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Are you looking for something good to read? Or watch? Or listen to? Tune in to Fraser Valley Regional Library’s ReadRadio podcast for some great recommendations. In each episode we will highlight some of the library’s books, movies and TV shows that you might not know about. All reviewed materials are available for loan in the FVRL catalogue. ReadRadio will release a new episode every other Friday. Fraser Valley Regional Library is the largest public library system in British Columbia, with 25 community libraries serving nearly 680,000 people in its service area.

Are you looking for something good to read? Or watch? Or listen to? Tune in to Fraser Valley Regional Library’s ReadRadio podcast for some great recommendations. In each episode we will highlight some of the library’s books, movies and TV shows that you might not know about. All reviewed materials are available for loan in the FVRL catalogue. ReadRadio will release a new episode every other Friday. Fraser Valley Regional Library is the largest public library system in British Columbia, with 25 community libraries serving nearly 680,000 people in its service area.

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Canada

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Podcasts

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Are you looking for something good to read? Or watch? Or listen to? Tune in to Fraser Valley Regional Library’s ReadRadio podcast for some great recommendations. In each episode we will highlight some of the library’s books, movies and TV shows that you might not know about. All reviewed materials are available for loan in the FVRL catalogue. ReadRadio will release a new episode every other Friday. Fraser Valley Regional Library is the largest public library system in British Columbia, with 25 community libraries serving nearly 680,000 people in its service area.

Language:

English

Contact:

604-853-7141


Episodes

The Sun is Also a Star

5/7/2021
Katie tells us about the young adult romance novel The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, a thought-provoking and beautifully written book that will leave you rooting for teenagers Daniel and Natasha despite the odds that are stacked against them.

Duration:00:02:26

Prehistoric Peoples

5/5/2021
Joann shares prehistoric themed page-turners for readers in grades four and up: Clan by Sigmund Brouwer, The Wolf's Boy by Susan Williams Beckhorn, and Lug and the Dawn of the Ice Age by David Zeltser.

Duration:00:03:25

Books That Make You Laugh

4/30/2021
Brenna introduces readers to three humorous books that will make you laugh and add levity to your life: The Book of Delights by Ross Gay; Ali Wong’s biography Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life; and The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place: The Art of Being Messy by Jennifer McCartney.

Duration:00:02:38

New Graphic Novels for Kids

4/28/2021
FVRL has three new graphic novels, and Cindy is here to tell us all about them! The new titles are Mr. Corbett Is in Orbit, Animorphs: The Invasion, and The Witches: A Graphic Novel. Each of these started out as a kids' chapter book, and now you can enjoy them in graphic novel format.

Duration:00:05:39

Paradox Bound

4/23/2021
Joann introduces listeners to Paradox Bound: a fast-paced, thrilling and, at times, heart breaking read that will hook you right from the start! Readers of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere would certainly enjoy this delightful page turner.

Duration:00:03:19

The Human Body

4/16/2021
Jacque shares a selection of non-fiction reads that explore the amazing complexities of the human body. Learn about captivating reads from Bill Bryson, Mary Roach, Cody Cassidy, Nathan H. Lents, and Sonya Renee Taylor.

Duration:00:05:19

Katie Woo's Neighborhood

4/14/2021
If you have ever wondered, or are curious about what a mayor is, how the mail works, what paramedics, nurses or firefighters do in our neighborhood—Katie Woo will help you learn about them! Jacque introduces early readers to a series called “Katie Woo’s Neighborhood” by Fran Manuskhin where readers can learn about people, places and things in the community!

Duration:00:04:14

The Hazel Wood

4/9/2021
Tina introduces readers to a dark and delightfully creepy fairy tale: The Hazel Wood, the first title in Melissa Albert’s Hazel Wood series. Looking for more Hazel Wood? Check out the sequel The Night Country, and Tales From the Hinterland - an illustrated collection of the 12 original tales that started it all.

