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Julia Cook Books...


The Ant Hill Disaster

by Julia Cook (2014, NCYI, 9.95)
        

After the Ant Hill School is destroyed, a little boy ant is afraid to go back to school. His mom caringly explains to him that sometimes things happen in life over which we have no control, but we have to find a way to keep living and growing. To do that, we breathe in and breathe out, and hold onto each other. We shed a lot of tears, and we love one another. We all come together as a strong team of ONE, and then we rebuild, and get things done! The Ant Hill Disaster thoughtfully addresses fears associated with both natural and man-caused disasters. Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


The Anti-Test Anxiety Society

by Julia Cook (2014, NCYI, 9.95)
        

Bertha Billingsworth (BB for short) is basically a happy person until she has to take a test. To her, the word test stands for Terrible Every Single Time, because that's how she does on them, TERRIBLE! BB's teacher comes to the rescue by inviting her to become a member of the Anti-Test Anxiety Society. She tells BB that TEST stands for Think Each Situation Through! She also ends up teaching BB the Dynamic Dozen (12 amazing test-taking strategies), and convinces her to use her "GET TO" brain instead of her "HAVE TO" brain. Now when BB takes a test, she is calm and focused and thanks to her teacher, the Terrible now stands for Terrific! Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


But It's Just a Game

by Julia Cook (2013, NCYI, 9.95)
        

Meet Jasper! A young boy who is totally absorbed with playing video games. "With my game controller in my hands, I'm the boss of my whole world! I can be who I want and do as I please. I can get the highest score. I get all the chances that I need. If I make a mistake it's OK." Video game addiction is on the rise, but it can be prevented. This creative story book teaches both kids and adults how to switch out their game controller for a "life controller." Color. Grades 2-6.[9” x 8”...32 pages]


But It's Not My Fault

by Julia Cook (2015, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
        

Things just don't seem to be going Noodle's way. But it's not his fault that he didn't finish his homework or that her forgot to turn in his library book. Join Noodle on his journey as he learns not to blame others or try to find fault; but instead practices accepting responsibility. Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue

by Julia Cook (2006, CTC Publishing, 9.95)
        

"Josh the Tattler" doesn’t have any friends. He tattles on his classmates, on his brother, and even on his dog! He tattles so much that he wakes up one night to find that his tongue is yellow, unusually long, and covered in bright purple spots! Will a bad case of Tattle Tongue teach him a lesson? A humorous, cleverly creative way to address the time-consuming tattling-related issues that often sap classroom energy and thwart teaching opportunities. You can use this book to both entertain and enlighten children about "The Tattle Rules." Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue Activity and Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2006, CTC Publishing, 9.95)
        

This supplementary teacher's guide will give your students a "hands on" opportunity to apply and process "The Four Tattle Rules." It can help children become effective problem solvers and improve their social relationships with peers. Through discussion questions and exercises, you'll be able to help your students fully understand the differences between tattling and warning. Grades K-5. [8.5” x 11”...24 pages]


Blueloon

by Julia Cook (2012, NCYI, 9.95)
        

Meet Blueloon--a sad little balloon who is suffering from depression. With help from the wise rock, Blueloon learns what he can do to "bounce back" to being the way he used to be--bright, round, and full, with a very straight string! Grades 2-6. [9” x 8"...32 pages]


Blueloon Activity & Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2013, NCYI, 9.95)
        

Here you will find some great ideas and activities to use with students who are feeling the blues. Grades 2-6. [8.5” x 11"...28 pages]


The Bubble Wrap Queen

by Julia Cook (2008, NCYI, 9.95)
        

This book teaches the key B.A.S.I.C.S of injury prevention. It serves to teach and remind children and parents of the important precautions to play and live safely…outside of the bubblewrap! Grades PreK-3. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


Bully B.E.A.N.S.

by Julia Cook (2009, NCYI, 9.95)
        

The latest story from hit author Julia Cook. Bully B.E.A.N.S. is a fun story that teaches people of all ages to become proactive when it comes to bullying. This book can help children and adults understand why bullying happens and what they can do to stop it. Finally, a bullying book that speaks to the bystander! Color. Grades K-5. [8” x 9"...32 pages]


