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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157 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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It Fell from The Sky written and illustrated by the highly praised Fan Brothers is an entertaining picture book about a curious “wonder” that appea...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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The Little Owl and the Big Tree: A Christmas Story is beautifully told by author Jonah Winter and charmingly illustrated by Jeanette Winter. This t...

Bought by WETF


  • Added: Nov 24, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Trees written by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Tiffany Bozic is an unusually gorgeous picture book about the beauty of and the necessity for tr...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KRPS, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Nov 18, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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This is the Children’s Bookshelf Holiday Edition. All titles discussed have been published in the last two years and are put forth as ideal for hol...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 17, 2021
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Our Table written by Peter H. Reynolds is a clever and extremely wise picture book about how we must all be alert to the habits that can destroy su...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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I am Oprah Winfrey well researched and excellently written by Brad Meltzer and delightfully illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos is the newest add...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Nov 01, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem written by Amanda Gorman and illustrated by Loren Long is a beautiful picture book in both thoughts and illustrat...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Oct 20, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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A House is written and illustrated by Caldecott winner Kevin Henkes. It is an outstanding tale about what makes a house a home. The visuals, render...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Paradise on Fire written by Jewel Parker Rhodes and illustrated by Serena Malyon is an interesting and exciting book about a group of Black teenage...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Oct 06, 2021
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Hardly Haunted written and illustrated by Jessie Sima is a fun-filled picture book about an old empty house who is lonely. After an experience with...

Bought by KRPS and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2