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The Beginning of Your Life Book Club

By Emily Akins

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The Beginning of Your Life Book Club is a blog and podcast celebrating the transformative power of children’s literature and the magic of picture books.

Customer Reviews

A New Favorite in our Home!

This podcast is so endearing and has become a new favorite in our home! The topics in each episode make my bookish heart so happy and even has my oldest daughter asking to listen to more. Thank you Emily for spreading the love of picture books and making the podcast world more beautiful! ❤️

Family and Books -- Two of My Favorite Things!

My son and I share a sentimental connection to books and reading. For me, this podcast is all about how we find meaning and connection with others through books. I've learned so much and really enjoyed each episode. I also appreciate that different vantage points are considered and explored. The host includes commentary from her children, as well as guests that have cultural experiences that differ from her own. Really looking forward to more episodes and *crosses fingers* many more seasons to come :)


What an awesome topic to explore! Children’s literature has the potential to sew the seeds of imagination and creativity - it can spark a lifelong love affair with books and with learning. We often forget how essential this relationship is and how it can impact a child’s curiosity - could anything be more important than curiosity? Thank you for shining the light on such a magical topic!

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