Bully B.E.A.N.S. Activity and Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2010, NCYI, 9.95)
        

The perfect companion to Bully B.E.A.N.S. The purpose of this book is to offer teachers and students "hands on" activities that explore the dynamics of bullying and teach them how to prevent it from happening. Through discussion questions and exercises, you'll be able to help your students fully understand and identify the three parties involved in bullying: the Bully, the Bystander(s), and the Target. Grades K-5. [8.5” x 11"...24 pages]


Cell Phoney

by Julia Cook (2012, NCYI, 9.95)
        

After much anticipation, Joanie Maloney finally gets her very own cell phone! Knowing that owning a cell phone requires responsibility and sound judgment, Joanie's mom requires her to complete a Cell Phone Safety Course. "Mom, it's a phone...its not a weapon!" Joanie exclaims. Along with Joanie, children will learn the six rules of cell phone usage which are designed not only to keep them safe, but also to keep them from being tempted to hurt others. By knowing the rules, children can become masters of their cell phones and avoid becoming a Cell Phoney! Color. Grades 2-8. [9" x 8"...32 pages]


Cliques Just Don't Make Cents

by Julia Cook (2012, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
        

Penny tries to hang with the Coin Clique, but she usually feels left out. The other coins, especially Quarter and Half Dollar are best friends, do everything together, and tell Penny she isn't worth much. Then one day Penny lands in a pocket with the beautiful, gold Sacagawea dollar coin. Sacagawea is different from the silver coins too, and she starts to teach Penny how special and valuable she really is. With her help, Penny learns to feel as shiny on the inside as she looks on the outside. Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 9”...32 pages]


The "D" Word

by Julia Cook (2011, NCYI, 9.95)
        

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. At first Otis blames himself. With the help of his Gram, Otis discovers the reasons why people get divorced. He also learns about the "Three C's of Divorce": I didn't CAUSE it, I Can't CONTROL it, so I'm going to have to learn to COPE with it. Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


The "D" Word Activity & Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2012, NCYI, 9.95)
        

For use with The "D" Word by the same author. Families face many trials when parents are going through a divorce. This activity book offers processing tools and strategies to help children and parents cope with this difficult situation. Grades K-6. [8.5” x 11”...24 pages]


Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice

by Julia Cook (2014, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
        

Isabella is a spirited girl who enjoys shouting out her thoughts, ideas and feelings. In fact, she loves using her loud voice so much; it's earned her the nickname "Decibella"! Young readers will be entertained as they see how Isabella learns the "five volumes" of voice and discovers that different situations require a different tone. Color. Grades PreK-5. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


Don't Be Afraid to Drop

by Julia Cook (2011, NCYI, 9.95)
        

This book is for anyone who is at a transitional point in their life. 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 with his comfortable life. His father encourages him to jump out of his comfort zone and see what he is missing. This book provides all who read it with a positive perspective on change, taking risks, and giving back. Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


Grief Is Like a Snowflake

by Julia Cook (2011, NCYI, 9.95)
        

After the death of his father, Little Tree begins to learn how to cope with his feelings and start the healing process. With the help and support of his family and friends, Little Tree learns to cope by discovering what is really important in life, and that his fathers memory will carry on. Best-selling author, Julia Cook, and a lovable cast of trees, offers a warm approach to the difficult subject of death and dying. Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 8.5”...32 pages]


Grief Is Like a Snowflake Activity & Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2011, NCYI, 9.95)
        

This is a supplementary teacher's guide for the storybook, Grief Is Like a Snowflake. Full of discussion questions and exercises to share with students. Grades K-5. [9” x 8.5”...32 pages]


How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Feathers

by Julia Cook (2013, NCYI, 9.95)
        

Bluebird, along with most everyone else at school, wants to flutter like the most popular bird in their class, Hummingbird. "You should go on a diet, and work out at the gym. You could flutter like me, if your body was thin." Bluebird takes this comment seriously and starts to develop unhealthy eating habits. Mom comes to the rescue by teaching Bluebird balance and by explaining that everyone needs to feel comfortable in their own feathers. With help from the Bird Doc and the Food Voice Counselor, Bluebird learns to control the Food Voice that is living inside. Color. Grades 4-8. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!

