Children & YA

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  • 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
    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