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  • Explained in Pictures: Construction Sites
    Yoh Morinaga

    Illustrator Yoh Morinaga, known for his intricate artwork geared to educational ends, here offers up illustrations of 14 major construction sites from real life: railways, train stations, expressways, a factory, a tunnel, an airport, dams,… … Details

  • Happy Birthday
    Mamoru Suzuki

    Happy Birthday たんじょうびおめでとう

    Everybody has a birthday once a year. On any given date, millions upon millions of people around the world celebrate their lives by marking the day of their birth. This picture book highlights what a… … Details

  • Baby’s Mini Picture Books Series
    Kōshirō Hata

    Baby’s Mini Picture Books Series 『あかちゃんミニえほん』シリーズ

    This series of board books by well-known picture-book author Kōshirō Hata includes six individual volumes focusing on animals, conveyances, food, fruit and vegetables, everyday things, and the zoo. They have been published in a small… … Details

  • Thread Them Together: Animal Fun
    Kimika Warabe

    Thread Them Together: Animal Fun ならべてつなげる どうぶつ ひもとおし

    This is an interactive picture book that offers dexterity training for children as young as 12 months, as they thread the provided cord through holes in animal cutouts. The pre-cut animal cards can be popped… … Details

  • Crisis at the Gas Plant
    Katsuhiko Shigeri

    Crisis at the Gas Plant ガスこうじょうききいっぱつ

    In a factory that produces gas, men work in shifts to keep the plant running around the clock, 365 days a year. Let’s go on a tour. We begin with the arrival of raw materials… … Details

  • Learn a Technique by Comics: Shōgi School for Loving Kids
    Takanori Hashimoto / Kazuhiro Murakawa

    Learn a Technique by Comics: Shōgi School for Loving Kids 将棋教室:マンガでマスター

    Shōgi, also known as “Japanese chess,” is a board game for two played with 20 pieces each on a nine-by-nine grid of 81 squares. The game is distinctive among chess variations for being the first… … Details

  • Dinosaurs Still Live
    Kyōichi Tomita / Masakatsu Shimoda

    Dinosaurs Still Live 恐竜は今も生きている

    Compiled by dinosaur expert Kyōichi Tomita and illustrated with great dynamism by Masakatsu Shimoda, this science reader for children presents the latest research on dinosaurs and their evolution. The text is written in simple language… … Details

  • Fun with Zoomadanke: Kendama!

    Fun with Zoomadanke: Kendama! ZOOMADANKEとあそぼう!けん玉

    Kendama is the Japanese version of the classic cup-and-ball game known in a variety of forms around the world, played with a ball attached by string to a handle with which it must be caught?in… … Details

  • Turtle Cam
    Kaori Moro

    Turtle Cam カメカメカメラ

    Playing on the fact that the Japanese word for “turtle” is the same as the first two syllables of “camera,” the main character of this picture book is a turtle who loves to take pictures.… … Details

  • Animal Associations: Who Do You Think?
    Satoshin / Dolly

    Animal Associations: Who Do You Think? どうぶつ連想 それ、だーれ?

    “I’m a mouse,” says a mouse. “I’m nimble and quick. And someone else is nimble and quick, too. Who, do you think?” The reader turns the page to find a squirrel. “A squirrel!” announces the… … Details

  • The Invisible Man Has Dinner
    Yasushi Tsukamoto

    The Invisible Man Has Dinner とうめいにんげんのしょくじ

    During dinner one evening, an invisible man came and sat down in the chair beside me. Then he reached over and started eating from my plate. Since only he was invisible, and not the food,… … Details

  • What Do You Say?

    What Do You Say? にっこりごあいさつ

    It’s morning. Can you give us a cheerful greeting? “Good morning!” Greetings and other expressions we use to be polite in our daily interactions with others are the first step to good communication. When we… … Details

  • Carpenter of Illusions
    Kunihiko Aoyama

    Carpenter of Illusions だましえだいく

    One day a novice carpenter named Hans joins the crew of builders working on a new house for a wealthy client. He’s a hard worker, but anything he has a hand in, whether it’s framing… … Details

  • Grandpa Dwarf Builds a House
    Kunihiko Aoyama

    Grandpa Dwarf Builds a House ドワーフじいさんのいえづくり

    Grandpa Dwarf can be a bit crotchety at times, but he’s very good at making things. Tired of living in a small, dark, cave-like dwelling, he decides to build a new house that’s tall and… … Details

  • Poko and Moko, the Lamb Twins
    Jun Ichihara

    Poko and Moko, the Lamb Twins ふたごのひつじ ポコとモコ

    Poko and Moko are twin lambs. They look exactly alike, and they get along so well that they spend every minute of their day together. But they’re also different in a lot of ways. For… … Details

  • The Bum Detective: The Case of the Brazen Thief

    The Bum Detective: The Case of the Brazen Thief おしりたんてい ププッ おおどろぼうあらわる!

    This is the fifth installment in the Oshiri tantei (The Bum Detective) series of picture books featuring a detective with a face like a butt and a brilliant deductive mind. A cat burglar who styles… … Details

  • I Don’t Want to Become Like Dad
    Natsumaru Abe

    I Don’t Want to Become Like Dad 父のようにはなりたくない

    The title work in this collection of eight stories portrays an adolescent boy and his father bonding in unexpected ways during a fishing trip. Gorō Yamamoto’s life is completely dominated by his work, and he… … Details

  • Fish Can’t Cry
    Natsumaru Abe

    Fish Can’t Cry 泣けない魚たち

    The title work of this three-story collection centers on the summertime activities of two boys who live along the Yahagi River in Aichi Prefecture in the 1970s. Satoru is a sixth-grader who enjoys fishing. Curious… … Details

  • The Dragon God’s Toothache
    Toshitaka Sekiya

    The Dragon God’s Toothache りゅうじんさまは歯がいたい

    Having made himself into a fine doctor while away, Densuke the kappa river imp returns home to the river where he grew up, only to find that it has almost completed dried up due to… … Details

  • Our Hats
    Hōko Takadono / Iku Dekune

    Our Hats わたしたちの帽子

    During spring break, fourth-grader Saki moves to a building in the city to stay for about a month while her house is being remodeled. It’s an old building with labyrinthine halls suggestive of passages in… … Details