by Julia Cook (2011, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
        

"No" is RJs least favorite word... and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn "No" into "Maybe" or "Well see" or "Later" or "I'll think about it." Even though he doesn't have much success, RJ learns how to accept "No" for an answer and to disagree appropriately with his teacher and parents. Also, he can add his name to the club's Star Board. RJ finds that lots of praise, and some rewards, come his way when he uses these skills the right way. Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 9”...32 pages]


I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! Activity Guide

by Julia Cook (2012, Boys Town Press, 19.95)
        

These 24 games and activities, in addition to being challenging and entertaining, call upon students to use imagination, teamwork, and creativitiy to complete them. They exercise children's observation, reading, writing, thinking, and decision-making skills. How can you help young students learn to accept "No" from you calmly and disagree with others without arguing or getting angry. In this guide, the author uses everything from a game of tag to fifteen-bean soup in activities that teach K-6 students how to use the social skills featured in her children's book, I Just Don't Like the Sount of No! Grades K-6. [8.5” x11”...32 pages]


I Just Want to Do It My Way
: My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help

by Julia Cook (2013, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
        

RJ's way of doing things isn't working out for him, especially in math class. His teacher is upset because so many of his assignments are missing or incomplete. RJ blames Norma "the booger picker" and Rodney "the alphabet burper" for distracting him during class. With support from his mom and dad, RJ learns how to ask for help and stay on task. By learning how to do things the right way the first time, RJ discovers he no longer has to do his work over and over and over again. Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 9"...32 pages]


I Just Want to Do It My Way
: Activity Guide for Teachers

by Julia Cook (2013, Boys Town Press, 19.95)
        

Games and activities to help students learn how to ask for help and stay on task. Includes a CD-ROM of all the activities in the book. Grades K-6. [8.5” x 11"...32 pages]


I'm Not Scared, I'm Prepared
: Because I Know All About ALICE

by Julia Cook (2014, NCYI, 9.95)
        

The teacher at the Ant Hill School wants her students to be prepared--for everything! One day, she teaches her students what to do if a "dangerous someone" is in their school. Unfortunately, in the world we now live in, we must ask ourselves the essential question: What options do I have for survival, if I ever find myself in a violent intruder event? "I'm Not Scared…I'm Prepared!" will enhance the concepts taught by the ALICE Training Institute, and make them applicable to children of all ages in a non-fearful way. By using this book, children can develop a better understanding of what needs to be done if they ever encounter a "dangerous someone." Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


It's Hard to Be a Verb!

by Julia Cook (2008, NCYI, 9.95)
        

Being a verb is hard...especially for Louis, who can't seem to control himself when he gets the urge to move at the wrong time and situation. Louis' mom comes to the rescue by teaching him techniques to help keep his inner itching, twitching, and jumping to be a verb in check. This adorable book teaches children with ADHD that it is sometimes hard to be a verb, but they just have to focus. It teaches kids how to wiggle their wiggles before the wiggles wig them and that being a verb is not their fault. Color. Grades PreK-3. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


It's Hard to Be a Verb! Activity and Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2010, NCYI, 9.95)
        

The purpose of this book is to offer teachers and students "hands on" activities to improve their focus and organizational skills both in and out of the classroom. Since internal organization can be very difficult for some students to achieve, external organization becomes an absolute must! Teaching a "verb" can be colorful challenge. This book contains ideas that are easily implemented and fun to use! Grades PreK-3. [8.5” x 11”...24 pages]


The Kid Trapper

by Julia Cook (2011, NCYI, 9.95)
        

Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


It's Hard to Be a Verb!

by Julia Cook (2008, NCYI, 9.95)
        

Being a verb is hard...especially for Louis, who can't seem to control himself when he gets the urge to move at the wrong time and situation. Louis' mom comes to the rescue by teaching him techniques to help keep his inner itching, twitching, and jumping to be a verb in check. This adorable book teaches children with ADHD that it is sometimes hard to be a verb, but they just have to focus. It teaches kids how to wiggle their wiggles before the wiggles wig them and that being a verb is not their fault. Color. Grades PreK-3. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


