Information about MTPR children's programs, the Pea Green Boat and the Children's Corner.

Glover's moth caterpillar.
Glenn Marangelo

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium will be back on "Pea Green Boat" Wednesday to teach us more fascinating things about the insect world. He sent along these pictures of the bugs he'll be telling us about.

When I think of Women’s History Month, I think of strong and remarkable women who've had a positive effect on the lives of others. The first woman who comes to mind is my grandma. For Selya, a librarian with the Missoula Public Library, it’s her mom.

This Saturday, we celebrate with songs and stories by and about women who have influenced both the larger world and our personal lives.

Today on the Pea Green Boat, Naomi Lewin, host of Classics for Kids, will talk about musical fantasies. Originally, a musical fantasy was a piece that instrumentalists made up as they went along. Eventually, fantasies evolved into pieces that composers built out of various melodies they liked -- like the Scottish folk tunes that Max Bruch put into his Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra.

Hi everybody,

On the Pea Green Boat today, Braden came over from the Missoula Public Library and read three good books. Here are the titles, in case you want to go to the library and take the books out to reread them and enjoy the terrific illustrations:

My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza

Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger

Nothing by Mick Inkpen

Every Monday we're lucky to have  librarians visit and share their recent favorite stories.

Hi everybody,
It’s going to be an exciting week on the Pea Green boat. Lots of visitors. Take a look at what’s coming up.

On Tuesday, we’ll have Nature Notes with Jackie Wedell. In the past she’s talked about owls, otters and igloos. Tomorrow she’s going to talk about –well, I’ll let you find out for yourselves. Tune in!

On Wednesday, Janet Zupan, one of my favorite readers, will share, for the first time, a story she wrote herself.  It’s a really good one.