Julie Andrews to Host Storytelling Podcast for Children in Julie’s Library, Launching April 29

Andrews and daughter Emma Walton Hamilton bring modern children’s literature to life in new podcast from American Public Media

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 15, 2020— American Public Media presents Julie’s Library, a new children’s literacy program hosted by acclaimed actress and best-selling author Julie Andrews, along with her daughter, award-winning writer and educator Emma Walton Hamilton. The podcast launches April 29, and will feature weekly episodes of Andrews and Hamilton reading their favorite children’s books.

Subscribe and listen to the trailer here.

Due to the widespread issuance of COVID-19 related stay-at-home orders, Andrews and Hamilton are releasing the first six episodes early to bring the comfort of storytelling to families during these unprecedented times. More episodes will return later this year.  

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Perfect for children ages 4-10, but also aimed at multi-generational family audiences, each episode of Julie’s Library invites listeners to immerse themselves in the wonder of books. Every story is brought to life through music, sound design and special guest appearances. Listeners will also hear directly from other kids, who share their imaginative ideas and favorite new vocabulary words.

For Andrews and Hamilton, reading is a family affair. “When I became a parent, I passed the love of reading on to my children. My daughter and I have co-authored over 30 books for children and young adults, and our shared passion for the power of storytelling, literacy, and the arts remains fervent,” said Andrews. “It is our hope that the stories and ideas we share on Julie’s Library will provide family listening pleasure, inspire meaningful conversations, and be a trusted resource for literary enjoyment and learning.”

Julie’s Library is produced by American Public Media, an industry leader in kids podcasting that includes notable shows such as Brains On! and Smash Boom Best.

Julie’s Library is available on Apple Podcasts and on other podcast platforms. Sign up for the newsletter to receive additional reading and activity recommendations mentioned in the podcast at www.JuliesLibraryShow.org. Listeners can also follow along for updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


About American Public Media

American Public Media® (APM) is the national programming and distribution division of American Public Media Group and reaches 19 million listeners via approximately 1,000 radio stations nationwide each week. APM is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio that includes BBC World Service, Marketplace®, and the leading classical music programs in the nation. APM offers a diverse array of podcasts featuring the best in food, culture, entertainment, business and investigative journalism. For more information on APM, visit americanpublicmedia.org

Source: Data are copyright Nielsen Audio, Nationwide DMA data, Persons 12+, Fall ‘19.