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We welcome 2017 knowing “Challenges Await” to improve ourselves and the world we share with others. This theme resonates in Newsbee’s January Picks. Take a cue from three marvelous books that drive home the importance of having a good attitude, of being honest and tolerant too. These are tal…

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Santa’s mailbox wasn’t the only one with mail this month– Newsbee had kid correspondence to read too – reviews he welcomed with a “Buzz, Buzz, Buzz,” rather than a “Ho, Ho, Ho!” Thanks, young readers, for offering your take on my Book Buzz Picks. Hope the holidays afford you time to “Page On!”

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’Tis the season of wonder and goodwill — a time to show others we care. This month Newsbee’s doing just that with his “Gift of a Good Book” theme. He has scoured the kingdom to find three superlative titles to share with you. Here’s hoping you’ll find time in this busy season to lose yoursel…

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Among the many blessings at the hive, Newsbee counts himself lucky to be able to suggest books to young readers — and to get so many reviews in the hive mailbox each month. Here are three stellar reviews for you to enjoy. Thanks, Buzzers and Buzzettes, for continuing to “Page On!”

Newsbee will be tooting his horn-of-plenty this month surrounded by family members, young and old. As we turn our thoughts to Thanksgiving, your literary bee buddy wants to mark the holiday with books that “Celebrate Families.” There’s nothing like having family in your corner, there for hel…

It’s clear that young readers were touched by last month’s Book Buzz Books, chosen to honor 9-11, the 15th anniversary of that tragic day. Keep reading and writing, all you students in Buzzland. You’re laying the groundwork for a successful future, and Newsbee thoroughly enjoys reading your …

This month marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Newsbee tips his wings to the families and friends of those who lost their lives, and to the heroes of 9/11 who did so much for so many. To pay homage to this somber anniversary, Newsbee has three books of hope and healing to suggest. Read, paus…

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Meeting challenges —that’s what Buzzers and Buzzettes are doing with the start of school, perhaps even accomplishing some “Extraordinary Feats,” the July theme of reviews featured here. Now that school’s in session, Newsbee hopes you’ll flood the hive with your take on Book Buzz Picks. Live …

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It’s here — start-up friendships at bus stops, new tennis shoes and backpacks, sharpened No. 2 pencils, erasers intact, and books rich with the scent of fresh ink. Newsbee anticipates the joy and challenges of another school year with his August “School Days, School Days” theme. Celebrate hi…

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Summer may be winding down, but Newsbee hopes your reading is ramping up. There are plenty of Book Buzz Picks at your local libraries – so “Page On,” like the young people who wrote the winning reviews this month.

We admire “Extraordinary Feats,” but accomplishing them isn’t a breeze if you’re a bee. Sometimes a drone will rise to the occasion, zero in on the sweetest field of flowers, making for a humdinger batch of honey. The characters in this month’s Book Buzz Picks rise to challenges and succeed …

Hot days make for cool reading. If you need a break from the heat, swing by your local library, check out a Book Buzz Pick and send Newsbee a review. You just might get your review published in The Missourian, like the students whose writing is featured here. Each will receive a free book co…

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It’s here! That long summer break we’ve all been waiting for. Here’s hoping it offers abundant time to read and review Newsbee’s Picks. What could be better than having your review published in your hometown newspaper and receiving a Book Buzz Book to boot, compliments of our friends at the …

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Bee imaginative — dive into three new books, “Creative Capers” that are wholly original. Innovative tales delight, take readers to undiscovered realms, miraculous worlds that only exist in our mind’s eye. Newsbee hit solid gold with these clever stories, gifts from writers and illustrators w…

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The countdown is underway; as school winds down for the year don’t take wing from reading – check out Book Buzz Picks at your school or public library. And remember if your review is featured in The Missourian, you’ll receive next month’s Book Buzz Pick in your age category as a reward, comp…

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In books, as in life, there are people we admire who have qualities we’d like to mirror. In April, Newsbee celebrates “Memorable Characters” in three amazing new books that are sure to become personal favorites. Get set to meet a pair of polar bears, a past president with panache, and a brav…

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On Easter, Newsbee plans on bee-ing with his family. He can wing it over to see them, which gives him a big advantage over the Easter Bunny. The news about town is that E.B. couldn’t fly home because he didn’t have hare fare. Chuckle, chuckle! Peep! Peep! Hope you enjoyed my stab at humor an…

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Welcome to this year's News Quiz! Take the quiz each week to practice your news I.Q. and for a chance to win great prizes! The News Quiz will go on hiatus following this week's Quiz. It will resume with the Jan. 7-8 issue. Happy Holidays!

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