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Emma Walton Hamilton
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Raising Bookworms
The Julie Andrews Collection
Children's Book Hub
Just Write for Kids

Emma Walton Hamilton is a best-selling children’s author, editor, arts educator and arts and literacy advocate. She has co-authored over twenty children’s books with her mother, Julie Andrews, six of which have been on the New York Times best-seller list, including The Very Fairy Princess series(#1 NY Times Bestseller), Julie Andrews’ Collection Of Poems, Songs And Lullabies (illustrated by James McMullan); the Dumpy The Dump Truck series; Simeon’s Gift; The Great American Mousical and THANKS TO YOU – Wisdom From Mother And Child (#1 NY Times Bestseller).

Emma’s own book for parents and caregivers, Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment, premiered as a #1 best-seller on in the literacy category and won a Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and silver medals from the Living Now and IPPY Book Awards, respectively. It also received Honorable Mention from ForeWord Magazine’s Best Book of the Year.

Emma is Director of the annual Southampton Children’s Literature Conference at Stony Brook Southampton, where she is on the faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature Program. She is also the creator and host of “The Children’s Book Hub,” which provides resources, information and support to children’s book authors and illustrators world-wide and “Just Write for Kids!,” a home-study course for aspiring children’s book authors.

In addition to writing and editing children’s books, Emma works as a freelance children’s book editor. She is also a Grammy Award-winning voiceover artist, having provided voicing for several children’s audiobooks, including Gitty Daneshvari’s School of Fear, Patrick McDonnell’s Me…Jane, Nancy Tafuri’s All Kinds of Kisses, and Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies (2010 Grammy Award, Best Spoken Word Album for Children).

An accomplished public speaker, Emma addresses arts and literary conferences, schools, universities and other groups on a regular basis about the value of, and synergy between, the arts and literacy. She lives in Sag Harbor, NY, with her husband, producer/actor Steve Hamilton and their two children.

Little Bo in Italy:
The Continued Adventures of Bonnie Boadicea

written with Julie Andrews
illustrated by Henry Cole
HarperCollins, 2011
ages 6 to 9, ISBN 978-0-06-008908-5

Little Bo's sailor friend, Billy, has signed on aboard Lord and Lady Goodlad's handsome yacht, Legend. Bo and Billy can travel world, and Bo can continue her quest to find news of her long-lost brothers and sisters. She is determined to make sure they have all found safe and happy homes. In beautiful Italy, Little Bo sees wondrous sights, has adventures, and makes discoveries--and once again proves that even a tiny cat can make a big difference.

Little Bo in Italy
The Very Fairy Princess
written with Julie Andrews
illustrated by Christine Davenier
Little, Brown, 2010
ages 4 to 8, ISBN 978-0316040501

While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in her royal attire, practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn't all twirls and tiaras--as every fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day!

Very Fairy Princess
Julie Andrews' Collection
of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

written with Julie Andrews
illustrated by James McMullan
Little, Brown, 2009
ages 7 and up, ISBN 978-0-316-04049-5

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.

A teaching guide is available for this title.

Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading
for Pleasure and Empowerment

Beech Tree Books, 2008
adult, ISBN 978-0981583303

This book offers creative strategies, tips, and activities to help young people discover--or rediscover--the joy and empowerment of reading.

Raising Bookworms
Thanks to You: Wisdom from Mother & Child
written with Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews Collection, 2007
ISBN 978-0-06-124002-7

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.

Thanks to You
Dumpy's Valentine
written with Julie Andrews
illustrated by Tony Walton and Ruby Randig
HarperCollins, 2006
ages 4 to 7, ISBN 978-0060885755

It's Valentine's Day, and poor Trusty the Mail Truck has broken down. Dumpy offers to lend a hand, and with Charlie and Pop-Up's help he delivers surprises all over town. But what about Trusty? Will he get a valentine this year?

Dumpy's Valentine
Dumpy's Extra-Busy Day
written with Julie Andrews
illustrated by Tony Walton and Katherine H. Boyd
HarperCollins, 2006
ages 4 to 7, ISBN 978-0060885762

It's a very busy morning on the farm. Farmer Barnes is away, so Charlie and Pop-Up have lots more chores to do than usual before the school bus arrives. With a little help from Dumpy and his animal pals, Charlie just might make it to school on time!

Dumpy's Extra-Busy Day
Simeon's Gift
written with Julie Andrews
illustrated by Gennady Spirin
HarperCollins, 2006
ages 5 and up, ISBN 978-0060089160

There once lived a humble musician named Simeon. Longing to be worthy of the beautiful Sorrel's love, he sets off on a quest for knowledge. His journey brings many discoveries, but the vast tapestry of sounds and ideas he encounters becomes overwhelming...and, dispirited, Simeon turns for home. Alone in the grace of nature, he experiences a series of wondrous events that lead him to the discovery of his true self and the glorious gift he has to offer.

A teaching guide is available for this title.

Simeon's Gift

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