WCMU

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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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52 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.

  • From: WCMU
  • Updated: Jun 04, 2018

Latest Pieces

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RISING WATER: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue written by Marc Aronson is a well-researched and clearly laid out account of the miraculous rescue ...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: May 13, 2019
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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SWEET DREAMERS written and illustrated by Isabelle Simler is an informative and creative picture book overview of 27 animals and their sleep habits...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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DREAMING in CODE: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer well-written and researched by Emily Arnold McCully is a fascinating biography of a girl who...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Apr 29, 2019
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The Things That I LOVE about TREES written by Chris Butterworth and illustrated by Charlotte Voake is a celebration of one little girl’s joy of tre...

Bought by KRPS and Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting


  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 02:02
  • Purchases: 2
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PLANTING STORIES: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré written by Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrated by Paola Escobar is a lively st...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 1
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THE LITTLE RABBIT written and illustrated with charm by Nicola Killen is a picture book full of adventure and imagination with a little help from a...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2019
  • Length: 02:01
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A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon written by Suzanne Slade and illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamis...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 02:02
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Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert written by Morag Hood and illustrated by Ella Okstad is a picture book full of fun and flair. Sophie is a self-accla...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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CICADA written and illustrated by Shaun Tan is a powerful story about how people often marginalize “the other” in the community. The author brillia...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung written by Samantha R. Vamos and illustrated by Sebastià Serra is a joyful bilingual picture book told in a cu...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2019
  • Length: 02:00