All About Japan

Author: Willamarie Moore
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462906246
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

**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, learn some Japanese songs. Two friends, a boy from the country and a girl from the city, take us on a tour of their beloved land through their eyes. They introduce us to their homes, families, favorite places, school life, holidays and more! Celebrate the cherry blossom festival Learn traditional Japanese songs and poems Make easy recipes like mochi (New Year's sweet rice cakes) and okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza or pancakes) Create origami frogs, samurai helmets and more! Beyond the fun and fascinating facts, you'll also learn about the spirit that makes Japan one-of-a-kind. This is a multicultural children's book for families to treasure together.

Japan for Kids

Author: Diane Wiltshire Kanagawa
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770023510
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Includes entries for amusements, outings, travel tips, health care, shopping, education and activities. Designed mainly for those who go to reside in Japan, but would be good for travellers too.

All About the Philippines

Author: Gidget Roceles Jimenez
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462917259
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This family-friendly Philippines children's book is packed with fun facts about Filipino culture, history, and daily life! All About the Philippines takes you on an incredible journey across the colorful island nation of the Philippines with Mary, Jaime and Ari—three Filipino cousins who look totally different and yet are the best of friends. You'll visit their homes, their schools, their families, their favorite places, and much more. They'll show you how kids in different parts of the Philippines come from many different ethnic groups and have very different cultures—each with its own traditions, languages and beliefs…and yet, they are all 100% Filipino! This children's book, aimed at kids ages 8 to 12, brings them on an exciting trip though some of the most fascinating islands on earth. Join Mary, Jaime and Ari to see the how earthquakes, typhoons and other natural events can be scary and yet also make the islands beautiful and full of life. Check out Filipino games, and make your own sipa—the Philippines's version of a hacky-sack. Experience the festivals and foods of various different cultures found in the Philippines, and try a few easy recipes. Make a parol—a Filipino holiday decoration that you can enjoy all year long. Learn about the conquistadors and traders who came to these islands many centuries ago. Learn how peoples who speak very different languages can communicate easily when they meet. And a lot more! Along with fun facts, you'll learn about the spirit of the Philippines that make this country and its people totally unique. This is a book for families or classrooms to enjoy together.

All About China

Author: Allison Branscombe
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462919901
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2015 Preferred Choice Award** **Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal** **Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015 Silver Medal** Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese culture and history with this award-winning, delightfully illustrated book complete with stories, activities, and games. This Chinese children's book is perfect for educators and parents wishing to teach kids about this fascinating Asian country. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties to the present day with songs and crafts for kids that will educate them about Chinese language and the Chinese way of life. With All About China kids will: Discover fantastic Chinese tales about the creation of the earth and the origin of the Moon Goddess Delve into China's multifaceted cultural heritage, visit breathtaking sites, and learn Chinese folk songs Take a crack at solving a tangram shape puzzle Learn about the twelve Chinese zodiac animals Try their hand at making a traditional brush painting of a panda, bamboo, and other motifs A timeless Chinese book for kids and parents to treasure together, All About China offers not only the essential facts about this unique country but also conveys the innovative spirit that makes it one-of-a-kind.

My First Book of Japanese Words

Author: Michelle Haney Brown
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462913473
Release Date: 2012-11-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

My First Book of Japanese Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces young children to Japanese language and culture through everyday words. The words profiled in this book are all commonly used in the Japanese language and are both informative and fun for English-speaking children to learn. The goals of My First Book of Japanese Words are multiple: to familiarize children with the sounds and structure of Japanese speech, to introduce core elements of Japanese culture, to illustrate the ways in which languages differ in their treatment of everyday sounds and to show how, through cultural importation, a single word can be shared between languages. Both teachers and parents will welcome the book's cultural and linguistic notes and appreciate how the book is organized in a familiar ABC structure. Each word is presented in Kanji (when applicable), Kana, and Romanized form (Romaji). With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon be a part of the 125 million people worldwide that speak Japanese!

Ikebana

Author: Shozo Sato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804849757
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Using colorful illustrations this multicultural children's book introduces readers to Japanese Ikebana. Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging, has never been easier—or more fun! This colorful, easy–to–follow guide will walk you through the steps of 10 different ikebana projects. Before you know it, you'll be creating your very own unique and beautiful flower arrangements. Creating flower arrangements is a great way to explore this time-honored Japanese art form. Following the step–by–step instructions, you'll learn to arrange how to create: Kenzan Moribana—a basic style using a low, open container Nageire Ikebana—formal arrangements that balance length and weight Suiban (Water Platter) Ikebana—the earliest form of Ikebana, using a shallow platter filled with water Natural Style Ikebana—arrangements that imitate nature Once you've created your own arrangements, you can display them or give them as gifts, sharing a part of nature—and your creativity—with the people around you.

