About Us

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

Julia now lives with her husband and three children 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.

The goal behind Julia’s books is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become “better.” In addition to writing, she also does keynotes and inspirational talks for children and adults.


Books About Life Issues

 

 

 

TeaseMonster

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.

Blueloon

Although clinical depression is often thought of as an adult disease, it can also affect children. Unfortunately, children may not have the maturity to understand what is happening to them, or they may feel powerless to change their situation, so they don’t speak up about what they are going through.

Bully B.E.A.N.S.

Bully B.E.A.N.S. is a fun story that teaches people of all ages to become proactive when it comes to bullying.

Cell Phoney

Cell phones have drastically impacted the way that people communicate. They also offer unlimited access to the world that we live in. It is important to establish age-appropriate boundaries for your child when it comes to using a cell phone.

Kid Trapper

The number one reason child sexual abuse victims don’t tell is that they are afraid they won’t be believed.

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. Children who struggle with making and keeping friends often experience mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. They are also more likely to get into trouble and drop out of school.

Smarter than the Scoopers

Give children “the scoop” on personal safety with this powerfully important story written to empower children with the skills and confidence needed to make right choices in their daily social interactions.

Straight from the Horse's Mouth

Archie is not your average horse. He helps people get rid of their flies….you know, the things that bug us. When horses get flies, they swish their tales to make them go away, but since people don’t have tails, they come to Archie for help.

 

 

 

 


 Books About Overcoming Fears

 

 

 

Bubblewrap Queen

Injury prevention with children has taken a whole new twist! The Bubble Wrap Queen uses the BASICS (Be Aware and Safe in Common Situations) to creatively address playground safety, poison control, automobile safety, bicycle safety and more.

Don't Be Afraid to Drop

This book is for anyone who is at a transitional point in their life. For the beginning kindergartener, to an adult who is facing retirement, and everyone in between, this creative analogy provides all who read it with a positive perspective on change, taking risks, and giving back.

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine

Anxiety is a subjective sense of worry, apprehension, and/or fear. It is considered to be the number one health problem in America. Although quite common, anxiety disorders in children are often misdiagnosed and overlooked.

 

 

 

 


Books About Dealing With Parents

 

The D Word

 

When a family goes through a divorce, it can be stressful, confusing and difficult for everyone involved. In an attempt to make sense of the divorce, a child may place blame on him or herself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Books About Personal Hygiene & Care

 

 

 

It’s You and Me…

Meet Stanley, an energetic three year old who has not quite mastered using the potty. Stanley is way too busy playing to stop having fun–he’d rather hop, skip and wiggle than get the job done.

Melvin the Magnificent Molar

Through Melvin’s view of the world, this book encourages children in a fun-loving, unique way to actually want to brush their teeth.

 

 

 

 


For Mid-Grade Readers

 

 

Average Joe

Meet “Average Joe” – a not so average 12 year old.

 

 

 


Books About Personal Behaviors


Personal Space Camp
Louis, a proclaimed “space expert” really struggles with personal space issues.


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.


I Don’t Like the Sound of No!
When R.J. hears the word “No” he doesn’t like it…at all. He tries to argue and say, “how about ‘Maybe’” or “how about ‘I’ll think about it.’” R.J. would rather hear just about anything other than “NO!”


It’s Hard to Be a Verb
Louis is a “verb!” He has a lot of trouble focusing and he is always doing something, but the problem is usually it’s the wrong something.


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. Plus, Norma (the booger picker) and Rodney (the alphabet burper) are huge distractions!


My Mouth is a Volcano
Louis always interrupts (erupts!). This story takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to help them manage their own volcano mouths!


Personal Space Camp
Louis, a proclaimed “space expert” really struggles with personal space issues.


Ricky Sticky Fingers
Sometimes kids have difficulty understanding that they can’t just take things.


Soda Pop Head
The purpose of this book is to teach kids how to channel their anger in productive and non-destructive ways. Anger is an emotion that is felt by everyone. Some people experience more anger than others, but we all feel it from time to time.


Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!
Without telling anyone, RJ and his best friend Sam decide to walk home from school instead of riding the bus. Later, the two of them are caught trying to use Dad’s computer to get on the Internet.


Teamwork Isn’t My Thing…
With the help of his coach, RJ learns that working as a team and sharing are skills needed not just on the soccer field, but in the classroom and at home too!


The Worst Day of My Life Ever!
With Mom’s help, RJ learns that his problems happen because he doesn’t listen and follow instructions from her, his school principal, teachers, or even his friends.