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Books we're reading at the station and recommend to you.When we're not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. In the style of NPR's "What We're Reading" (an excellent weekly guide) we, too, decided to share what we've been reading. Here's a list of books recently read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.Interested in a book on our list? Follow the Amazon link beneath the picture. A small percentage of your purchase of anything on Amazon through this link goes right to WKMS at no additional cost to you!

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe'


Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe by Jane O'Connor, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Sierra Foster. 

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Review: It is common practice amongst us parents to refer to certain children as little princesses. Through creative story lines, underlying lessons to be learned and beautiful illustrations this book will capture the imagination of young readers. I have fallen in love with the character of Fancy Nancy with her over the top flamboyant style. In this charming story, Nancy is upset with her little sister JoJo. JoJo has her own creative style and decides to tattoo Nancy's favorite doll. Nancy is devastated and horrified by the disfigurement to her precious doll Marabelle. Nancy soon learns that the disfigurement is a blessing in disguise when her doll is lost during a party. The tattoo is an identifying mark that helps her find her precious doll. Nancy learns to forgive JoJo and the sisters are friends again. Also, love the illustrations!

Staff Picks from the Calloway County Public Library is an ongoing series on WKMS. Hear more staff picks on Sounds Good, and read them online at

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Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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