Publications

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  • Good Contest!!
    Mayuko Kishira

    Good Contest!! しょうぶだ!!

    The satisfaction of a hard-fought contest is portrayed in a humorous way. A cow who’s so weak, a hare who’s so slow, and a pig who’s so skinny that no other cow or hare or… … Details

  • The Greedy Wolf
    Mayuko Kishira

    The Greedy Wolf よくばりおおかみ

    A hungry wolf comes to Sheep Park intending to catch himself some dinner. He climbs into a tree where he has a good view of the area and begins assessing the situation with his telescope.… … Details

  • Stars
    Shino Sakuragi

    Stars 星々たち

    From nine tales that portray the varied lives of a swath of people living on the northern island of Hokkaido?a bargirl, a woman who takes in piecework, a strip dancer, a middle-aged civil servant, a… … Details

  • Missing.com: Tokyo Laundering
    Hika Harada

    Missing.com: Tokyo Laundering 失踪.com 東京ロンダリング

    This is a sequel to Tōkyō rondaringu (Tokyo Laundering), author Hika Harada’s 2011 novel that won acclaim for its compelling treatment of how real-estate agents “launder” properties tainted by unnatural deaths or other stigmatizing incidents.… … Details

  • Tokyo Laundering
    Hika Harada

    Tokyo Laundering 東京ロンダリング

    Protagonist Risako Uchida, 32, rents a room in an aging wood-frame apartment house in Tokyo, and the story begins with someone pounding relentlessly on her door at 1:30 in the middle of the night. It’s… … Details

  • Twelve Munchkins in the Forest
    Hiroaki Hara & Birthday

    Twelve Munchkins in the Forest こびとの森の12にん

    Ruby is a little munchkin who lives in the forest with Big Mama, who loves to cook, Little Papa, who’s good with his hands, and her nine little munchkin brothers and sisters. The munchkins are… … Details

  • Adventure! Discovery! Spectacular Mazes: The Legend of Magicalune
    Hiroaki Hara & Birthday

    This is one of 14 volumes to date in the Bōken! Hakken! Dai-meiro! (Adventure! Discovery! Spectacular Mazes) series of books that call for readers to solve mazes and hidden-picture puzzles as part of a fanciful… … Details

  • What We Become When Baby Comes
    Kanayo Sugiyama

    What We Become When Baby Comes あかちゃんが うまれたら なるなる なんに なる?

    A little girl who has a new baby brother enumerates all the things she and her parents “become” as a result, beginning with “I become a big sister.” Her mother “becomes me and the baby’s… … Details

  • My Hat
    Yōko Sano

    My Hat わたしのぼうし

    A little girl of about kindergarten age narrates this story. She has a white hat with a red flower on it. Her brother, a year or two older, has a white hat with a blue… … Details

  • Night Boat
    Haruo Yamashita / Ken Kuroi

    Night Boat よるのふね

    After supper, Papa goes out onto the upstairs balcony to smoke. He’s still out there in the dark when a small earthquake hits, and little Misaki takes a penlight with her to check on him.… … Details

  • The Puppet Family Moves Away
    Mutsumi Ishii / Kuniko Nagasaki

    The Puppet Family Moves Away おにんぎょうさんのおひっこし

    A little girl loves playing with her finger puppets?a family that includes a father, mother, sisters Ayu and Ami, and their pet dog. Yesterday she played only with Ami because the others were missing, and… … Details

  • Pola, the Abandoned Cat
    Kayoko Furiya

    Pola, the Abandoned Cat のらねこのポラ

    Some strange men take Pola the cat to the woods and leave him there after Gramps, his owner, dies. He spends a long uneasy night alone in the dark woods. The next morning he meets… … Details

  • Gonsa the Cat
    Kinji Ishikura

    Gonsa the Cat ねこのゴンサ

    The story is told from the point of view of Gonsa, a cat living with an old man whose advancing dementia requires him to move into an eldercare facility. On the day of the move,… … Details

  • A Visual Guide to Environmental Destruction: The Future of the Earth Is in Our Hands
    Kōichi Fujiwara

    A Visual Guide to Environmental Destruction: The Future of the Earth Is in Our Hands 環境破壊図鑑: ぼくたちがつくる地球の未来

    The permafrost in polar regions melts. Less than ten percent of the world’s virgin forests remain. More than 100,000 baby seals drown due to global warming. Wild elephants scavenge for food in plastic garbage bags… … Details

  • The 36th Parallel North
    Yutaka Kobayashi

    The 36th Parallel North えほん北緯36度線

    Starting in Tokyo, a large mysterious bird leads two young boys around the world on a journey that traces the 36th parallel, encountering different cultures along the way. The story begins as a great white… … Details

  • Wolf Mimic
    Tatsuya Miyanishi

    Wolf Mimic まねまねおおかみ

    Wolf loves to mimic other animals. He sees a turtle and improvises a rounded shell on his back; he sees a bat and dangles curtains from his arms for wings; sees a panda and marks… … Details

  • Ghost Curry
    Goma

    Ghost Curry オバケカレー

    This book is a sequel to Henteko pan’ya-san (The Goofy Bakery), in which readers got their first glimpse of the bakers Fox and Mouse and the creative breads they provide for their customers. Fox is… … Details

  • The Goofy Bakery
    Goma

    The Goofy Bakery へんてこパンやさん

    Fox and Mouse run a bakery together that’s a bit goofy but nonetheless much loved by their customers. They begin preparing the day’s baked goods early each morning, mixing the dough, kneading it to perfection,… … Details

  • Bambi and the Songbird
    Kumiko Higami

    Bambi and the Songbird バンビと小鳥

    People call her Bambi because she wears a deerskin skirt given to her by her grandmother, who had received it from her husband. And since Bambi started wearing the skirt, a pretty white songbird has… … Details

  • Shofukuro through the Seasons
    Hidetaro Nakamura

    Shofukuro through the Seasons 招福樓 季々のおもてなし

    Shofukuro, an exquisite traditional Japanese restaurant, lies in the historic Yokaichi district of Shiga Prefecture, just a short distance from the eastern shore of Lake Biwa. Established in 1949 and shaped since by the discerning… … Details