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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.

Location:

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

Humorous Picture Books

7/30/2021
Brenna introduces us to a few funny picture books that are especially wonderful to share with children ages 3 to 5: The Steves by Morag Hood, The Doghouse by Jan Thomas, and the the animated version of Mo Willems’ Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! available on Kanopy Kids.

Duration:00:02:53

School for Good and Evil

7/28/2021
Do you love fairy tales, school stories, or fantasy fiction? Jessica introduces us to the first title in a fantasy series called The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani.

Duration:00:03:15

David Sedaris

7/23/2021
If you’re looking for some light and laughter, David Sedaris is the man for you! In this segment, Dylan shares a selection of Sedaris titles with readers: Me Talk Pretty One Day, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Calypso.

Duration:00:02:54

Little People Big Dreams

7/21/2021
Teresa introduces listeners to the series Little People Big Dreams, a book series that features biographies about people from around the world!

Duration:00:01:59

Interview with Ventriloquist Kellie Haines (SRC 2021)

7/19/2021
Meet Summer Reading Club performer Kellie Haines, along with her puppet friends Kamilla the frog and Magrau the birdie! In this exclusive Kids’ ReadRadio interview, Kellie tells us all about being a ventriloquist and puppeteer. She also weighs in on the debate over the most mysterious vegetable. Don’t miss Kellie Haines’ online show, July 19 to August 1 at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.

Duration:00:12:51

I Wish You All the Best

7/16/2021
In this episode Katie discusses I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver, a young adult novel that deals with familiar YA topics such as friendship, family, and first love, while all the while asking difficult questions about gender and identity.

Duration:00:02:37

Prairie Lotus (SRC 2021)

7/14/2021
Shirley introduces listeners to Linda Sue Park's compelling read, Prairie Lotus. In Dakota Territory in the 1880s, half-Chinese Hanna and her white father face racism and resistance to change as they try to make a home for themselves.

Duration:00:03:06

Science Behind the Scenes

7/9/2021
Electricity, genetics, the periodic table of elements, even kitchenware can be super interesting - each has its own history, including the people who invented, discovered, and encountered them over time. Tune in as Jacque introduces listeners to books that will tell you the science behind the scenes!

Duration:00:05:32

Be A Pond or Wilderness Detective (SRC 2021)

7/7/2021
Are you looking for an outdoor summer adventure? In this episode, Helene introduces listeners to two titles by Peggy Kochanoff: Be A Wilderness Detective, and Be A Pond Detective - Solving the Mysteries of Lakes, Swamps, and Pools.

Duration:00:03:17

Interview With Magician Leif David (SRC 2021)

7/5/2021
Get to know Summer Reading Club performer Leif David in this exclusive interview! Leif will tell us how he got interested in magic, his favourite tricks to perform, and what he thinks is the most mysterious vegetable. Make sure you catch Leif David's online magic shows, July 5–18 at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.

Duration:00:00:22

Family Listening Classics

7/2/2021
Looking for a story to listen to with the family this summer? Teresa recommends her favourite classic children's novels, including titles by: Judy Blume, Roald Dahl, E. B. White, L.M. Montgomery, and Donald J. Sobol.

Duration:00:03:12

Howard Wallace (SRC 2021)

6/30/2021
Liz introduces listeners to the Howard Wallace mystery series by Casey Lyall: Howard Wallace, P.I, Shadow of A Pug, and Sabotage Stage Left. Check out these great reads if you are seeking plot twists, interesting characters, surprises, and a chain of clues that keep you guessing!

Duration:00:02:32

Immigration Stories

6/25/2021
In this episode, Margarita recommends authentic immigration stories: Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea, and The Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli. Margarita also highlights two documentaries: The Wall and Crossing Arizona.

Duration:00:04:25

Kid Detectives (SRC 2021)

6/23/2021
Jacque shares her favorite easy readers about Kid-detectives - kids, just like you who solve mysteries! In this episode, learn about Young Cam Jansen Mysteries and Bones Mysteries by David Adler, and Dot and Jabber Mysteries by Ellen Stoll Walsh.

Duration:00:04:12

Out of the Easy

6/18/2021
Julie tells us about a tantalizing and suspenseful young adult mystery novel, Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys, that explores class, gender, sexual orientation, and family dynamics.

Duration:00:03:09

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