Julie’s Library Presents: Circle Round

Julie’s Library Presents: Circle Round

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 ...  Show more

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 julieslibrary ...  Show more

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, ...  Show more

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. P ...  Show more

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/c ...  Show more

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 Wonder ...  Show more

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 Wonde ...  Show more

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 ...  Show more

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 julieslibrarysh ...  Show more

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 jul ...  Show more

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

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, who spends her days searching for black holes in the far reaches of our universe. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow. ...  Show more

Not Your Typical Dragon and Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans

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 clothing that makes him feel extra special. Submit your Wonderf ...  Show more

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

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 the unique ways autistic brains work. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibr ...  Show more

Thank You, Omu!

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 real-life Omu who inspired her book. Submit your Wonderful Wor ...  Show more

Norman and the Nom Nom Factory

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 want to recommend a resource we’ve turned to: a list of child ...  Show more

The Very Fairy Princess and Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

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. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the po ...  Show more

Tía Isa Wants a Car

 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 the library to join Julie and Emma in the reading nook. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the ...  Show more

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

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 special message from author Kai Cheng Thom. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at ju ...  Show more

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

Today, we’re settling into the reading nook with two tales of unexpected visitors. Plus, a special message from author Mac Barnett. Submit your Wonderful Words at julieslibraryshow.org/contact. Support the podcast at julieslibraryshow.org/donate.  This episode is sponsored by Car ...  Show more