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.

Series

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289 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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The Dream Catcher is a beautiful story about a boy and his grandfather written and illustrated for children 4-8 years of age by Marcelo Verdad.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 02:00
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Mother Goose Treasury ----A Timeless Collection of Favorite Nursery Rhymes, illustrated with great care and fun by Priscilla Lamont, is perfect for...

Bought by WCNY


  • Added: Jun 05, 2024
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Finding Things is written with wonderful incite about children 4-8 years of age by Keven Henkes. It is beautifully illustrated by Laura Dronzek as ...

  • Added: May 29, 2024
  • Length: 02:00
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UP HIGH written and illustrated by Matt Hunt is a delightfully told story about the love between a father and son. Their walk through the very crow...

Bought by WCNY


  • Added: May 22, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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What’s Inside a Flower? And Other Questions about Science and Nature written and illustrated by the versatile Rachel Ignotofsky is a very interesti...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and WCNY


  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Books Make Good Friends written by Jane Mount is a delightful picture book about books! Children, mothers and dads and grandparents will all be abl...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: May 15, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Island of Whispers is written gorgeously by Frances Hardinge and beautifully illustrated by Emily Gravett. It is a stunning story about a young boy...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 2
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ZILOT and Other Important Rhymes written by Bob Odenkirk and illustrated by Erin Odenkirk is a cute, clever, creative book of over 70 rhymes for th...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: Apr 25, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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As The Seas Rise: Nicole Hernandez Hammer and the Fight for Climate Justice is an interesting picture book biography. The pictures are beautiful, a...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: Apr 24, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Grandma’s Hair is Ankle Length written by Adriana Camacho-Church and illustrated by Carmen Lop is a beautiful picture book told in both English and...

Bought by KRPS, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WCNY


  • Added: Apr 16, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3