Duration:00:03:20

Jack Beginner Readers

4/7/2021
Have you finished reading Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series? Looking for another fun and entertaining read? Check out Jack, a beginner reader series written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, about a lovable, mischievous bunny named Jack. Get introduced to Jack and his friends (the Lady and Rex the dog) in the first title in the series Hi, Jack!, and be sure to read about Jack’s antics in the subsequent titles too!

Duration:00:02:56

Vicious

4/2/2021
Alaxandra introduces us to the series Villains by V.E Schwab. The first title in the series, Vicious, is a page turner! The book features multi-dimensional characters in a fast-paced science fiction adventure.

Duration:00:02:57

Animal Heroes

3/31/2021
Do you like learning about animals? Devon introduces us to the topic of animal heroes, featuring dog and horse heroes. In this podcast we learn about two titles from the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series: Dog Heroes (a nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House # 46: Dogs in the Dead of Night)and Horse Heroes (a nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House # 49: Stallion by Starlight) by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce.

Duration:00:03:11

Fox 8

3/26/2021
Leanna introduces us to an environmental fable, Fox 8 by George Saunders. The book is a letter to readers from Fox 8, a precocious fox who learned human language by listening outside the window as a mother reads stories to her children at bedtime. Interested in reading more fables for adults? You might enjoy Rose & Poe by Jack Todd.

Duration:00:03:44

True Stories of Awesome Women

3/24/2021
Did you know that Margaret Hamilton wrote the code to launch the first spaceship to the moon? Do you know about Virginia Hall, one of the greatest spies in history? Danay introduces us to a selection of books about awesome women from history: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison, I am Malala by Malala Yousefzai, and Path to the Stars by Sylvia Acevedo.

Duration:00:03:37

Supernatural Mysteries

3/19/2021
Joann introduces us to three spine-chilling supernatural mysteries: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James, The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher, and Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. These three excellent novels are guaranteed to keep you up at night, under the covers, with all the lights turned on!

Duration:00:04:48

Lulu and the Brontosaurus

3/17/2021
Do you think a brontosaurus would make a good pet? Tune in as Brenna tells us all about a playful and entertaining first chapter book: Lulu and the Brontosaurus, written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Lane Smith. Looking for more Lulu? Check out the other titles in the series: Lulu Walks the Dogs, Lulu's Mysterious Mission, and Lulu Is Getting a Sister from the FVRL print or digital collections.

Duration:00:02:18

Interesting People

3/12/2021
Brenna shares a selection of engaging documentaries about interesting people that she has viewed on the video streaming service Kanopy: The Babushkas of Chernobyl, Kim Swims – A Record-Breaking Female Athlete, and Walk With Me – A Journey into Mindfulness. These documentaries are available to view on Kanopy, and can be accessed using your FVRL library card.

Duration:00:03:15

Middle Grade Spooky Stories

3/10/2021
Jessica shares a few spooky reading recommendations for middle grade readers: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden, City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab, and The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste. If you’re in grades 4 to 7, these eerie tales might be just what you’re looking for!

Duration:00:03:30

Infinity Son

3/5/2021
Looking for a page turner? Katie tells us about Adam Silvera’s fast-paced, character-driven, young adult fantasy, Infinity Son, set in a carefully conceived alternate reality. The cast of characters are all wonderfully complicated individuals you will not soon forget. Eager to read more? Check out the sequel, Infinity Reaper.

Duration:00:02:45

Frog and Toad

3/3/2021
In today’s podcast, Jacque tells us about the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel. We call these books “green dot books” or “easy readers,” because they’re at the right level for kids who are learning to read. These books have easy words and pictures that tell the stories of Frog and Toad – best friends who get up to many adventures together.

Duration:00:03:29

America's Test Kitchen

2/26/2021
Alaxandra shares insights about her favourite cookbooks by America’s Test Kitchen. Looking to try a new recipe? Check out a Test Kitchen title from the FVRL print or digital collection!

Duration:00:02:19