Lying Up a Storm

by Julia Cook (2015, NCYI, 9.95)
        

Whenever Levi doesn't like the truth...he kinda…sorta makes up other stuff to say. One day his mother explains to him that telling lies will damage the trust of his friends and make him very sad. "Whenever you tell a lie, your inside sun goes away. Then a lying cloud forms, and glooms up your day. Each time you tell a lie, another cloud starts to form, and before you can stop it from happening, your insides start to storm." This book will help adults understand that lying can be a normal and sometimes healthy response for a child and offers tools to help guide children toward truthfulness. Color. Grades 2-6. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


Making Friends Is an Art!

by Julia Cook (2012, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
        

Meet Brown the least used pencil in the box. He s tall, geeky and lonely. Brown envies Red, Purple, Blue and all the other pencils who have fun coloring and playing together. Dark Green is trustworthy, Pink listens well, Orange has fun, and everybody likes Red! Brown doesn't smile very often because he doesn t get used much and hardly ever needs sharpening. When Brown asks the other pencils why no one likes him, he discovers that to have friends, he needs to be a good friend. Color. Grades K-3. [9” x 9"...32 pages]


My Mouth Is a Volcano

by Julia Cook (2006, CTC Publishing, 9.95)
        

Louis always interrupts! All of his thoughts are very important to him and when he has something to say, his words rumble and grumble in his tummy, they wiggle and jiggle on his tongue, and press firmly against his teeth, right before he ERUPTS (or interrupts). His mouth is a volcano! But when others begin to interrupt Louis, he learns how to respectfully wait for his turn to talk. Color. Grades K-4. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


My Mouth Is a Volcano Activity and Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2009, NCYI Publishing, 9.95)
        

This supplementary activity and idea guide will further help you teach your students how to manage their rambunctious thoughts and words. Through discussion questions and exercises to share with students, you'll be able to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak. Grade K-4 [8.5” x 11”...24 pages]


Personal Space Camp

by Julia Cook (2007, CTC Publishing, 9.95)
        

Louis is delighted to learn that his teacher has sent him to the principal's office to attend "Personal Space Camp." This book addresses the complex issue of respect for another's person's physical boundaries. Told from Louis' perspective, this story is a must-have resource for parents, teachers, and counselors who want to communicate the idea of personal space in a manner that connects with kids. Color. Grades K-3. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


Personal Space Camp Activity and Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2010, NCYI Publishing, 9.95)
        

This supplementary activity and idea guide will further help you teach your students how to recognize and respect the personal space zones of others. Through interactive discussion questions and exercises, you'll be able to teach children the concept of personal space and help them realize the value of respecting other's feelings by giving them the "room" they need. Grade K-3. [8.5” x 11”...24 pages]


Ricky Sticky Fingers

by Julia Cook (2012, NCYI, 9.95)
         

Through this fun and whimsical story, children will learn the concept of ownership and how it feels when someone doesn't respect what is yours. Meet Ricky! A cute little boy that just can't seem to figure out that stealing is wrong. Ricky learns first-hand what it feels like to have something stolen from him. Then, he uses the "GOOD" inside of himself to overtake the "BAD" and returns the items that he took from others. This book uses empathy in a powerful way to teach children that stealing is wrong. Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


Smarter Than the SCOOPERS

by Julia Cook (2012, NCYI, 9.95)
        

SCOOP is an acronym to help children remember five personal safety strategies to keep them safe in everyday situations: be Smart, use your Call list, zerO talking to strangers, keep strangers Out of your personal space, and always Pair up. This book is an excellent tool to help parents, teachers, counselors, and caregivers equip children with safety skills to prevent child abduction. Written in a friendly, non-threatening manner, SCOOP takes a refreshingly empathetic approach to the topic of personal safety from a child's point of view. Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 8”...32 pages]


Soda Pop Head

by Julia Cook (2011, NCYI, 9.95)
        

His real name is Lester, but everyone calls him "Soda Pop Head." Most of the time he's pretty happy, but when things seem to be unfair his ears gets hot, his face turns red and he blows his top! Lester's dad comes to his rescue by teaching him a few techniques to "loosen the top" and cool down before his fizz takes control. "Soda Pop He ad" will help your students control his/her anger while helping them manage stress. It's a must for the home or classroom. Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 8"...32 pages]


