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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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Youngsters excited about the new experiences that starting school brings are sure to be taken with “Ming goes to School,” a picture book by Deirdre Sullivan, with illustrations by Maja Löfdahl. This book with a timely storyline is the August Baby Buzz Pick, chosen by parent educators with th…

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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.

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There’ll be sing-a-longs and plenty of giggles when reading “The Ants Go Marching,” an interactive board book by Priscilla Burns. The book is the newest chosen by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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Interactive fun in bright elementary colors can be found on the pages of “Let’s Play” by Hervé Tullet. This imaginative board book is the Baby Buzz Pick for April, selected for the honor by the Washington School District Parents as Teachers.

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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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Young children will enjoy a vibrant, fun ride on the rails with “Steam Train, Dream Train COLORS,” by Sherri Duskey Reinker and Tom Lichtenheld. The board book is the March Baby Buzz pick, chosen by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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Long before Old MacDonald became the star of a sing-along that every child knows, kids have been fascinated by farm life. “I Spy on the Farm” by Edward Gibbs uniquely features farm animals and is the newest Baby Buzz Pick chosen by Washington School District parent educators.

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Long winter days call for a roaring fire, a mug of hot chocolate and a riveting read offering escape and adventure. Why not “Cozy Up With a Good Book?” This month Newsbee has several in mind he’d like to suggest, books that will chase the winter blues away. You’re sure to enjoy the tale of a…

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The Warren County Record will take young readers inside “A Night at the Capitol” beginning in this issue with a new serialized story published through the statewide Reading Across Missouri project.

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Little ones are sure to be captivated by “Lift-the-Flap First 100 Words,” a book published by Scholastic that is sure to please. This user-friendly, fun read has been named the January Baby Buzz Pick by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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Bees make resolutions too! Newsbee wants to double his literary efforts and work even harder to bring young readers books to “Light Up the New Year.” There’s no greater pleasure than sharing a love of reading, so get to glowing with his January Picks, books that celebrate the light of friend…

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The Warren County Record will take young readers inside “A Night at the Capitol” beginning in the Jan. 14 issue with a new serialized story published through the statewide Reading Across Missouri project.

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Newsbee loves to read, but finds putting pen to paper harder than pollinating an artichoke. This month’s Picks are about characters that sense his struggle, but “Write On!” anyway. You’ll meet a girl petrified of poetry, a boy bent on making word lists and a tween determined to get the scoop…

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From a distance, Ceres might look a bit like any other planet you might see. It’s spherical, after all, and that’s one of the biggest requirements of planethood. But put it next to any other planet and you would quickly see that it is seriously tiny. It’s not even 1/5th the size of Mercury, …

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Sure, the sun is great. It’s nice to not live in a frozen wasteland, after all. But the sun is pretty terrifying, too. It sends a dangerous stream of fast-moving electrons, protons, and other even smaller particles, called photons, toward Earth.

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The Warren County Record is sharing the story of Dizzy Dean and the rest of "The Gashouse Gang" -- the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals baseball team -- in a new serialized story from Missouri Press Foundation and author Carolyn Mueller.

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Two storybook favorites are back in “Duck and Goose — Colors,” by Tad Hills, a board book in bright hues starring a whimsical pair of fowl friends. It’s the newest book chosen as a Baby Buzz Pick by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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If your brain is on ice, generate some positive energy with a string of belly laughs. Break open one of Newsbee’s “Wacky Winter Winners,” and you’ll crack up faster than you can spell frozen. Reading warms the cockles of your hearts — let those cockles roar! These wacky books are guaranteed …

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Snow is a wondrous, special gift in every child’s mind. They’ll enjoy celebrating some seasonal fun with “Ladybug Girl Ready for Snow,” the December Baby Buzz Pick chosen by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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