Publications

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  • 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

  • The Goldfish’s Nap
    Ryōko Okuno

    The Goldfish’s Nap きんぎょのひるね

    A small cloud comes along and scatters a few raindrops over a pond. The goldfish in the pond hardly notices and just continues his nap. Turn the page and a bigger cloud is now dropping… … Details

  • Topsy-Turvies 2: What Am I?
    Marutan

    Topsy-Turvies 2: What Am I? くるりんぱ〈2〉なーに?

    This volume belongs to a series of picture books conceived to show that there is more than one way to view something, and that what you see may depend on how you look at it.… … Details

  • Topsy-Turvies 1: Who Am I?
    Marutan

    Topsy-Turvies 1: Who Am I? くるりんぱ〈1〉だーれ?

    This volume belongs to a series of picture books conceived to show that there is more than one way to view something, and that what you see may depend on how you look at it.… … Details

  • A Long, Lo-o-ong Tail
    Hideo Kiso

    A Long, Lo-o-ong Tail しっぽしっぽしっぽっぽ

    The story begins with a little boy mouse wondering what he might be able to do if he had a longer tail, and continues with a variety of uses he imagines for it. “I could… … Details

  • Teacher, I Forgot My Homework
    Etsuko Yamamoto

    Teacher, I Forgot My Homework 先生、しゅくだいわすれました

    Fourth-grader Yūsuke is an active boy. He sometimes gets so wrapped up in playing sports and other games that he forgets to do his homework. One day when he realizes he’s done it again, he… … Details

  • i
    Kanako Nishi

    i i

    The i of the title represents both the imaginary unit in math (i2 = ?1) and the English first-person pronoun I. It is also a homophone for?ai, the Japanese word for “love,” as well as… … Details

  • Ghostly Tales from Twilight Academy 1: Opening Day Assembly in the Dead of Night
    Tōru Tsunemitsu

    Ghostly Tales from Twilight Academy 1: Opening Day Assembly in the Dead of Night 怪談オウマガドキ学園 1 真夜中の入学式

    This is the first volume in the tremendously popular Kaidan Oumagadoki Gakuen (Ghostly Tales from Twilight Academy) series. According to Japanese tradition, the period of twilight shortly after the sun goes down is considered a… … Details

  • The Rainy Bookstore Rainmaker
    Rieko Hinata

    The Rainy Bookstore Rainmaker 雨ふる本屋の雨ふらし

    This volume is a sequel to the adventures-in-wonderland-style tale Ame furu hon’ya?(The Rainy Bookstore) about a fanciful bookstore where unfinished stories get completed and made into books. Following her adventure in the previous installment, Rūko… … Details

  • The Rainy Bookstore
    Rieko Hinata

    The Rainy Bookstore 雨ふる本屋

    This adventures-in-wonderland style of a tale centers on a little girl who rises to the defense of stories. Rūko resents her little sister Sara for all the attention she gets from their mother, and she’s… … Details

  • User’s Guide to My Mother
    Miku Itō

    User’s Guide to My Mother かあちゃん取扱説明書

    Tetsuya is a rambunctious fourth-grader who’s constantly getting into mischief. He never makes it through a day without being scolded by his mother for something. So he gets to thinking: Is there anything he could… … Details