The Children's Bookshelf

Series produced by WCMU Michigan

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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.

The Children’s Bookshelf is a syndicated series from WCMU Public Radio available to public radio stations across the country. It features reviews of current children’s books, offering age-appropriate recommendations with each book title. The Children’s Bookshelf is designed to engage young readers in the joy of story found both in the written word and illustrations. The program will be of interest to teachers and librarians, as well as parents and grandparents hoping to foster the love of reading in young children. Each of the reviews have accompanying study questions and activities and will be also offered as podcasts. One two minute segment will be available each week, all inclusive, ready for air. There is no charge for syndication rights.
Series host and reviewer is noted educator, Dr. Sue Ann Martin, Professor Emerita of Communication and Dramatic Arts and the past and founding Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Her background in children’s literature includes a Ph. D thesis on the oral characteristics of the Caldecott Award-winning children’s books.
Our theme music for The Children’s Bookshelf is the polka from Denes Agay’s “Five Easy Dances”, performed by the Powers Woodwind Quintet, in residence at Central Michigan University’s School of Music. It is taken from the album GEMS, on the White Pine label.

Contact: Susan McTaggart-Dennis, producer
WCMU Public Media
mctag1sm@cmich.edu
989 774-3105
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The Children’s Bookshelf is a syndicated series from WCMU Public Radio available to public radio stations across the country. It features reviews of current children’s books, offering age-appropriate recommendations with each book title. The Children’s Bookshelf is designed to engage young readers in the joy of story found both in the written word and illustrations. The program will be of interest to teachers and librarians, as well as parents and grandparents hoping to foster the love of reading in young children. Each of the reviews have accompanying study questions and activities and will be also offered as podcasts. One two minute segment will be available each week, all inclusive, ready for air. There is no charge for syndication rights.Series host and reviewer is noted... Show full description


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Hello Earth! Poems to Our Planet written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora is full of gorgeous poetry and stunning illustration...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
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I Am the Longest Dog written and illustrated by Avery Monsen is a fun-filled tale about Lucy, a very long dog, indeed. She proclaims she is longer...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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If You Come to Earth written and illustrated by Caldecott Award winner Sophie Blackall is a beautiful picture book that speaks to the dazzling dive...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World written with insight by Malcolm Mitchell and illustrated with charm by Michael Robertson is a story a...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Ambitious Girl written by Meena Harris and illustrated by Marissa Valdez is a powerful story about never allowing others to define you and never a...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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PRX Listing for Hold On To Your Music: The Inspiring True Story of the Children of Willesden Lane Hold On to Your Music: The Inspiring True Story ...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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A Long Road on a Short Day written by Gary D. Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin is an exquisitely written book about...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2021
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 1
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SKUNK and BADGER written by Amy Timberlake with pictures by Jon Klassen is a delightful story about how two very opposite characters become friends...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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PLYMOUTH ROCKS! The Stone-Cold Truth written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Sam Streed is packed full of stories, legends and half- truths about ...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 02:02
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Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës by Isabel Greenberg is a stunning graphic novel about the childhood play of siblings Charlotte, Anne...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Ruby Bridges: This Is Your Time written by Ruby Bridges is a beautiful telling of her experience when she was 6 years old and was selected to be th...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 1
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LETTERS FROM FATHER CHRISTMAS: Centenary Edition written by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Baillie Tolkien is as full of fun as it was one hundred ye...

Bought by WTIP and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 17, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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THE WITCHES: The Graphic Novel by graphic artist Penelope Bagieu is an energetic and clever version of this dark classic written by Roald Dahl in 1...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
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COUNTING KINDNESS: Ten Ways to Welcome Refugee Children written by Hollis Kurman and illustrated by Barroux is a darling counting book with a genu...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 07, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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ELEANOR MAKES HER MARK: How Eleanor Roosevelt Reached Out, Spoke Up, and Changed the World written by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Edwin Fothe...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Little Mermaid told and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Jerry Pinkney is an enchanting picture book inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen c...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Eric written and illustrated by Tan Shaun is now available in a new stand-alone edition. The story revolves around one family’s experience hosting ...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2020
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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WILD SYMPHONY written by Dan Brown and illustrated by Susan Batori is a lively picture book full of visual and auditory delight for readers 4-8 yea...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Farmer and the Monkey by Marla Frazee is the second of the wordless picture books in the Farmer Trilogy. It starts were the highly praised firs...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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DISSENTER ON THE BENCH: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Work written by Victoria Ortiz is a wonderfully researched book for readers 13 and up. The s...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2020
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1