A lot of celebrities and services are offering free entertainment to help tide you over during the pandemic, and now there’s a particular iconic addition to the mix: Julie Andrews narrating children’s stories.
Recently announced, the podcast will begin streaming stories on April 29. Every week the podcast will feature stories brought to life by Julie and her daughter Emma Hamilton, as well as a rotating cast of guest voices:
As a child, I read anything and everything I could get my hands on. There was no greater joy for me than to curl up with a good read. Books transported me—away from the World War II Blitz and into the realm of my imagination and other worlds and ideas.
When I became a parent, I passed that same love of reading on to my children. My daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, 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.
Our latest project is a new children’s book podcast, Julie’s Library, which we are honored to be developing with American Public Media.
At this extraordinary time, with families confined to their homes and in need of creative content and learning support, we have accelerated the show’s launch in order to bring it to audiences as soon as possible.
Emma and I will read favorite current children’s books together, sometimes joined by my grand-daughter—Emma’s daughter—Hope, and other special guests.
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.
From our family to yours … we send our warmest wishes for your continued health and safety. We can’t wait to read with you!
You can visit the official site here to read more and subscribe, or search for “Julie’s Library” on your podcast service of choice—it’s available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Radio Public, and via RSS. Subscribe now and next week when the first full episode arrives, it’ll be there ready for you and your kids to enjoy.
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