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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186 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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A World Full of Dickens Stories: 8 Best Loved Classic Tales Retold for Children written by Angela McAllister and illustrated by Jannicke Hansen is...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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PEACE TRAIN written by Cat Stevens and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds is a gorgeous picture book in celebration of the song’s 50th birthday. Chil...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 4
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I REALLY WANT TO WIN written in rhyme by Simon Philip and illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti is a lesson in not always having to be the winner. The ma...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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DR. FAUCI: How A Boy from Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor is a well- researched picture book biography for readers 5-8 years of age by author Kate...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 16, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Nerdycorn written by Andre Root and illustrated by Erin Kraan is a delightful tale about a unicorn who has the courage to be different. She spends ...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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I Survived The Nazi Invasion, 1944 written by Lauren Tarshis, adapted by Georgia Ball and art by Alvaro Sarraseca is a well-done graphic novel of...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Eyes that Kiss in the Corners written by Joanna Ho and illustrated by Dung Ho is a lyrically written story about how one little girl comes to term...

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  • Added: May 26, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The Farmer and the Circus is the third in Marla Frazee’s farmer trilogy. Frazee, who has won the Caldecott Medal twice, continues to tell the story...

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  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Baloney and Friends: Going Up! written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli is the second graphic novel in this charming series about how Baloney the P...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The Crow and the Peacock written and illustrated by Jo Fernihough is a reworking of a fable about self-esteem and happiness. Crow has always felt g...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1