Children & YA

695 results for Category: Children & YA
  • The Bum Detective: The Case of the Brazen Thief
    Troll

    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

  • Find the Mistakes Book (Pocket)
    Michiyo Kotō

    Find the Mistakes Book (Pocket) まちがいさがしであそぶっく ポケット

    This is the seventh volume in Poplar Publishing’s Mecha mecha asobukku (Loads of Fun Books) series, designed to help children develop their imaginations, thinking skills, and powers of concentration. The book includes not just find-the-mistakes… … Details

  • The Hidden Pictures and Maze Book (Pocket)
    Noriko Satō

    The Hidden Pictures and Maze Book (Pocket) さがしえ・めいろであそぶっく ポケット

    This is the sixth volume in Poplar Publishing’s Mecha mecha asobukku (Loads of Fun Books) series, designed to help children develop their imaginations, thinking skills, and powers of concentration. The book includes not just hidden… … Details

  • Polar Bear Post Office
    Seigo Kijima

    Polar Bear Post Office シロクマゆうびんきょく

    A polar bear named Milk is postmaster of the forest, and the woodland residents all know they can depend on him if they’re ever in need of help. One day he is postmarking the mail… … Details

  • Mama Cluck Has a Big Brood
    Karoku Kōbō

    Mama Cluck Has a Big Brood コケッコーさんはこだくさん

    Mama Cluck has a brood of ten little chicks, and she has her hands full taking care of them. As soon as the alarm clock goes off in the morning, her busy day begins. First… … Details

  • My, It’s Crowded!
    Tomoko Ohmura (Tomoko Ōmura)

    My, It’s Crowded! こんできました

    Monkey wants some time to himself to take a little snooze or just to sit and read. He tries lying down in a boat on a quiet pond, or taking his book up onto a… … Details

  • The Bum Detective: Lady Purple and the Secret Code
    Troll

    The Bum Detective: Lady Purple and the Secret Code おしりたんてい むらさきふじんの あんごうじけん

    The Bum Detective series so popular among the picture-book set now has a companion in this illustrated chapter-book series targeted at elementary-age children. This is the first volume in the series and contains two all-new… … Details

  • First Crafts: Tearing, Crumpling, Folding, Drawing, Cutting
    Sawako Marubayashi

    First Crafts: Tearing, Crumpling, Folding, Drawing, Cutting はじめてのこうさく ちぎる・まるめる・おる・かく・きる

    Inquisitive little children love to tear paper into pieces, crumple it into a ball, or play with it in other ways. This book is filled with ideas for creatively channeling that kind of play into… … Details

  • Magic Out 1: Ania’s Way
    Madoka Satō

    Magic Out 1: Ania’s Way マジックアウト1―アニアの方法

    This is the first book in a three-volume fantasy series featuring the eponymous Ania as heroine. Etruria is a land of magic. Surrounded by water in the middle of the northern ocean, it is cocooned… … Details

  • Lucia
    Hōko Takadono / Iku Dekune

    Lucia ルチアさん

    A woman and her two daughters?Sue, 8, and Lulu, 7?live in the “gloomy house,” a place that got its nickname from the deep shadows cast over it by the dense surrounding growth, as well as… … Details

  • Together with Mofumo
    Suzune Satō / Mon

    Together with Mofumo もふもちゃんといっしょ

    Through the upstairs window of her red-roofed house, a little girl of about kindergarten age can be seen crying. She seems to have had a tiff with her best friend. “I’m never going to play… … Details

  • It’s My Lucky Day!
    Tatsuya Miyanishi

    It’s My Lucky Day! きょうはなんてうんがいいんだろう

    Wol the wolf is walking through the woods when he comes upon a whole bunch of piglets taking a nap?so many of them that he gives up counting. “It’s my lucky day!” he howls in… … Details

  • The Big Zelkova
    Kirin Hayashi / Takako Hirono

    The Big Zelkova おおきなけやき

    On the last really cold day of winter, the tallest zelkova tree in the woods falls to the ground. It was also the oldest tree in the woods. As spring arrives, grasses, flowers, and animals… … Details

  • This Is Round
    Hirotaka Nakagawa / Tupera Tupera

    This Is Round これはまる

    Have you ever taken something round and said it looks like the sun, or a face, or something good to eat? There are countless things around us that are at least roughly circular in shape,… … Details

  • The Fish That Couldn’t Swim
    Keiko Sena

    The Fish That Couldn’t Swim およげないさかな

    A whole bunch of baby fish hatch at the bottom of the ocean, but one of them can’t swim. He has to crawl along the sea floor instead. Eventually he crawls all the way to… … Details

  • Neighbor Tanuki
    Keiko Sena

    Neighbor Tanuki となりのたぬき

    Rabbit and his neighbor Tanuki don’t get along. Whenever they see each other, they get into arguments, and sometimes exchange fisticuffs. “I hate him, I hate him,” Rabbit cries out one night in frustration, looking… … Details