Julie’s Library
Julie’s Library
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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.
Ten Ways to Hear Snow and Daniel Finds a Poem
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.  This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo (kiwico.com/library), Varsity Tutors (varsitytutors.com/library), and  American Heritage Chocolate (americanheritagechocolate.com). Today’s featured books: “Ten Ways to Hear Snow” written by Cathy Camper, illustrated by Kenard Pak. Copyright © 2020. Used with permission of Kokila, Penguin Random House. All rights reserved. “Daniel Finds a Poem” written and illustrated by Micha Archer. Copyright © 2016. Used with permission of Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin Random House. All rights reserved.
Oct 14
22 min
Poetree and The Panda Problem
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 Harvest (dailyharvest.com with promo code LIBRARY). Today’s featured books: “Poetree” written by Shauna LaVoy Reynolds, illustrated by Shahrzad Maydani. Copyright © 2019. Used with permission of Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House. All rights reserved. “The Panda Problem” written by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Hannah Marks. Copyright © 2019. Used with permission of Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House. All rights reserved.
Oct 7
27 min
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.
Sep 30
16 min
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.
Sep 23
28 min
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.
Sep 16
28 min
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.
Sep 9
23 min
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.
Sep 2
20 min
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. 
Aug 26
27 min
Nightsong and Song of the River
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 Loren Long. Text copyright © 2012 by Ari Berk. Illustrations copyright © 2012 by Loren Long. Produced by permission of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. “Song of the River” written by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Kimberly Andrews. Copyright © 2019. Used with the permission of Gecko Press, distributed in the United States and Canada by Lerner Publisher Services. All rights reserved.
Aug 19
22 min
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor and Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament
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. This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo (kiwico.com/library) and Laurel Springs (laurelsprings.com/library).Today’s featured books: “Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles” written by Patricia Valdez, illustrated by Felicita Sala. Copyright © 2018. Used with permission of Knopf Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House. All rights reserved.“Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament” written by Anne Renaud, illustrated by Felicita Sala. Copyright © 2017. Used with permission of Kids Can Press. All rights reserved.
Aug 12
27 min
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