Julie’s Library

Julie’s Library

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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October 14, 2020 22 min

Listen… what do you hear? Today’s stories are all about listening deeply and experiencing the familiar in a totally new way.

We’ve so enjoyed reading with you this season. Be sure to follow Julie’s Library on social media for more reading recommendations — and to hear what’s next. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate

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Pandas, poems, and problems galore! Today’s books will inspire you to write a story or poem of your own. Plus, author Deborah Underwood shares her foolproof recipe for a good story. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate

This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo (kiwico.com/library), Promptly Journals (promptlyjournals.com, promo code Library20), and Daily Harve...

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September 30, 2020 16 min

“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 julieslibra...

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September 23, 2020 28 min

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...

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September 16, 2020 28 min

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.

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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.

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September 2, 2020 20 min

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.

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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!

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

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August 19, 2020 22 min

If a river sang a song, what would it sound like? Today’s stories show us how to listen and learn from the world around us. Plus, musician Nabihah Iqbal shares her own river song. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate

This episode is sponsored by SchoolMaskPack (schoolmaskpack.com/library).

Today’s featured books: NIGHTSONG by Ari Berk, illustrated by Lor...

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What would it be like to befriend a Komodo dragon? Or invent a totally new food? Today’s books are inspired by true stories about extraordinary people. Plus, soul food scholar Adrian Miller on what happens when you combine Kool-Aid and… pickles! Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate

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The story of a little boy who asked big questions - and grew up to be a world-famous scientist! Plus, an interview with astrophysicist Chung-Pei Ma, who spends her days searching for black holes in the far reaches of our universe. 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: “On ...

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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


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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 Ama...

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July 15, 2020 18 min

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.

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June 3, 2020 21 min

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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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.

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This episode is sponsored by Ivory.

Today’s featured books: “Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress,” written...

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May 20, 2020 18 min

 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...

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A magical child is born with the ability to transform into many different things. But what happens when the other children don’t understand? Plus, a special message from author Kai Cheng Thom. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate

This episode is sponsored by Literati (Literati.com/library) and Little Passports. Go to littlepassports.com and use the promo...

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Today, we’re settling into the reading nook with two tales of unexpected visitors. Plus, a special message from author Mac Barnett. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate


This episode is sponsored by Care/of. Visit TakeCareOf.com and use the promo code LIBRARY50 to learn more.


Today’s featured books: BEARS DON’T EAT EGG SANDWICHES written by Julie Fulton, ...

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April 29, 2020 18 min

What if monsters weren’t scary at all, but instead made fantastic friends? Today’s book helps us imagine a world where every child has a special monster friend. Plus, a special message from author Michelle Knudsen.

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This episode is sponsored by Sun Basket (sunbasket.com/julie).

Today’s featured book: MARILYN'S MON...

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