Around the hive, Newsbee always drones on about how grateful he is to get Book Buzz reviews. It means a lot to your literary bee buddy to know that the books he’s suggesting are being read and enjoyed.

Book Buzz News

A book is an uncomplicated treasure of astounding merit. Unlike some gifts, it doesn’t require batteries or an electrical charge to entertain — just a simple page-turn launches us into literary adventures with a bevy of interesting characters to accompany us. This holiday season, Newsbee hop…

One of America’s greatest blessings is its diversity. Our friends and neighbors have faces of many shades and eyes of different shapes, but our gifts combine and give birth to “A Glorious Mosaic.” We are a land of immigrants; our roots may be far-flung, but we join hands as “ . . . one natio…

A nod of Newsbee’s antennae goes to Allison Gildehaus, a sixth-grader at Clark-Vitt Elementary School. Allison wrote a review on Newsbee’s September Middle Pick, “Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams,” by Lesa Cline-Ransome.

There’s a snap in the air, in addition to Newsbee’s buzz. Fall brings a plethora of wonderful books, and student reviews that Newsbee is always happy to find in his mailbox at the hive. Fall also ushers in shorter days, making for extra time at night to dig into Book Buzz Picks. Page On, goo…

Newsbee doesn’t mind it when the bitty bees at the hive ask questions about this and that — how do hummingbirds hum, and what seeds travel the farthest in the wind? They’re just trying to figure things out, and have “Inquisitive Minds,” like the characters in his October Picks, who forge ahe…

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This month, Newsbee hurtles round the bases with “Sports Books That Score.” There’s something for every taste in this spectacular trio of stories about athletes on and off the field who participate for the love of the game and the competition, establishing names for themselves, acing serves …

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…

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