19 episodes

Join beloved icon Julie Andrews for story time! Julie and her daughter, children’s author and educator Emma Walton Hamilton, invite you into their library to read their favorite children's books. Every story comes to life with sound, music and activities. Authors, kids and other special guests chime in, too! It’s a show that will inspire lively conversations and a lifelong love of reading. Produced by American Public Media.

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    • Stories for Kids
    • 4.4 • 96 Ratings

Join beloved icon Julie Andrews for story time! Julie and her daughter, children’s author and educator Emma Walton Hamilton, invite you into their library to read their favorite children's books. Every story comes to life with sound, music and activities. Authors, kids and other special guests chime in, too! It’s a show that will inspire lively conversations and a lifelong love of reading. Produced by American Public Media.

    The Day You Begin

    The Day You Begin

    “There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you.” Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson visits the library and shares a book about feeling different from everyone around you. Plus, she reads a poem about her great-great grandfather, her mother, and her own life. It’s called “it’ll be scary sometimes.” Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate. 

    This episode is sponsored by SchoolMaskPack (schoolmaskpack.com/library), KiwiCo (kiwico.com/library), and the podcast Hank the Cowdog.

    Today’s featured book: “The Day You Begin” written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López. Copyright © 2018. Used with permission of Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin Random House. All rights reserved.

    • 16 min
    There Might Be Lobsters and Pilar's Worries

    There Might Be Lobsters and Pilar's Worries

    How do you face a big, roaring ocean if you’re just a tiny dog? Or what if you love to dance, but can’t muster the courage to audition for the big ballet performance? Today, we’re reading two books about facing fears. Author Victoria M. Sanchez drops by the library for a visit. Plus, Andres Gonzalez from the Holistic Life Foundation teaches us to conquer anxiety with just our breath. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate. 



    This episode is sponsored by PayPal (paypal.com), Varsity Tutors (varsitytutors.com/library), American Heritage Chocolate (americanheritagechocolate.com), and Daily Harvest (dailyharvest.com with promo code LIBRARY)

    Today’s featured books: THERE MIGHT BE LOBSTERS. Text copyright © 2017 by Carolyn Crimi. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Laurel Molk. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.



    “Pilar’s Worries” written by Victoria M. Sanchez, illustrated by Jess Golden. Copyright © 2018. Used with permission of Albert Whitman & Company. All rights reserved.

    • 28 min
    Dumpy the Dumptruck and A Kite for Moon

    Dumpy the Dumptruck and A Kite for Moon

    Emma has a case of writer’s block - and only a visit to the reading nook can cure it! Julie and Emma read a book they wrote together. Plus, a visit from another mother-daughter writing team: Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple.

    Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact.

    Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate. 

    This episode is sponsored by Sun Basket (sunbasket.com/julie), PayPal (paypal.com) and KiwiCo (kiwico.com/library).

    Today’s featured books: “Dumpy the Dumptruck” written by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illustrated by Tony Walton, published by Hyperion Books for Children. Copyright © 2000. Used with the permission of the authors. 

    “A Kite for Moon” written by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illustrated by Matt Phelan. Copyright © 2019. Used with permission of Zonderkidz, HarperCollins Christian Publishing. All rights reserved.

    • 28 min
    Bright Sky, Starry City and Max and the Tag-Along Moon

    Bright Sky, Starry City and Max and the Tag-Along Moon

    A late-night visit to the library inspires Julie and Emma to read two books about the night sky. Author and illustrator Floyd Cooper drops in for a visit and shares one of his stories. Plus, astronomer Annette S. Lee teaches us about the Lakota/Dakota Star Map. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate.

    This episode is sponsored by Laurel Springs (laurelsprings.com/library) and Daily Harvest (dailyharvest.com with promo code LIBRARY).

    Today’s featured book: “Bright Sky, Starry City” written by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Aimée Sicuro. Copyright © 2015. Used with permission of Groundwood Books. All rights reserved.

    “Max and the Tag-Along Moon” written and illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Copyright © 2015. Used with permission of Puffin Books, Penguin Random House. All rights reserved.

    • 23 min
    What's My Superpower?

    What's My Superpower?

    Nalvana’s friends all have superpowers. They can fly, run lightning fast, and even breathe under water! But what is Nalvana’s superpower? Actress Miali Buscemi reads today’s book. Plus, author Aviaq Johnston tells us about growing up in her hometown of Igloolik. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate.

    This episode is sponsored by SchoolMaskPack (schoolmaskpack.com/library) and Promptly Journals (promptlyjournals.com, promo code Library20).

    Today’s featured book: “What’s My Superpower?” written by Aviaq Johnston and illustrated by Tim Mack. Copyright © 2017. Used with permission of Inhabit Media.

    • 20 min
    Vincent Comes Home and Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed

    Vincent Comes Home and Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed

    Today, two stories about our animal companions. In the first story, a cat named Vincent learns what “home” means. And in the second, we hear the true story of an award-winning piano piece -- composed by a cat!

    Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate. 

    This episode is sponsored by Varsity Tutors (varsitytutors.com/library) and KiwiCo (kiwico.com/library).

    Today’s featured books: “Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed” written by Lesléa Newman and illustrated by Amy June Bates, published by Candlewick Press. Copyright © 2015. Used with permission of the author. All rights reserved. 

    “Vincent Comes Home” written and illustrated by Jessixa Bagley and Aaron Bagley. Copyright © 2018. Used with permission of Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan. All rights reserved. 

    • 27 min

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