Japanese Book List

NON-FICTION BOOKS

Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg (hardback)

Shipwrecked: True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg (hardback)

One Day in Japan with Hokusai (Adventures in Art)  by Julia Altman (hardback)

Nature Art with Chiura Obata by Michael E. Ross (hardback)

Drawing from Memory by Allen Say (hardback)

The Japanese American Family Album by D. & T. Hoobler (paperback)

The Invisible Thread: A Memoir by Yoshiko Uchida (hardback)

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story by Ken Mochizuki (paperback)

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki (paperback)

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr (paperback)

Sadako by Eleanor Coerr and Ed Young (hardback)

My First Book of Japan by H. Mears (1953) (hardback)

A Year of Japanese Festivals by S. & B. Epstein (hardback)

A to Zen (Japanese Cultural Info) by Ruth Wells (hardback)

The Colors of Japan by Holly Littlefield (paperback)

Count Your Way through Japan by Jim Haskins (paperback

 

TRADITIONAL STORIES (& Original Stories in Traditional Style)

Japanese Folktales: Stories about Judge Ooka by Hrdlickova & Hrdlicka (hardback)

Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories by Sakade & Kurosaki (hardback)

Little One-Inch & Other Japanese Children’s Fav. Stories by same authors (paperback)

Peach Boy and Other Japanese Children’s Fav. Stories by same authors (paperback)

Peach Boy retold by William H. Hooks (Easy to Read Level 3) (hardback)

Yoshi’s Feast (“Smells & Jingles”) retold by Kimiko Kajikawa (hardback)

One for the Price of Two retold by Cynthia Jameson (hardback)

Click-Clack Mountain retold by Ralph F. McCarthy, illus by Kokkan Odake (hardback)

Kintaro’s Adventures & Other Japanese Children’s Stories by Sakade & Hayashi (paperback)

The Boy Who Drew Cats & Other Jpnese Fairy Tales by Lafcadio Hearn & Others (paperback)

The Boy Who Drew Cats retold by Arthur A. Levine (hardback)

Little Inchkin retold by Fiona French (hardback)

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks by Katherine Paterson (paperback)

The Dwarf Pine Tree by Betty Jean Lifton (hardback)

The Emperor’s Plum Tree by Michelle Nikly (hardback)

Tsubu the Little Snail retold by Carol Ann Williams (hardback)

Yellow Jar:2 Tales from Jpnese Trad. Retold by Patrick Atangan (hardback) (Manga style)

 

FICTION PICTURE BOOKS BY JAPANESE AUTHORS

Rise and Shine, Mariko-chan! By Chiyoki Tomioda (paperback)

Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki (paperback)

The Village Tree by /tari Taguna (hardback)

Buying Mittens by Niimi Nankichi (hardback)

 

FICTION PICTURE BOOKS BY NON-JAPANESE AUTHORS

The Magic Fan by Keith Baker (hardback)

Mieko by Leo Politi (hardback)

Ten Oni Drummers by Matthew Gollub (hardback)

A Carp for Kimiko by Virginia Kroll (paperback)

 

FICTION BOOKS FOR OLDER CHILDREN BY JAPANESE AUTHORS

Sumi’s Special Happening by Yoshiko Uchida (hardback)

Sumi & the Goat & the Tokyo Express by Yoshiko Uchida (hardback)

Sumi’s Prize by Yoshiko Uchida (hardback)

Takao and Grandfather’s Sword by Yoshiko Uchida (hardback)

 

FICTION BOOKS FOR OLDER CHILDREN BY NON-JAPANESE AUTHORS

The Big Wave by Pearl S Buck (paperback)

The Wave (a story by Lafcadio Hearn) retold for children by Margaret Hodges (paperback)

The Gift from the Mikado by Elizabeth P. Fleming (hardback)

Magic & the Night River by Eve Bunting, Ills. By Allen Say (hardback)

The Greedy One by Patricia Miles Martin (hardback)

 

POETRY BOOKS

Fold Me a Poem by Kristine O’Connell George (hardback)

In a Spring Garden ed. By Richard Lewis, Illus. by Ezra Jack Keats (hardback)

The Magic Pocket by Michio Mado, Trans. By Empress Michiko, Illus. Mitsumasa Anno (hdbk)

The Seasons of Time: Tanka Poetry of Ancient Japan ed. By Virginia Olsen Baron (hardback)

 

SONG BOOKS

Best-Loved Children’s Songs from Japan by Yoko Imoto (hardback)

 

MATH BOOKS

Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno (hardback)

Anno’s Magic Seeds by Mitsumasa Anno (paperback)

Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno (hardback)

Anno’s Three Little Pigs by Mitsumasa Anno and Tuyosi Mori (hardback)

Anno’s Hat Tricks by Akihiro Nozaki and Mitsumasa Anno (hardback)

Anno’s Math Games by Mitsumasa Anno (hardback)