Children & YA

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  • Died for Me
    Shuntarō Tanikawa / Yasushi Tsukamoto

    Died for Me しんでくれた

    This is an adaptation in picture-book form of a single poem (with the same arresting title) from Shuntarō Tanikawa’s poetry collection Boku wa boku (I Am Me). “The cow / Died for me / And… … Details

  • A Speech by the Poorest President in the World
    Yoshimi Kusaba / Gaku Nakagawa

    A Speech by the Poorest President in the World 世界でいちばん貧しい大統領のスピーチ

    The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development was held from June 20 to 22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A stirring speech given at the conference by President Jose Mujica of Uruguay is… … Details

  • Aesop’s Fables
    Ayano Imai

    Aesop’s Fables イソップ物語

    The author selects 13 of Aesop’s classic fables and illustrates them with beautiful, richly imaginative drawings that bring new perspectives to each. Included are The Cockerel and the Jewel, The Kid and the Wolf, The… … Details

  • Wolf Wants to Make Friends, Too
    Tomoko Sakura / Yōko Imoto

    Wolf Wants to Make Friends, Too ともだちほしいなおおかみくん

    Wolf is actually a gentle soul who hates being alone. But the animals of the forest are all afraid of him and don’t want to play together. One day he shouts as loud as he… … Details

  • Ditzy Otchoko’s Search
    Satoshi Itaya

    Ditzy Otchoko’s Search オッチョコさんのさがしもの

    A story about the kindhearted but slightly ditzy pig Otchoko, rendered with a sympathetic view that warms readers’ hearts. Delighted by the beautiful weather, Otchoko goes out for a walk and finds a stuffed-toy mouse… … Details

  • Flotation Ring Cat
    Mimi Hachikai / Chiho Makino

    Flotation Ring Cat うきわねこ

    On his birthday, the young cat Ebio receives a package from Grandpa. In it are a flotation ring and a letter. “This is a very special flotation ring,” writes Grandpa. “Keep it somewhere safe until… … Details

  • The Tiny King
    Taro Miura

    The Tiny King ちいさなおうさま

    A simple but heartwarming story about the happiness that comes with family. Once upon a time there lived a tiny king in a land far, far away. He had an army of big soldiers, and… … Details

  • Working Wheels: Will It Reach?
    Taro Miura

    Working Wheels: Will It Reach? とどくかな (はたらくくるま)

    Compared to normal cars and trucks, heavy equipment makes bigger, more powerful noises, is shaped differently, and accomplishes tasks those regular vehicles cannot do. As such, it is an endless source of fascination to small… … Details

  • Chiko in the Land of Doors
    Kunio Iwaya / Noriko Ueno

    Chiko in the Land of Doors 扉の国のチコ

    Chiko is always alone. It’s partly because of the trouble with her eyes?she doesn’t have particularly poor vision, but she often sees double?which has made her subject to teasing by her peers. Then she receives… … Details

  • Chameleon’s Colors
    Chisato Tashiro

    Chameleon’s Colors ぼくはカメレオン

    Chameleon is sick of changing colors to match his surroundings wherever he goes. So he’s surprised one day to learn that Hippo is envious of all the pretty colors he can change into. He promptly… … Details

  • The 108th Sheep
    Ayano Imai

    The 108th Sheep 108ぴきめのひつじ

    Emma can’t sleep. She drinks some warm milk and tries reading lots of books, but she just feels wider awake than ever. Next she decides to try counting sheep. One sheep, two sheep, three sheep… … Details

  • B and I and R and D
    Komako Sakai

    B and I and R and D BとIとRとD

    This volume contains eight short stories, each illustrated with striking artwork by author Komako Sakai herself. In Hiruma no jōki kikansha (Steam Locomotive in the Afternoon), the narrator describes a dream in which she is… … Details

  • Blink
    Hiroshi Homura / Komako Sakai

    Blink まばたき

    A butterfly takes flight, the silent cuckoo clock begins announcing the hour, the tensely poised cat suddenly springs?stasis gives way to movement in the blink of an eye. This evocative picture book portrays time’s passage… … Details

  • The Klutzy Witch Is a Princess
    Satoko Narita

    The Klutzy Witch Is a Princess らくだい魔女はプリンセス

    Queen Leia of the Silver Castle has a daughter name Fūka, who is constantly flubbing up at witchcraft school. A certain mystery surrounds the fact that she is golden-haired, despite being a princess of the… … Details

  • Five Nice Mice & the Great Car Race
    Chisato Tashiro

    Five Nice Mice & the Great Car Race 5ひきのすてきなねずみ  まちのじどうしゃレース

    This is the third volume in the Five Nice Mice series featuring five little rodents with highly distinctive personalities. One day, the five nice mice learn that there is to be a Great Car Race,… … Details

  • Five Nice Mice Build a House
    Chisato Tashiro

    Five Nice Mice Build a House 5ひきのすてきなねずみ ひっこしだいさくせん

    Readers will be amused by the endlessly expressive mice and their ingenious homemaking ideas in this second volume of the Five Nice Mice series, featuring five little rodents with highly distinctive personalities. The house next… … Details

  • Five Nice Mice in Concert
    Chisato Tashiro

    Five Nice Mice in Concert 5ひきのすてきなねずみ  おんがくかいのよる

    A story that speaks to the power of music to bring people together and make them smile, this is the first volume in the Five Nice Mice series featuring five little rodents with highly distinctive… … Details

  • I Was Just Minding My Own Business, When . . .
    Tarō Gomi

    I Was Just Minding My Own Business, When . . . のんびりしてたら・・・

    A boy is just minding his own business, not doing anything in particular, when a patch of green grass sprouts on his head. This is followed by a brick wall, a surge of waves, a… … Details

  • Mix-and-Match Animal Fun!
    Satoshin / Dolly

    Mix-and-Match Animal Fun! どうぶつまぜこぜあそび

    A strange-looking animal clings to a tree branch. “I’m a koalion,” he says. Beneath him on the page is the question, “Can you tell what two animals I came from?” The answer is a koala… … Details

  • I Know! I’ll Write a Letter!
    Wakako Nariyuki / Satoshi Iriyama

    I Know! I’ll Write a Letter! そうだ、おてがみ かこう

    In this heartwarming tale based on the author’s own experience, Aya enters the first grade. At the welcoming ceremony on the first day of school, everyone else is chattering away, catching up with each other.… … Details