Children & YA

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  • Pop!
    Asako Mori

    Pop! ぱかっ

    This picture book is built around the Japanese mimetic word paka!, which represents something popping open—with or without an actual popping sound. The reader opens the book to see a plain white egg standing upright,… … Details

  • The Artist and the Angel: Twenty Brief Stories for Little Adults
    Kinji Ishikura

    The Artist and the Angel: Twenty Brief Stories for Little Adults 絵描きと天使: 小さなおとなたちへ贈る20編の短い話

    A collection of lyrical short stories by picture-book author Kinji Ishikura. In the title story, a starving artist has been trying to sell his paintings on a street corner in Paris. It is winter and… … Details

  • What’s the Attraction, Insects?
    Tomoko Ohmura (Tomoko Ōmura)

    What’s the Attraction, Insects? むしさん なんの ぎょうれつ?

    This is the fourth in a popular series of picture books that began with Nan no gyōretsu? (tr. The Long, Long Line), in which 50 animals line up from large to small without really knowing… … Details

  • Rag Tag Wrestlers
    Masatoshi Nakao / Masanori Inui

    Rag Tag Wrestlers ぞうきんレスラー

    Cara the Flowery Towel has been touring as a pop idol. But one day a gang of dustballs who love nothing better than to make things dirty crash her performance and throw mud bombs at… … Details

  • Poko the Fish Owl
    Kageki Shimoda / Seigo Kijima

    Poko the Fish Owl シマフクロウのぽこ

    Representing wildlife in this picture book addressing the question of how they and humans can coexist is the eponymous species of bird known in full as “Blakiston’s fish owl.” The central character is an elementary-aged… … Details

  • Māsuke’s Hat
    Noboru Baba

    Māsuke’s Hat まあすけのぼうし

    This is a sequel to Kuma no Māsuke (Māsuke the Bear), which introduced the easygoing but determined Māsuke and his animal friends. Māsuke the Bear is trying to learn to ride his bike in the… … Details

  • Māsuke the Bear
    Noboru Baba

    Māsuke the Bear くまのまあすけ

    When Māsuke the Bear comes out of the woods to play in the open fields one day, a balloon comes wafting by on the breeze. He runs in the direction it’s headed in an effort… … Details

  • Tipsy Balancing Blocks

    Tipsy Balancing Blocks ゆらゆらバランスつみき

    An illustrated book of instructions offers suggestions for endless fun with the accompanying set of wooden blocks designed on the theme of a mother bird and her chicks. With ideas that call for stacking, arranging,… … Details

  • Big Beanie’s New Bed
    Miwa Nakaya

    Big Beanie’s New Bed そらまめくんのあたらしいベッド

    This is another installment in the hugely popular series of picture books featuring a charming fava-bean character named Soramame-kun, or Big Beanie. Big Beanie’s most treasured possession is his cozy bean-pod bed. It’s as soft… … Details

  • Big Beanie and the Very Long Bean
    Miwa Nakaya

    Big Beanie and the Very Long Bean そらまめくんとながいながいまめ

    This is another installment in the hugely popular series of picture books featuring a charming fava-bean character named Soramame-kun, or Big Beanie. Big Beanie and his friends find a strange bean pod sticking out of… … Details

  • A Day in the Life of Big Beanie
    Miwa Nakaya

    A Day in the Life of Big Beanie そらまめくんのぼくのいちにち

    This is another installment in the hugely popular series of picture books featuring a charming fava-bean character named Soramame-kun, or Big Beanie. Big Beanie’s most treasured possession is his soft, fluffy bed made out of… … Details

  • Kaboom from Above
    Naoko Uozumi

    Kaboom from Above てんからどどん

    Karin Takakura is a vivacious eighth-grader who has a habit of blurting out whatever comes into her head without much thought. Recently three of her friends have told her she’s being insensitive and should learn… … Details

  • The Ghost Art Museum 5: Much Ado about the Ghost Amusement Park
    Sachiko Kashiwaba / Takako Hirai

    The Ghost Art Museum 5: Much Ado about the Ghost Amusement Park おばけ美術館5:おばけ遊園地は大さわぎ

    In Welcome to the Ghost Art Museum!, the inaugural volume of what has now become a popular series, a fifth-grade girl named Mahiru became the director of the eponymous museum in accordance with the original… … Details

  • The Bum Detective: Master Thief vs. Gumshoe
    Troll

    The Bum Detective: Master Thief vs. Gumshoe おしりたんてい かいとう VS たんてい

    This is the fourth volume of the Oshiri tantei (The Bum Detective) series of illustrated books featuring a detective with a face like a butt and a brilliant deductive mind, who is also known for… … Details

  • 3D Animal Puzzles
    Kōji Ishikawa

    3D Animal Puzzles どうぶつくみたてパズル

    Kōji Ishikawa is the author of the hugely popular Katanuki ehon (What Am I? Cutout Picture Books) series in which turning a page with one or more special cutouts completes the picture and answers the… … Details

  • I Have a Complaint
    Shinsuke Yoshitake

    I Have a Complaint ふまんがあります

    This is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to author Shinsuke Yoshitake’s wacky Riyū ga arimasu (I Have a Reason), in which the child justifies his nose-picking, nail-biting, and other bad habits by coming up with imaginative… … Details

  • I Have a Reason
    Shinsuke Yoshitake

    I Have a Reason りゆうがあります

    The popular author of Ringo kamo shirenai (It Might Be an Apple) here takes up the subject of undesirable habits—picking one’s nose, biting one’s nails, jiggling one’s knee, and the like. Although these are the… … Details

  • Puddle
    Maho Tonouchi

    Puddle みずたまり

    A kindergarten boy named Fuku goes outside after some rain and finds a big puddle of water in front of his house. He sloshes into it with his rubber boots and is splashing around when… … Details

  • The Little Black Bear’s Neckerchief
    Yukiko Kobayashi

    The Little Black Bear’s Neckerchief くろくまくんのスカーフ

    This is a sequel to Kurokuma-kun no pankēki (Pancakes with the Little Black Bears) featuring the three bear brothers Kooi, Koof, and Koos.? One day when the three bears get back from a walk in… … Details

  • 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