• By Michael Gregory National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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If someone asked you to draw the sun, would you make a little yellow circle with lines coming out of it? That’s fun, but what does the sun look like up close? We can see the shapes and outlines of craters and mountains on the moon, but what about the sun? Does it have rocks and dust and hill…

Missourian in Education

Congratulations to Addison Proffitt, a 4th-grade student at St. Bridge of Kildare School in Pacific, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Addison wins a $15 gift card Imo’s Pizza in Washington and Union, our sponsor for this week’s Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the Sept. …

Book Buzz News

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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  • By Newsbee
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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!

Baby Buzz

  • By Chris Stuckenschneider, Missourian Book Editor
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The ABC’s get a rollicking roll-out compliments of “The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His A,B,C’s (the Hard Way).” This wordless wonder is the October Baby Buzz Pick, chosen by The Missourian for children birth to age 5.

  • Reviewed by Chris Stuckenschneider, Missourian Book Editor
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The whimsical pair is back, a polka dot elephant and his mouse buddy return in “Little Elliot, Fall Friends,” by Mike Curato, a book that celebrates all things autumnal, making it a fitting September Baby Buzz Pick.


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