We truly love the way the beauty of nature is displayed throughout the award-winning series Family Treasure Nature Encyclopedias. Written by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Sylvia Long, your children in grades K-3 will surely delight in this gentle introduction to nature study. This stunning book about rocks is full of information and facts about all sorts of rocks from the strikingly blue Lapis Lazuli to volcanic Snowflake Obsidian.

A Rock Is Lively by Diana Hutts Aston
A Rock Is Lively, ©2012 Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrations by Sylvia Long

Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit

A Rock Is Lively is a required book for our Notebook Companion™ and is sold separately. A Rock Is Lively is available at the publisher’s website or anywhere books are sold.

NOTE: A Rock Is Lively includes a few mentions of “millions” of years when referring to the age of rocks. We have not included any questions about these pages in the Notebook Companion™ and have included links to free resources you can use to teach the science behind a young earth worldview if you choose.

Beginner’s Notebook Companion™

This beginner’s notebook is a great way to introduce kids to the idea and practice of notebooking, and you can customize it as much as you wish. It’s completely flexible, allowing for use with very young children through middle elementary grades.

Other Notebook Companions™ in this Series

2 reviews for World of Rocks – A Notebook Companion™ for A Rock Is Lively

  1. Holly Carter

    This Notebook Companion and the book that I purchased separately go perfectly together, hand in hand. The beautiful illustrations and detail in the book allows for a level of learning that is strengthened when using these two resources together. I have purchased all of these journals in this series because we love these so much! Give them a try, you will not be disappointed!

  2. Karen Koehler

    The World of Rocks Notebook is an excellent companion to the book A Rock Is Lively. It offers students an opportunity to record what they learn through reading the book. The open-ended questions have enough space for students to answer in complete sentences. Children also show what they are learning through drawing pictures. The boxes for the drawing are large, so students have plenty of space. Students are asked to draw and label parts of their diagrams, which is a helpful skill in future science classes. Another great feature of the notebook is the coloring pages at the back. The World of Rocks Notebook allows students to showcase what they learn from A Rock is Lively. It is a fun notebook to work in and, once completed, can be saved for future research projects in other classes because it covers each chapter in depth.

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