Julia Cook comes to Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The award winning children’s author Julia cook is in Bowling Green this week to present to parents and elementary school kids of Warren County Public Schools.

Cook was a middle school teacher and then school counselor when she wrote her first book back in 2006 on tattling, she said her school was plagued with the common place issue and when she couldn’t find a book to address it, she wrote her own.

A fellow co-worker had told her the best way to reach kids was with a good story and from then on the rest is history. Cook has gone on to write 140 books that address a multitude of issues that grade school children might face while growing up.

Cook said she writes from her inner child to better communicate the message to her audience. The author said “if a kid wouldn’t say it, I wouldn’t put it in a book.” And when asked about some other messages she hopes to convey to parents, she said “relationships are simple, if it’s not working it’s either a communication issue or a trust issue… Parents, it’s okay if you don’t have all the answers, but if your child asks you something and you don’t know, don’t just tell them what you want them to think. Tell them you don’t have the answer but you’ll work on finding it for them.”