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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.

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.
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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.

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English

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604-853-7141


Episodes

Restart (ReadRadio, ep. 47)

10/18/2019
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Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. In fact, he doesn't remember anything! When he gets back to school, some kids treat him like a hero, while others are clearly afraid of him. From bestselling YA author Gordon Korman, Restart is the story of a kid with a messy past who has to figure out what it means to get a clean start.

Duration:00:02:29

News of the World (ReadRadio, ep. 46)

10/3/2019
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Joann from Tsawwassen Library reviews News of the World, a western novel by author Paulette Jiles. A live news reader travelling the antebellum south is offered $50 to bring an orphan girl, who was kidnapped and raised by Kiowa raiders, back to her family in San Antonio.

Duration:00:02:57

You Are Light (ReadRadio ep. 45)

9/20/2019
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"This is the light that dwells inside all the brilliant wonders of the world, including YOU!" In this episode of ReadRadio, Laurel from Mission Library reviews You Are Light, a children's board book by the Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Aaron Becker. It's a great introduction to STEAM science concepts for the very young.

Duration:00:02:35

The Greedy Goat (ReadRadio, Ep. 44)

9/5/2019
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Laurel from Mission Library reviews the children's picture book, The Greedy Goat. A very greedy goat wreaks havoc in the barnyard in this entertaining cautionary tale from Petr Horáček.

Duration:00:01:51

The Lost Ones (ReadRadio, Ep. 43)

8/9/2019
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In this episode, Joanna shares the debut novel of Vancouver author Sheena Kamal: The Lost Ones. With rainy Vancouver as the perfect backdrop to this dark suspense story, it follows Nora, a biracial product of the foster system and scarred by a past filled with pain and violence. She is contacted by the desperate adoptive parents of the child she gave up 15 years earlier, Bonnie, who has just run away from home. Nora embarks on a harrowing search knowing intimately what happens to vulnerable...

Duration:00:03:43

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (ReadRadio, Ep. 42)

8/2/2019
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In this episode Laurel shares a great middle grade read, "Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow," by Jessica Townsend. In this novel, a cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a prestigious organization called the Wundrous Society.

Duration:00:03:15

End of the World Running Club (ReadRadio, Ep. 41)

7/26/2019
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In this episode of ReadRadio, Joann shares "End of the World Running Club" by Adrian J. Walker. This novel has a wonderfully fresh take on the usually zombie-filled postapocalyptic genre: Edgar Hill, a lazy, unhappy man, lives with his family in Edinburgh, Scotland, when an asteroid barrage strikes Earth, destroying modern civilization. Unprepared physically or mentally for the widespread death and destruction that follows, Edgar must finally face his responsibilities as a husband and...

Duration:00:03:50

International Graphic Novels (ReadRadio, Ep. 40)

6/14/2019
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Listen in while Sarah and Kerry share some of the standout graphic novels in FVRL’s collection! 1. The Arab of the Future by Riad Sattouf. 2 Hostage by Guy Delisle. 3. Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley. 4. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol.

Duration:00:03:54

Chet & Bernie Series (ReadRadio, Ep. 39)

5/31/2019
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Dog lovers rejoice! In this episode, Donna shares the canine mystery series Chet & Bernie by author Spencer Quinn. Bernie, a hard-bitten private eye, and his loyal pooch, Chet, refuse to give up on tricky cases and get the job done. Quinn's characters are endearing and his narrative is intriguing, fast-moving and well written. As Donna puts it, this series strikes the perfect balance between dark and cozy mysteries so it keeps the pages turning but you can have a good night’s sleep...

Duration:00:03:02

Annihilation (ReadRadio, Ep. 38)

5/3/2019
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Jordanne and Sally share their best can't-put-down read, "Annihilation" by Jeff VanderMeer. This story describes the 12th expedition to “Area X,” a region cut off from the continent for decades, by a group of intrepid women scientists who try to ignore the high mortality rates of those on the previous 11 missions. You can enjoy this thrilling, if not frightening, SciFi story through FVRL as a book, audio book, or movie.