Soda Pop Head Activity and Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2012, NCYI, 9.95)
        

For use with the book, Soda Pop Head. Anger is an emotion that is felt by everyone. The purpose of this activity book is to offer hands on activities that can teach a child how to channel anger in productive and non-destructive ways. It is important to teach children that it's OK to feel angry. It's what they choose to do with their anger that can make the difference. Full of discussion questions and exercises to share with students. Worksheets and activities may be reproduced for a specific group or class. Grades K-6. [8.5” x 11"...24 pages]


Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!
: My Story about Asking Permission and Making an Apology

by Julia Cook (2012, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
        

RJ is making a lot of trips to his time-out chair! Without telling anyone, he 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 onto the Internet. After their piano lesson, RJ and his sister Blanche snack on Moms triple-layer double-chocolate cake and spoil Grandmas birthday surprise. Then, Dad and his school principal helps RJ learn how to do a better job of asking for permission and making an apology. Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 9”...32 pages]


Sorry, I Forgot to Ask!
: Activity & Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2012, Boys Town Press, 19.95)
        

Grades K-6. [9” x 9”...32 pages]


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

by Julia Cook (2012, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
        

RJs having another bad day. His teacher wants him to work with bossy Bernice, messy Frankie, and Norma (who just sits and picks her nose) on a report about Egyptian mummies. After a frustrating school day with his team, RJ goes home to find only one cookie left in the jar. And his mom makes him share it with his sister! Color. Grades K-3. [9” x 9”...32 pages]


Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share!
: Activity Guide for Teachers

by Julia Cook (2012, Boys Town Press, 19.95)
        

RJs having another bad day. His teacher wants him to work with bossy Bernice, messy Frankie, and Norma (who just sits and picks her nose) on a report about Egyptian mummies. After a frustrating school day with his team, RJ goes home to find only one cookie left in the jar. And his mom makes him share it with his sister! Color. Grades K-3. [9” x 9”...32 pages]


Tease Monster
: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying

by Julia Cook (2013, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
        

When “One of a Kind” is laughed at by Purple One and called a name by Green One, is the Tease Monster to blame? With help from the Tease Monster, kids learn why some teasing can have a negative bite if it’s meant to be hurtful and cause embarrassment. But they also learn why teasing can be friendly and nice if it tries to make someone feel better and is not done out of spite. Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 9"...32 pages]


Well, I Can Top That

by Julia Cook (2014, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
        

Brad has a lot of great things going on in his life--or at least that’s what he tells all of his classmates! When one student won a contest, he told about how he won an even bigger contest! When one student broke his arm, he told about how he broke both arms AND both legs! Children and adults will get a real kick out of Brad’s tall tales as he learns the importance of being a “pull-upper,” not a “one-upper.” Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 9”...32 pages]


Wilma Jean the Worry Machine

by Julia Cook (2011, NCYI, 9.95)
        

Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 8"...32 pages]


Wilma Jean the Worry Machine Activity and Idea Book

by Julia Cook (2012, NCYI, 9.95)
        

Grades K-6. [8.5” x 11"...24 pages]


The WORST Day of My Life EVER!
: My Story about Listening and Following Instructions...or Not!

by Julia Cook (2011, Boys Town Press, 10.95)
        

RJ has had a rough day he wakes up with gum stuck in his hair, misses recess because hes late to school, earns a zero on his math homework, kicks the ball into his own teams soccer goal, and messes up Mom's kitchen with his overflowing pancake batter! With his mothers help, RJ learns that his problems happen because he doesnt listen or pay attention to directions from her, his school principal, teachers, or even his friends. Color. Grades K-5. [9” x 9”...32 pages]


The WORST Day of My Life EVER!
: Activity Guide

by Julia Cook (2012, Boys Town Press, 19.95)
        

Looking for clever and entertaining as well as effective ways to teach your students how to listen and follow instructions? To help reinforce the social skills lessons in her childrens book, The WORST Day of My Life EVER!, author Julia Cook has created 24 engaging games and activities for use in K-6 classrooms. Grades K-5. [8.5” x 11”...24 pages]

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