Children & YA

701 results for Category: Children & YA
  • Rin and Green
    Hiroyuki Aihara / Nami Adachi

    Rin and Green りんちゃんとあおくん

    Rin is a red girl-apple, and Green is a green boy-apple. Born on the same day, they’ve become the best of pals, eating together, going for walks together, bathing together, napping together. They both like… … Details

  • Read Me a Story
    Kyōko Hara / Kazue Takahashi

    Read Me a Story ねえ、おはなしきかせて

    Through her interactions with some animals in the woods, a little girl sees good come out of something she does, and gains new self-confidence and maturity in the process. First-grader Yuka loves to have her… … Details

  • Chomp!
    Shinta Chō

    Chomp! ぱっくんぱっくん

    A dog is walking along the edge of a pond when a great big fish leaps out of the water and?chomp!?latches onto the pooch’s hind end with its mouth. In an effort to escape using… … Details

  • Watch Me, Mama
    Nanami Madoka / Tatsuya Miyanishi

    Watch Me, Mama ままみてて

    Shin says to his mother, “I can do it all by myself, Mama.” His mother asks, “What can you do all by yourself?” “Watch me, Mama. I’ll show you.” The boy takes off his pants,… … Details

  • Peace Is So Wonderful
    Yūki Asato / Yoshifumi Hasegawa

    Peace Is So Wonderful へいわってすてきだね

    At the Okinawa Memorial Day ceremony on June 23, 2013, a first-grade boy from Yonaguni Island named Yūki Asato stood up in front of the gathering to read a poem he had written, entitled Heiwa… … Details

  • Mr. Ruraru’s Telescope
    Hiroshi Itō

    Mr. Ruraru’s Telescope ルラルさんのぼうえんきょう

    This is the seventh installment in author Hiroshi Itō’s tremendously popular Mr. Ruraru picture-book series, which now spans a full quarter-century. Mr. Ruraru lives in a house with a nice yard, which he shares with… … Details

  • Alligale Works at a Department Store
    Ayuko Uegaki

    Alligale Works at a Department Store アリゲールデパートではたらく

    Alligale is an alligator who loves to travel. One day as the train he’s on rolls into another city, he sees an advertising balloon floating in the sky. The Baynton Department Store is having its… … Details

  • My Cat Tetsuzō

    My Cat Tetsuzō てつぞうはね

    Tetsuzō is my cat. He’s white and fluffy, and he sits there looking like a great big rice ball. He’s not very friendly with anybody else, but he likes to snuggle up to me. He… … Details

  • It Might Be an Apple
    Shinsuke Yoshitake

    It Might Be an Apple りんごかもしれない

    A boy comes home from school to find a bright red apple sitting on the table, and it sets his imagination going: Maybe it’s not actually an apple at all. Maybe it’s a giant cherry.… … Details

  • Polar Bear’s Underwear
    Tupera Tupera

    Polar Bear’s Underwear しろくまのパンツ

    Polar Bear is wondering what happened to his underpants. He seems to have misplaced them. Mouse comes along and asks what’s wrong. When Polar Bear explains, Mouse says he’ll help him look for them. He… … Details

  • Stripe Island
    Tupera Tupera

    Stripe Island しましまじま

    Everything on Stripe Island has stripes. People, animals, trees, houses, hills, food, flowers?everything. Adding to the fun of the technicolor stripes filling virtually every surface in sight are the ubiquitous names and wordplays, beginning with… … Details

  • 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