Favorite Children’s Books for Counseling and Guidance
Julia Cook – Every, single one of them! Buy them…. They are worth it!
I had the HONOR of listening to Julia Cook at the counseling conference, and it was amazing.
She is fun, full of energy, and has wonderful stories to tell (of
She has several new books coming out very soon, that we were
able to get sneak peaks of! Yes,
she literally finished a book the night before, and read it to us from notebook
paper! HONOR! She is inspirational.
I use this book every year, and often with different
topics. This past week I used the
book with my elementary students to discuss Diversity. Students learned the importance of being
tolerant of others, that we need to be respectful and accepting of others, and
that it is okay to be different. I
then ended the lesson with a fun ART lesson. Students used old crayons to create new ones in muffin tins. We mixed everyone’s crayons together,
broke them, melted them, and let them get hard again to create a new RAINBOW
crayon. We then revisited the
lessons objective. We are all
different, but we can be mixed together to create unity and diversity!