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Julie’s Library

21 EpisodesProduced by American Public MediaWebsite

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… read more

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Ten Ways to Hear Snow and Daniel Finds a Poem

October 14th, 2020


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 …

Poetree and The Panda Problem

October 7th, 2020


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 …

The Day You Begin

September 30th, 2020


“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, …

There Might Be Lobsters and Pilar's Worries

September 23rd, 2020


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. …

Dumpy the Dumptruck and A Kite for Moon

September 16th, 2020


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 …

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

September 9th, 2020


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 …

What's My Superpower?

September 2nd, 2020


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 …

Vincent Comes Home and Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed

August 26th, 2020


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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Nightsong and Song of the River

August 19th, 2020


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 …

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor and Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament

August 12th, 2020


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 …

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

August 5th, 2020


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, …

Not Your Typical Dragon and Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans

July 29th, 2020


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 …

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

July 22nd, 2020


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 …

Thank You, Omu!

July 15th, 2020


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 …

Norman and the Nom Nom Factory

June 3rd, 2020


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 …

The Very Fairy Princess and Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

May 27th, 2020


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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Tía Isa Wants a Car

May 20th, 2020


 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 …

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

May 13th, 2020


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 …

Bears Don't Eat Egg Sandwiches and The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

May 6th, 2020


Today, we’re settling into the reading nook with two tales of unexpected visitors. Plus, a special message from author Mac Barnett. Submit your …

Marilyn's Monster

April 29th, 2020


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.

Introducing Julie’s Library

April 13th, 2020


Welcome to Julie’s Library, where books bring us together. Every week, Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton will settle into the …

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