Bunny Ideas (Book #5) and Otter-ly Ridiculous (Book #6)

Books 5 and 6 in The Super Adventures of Ollie and Bea series are out, and owl/bunny duo Ollie and Bea are all about play in these fun instalments.In Bunny Ideas (Book 5), Bea has a whole line up of games planned for playtime, but she doesn’t exactly love it when she loses… so she keeps changing the rules. Can Bea learn to have fun without winning?In Otter-ly Ridiculous (Book 6), Bea really wants to play hide-and-seek, but when Ollie and Bea’s friends join in and the game gets super competitive, the friends end up in a giant fight. Can the…

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READ TO ME: Varied adventures await in 3 new picture books for kids

Among the thundering herd of new or recent picture books for children come three very different adventure stories to excite the imagination and inspire empathy."Finding Fire" by Logan S. Kline (Candlewick Press, Sept. 13), ages 4-8, 40 pages $18.99 hardcover.Wordless books are great solo entertainment for kids who can't yet read (see for instance "Stormy" by Guojing and David Wiesner's "Mr. Wuffles").Here, gorgeous, lovingly detailed and naturalistic cartoon drawings wordlessly convey an epic of young heroism. The only text is a prologue: "Long before the secrets of fire had been discovered, people had to find fire. And if they lost…

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