August signals the start of school, ushering in big changes for Buzzers and Buzzettes — and moms and dads too — sending first timers to kindergarten and packing older kids off to middle school. Newsbee knows “Nothing Stays the Same,” a lesson for bees and human bee-ings alike. We might not w…

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This time of year, things are heating up, it’s scorching, and we’re wishing for a world with “Water, Water Everywhere.” Submerge yourself in Newsbee’s July Picks. They’ll float your boat on hot summer days — dip into 1, 2 or 3. You can find Book Buzz titles, past and present, at Washington P…

Congrats to Ava Fischer, a third-grader at Clearview Elementary School. Ava wrote the following review on Newsbee’s May Book Buzz Pick, “Alma and How She Got Her Name,” by Juana Martinez-Neal.

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There’s no time of year students enjoy more than summer break, and Newsbee has an activity to fill your free time — reading — so you don’t succumb to a learning slump. Laze in bed with a book, lounge near the pool lost in a story or linger at the library perusing the stacks. Welcome “Summer …

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It’s mucho, magnifico May, and Newsbee’s flying high about his theme for this month, “One World Many Stories.” As you “Page On” you’ll learn about children from different countries, their cultures and customs, and realize we share heartfelt commonalities that draw us close, despite our far-f…

Newsbee happily announces the Book Buzz review winner for this month is Natalie Vogel, a third-grader at Immanuel Lutheran School, Washington. Her review of “The Word Collector,” by Peter H. Reynolds was superlative – and her efforts will earn her one of next month’s Book Buzz Picks, complim…

“Bee-lieve You Can” is Newsbee’s motto for the month, and he’s chosen stellar books that mark the merits of determination. Join him in his hive-quest for the best. If we put our minds to it, we can make our wildest dreams come true, and our ordinary goals more achievable. Keep “Paging On!”

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The characters in this month’s Book Buzz Books met challenges with grit, and young readers reacted to their stories with gusto, sending some wonderfully written reviews to the hive. March down the page and see what they had to say.

The characters in this month’s Book Buzz Books met challenges with grit, and young readers reacted to their stories with gusto, sending some wonderfully written reviews to the hive. March down the page and see what they had to say. Until next month, “Page On!”

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Newsbee’s antennae beam when he finds books to bee-light young readers, and adults who share his Picks with students, children or grandchildren. He’s thrilled to share his “Monumental March Picks,” books certain to move you, make you more mindful and motivate you to live the values the main …

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Area students put pen to paper and sent in some stellar reviews this month. Thanks to all who encourage students to read my Picks. It makes Newsbee’s search for wonderful reads more worthwhile. Another note of gratitude goes to the Washington Optimists for awarding each of the following kids…

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Sometimes flies get in the honey, making for sticky situations. It happens to the best of us. “Bridging Obstacles” in life requires that we be of good courage, act to right the wrong, and discover new paths to solve our problems. The characters in Newsbee’s February Picks take the high road …

Sometimes flies get in the honey, making for sticky situations. It happens to the best of us. “Bridging Obstacles” in life requires that we be of good courage, act to right the wrong, and discover new paths to solve our problems. The characters in Newsbee’s February Picks take the high road …

The best way to start the New Year is in the company of great books. Readers of all ages know that — and so does Newsbee. He’s bursting with pride to share reviews with Missourian readers this month. Here’s hoping the following reviews will inspire other students to jump on the Book Buzz ban…

Newsbee is kicking off 2018 with a resounding buzz. To mark a marvelous New Year, he’s chosen books that highlight attributes he hopes you’ll hone in on in the coming months. Here’s hoping you laugh a lot, read tons of books and endeavor to live a life of courage, just like the characters in…

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What a satisfying end to the year—a Book Buzz mailbox jammed full of students’ writing, kids offering their take on Newsbee’s book selections. He’s proud to share three stellar reviews with you this weekend, and hopes they will motivate other students to commit to literacy in 2018 by reading…

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Come away with me to storyland — bee entertained and delighted with “The Gift of a Good Book.” Newsbee has some honeys to suggest for December. He’s chosen the best of the best for this special time of year, when enchantment reigns and happiness knows no bounds. Step into tales that are sure…

What a blessing to have reviews flood the hive this month. It certainly made Newsbee’s antenna twinge with excitement to see how kiddos enjoyed the books he suggested. Without further ado, your bee buddy has reviews to share with you. Congrats to the winners! Keep Paging On!

Day in and day out, Newsbee needs to be reminded of what he has to be “thankful for . . . ” Like many of you in Buzzville, your bee buddy takes too much for granted. With Thanksgiving around the corner, he thought all could benefit from a refresher course in gratefulness with books that cele…

Fright night is almost here, and the drones are all abuzz about what they will bee. Hope you’ve got your costume ready and that Halloween has more treats up its sleeve than tricks. Here’s an early treat for kiddos in our area — a trio of sweet reviews. Page On! Enjoy!

There are special books that have staying power, stories that hold a place of honor on our bookshelves and in our hearts. Like new friends that become old dear friends, they captivate us when we’re first introduced to them, and continue to delight us in rereads. This month Newsbee is honored…

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