Reading level: Ages 4-8
Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, have hand-selected a wonderful mix of their most cherished poems, songs, and lullabies in this rich and diverse poetry collection. Brought to life with James McMullan’s stunning watercolor paintings, this volume features nearly 150 treasured works, including beloved classics and modern favorites from Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Jack Prelutsky, Shel Silverstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more – twenty-one of which are theatrically and playfully read aloud by Andrews and Hamilton on the accompanying CD
Andrews introduces each of the nine themed sections with intimate stories and family memories, offering readers a glimpse into her world and her personal connection to many of the selections. There are even a number of special poems written by the authors themselves as well as contributions from close family members.
This deluxe anthology is bound to inspire an early love of poetry and song and become a classic for families to grow with and treasure throughout the years.
Check out the new Julie Andrews Community and Share A Memory of a favorite reading experience with a child. Little Brown Books for Young Readers will donate a book for each story shared to the Reach Out and Read of Greater New York.
There are also downloads of nursery posters and notecards featuring some of the art and poems from Julie Andrews Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies.
#1 New York Times Bestseller!
Reading level: Baby-Preschool
Thanks to you . . . a cloud becomes a castle for a king
Thanks to you . . . I notice wonder in the smallest thing
Children learn much about the world from their mothers. But what about the unexpected wisdom mothers gain while parenting?
Julie Andrews Edwards and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton share their mutual discoveries and delight in the growth experiences of childhood and motherhood. Accompanied by photographs from the authors’ extended family collection, these personal exchanges between mother and child celebrate a special bond while reflecting a universal truth.
“A frank, intriguing memoir.”
“Painfully shrewd, and written with real delicacy and pathos.”
–The New York Times Book Review
“Home reflects the very qualities that first made the working-class English singer a star 45 years ago: intelligence, gentle humor, and a clear, sweet, surprisingly powerful voice . . . In warmly nostalgic later chapters, the book begins to glow.”
“A delightful remembrance of her own childhood, and an engrossing prelude to her cinematic career . . . Andrews is an accomplished writer who holds back nothing while adding a patina of poetry to the antics and anecdotes throughout this memoir of bittersweet backstage encounters and theatrical triumphs.”
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Frank and fascinating . . . Andrews comes across as plainspoken, guilelessly charming and resoundingly tough.”
In Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, Julie Andrews takes her readers on a warm, moving, and often humorous journey from a difficult upbringing in war-torn Britain to the brink of international stardom in America.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Even an old dump truck deserves a second chance.
It’s a sunny morning on Merryhilll Farm and everyone has a job to do, including Bee-Bee the Backhoe and Trundle the Tractor. But one old truck is no longer working; Dumpy lies rusted and broken in the long grass. Charlie and his grandfather decide to fix him up in time to help with the building of a new bar.
This delightful tale of loyalty and teamwork, the first in a series about the trucks and tractors that work on and around Merryhill Farm, will have children cheering Dumpy on as he is transformed from a broken-down heap into a gaily-painted, indispensable, and beloved truck.