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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

Description:

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

Loot and Sting (SRC 2021)

6/16/2021
Helene introduces middle school readers to two suspenseful and adventure-filled summer reading picks by Jude Watson: Loot and Sting.

Duration:00:03:13

LGBTQ Comics for Teens

6/11/2021
Danay shares a selection of LBGTQ+ comic books for teens: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Check Please by Ngozi Ukazu, and Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker. Whether you’re new to comic books or you’re looking for your next great read, these LGBTQ+ comics can’t be missed!

Duration:00:04:04

Nate The Great (SRC 2021)

6/9/2021
Crack the case with Kids’ ReadRadio Podcast and Summer Reading Club 2021! Join us all summer long for SRC reading suggestions, as well as interviews with our feature performers. Jacque kicks off the fun with her favourite kid detective books: the Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Meet Nate. He’s a pancake-loving detective and a kid just like you! Along with his dog Sludge, Nate solves mysteries for his friends in the neighbourhood.

Duration:00:04:03

Suspense Books

6/4/2021
Alaxandra introduces listeners to two current favourite suspense reads: Long Bright River by Liz Moore and The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld. These two books will keep you guessing the whole way through!

Duration:00:02:49

Multicultural Picture Books

5/28/2021
In this episode, Margarita introduces listeners to four heartwarming picture books that celebrate culture and diversity: “The Day You Begin” by Jaqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López; “The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story” by Aya Khahil, illustrated by Anait Semirdzhyan; “The Name Jar” by Yangsook Choi; and “Not Quite Snow White” by Ashley Franklin, illustrated by Ebony Glenn.

Duration:00:05:55

Salma The Syrian Chef

5/21/2021
Danay discusses the picture book Salma the Syrian Chef by Danny Ramadan, a story about a Syrian family and their struggle to find happiness again after their move to Canada.

Duration:00:03:26

The Little Prince

5/14/2021
Janet introduces listeners to the classic story of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. If you love a philosophical and magical tale, check out The Little Prince from the library collection!

Duration:00:03:31

Wordless Picture Books

5/12/2021
Have you ever read a book with no words? Wordless picture books are great fun because we get to figure out the story and make up new ones to go along with the pictures! Jacque shares some of her favorite wordless picture books.

Duration:00:04:22

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