Duration:00:06:11

The Perfect Cookie (ReadRadio, Ep. 37)

4/23/2019
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Haven't satisfied your holiday sweet-tooth yet? Alexandra let's you in on where to find the best-ever cookie recipes. In the cookbook "The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars" America's Test Kitchen has compiled all their knowledge to give to their tried-and-true recipes that won't disappoint! Be sure to check out this book today.

Duration:00:02:14

IndieFlix (ReadRadio, Ep. 36)

4/5/2019
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Have you heard of IndieFlix? In today's episode, Naomi and Kelly chat about this free movie streaming service you can use through FVRL. They also share a couple movies that are worth watching: At First Sight and Empowerment Project. Want to use IndieFlix? Follow the link: http://fraservalley.rbdigital.com/service-details/entertainment/indieflix

Duration:00:05:24

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (ReadRadio, Ep. 35)

3/22/2019
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You might be tempted to dust off your stationary after reading Leanna's book recommendation: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel takes place in England, post World War II and follows a charming cast of characters who will feel like friends before you're finished. Don't miss out on this delightful read.

Duration:00:03:54

The Leftovers (ReadRadio, Ep. 34)

3/8/2019
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In today's episode Sally shares one of her all time favourite TV shows: The Leftovers. Based on the best-seller by Tom Perrotta, the show begins three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population. A group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the unexplained tragedy. Put a hold on the TV series or the book today!

Duration:00:03:23

Challenged Books (ReadRadio, Ep. 33)

2/20/2019
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Shhh...we’re talking about challenged books with Laurel and Tina in today’s episode. In honour of Freedom to Read Week, here are three award-winning books that have faced challenges due to content that was deemed offensive of inappropriate for certain audiences. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle Maus by Art Spiegelman

Duration:00:07:38

Top 10 Cookbooks (ReadRadio, Ep. 32)

2/1/2019
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Jessica and Sally talk contests and top 10 cookbooks in today’s episode. If you weren’t hungry before, you sure will be after. The books mentioned in order are: 1. Spilling the Beans - Julie Van Rosendaal 2. Oh She Glows Every Day - Angela Liddon 3. Mississippi Vegan - Timothy Pakron 4. Fit Men Cook - Kevin Curry 5. Christopher Kimball's Milk Street - Christopher Kimball 6. Seriously Good Freezer Meals - Karrie Truman 7. The Best Recipes in the World - Mark Bittman 8. White Water Cooks More...

Duration:00:05:26

The Queen of the Tearling (ReadRadio, Ep. 31)

1/18/2019
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In today’s episode, Leanna shares a book series that will thrill fans of Tamora Pierce and Robin McKinley. The Queen of the Tearling series by Erika Johansen follows Kelsea Glynn, an exiled princess on her quest to save her kingdom and fulfill her destiny. The stories are full of magic, adventure, mystery, and romance. What more could you ask for? Happy reading, everyone!

Duration:00:03:23

3 Books I Must Read in 2019 (ReadRadio, Ep. 30)

1/4/2019
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Is your New Year's resolution to read more great books? In today’s episode Erin gives Sally three must-read juv fiction recommendations for 2019. The books are: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela S. Turner and graphic novel, The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill. Ring in the New Year by putting them on hold today!

Duration:00:03:19

Wild Robot (ReadRadio, Ep. 29)

12/21/2018
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In this episode of ReadRadio, Erin recommends Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Although this book is written for ages 8-12, it has a story that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants. Check out this book today!

Duration:00:01:56

The Christmas Tapestry (ReadRadio, Ep. 28)

12/7/2018
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Sally shares one of her favourite holiday stories, The Christmas Tapestry by Patricia Polacco. This picture book has a heartwarming story that kids and grown-ups can both enjoy. A tapestry that is being used to cover a hole in a church wall at Christmas brings together an elderly couple who were separated during World War II. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself re-reading this book every year.

Duration:00:02:28