Children & YA

710 results for Category: Children & YA
  • Ring around a Hopsie
    Yoshihiko Funazaki

    Ring around a Hopsie まるかいてピョン

    A children’s author who wasn’t making progress on his writing in Tokyo has come to a friend’s vacation cabin in the mountains. Unfortunately, the change of scene has failed to clear his writer’s block. Then… … Details

  • A Bear’s Lot
    Naoko Uozumi

    A Bear’s Lot クマのあたりまえ

    Seven short stories pose questions about the meaning of life and how it should be lived. Beppin-san (Hot Stuff) features a plover whose vanity about her looks prevents her from fitting in and getting along… … Details

  • The Scoop on Poop: Germs to the Rescue
    Shiho Sakamoto / Mimirō Tara

    The Scoop on Poop: Germs to the Rescue うんちの正体  菌は人類をすくう

    They may not be anybody’s favorite things, but few would deny a certain degree of curiosity about poop, farts, and belly-button crud. A close look at these waste products of the human body show them… … Details

  • Animal Senryū: What Am I?
    Satoshin / Dolly

    Animal Senryū: What Am I? どうぶつ川柳ぼくだーれ?

    Silhouettes of animals are colored with bright bands of rainbow colors to make them difficult to distinguish. Each is accompanied by a senryū, which is a kind of short poem essentially similar to a haiku,… … Details

  • Let’s Play
    Miyako Moriyama / Yōko Miyahara

    Let’s Play あそびましょ

    Pig sets out to find someone to play with, but the fox, bear, and rabbit boys and girls that he usually plays with aren’t at home, are sick, or are otherwise occupied. Lamenting that he… … Details

  • I Cried
    Hirotaka Nakagawa / Shinta Chō

    I Cried ないた

    I cried when I fell down. I cried when I bumped my head. I cried when I had a fight. I cried when I got scolded. I cried when I got lost. I cried when… … Details

  • The Tracks Stretch On
    Fumiko Takeshita / Mamoru Suzuki

    The Tracks Stretch On せんろはつづく

    A group of children are hard at work in a grassy meadow, putting down railroad ties and laying rails across them. As ties and rails are added one after another, the tracks stretch on across… … Details

  • The Baby King

    The Baby King あかちゃんおうさま

    A baby becomes king as soon as he is born. Naturally, he has a staff that sees to his every need?a meal attendant, a potty attendant, and not just one but three attendants who do… … Details

  • No, No, Mama, No!
    Kei Amano / Yuka Hamano

    No, No, Mama, No! だめだめママだめ!

    One night when the little-boy narrator and his parents are all sound asleep, two small creatures, one red and one blue, sneak in through their bedroom window. The next morning the boy wakes up to… … Details

  • Egg Circus
    Junko Fukuda

    Egg Circus たまごサーカス

    When Mama asks him to get her an egg, the little boy remembers the juggling clown he saw in the town square that day and tosses it in the air, only to have it fall… … Details

  • A Small Light Deep in the Woods
    Yoshiko Kōyama / Kōzō Kakimoto

    A Small Light Deep in the Woods もりのおくのちいさなひ

    Snow continues to fall day after day, and Fox can’t go out to play. Then one night the storm finally stops. He ventures out, and seeing a light deep in the woods, he decides to… … Details

  • When Animals Are Born
    Mamoru Suzuki

    When Animals Are Born どうぶつのあかちゃんうまれた

    One day the family cat crawls into bed with a little boy. As he rubs her stomach, he feels something wet. When he looks under the blankets, he discovers that she is giving birth to… … Details

  • Mt. Fuji Erupts
    Satoshi Kako

    Mt. Fuji Erupts 富士山大ばくはつ

    This is the first title in the author’s ten-volume scientific picture-book series, Kako Satoshi daishizen no fushigi ehon (Satoshi Kako’s Wonders of Nature Picture Books). It offers an account of Japan’s tallest and most striking… … Details

  • All Aboard!
    Nobuyuki Mitamura / Kōzō Kakimoto

    All Aboard! しゅっぱつしんこう!

    Yutaka lives on the first floor of an apartment block. He loves trains. One night he wakes up to discover that the toy train he likes to keep by the head of his bed is… … Details

  • The Family of Fourteen Fix Breakfast
    Kazuo Iwamura

    The Family of Fourteen Fix Breakfast 14ひきのあさごはん

    A picture-book series portraying the activities of a three-generation household of mice?Mama, Papa, Grandpa, Grandma, and ten children?The Family of Fourteen has grown to a dozen volumes and sold over ten million copies in Japanese… … Details

  • A Mother’s Heart
    Rintarō Uchida / Keiko Ajito

    A Mother’s Heart かあさんのこころ

    The story opens when the narrator is still a very small bear. Having lost his mother at an early age, he often feels wrapped in sadness, even as he grows into a young boy. When… … Details

  • Rumble Rumble, Rumble-Umble
    Yoshiko Kōyama / Kōzō Kakimoto

    Rumble Rumble, Rumble-Umble ごろりんごろんころろろろ

    Rabbit builds a sturdy round table out of wood. He wants it to be for all his friends to use, so he loads it onto a cart to haul it up to a spot on… … Details

  • The Giving Chair
    Yoshiko Kōyama / Kōzō Kakimoto

    The Giving Chair どうぞのいす

    Rabbit constructs a small wooden chair and places it next to a tree. He also posts a sign next to it saying “For You,” to make it clear that he intends it to be for… … Details

  • Hickory Nuts
    Yoshiko Kōyama / Kōzō Kakimoto

    Hickory Nuts ヒッコリーのきのみ

    One autumn morning, Mama squirrel watches as her little Bobbi goes off into the woods to gather hickory nuts. The nuts have fallen from the trees and are scattered on the ground here and there.… … Details

  • What Happened? What’s Wrong?
    Arata Tendō / Ryōji Arai

    What Happened? What’s Wrong? どーしたどーした

    This is the story of Zen, a third grader who never stops asking Dōshita??a versatile question with many meanings dependent on context: What’s up? What happened? What’s the problem? What did you do? How do… … Details