10 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
    • 4.6, 1.4K 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.

    Not Your Typical Dragon and Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans

    Not Your Typical Dragon and Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans

    A fashionable rooster? A dragon that breathes… anything but fire? Today’s stories are about two creatures that march to the beat of their own drum. Plus, an interview with Queer Eye’s Tan France about fashion and the clothing that makes him feel extra special. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate. This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo (kiwico.com/library) and SchoolMaskPack (schoolmaskpack.com/library).Today’s featured books: “Not Your Typical Dragon” written by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Tim Bowers. Copyright © 2013. Used with permission of  Viking Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House. All rights reserved.“Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans” written by Jessie Miller, illustrated by Barbara Bakos. Copyright © 2018. Used with the permission of Maverick Arts, distributed in the United States and Canada by Lerner Publisher Services. All rights reserved. 

    • 28 min
    How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine

    How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine

    The true story of a girl who built a hug from scratch. Plus, Julie and Emma talk with Dr. Temple Grandin herself! They discuss her hug machine and the unique ways autistic brains work. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate. This episode is sponsored by Sun Basket (sunbasket.com/library). Today’s featured book: “How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine” written by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville, illustrated by Giselle Potter. Copyright © 2018. Used with permission of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved. 

    • 18 min
    Thank You, Omu!

    Thank You, Omu!

    Omu’s thick, red stew is sure to be the best meal she’s ever had. The only trouble is, everyone in town seems to agree. Author and illustrator Oge Mora visits the library to read her book. Plus, she tells us about the real-life Omu who inspired her book.

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

    This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo (kiwico.com/library) and Laurel Springs (laurelsprings.com/library).

    Today’s featured book: “Thank You, Omu!” written and illustrated by Oge Mora. Copyright © 2018. Used with permission of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

    • 18 min
    Norman and the Nom Nom Factory

    Norman and the Nom Nom Factory

    Before we get to today’s episode, we want to say to the families who are hurt and angry and scared right now: we’re with you. In this moment, we need to listen, learn and work to fight racism in our own communities.

    We want to recommend a resource we’ve turned to: a list of children’s books to help families talk about racism, justice and equality with kids. Follow this link to view the list: https://bit.ly/36T7Wv0

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    Norman is a big, fluffy alien. He lives alone on Planet Gerp and eats Nom Noms for every meal. Will an unexpected visitor convince him to try something new? Plus, a special message from chef Ann Kim. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact.

    This episode is sponsored by Sunbasket (sunbasket.com/Julie), Little Passports (littlepassports.com with promo code LIBRARY), and Ivory.

    Today’s featured book: NORMAN AND THE NOM NOM FACTORY written and illustrated by Bridgette Zou. Copyright © 2018. Used with the permission of StarBerry Books — Kane Press, distributed by Lerner Publisher Services. All rights reserved.

    • 21 min
    The Very Fairy Princess and Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

    The Very Fairy Princess and Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

    Today’s stories are about the things that make us unique, whether it’s a favorite dress or a special talent. Plus, author Christine Baldacchino tells us how an experience from her life inspired her book.

    Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact.

    Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate. 

    This episode is sponsored by Ivory.

    Today’s featured books: “Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress,” written by Christine Baldacchino, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant. Copyright © 2010. Used with permission of Groundwood Books. All rights reserved. 

    “The Very Fairy Princess,” written by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illustrated by Christine Davenier. Copyright © 2010. Used with permission of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved. 

    • 22 min
    Tía Isa Wants a Car

    Tía Isa Wants a Car

     One day, Tía Isa announces that she wants a car. But how will she ever save up enough money? Her niece has a secret plan… Author Meg Medina stops by the library to join Julie and Emma in the reading nook. 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).



    Today’s featured book: TÍA ISA WANTS A CAR. Text copyright © 2011 by Meg Medina. Illustrations copyright © 2011 by Claudio Muñoz. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

    • 18 min

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