WCMU Michigan

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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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216 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.


Latest Pieces

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Very Good Hats written by Emma Straub and illustrated by Blanca Gómez is a delightful picture book about what makes a hat a hat. This concept book...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
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Mister Kitty is Lost! written and illustrated by the talented Greg Pizzoli is perfect for children 0-3 years of age. The story is about a lost kit...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
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You So Black written by Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. and illustrated by London Ladd is a very special picture book. The text is based on a poem by ...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jan 11, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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A Library written by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Erin K. Robinson is a beautiful story about the power of reading and the importance of those...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jan 04, 2023
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Butterfly Child written and gorgeously illustrated by Marc Majewski is a beautiful story about an inventive child who builds butterfly wings with w...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 28, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Issy Paints written and illustrated by Tim Miller is a feast for the eyes as well as an adorable story about a koala bear who learns to love and pa...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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How to Eat a Book written by Mrs. and Mr. MacLeod is a picture book for readers 5-9 years of age about the power of books. Shelia, Gerald, and Ger...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 14, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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THE GIFT of the MAGI written by celebrated writer O. Henry in 1906 and illustrated by acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger is a beautiful short story ...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 07, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The Nutcracker with text based on the ballet and with gorgeous illustrations throughout by Susan Jeffers is one of the most beautiful picture books...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 30, 2022
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Madame Alexander: The Creator of the Iconic American Doll is written by Susan Goldman Rubin and illustrated by Sarah Dvojack will delight readers 5...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 22, 2022
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 2