Newsbee hopes his trusty Buzzers and Buzzettes won’t take a break from summer reading. “Loving Our Libraries” is a mantra he honors, and he trusts young readers will live by that mantra too. Summer provides free time to swing by the library and check out Book Buzz Books and other treasures o…

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It’s tough to feel like you’re the odd man out — grounded like a fish out of water. The star players in this month’s picks face challenges “Finding Their People,” yet forge ahead, meeting difficulties head on. They suit up and show up, persevering, knowing “this too will pass.” Rather than t…

Reading reviews from Buzzland makes Newsbee’s soul sing, which is usually what birdies do, but your bee buddy can’t resist. This month’s reviews really made him puff out his chest in pride. For these young reader’s efforts, each will receive the next month’s Book Buzz Pick, compliments of th…

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Spring into a great book — get inspired to “Page On” by reading student reviews on some of Newsbee’s recent picks. Congrats to the young readers whose reviews appear here. As an incentive to keep reading, the Washington Optimists will present each of them with a new Book Buzz Book.

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Bees and human-beeings take nature for granted yet our glorious orb keeps rolling along, mesmerizing our psyches with crashing oceans, verdant land, sky-blue heavens, deep recesses beneath the ground and a dizzying array of unique creatures and plants. On April 22, join Newsbee in celebratin…

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March into March celebrating your individuality, the ability to “Sing Your Own Song,” like the unique characters in Newsbee’s Picks. Too often we compare ourselves to others and feel less-than. Buck up, Buzzers and Buzzettes—embrace qualities only you possess, combine your gifts with others …

Newsbee counts himself lucky to have a fulfilling goal in life — finding great books to suggest to young readers. When he discovers an awesome read his body glows like a lightning bug’s. Another thing that lights Newsbee up is having reviews sent to the hive mailbox. Enjoy this month’s bount…

There’s nothing like a cold, snowy day to curl up with a good book. Students at area schools did just that, reading Newsbee’s Picks and sending reviews to the hive. Congrats to the following students for their stellar reviews. Until next month Newsbee encourages you to keeping “Paging On.”

They’re our companions, devoted friends who meet us at the door, wagging tails, loyal eyes shining. Big or small, short haired or long, a dog really is man’s best friend. Sadly, some pups end up as strays or in shelters awaiting homes. This month, Newsbee pays homage to the people who help t…

Congrats to the students in Union town for writing some stellar reviews. Talk about making Newsbee’s day! Over the holiday break, here’s hoping lots of young readers will check out my Book Buzz Picks at Washington Public or Scenic Regional Library and send a review to the hive. Page On!

With the start of a new year, Newsbee wants to improve himself by setting a good example and striving to be the best bee he can be. That’s why he’s buzzing about his January titles, stories that will have him “Pointed in the Right Direction,” reminding him to “bee mindful,” “bee creative,” a…

Congrats to the students in Union town for writing some stellar reviews. Talk about making Newsbee’s day! Over the holiday break, here’s hoping lots of young readers will check out my Book Buzz Picks at Washington Public Library or Scenic Regional Library and send a review to the hive. Page On!

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.

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…

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Thanks to Imo’s Pizza of Washington and Union, and Sugarfire Smoke House of Washington for sponsoring this school year’s News Quiz project! Thanks to their generosity, we were able to award more than $500 in prizes to students who studied local current events each week while practicing impor…

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