Investing in oneself is one of the most important lessons children can learn, both about money and their own self-worth.

By teaching kids that their value has nothing to do with what they can buy, kids are empowered to work toward their goals and dreams, rather than feeling limited by their circumstances. ✨

And so, one of the biggest hearts in the KidLit community is providing a solid foundation for young minds worldwide for a lifetime of growth, achievement, and service to others.

Award-Winning Children’s Author, Julia Cook, joins our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest on Episode #196 of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series to share her inspiring story, the release of her new children’s book, I Am Money (co-authored by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller and financial advocate, Garrett Gunderson, published by Sourcebooks Kids), the magical serendipitous story of how she connected with Garrett and how I Am Money came to life, the value of teaching children to invest in themselves, how parents can teach their children the difference between intrinsic self-worth and extrinsic values, tips for easing the money conversation and not burdening kids with adult worries, strategies for cultivating a growth mindset, plus much more.

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Julia and Garrett by purchasing your copies of I Am Money and enjoying this empowering read with your little ones:

I Am Money Text copyright © 2024 by Julia Cook & Garrett Gunderson • Illustrations copyright © 2024 by Josh Cleland. Courtesy of Sourcebooks Kids. All Rights Reserved.


️ Stay connected with Julia online and on social media:

Official Website:    





Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #196: Julia Cook | I Am Money