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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 …

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…

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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…

Another trio of reviews to share this month — congrats to the students who took the time to read my Book Buzz Picks and put pen to paper to write about what they thought of them. Their efforts will be rewarded with a prize book presented to each of them by the Washington Optimist Club. Until…

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There’s more to celebrate in September than just the start of fall. As crisp breezes begin to blow, “Fall’s Finest” arrive in bookshops and libraries. It’s story prime time — the season when publishers release the cream of the crop, the best books they have to offer. Newsbee’s over the moon …

With the solar eclipse fresh in our memories, there’s no better time to share some Book Buzz reviews on Newsbee’s July Picks. The theme that month was “All Eyes on the Sky,” and ours were certainly focused on the heavens on Monday—and what a show it was. Until next month, Page On!

Newsbee takes his cue from Old MacDonald this month by suggesting some awesome rural reads for hayseeds in Buzzville. Your bee buddy is blowing his horn about his “Down on the Farm” theme — thumb’s up books for August. Don’t be sheepish, read one of his picks and send your review to the hive…

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Though we’re in the homestretch of summer, Newsbee urges Buzzers and Buzzettes to continue to swing the bat for literacy. There’s ample time left to check out books at Washington Public and Scenic Regional Library. And to write reviews on my August Picks, “The Darkest Dark,” “Armstrong,” and…

Though we’re in the homestretch of summer, Newsbee urges Buzzers and Buzzettes to continue to swing the bat for literacy. There’s ample time left to check out books at Washington Public and Scenic Regional Library. And to write reviews on my August Picks, “The Darkest Dark,” “Armstrong” and …

Take the plunge this summer, give your pen a workout, or let your fingers walk over the keyboard to create a Book Buzz review. Bee informed, bee entertained with Newsbee’s Picks. They can be found at Washington Public and Scenic Regional Library, and its branches, as well as at Neighborhood …

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In between dips in the pool, running the bases and hanging out with your friends, pack some pleasure reading into your school break. For starters dive into Newsbee’s “Splendid Summer Reads.” You’re sure to get hooked on the story of a lonely bird, the tale of a friendly lake creature and the…

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