WCMU

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As one of Central Michigan University’s principal public service commitments, WCMU Public Media has provided television and radio programming and other outreach activities for over 50 years to residents of 52 counties in Michigan and portions of Ontario.  With five television and eight radio stations reaching almost 6 million people, CMU Public Broadcasting is the largest university-owned public broadcasting network in the nation and is a vital community resource.

WCMU Public Radio provides outstanding programming around the clock.  In addition to national programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and A Prairie Home Companion, our radio network offers a wide range of local programs featuring classical music, jazz, and award-winning local news and information.

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66 Pieces

The Children’s Bookshelf from WCMU Public Radio showcases new children’s book titles meant to engage young readers in the joy of story found in both the written word and illustrations. The target audience includes teachers, librarians, parents and grandparents as part of their role to foster the love of reading. Each of the two minute reviews have accompanying study questions and activities and are available as podcasts. The series host and reviewer is Dr. Sue Ann Martin, Professor Emerita of Communication and Dramatic Arts in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

  • From: WCMU
  • Updated: Jun 04, 2018

Latest Pieces

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THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE PHOTO: Frances Perkins and Her New Deal for America written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Alexandra Bye is a fascinati...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Fred’s Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers written by Laura Renauld and illustrated by Brigette Barrager is a picture book about how...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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The Old Truck written and illustrated by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey is a beautifully told story in both words and pictures about a small ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2020
  • Length: 02:01
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The Escape of Robert Smalls: A Daring Voyage Out of Slavery written by Jehan Jones-Radgowski and illustrated by Poppy Kang is a heart-thumping stor...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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LEAVE IT TO ABIGAIL! The Revolutionary Life of Abigail Adams is a fast-moving and spirited telling of the story of the wife of President John Adams...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 02:01
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Just Add Glitter written by Angela Di Terlizzi and illustrated by Samantha Cotterill is a story in celebration of knowing when too much of a good t...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Poetry for Kids: Robert Frost edited skillfully by Jay Parini and illustrated beautifully by Michael Paraskevas is a wonderful presentation of 30 p...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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The Friendship Book written by Mary Lyn Ray and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin is a celebration of looking for a friend, finding a friend and bei...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A NEW HOME written and illustrated by Tania de Regil is a story told by two young narrators about their pending move to a new home in a new country...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Crossover: The Graphic Novel written by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile is a visually exciting retelling of this 2015 Newber...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 02:00