When Mayumi was born, her grandfather created a garden for her. It was unlike any other garden she knew. It had no flowers or vegetables. Instead, Ojiichan made it out of stones: ?big ones, little ones and ones in-between.? Every summer, Mayumi visits her grandfather in Japan, and they tend the garden together. Raking the gravel is her favorite part.
A child's delight in a new pair of shoes is the same all over the world, whether the shoes are patent-leather sandals, straw alpargatas, deerskin moccasins or wooden clogs. For Mako, a little Japanese girl, the new shoes were clogs painted with red lacquer that shone beautifully.
In this fifth book of perhaps the most charming series ever, Chirri and Chirra venture down forest paths and through alleyways into a yarn shop and an old woman's house, where they enjoy hot drinks and soup. When they're done, they find a wonderful surprise hidden in the branches of a tree.
In their second adventure to reach the US market, Chirri & Chirra become very small, and so are able to explore the magical world hidden away in a mound of tall grass. Filled with friendly, industrious bees and equally inventive bugs, this is a book that brings the lovely particularity of life in Japan--marked by food and nature--to young readers here.
On their sixth adventure, Chirri and Chirra bicycle beneath the waves, discovering the beauty of coral and the deliciousness of marine edibles.
"An inspiring story of persistence and an ideal purchase for any collection." School Library Journal, STARRED review
"Eaters of all ages will enjoy learning about the history of this popular food gone global." Kirkus Reviews
"starry-eyed as it may sound, the goal of peace through food seems important - and possible - by the stor
*Winner Armed with the Arts Inc. Creative Book Award*In this fun Japanese children's book, kids will learn to create haiku--elegant and simplistic Japanese poems.
This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a vibrant literary culture.
The classic story of Snow White gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Japanese spin on the beloved fairy tale!
Once upon a time, there was a princess called Snow White. She lived in a magnificent castle with her stepmother, a beautiful but wicked queen...
The classic tale of Snow White gets a fresh twist in this debut title of a brand-new board book series, Once Upon a World.
**2012 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Winner!**
A cultural adventure for kids, All About Japan offers a journey to a new place—and ways to bring it to life! Dive into stories, play some games from Japan, and learn some Japanese songs.
- Famous poems by celebrated Japanese Haiku masters, translated for children and combined with stunning dreamlike illustrations
- Haiku poetry is taught to every child in school from a very young age
- Beautiful illustrations encourage children to visualize inner worlds supported by artful poems that open up a new world of the imagination
- Commentaries in this book will st
Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man’s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers’ attention and hearts.
A 1989 Caldecott Honor Book
Lazy Taro gets his comeuppance when his wise mother uses his trick to avoid work to her own advantage.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
A Japanese-American family, reeling from their ill treatment in the Japanese internment camps, gives up their American citizenship to move back to Hiroshima, unaware of the devastation wreaked by the atomic bomb in this piercing look at the aftermath of World War II by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.
World War I
Twenty-five years ago, Baseball Saved Us changed the picture-book landscape with its honest story of a Japanese American boy in an internment camp during World War II. This anniversary edition will introduce new readers to this modern-day classic.
One day my dad looked out at the endless desert and decided then and there to build a baseball field.
New York Times Bestseller!
A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.
Fans of Wendy Mass and Lisa Greenwald are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sweet story about first crushes, friendship drama, and finding the courage to stand up for yourself.$9.99ISBN: 9781328742117Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 11th, 2017During World War II a community called Manzanar was created in the high mountain desert country of California. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese Americans. Among them was the Wakatsuki family, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry.$17.99ISBN: 9780062447623Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019
* 4 Starred Reviews *
* An Indie Next List Pick *
“Playful, bold, and, much like its subject, full of grace.” —Jillian Tamaki, Caldecott Honor winner for This One Summer$5.99ISBN: 9780374308346Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 11th, 2017
*A fun activity included in every book!*
A Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 Selection
An Amazon's Best Children's Books of 2017
A Beverly Clearly Children's Choice Award Nominee
An Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids List 2017
A Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books 2017$5.99ISBN: 9780374308360Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 3rd, 2018
*A fun activity included in every book!*
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018
A CYBILS Easy Reader and Early Chapter Book Award Winner$17.99ISBN: 9781338302882Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - May 28th, 2019Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Kasie West, I Love You So Mochi is a delightfully sweet and irrepressibly funny novel from accomplished author Sarah Kuhn.
"As sweet and satisfying as actual mochi... a tender love story wrapped up in food, fashion, and family. I gobbled it up." -- Maurene Goo, author of The Way You Make Me Feel
$17.99ISBN: 9780062473448Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperTeen - June 4th, 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book * A 2020 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
For fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon, critically acclaimed author Misa Sugiura delivers a richly crafted contemporary YA novel about family, community, and the importance of writing your own history.$8.99ISBN: 9780689856402Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006
kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes.$18.95ISBN: 9781573661843Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Fiction Collective 2 - March 3rd, 2020
WINNER OF FC2’S RONALD SUKENICK INNOVATIVE FICTION PRIZE
A novel about two teenage lovers who disrupt a World War II internment camp in Arizona
Kane Araki and Margaret Morri are not only the names of teenage lovers living in a World War II Japanese relocation camp.$7.99ISBN: 9781368022668Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2020
Packed with high stakes mystery and tons of heart, this first installment in a new series introduces Kazu Jones-a spunky, scrappy detective who's this generation's Harriet the Spy.$7.99ISBN: 9781416975663Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 27th, 2009$22.99ISBN: 9780823441518Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Margaret Ferguson Books - April 30th, 2019
It's 1941 and ten-year-old Norman Mineta is a carefree fourth grader in San Jose, California, who loves baseball, hot dogs, and Cub Scouts. But when Japanese forces attack Pearl Harbor, Norm's world is turned upside down.
Corecipient of The Flora Stieglitz Straus Award
A Horn Book Best Book of the Year