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  • Reviewed by Christy Schmich, parent educator, Washington School District
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Talk to any pediatrician, librarian or literacy expert, and they’ll stress the importance of reading to little ones, starting at birth. Parent educators with the Washington School District would echo their advice.

Animals and interactive fun make “Amazing Animals: A Spin and Spot Book” spot-on for tykes. Parent educators with the Washington School District know what appeals to the younger set and have named the board book their February Baby Book Buzz Pick.

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  • Reviewed by Gloria Attoun Bauermeister, parent educator, Washington School District
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Sleep deprived mommies and daddies are sure to embrace “Nighty-Night,” the newest offering by author Leslie Patricelli, who delights all ages with her light-hearted board books. “Night-Night” is the January Baby Buzz Pick selected by parent educators with the Washington School District.

Sleep-deprived mommies and daddies are sure to embrace “Nighty-Night,” the newest offering by author Leslie Patricelli, who delights all ages with her light-hearted board books. “Nighty-Night” is the January Baby Buzz Pick selected by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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  • Reviewed by Lisa Ruth, Parent Educator, Washington School District
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The Baby Buzz Pick for November strikes just the right note. Across the keyboard, children will adore “I Love Music,” by Marion Billet, the newest book suggested by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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  • Reviewed by Kelly Oreskovic, parent educator, Washington School District
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A cute storyline and interactive opportunities – young readers get both with “Peck Peck Peck, ” by Lucy Cousins. This charming board book was just chosen as the October Baby Buzz Pick by parent educators with the Washington School District.

Celebrate grandparents with “My Grandparents Love Me,” a heartwarming story sure to be enjoyed by members of all generations. This entertaining picture book by Claire Freedman is the September Baby Buzz Pick, the most recent book to receive the honor from parent educators with the Washington…

Youngsters excited about the new experiences that starting school brings are sure to be taken with “Ming goes to School,” a picture book by Deirdre Sullivan, with illustrations by Maja Löfdahl. This book with a timely storyline is the August Baby Buzz Pick, chosen by parent educators with th…

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  • Reviewed by Sandi Gildehaus, Coordinator, Parents as Teachers
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You can count on little ones loving books with photos of cute little animals. “Numbers, (Picture This),” by Judith Nouvi, has a bevy of creatures children can name and count too. This enchanting board book is the June Baby Buzz Pick, suggested by the Washington School District Parents as Teachers.

Long before Old MacDonald became the star of a sing-along that every child knows, kids have been fascinated by farm life. “I Spy on the Farm” by Edward Gibbs uniquely features farm animals and is the newest Baby Buzz Pick chosen by Washington School District parent educators.

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Long before Old MacDonald became the star of a sing-along that every child knows, kids have been fascinated by farm life. “I Spy on the Farm” by Edward Gibbs uniquely features farm animals and is the newest Baby Buzz Pick chosen by Washington School District parent educators.

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Little ones are sure to be captivated by “Lift-the-Flap First 100 Words,” a book published by Scholastic that is sure to please. This user-friendly, fun read has been named the January Baby Buzz Pick by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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  • Reviewed by Sandi Gildehaus, coordinator, Washington Parents as Teachers
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Nursery rhymes rule in “Mother Goose’s Pajama Party,” by Danna Smith. The engaging picture book has been named the December Baby Buzz Pick by the Washington School District Parents as Teachers.

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What little one doesn’t enjoy creatures of all shapes and sizes? There’s a Noah’s ark full, everything from pets to egrets, in “8: An Animal Alphabet,” by Elisha Cooper, the September Baby Buzz Pick chosen by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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  • Reviewed by Sandi Gildehaus, coordinator, Washington Parents as Teachers
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As much fun as rubber ducky, “Get Out of My Bath,” by Britta Teckentrup, is sure to make a splash. The picture book has been chosen as the August Baby Buzz Pick by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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