Julia Cook

Julia Cook is an award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert.

Julia Cook was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah. While living in Utah, she became actively involved in teaching children how to ski. That experience led to a love of teaching in general.

Julia now lives in Fremont, Nebraska. She has a Master’s degree in Elementary School Counseling. While serving as a guidance counselor, Julia often used children’s books to enhance her classroom lessons. She is now nationally recognized as an award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert.

Julia has presented in more than 800 schools across the country, regularly delivers keynote addresses at education and counseling conferences, and has published more than three dozen children’s books. The goal behind all of Julia’s books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers.

Inspirations for her books come from working with children and listening carefully to parents and teachers. Julia’s books have been referenced in such publications as Parent’s Magazine, The New Yorker, Green Child Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Yahoo.com, DrLaura.com and BabyZone.com has. She has also been featured on CNN’s HLN News, and several large metropolitan networks.

In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her husband and family.

A bad case of tattle tongue

No one likes “Josh the Tattler.” He tattles on his classmates, his brother, and even his dog. Help your child learn the difference between tattling and telling. Read More

Teamwork Isn't My Thing and I Don't Like to Share!

This book is the fourth in Julia Cook’s award-winning series, BEST ME I Can Be!, that teaches kids social skills to help them be successful and happier both at home and in school. Read More


Teasing is a human social exchange that can be perceived as friendly, neutral or negative. The goal of teasing should be to create closer relationships and make connections. Read More

How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Feathers

When a fluttering Hummingbird tells little Bluebird that her body is too frumpy and lumpy, Bluebird decides to go on a diet and start exercising in order to become skinny like the hummingbird. Read More

SORRY, I Forgot to Ask!

Sometimes children get into trouble simply by forgetting to ask permission. Read More

Ricky Sticky Fingers

When a person takes something that belongs to somebody else without permission, it is stealing. The stolen object could be as small as a piece of candy, or as big as a car. Read More

Peer Pressure Gauge

Peer pressure plays a large role in your child's life. Negative peer pressure can become risky, especially as your child gets older. Read More

Making Friends is an Art!

Friendships are very important to our emotional health, and the lack of friends can have a huge impact on a child. Read More

Helping Your Child Cope With Divorce

When a couple decides to get a divorce, often times the kids involved pay a hefty price. Successfully working through a divorce is a team effort. It’s not always easy, but it can be done. Read More

But It's Just a Game!

If you’ve got a pint-sized video game junkie, help him or her learn ways to enjoy games without letting them overtake all the other wonderful, fun things to do. Read More

Don't Be Afraid to Drop

Boy Raindrop is afraid to let go of his cloud and drop to the ground. He doesn’t want to take a risk, he doesn’t like change, and he is happy and content with his comfortable life. Read More

Cell Phoney

Cell phones have drastically impacted the way that people communicate. Read More

Asking for Help - I Just Want to Do It My Way

R.J. is having trouble staying focused and finishing tasks. R.J. like to do everything his way — and he hasn’t been successful asking questions about things he doesn’t understand. Read More

Help!!! My Child is a VERB!

Children who struggle with focus and organizational skills can be very frustrating to deal with, yet the more positive you can be with them, the better they will do in the classroom and if life. Read More

I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO!

When R.J. hears the word “No” he doesn’t like it…at all. He would rather hear just about anything other than “NO!” Read More

I Am A Booger…Treat Me With Respect!

Boogers are a good thing! They are a big part of your body’s defense system and they work hard to keep you healthy. Everybody has boogers; unfortunately some people don’t know what to do with them. Read More

The D Word

Otis used to have the “perfect” family. That all changed when his parents told him that they were getting a D…D…D…The “D” Word – he can’t even say it! Read More

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