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 Reads in Downtown Washington.

“Little Fox in the Forest”

By Stephanie Graegin

Reviewed by Adeleide Rodrigues, kindergarten, Immaculate Conception School

“This book takes place in her house, school and the woods. The book teaches us to share. The little girl loves her stuffed animal fox. She took it to her school for show-and-tell. A real fox stole it. The little girl looks for the fox to get her stuffed fox back.

“I wish the book had words. The book writer showed how to share and give. I liked that the fox learned to give.

“I am like the girl because she has a beautiful face. This is not like other books I’ve read because it didn’t have words. I don’t know how to read so I really liked it. This book would be good for preschoolers or for anyone who has a stuffed animal.

“I give this book five out of five beehives.”

“The Youngest Marcher”

By Cynthia Levinson

Reviewed by Cecilia Piontek, third grade, Immaculate Conception School

“Audrey Faye Hendricks was a civil rights 9-year-old girl and always made “rolls baptized in butter.” Martin Luther King had an idea that they would fill up the jails. So (that African-Americans) could do what white people could do.

“None of the adults would go to jail, so the kids did. And Audrey was the first one to go to jail. The jail got all the way filled and no more people could fit. King’s plan worked for black people.

“I feel funny that parents would let their children go to jail.

“My favorite part was when Audrey was standing up and going to jail.”

“The Goldfish Boy”

By Lisa Thompson

Reviewed by Emma Thomas, sixth grade, Clark-Vitt Elementary School

“If you like a good mystery, you might enjoy ‘The Goldfish Boy.’

“Matthew Corbin, a 12-year-old boy with obsessive compulsive disorder, blames himself for his little brother’s death. He spends his days cleaning his room and taking notes about what is happening in his neighborhood.

“Teddy Dawson, a neighbor’s grandson, is kidnapped while playing in his grandfather’s roses. The last person to see him is Matthew, who watches from his bedroom window. He and Melody Bird, another neighbor of Matthew’s, try to figure out who took Teddy.

“While on the case, they learn that who they suspect of taking Teddy is not the culprit. The person they least expect turns out to be Teddy’s kidnapper. Read this book to get all the details, and see if you can figure out this whodunit.

“I give ‘The Goldfish Boy’ five out of five beehives.”


Reviews from the following students can be read online at emissourian.com, Nicholas Bollinger, Ryan Stowe, Lucas Pieske, Morgan Krimmel and Ella Espowe.