Written by JULIA COOK
Illustrated by JOMIKE TEJIDO

Release Date November 4, 2021


From best-selling author, Julia Cook, comes a book that teaches children the many ways they can make the world a kinder place by being the “i” in “Kind.”

Join the fun as “K_nd” goes on an adventure to find his missing “i.” Along the way, he meets a diverse group of children who learn what it means to share their kindness through everyday actions both big and small. Whether helping someone who’s hurting, pitching in to protect our planet, allowing others to go first, or learning to share, this engaging story will spark conversations at home and in the classroom about the concepts of kindness, empathy, and compassion. Featuring beautiful illustrations and Cook’s signature rhyming style, this book will encourage children to bring kindness along wherever they go!


Preorder and complete the Resource Bundle form to get the “Will You Be the ‘I’ in Kind?” Resource Bundle for FREE! Fill out the form below and you will be emailed the Resource Bundle when the book is released on November 4, 2021.

STEP 1: Click one of the retailer images below to preorder the book.

For Bulk Orders, please call us toll-free at 866-318-6294. Receive 10% off for 30-49 copies ordered, and 15% off for 50+ copies ordered.

STEP 2: With your order number handy, complete the Resource Bundle Form below.

STEP 3: You will receive an email confirmation that the FREE Resource Bundle will be sent to your inbox when the book releases on November 4th.

This book is also available as an E-Book!

WILL YOU BE THE “I” IN KIND? Resource Bundle Form

The FREE Preorder Resource Bundle, perfect for school or home, includes:

  • Where Is Kindness Needed? picture search
  • What Is the Kindest Thing You Could Do? quiz
  • Kindness and You worksheet
  • The Kindness Challenge worksheet
  • Kindness Recognition cards
  • Kindness Pledge
  • Coloring pages from the book

Contact outreach@ncyi.org with questions.

Will You Be the “I” in Kind? will be shipped when released on November 4, 2021.

This preorder bonus is only available until midnight EST on November 3, 2021.

Meet the Author


JULIA COOK, M.S. is a national award winning children’s author, counselor and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools across the country and abroad, regularly speaks at national education and counseling conferences, and has published children’s books on a wide range of character and social development topics. The goal behind Cook’s work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it.”

Click here to see more books by Julia Cook.