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
Wednesday 14 October 2020
: Listen… what do you hear? Today’s stories are all about listening deeply and experiencing the familiar in a totally new way.
Poetree and The Panda Problem
Wednesday 07 October 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...
The Day You Begin
Wednesday 30 September 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...
There Might Be Lobsters and Pilar's Worries
Wednesday 23 September 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...
Dumpy the Dumptruck and A Kite for Moon
Wednesday 16 September 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....
Bright Sky, Starry City and Max and the Tag-Along Moon
Wednesday 09 September 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...
What's My Superpower?
Wednesday 02 September 2020
: Nalvana’s friends all have superpowers. They can fly, run lightning fast, and even breathe under water! But what is Nalvana’s...
Vincent Comes Home and Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed
Wednesday 26 August 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...
Nightsong and Song of the River
Wednesday 19 August 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...
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor and Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament
Wednesday 12 August 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...
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein
Wednesday 05 August 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...
Not Your Typical Dragon and Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans
Wednesday 29 July 2020
: A fashionable rooster? A dragon that breathes… anything but fire? Today’s stories are about two creatures that march to the beat of...
How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine
Wednesday 22 July 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...
Wednesday 15 July 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...
Norman and the Nom Nom Factory
Wednesday 03 June 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...
The Very Fairy Princess and Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Wednesday 27 May 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...
Tía Isa Wants a Car
Wednesday 20 May 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...
From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea
Wednesday 13 May 2020
: A magical child is born with the ability to transform into many different things. But what happens when the other children don’t...
Bears Don't Eat Egg Sandwiches and The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse
Wednesday 06 May 2020
: Today, we’re settling into the reading nook with two tales of unexpected visitors. Plus, a special message from author Mac Barnett. Submit...
Wednesday 29 April 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...
Introducing Julie’s Library
Monday 13 April 2020
: Welcome to Julie’s Library, where books bring us together. Every week, Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton will settle...