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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279 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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My Thoughts Have Wings written by Maggie Smith and illustrated by Leanne Hatch is softly told in both words and pictures. A little girl has trouble...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
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K is in Trouble written, designed, and illustrated by Gary Clement is a wonderfully fascinating graphic novel. A young boy named K seems to have on...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
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NO CATS IN THE LIBRARY written and gorgeously illustrated in hot orange, spicy yellow and soothing green colors by Lauren Emmons is a sweet story a...

Bought by WCNY and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Mar 27, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Leafy Landmarks: Travel with Trees is a beautiful road trip for the whole family as 14 wonderful trees are presented for the family to enjoy. Lusci...

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Tree House Town is a delightful picture book about creative children and beautiful animals, as they play, cook, and take care of each other and the...

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


  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Little Messy Marcy Su written by Cherie Fu and illustrated by Julie Kwon is a delightful picture book for readers 4-8 years of age about one child’...

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


  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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The Ramadan Drummer written by Sahtinay Abaza and illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova is a beautiful story full of joy, celebration, and gorgeous ill...

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


  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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The Door That Had Never Been Opened Before written and illustrated by Mrs. and Mr. MacLeod is a truly delightful picture book for children 4-8 year...

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


  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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10 Dogs written and illustrated by Emily Gravett is a delightful counting book that tells the story of ten dogs trying to get the ten sausages that...

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


  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Coretta: The Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King with the Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds and illustrated by Ekua Holmes is a very graceful tell...

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


  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3