Japanese Celebrations

Author: Betty Reynolds
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462906338
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This multicultural children's book is full of Japanese holidays, culture, language and stories! The people of Japan love to celebrate. In fact, they love it so much they have a day of celebration, whether it's a change in season, a religious observance, or just a special moment in life, every month of the year. Brimming with ancient traditions, exotic decorations, and delicious, seasonal foods, Japanese Celebrations will take you on a month-by-month tour of some of Japan's best-loved festivals. Beautifully illustrated and full of fascinating facts about Japanese holidays and celebrations, this 48-page picture book offers a vivid picture of some of Japan's most festive events including New Year's, Children's Day, Cherry Blossom Season, Harvest Moon Viewing, Christmas in Japan and many more. With simple but informative text and illustrations that explain the significance of the dress, decoration, food, gifts and activities associated with these events, Japanese Celebrations promises to delight and educate young readers and parents alike.

My First Hiragana Activity Book

Author: Yuko Green
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486413365
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Entertaining introduction to simple Japanese words from ahiru (duck) to yubi (finger). 336 ready-to-color illustrations accompany Japanese characters and English transliterations. "

All About China

Author: Allison Branscombe
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462919901
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2015 Preferred Choice Award** **Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal** **Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015 Silver Medal** Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese culture and history with this award-winning, delightfully illustrated book complete with stories, activities, and games. This Chinese children's book is perfect for educators and parents wishing to teach kids about this fascinating Asian country. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties to the present day with songs and crafts for kids that will educate them about Chinese language and the Chinese way of life. With All About China kids will: Discover fantastic Chinese tales about the creation of the earth and the origin of the Moon Goddess Delve into China's multifaceted cultural heritage, visit breathtaking sites, and learn Chinese folk songs Take a crack at solving a tangram shape puzzle Learn about the twelve Chinese zodiac animals Try their hand at making a traditional brush painting of a panda, bamboo, and other motifs A timeless Chinese book for kids and parents to treasure together, All About China offers not only the essential facts about this unique country but also conveys the innovative spirit that makes it one-of-a-kind.

Japanese Children s Favorite Stories Book Two

Author: Florence Sakade
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462908110
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Playful goblins with long noses, magic tea kettles and a delightfully brave hero who just happens to be one inch tall-these are some of the wonderful characters you'll meet in this collection of the 20 best-loved Japanese children's stories. Drawn from folklore and passed down for generations, these classic tales speak of the virtues of hard work, humility, kindness and good humor — "Once upon a time …" has never sounded so inviting. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of our all-time best-selling titles. With a new foreword, each story has been lovingly revised and reset, and all the sparkling illustrations appear in color for the very first time. With so many enchanting stories to choose from, young readers will have a delightful time deciding which is their very favorite. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, and Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories.

Suki s Kimono

Author: Chieri Uegaki
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781553377528
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

On her first day of first grade, despite the objections of her older sisters, Suki chooses to wear her beloved Japanese kimono to school because it holds special memories of her grandmother's visit last summer.

The Emissary

Author: Yoko Tawada
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811227636
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Genre: Fiction

Yoko Tawada’s new novel is a breathtakingly light-hearted meditation on mortality and fully displays what Rivka Galchen has called her “brilliant, shimmering, magnificent strangeness” Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient—frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers “the beauty of the time that is yet to come.” A delightful, irrepressibly funny book, The Emissary is filled with light. Yoko Tawada, deftly turning inside-out “the curse,” defies gravity and creates a playful joyous novel out of a dystopian one, with a legerdemain uniquely her own.

Peace Tree from Hiroshima

Author: Sandra Moore
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462917235
Release Date: 2015-07-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

**Winner of the 2015 Gelett Burgess Award for Best Intercultural Book** **Winner of the 2015 Silver Evergreen Medal for World Peace** This true children's story is told by a little bonsai tree, called Miyajima, that lived with the same family in the Japanese city of Hiroshima for more than 300 years before being donated to the National Arboretum in Washington DC in 1976 as a gesture of friendship between America and Japan to celebrate the American Bicentennial. From the Book: "In 1625, when Japan was a land of samurai and castles, I was a tiny pine seedling. A man called Itaro Yamaki picked me from the forest where I grew and took me home with him. For more than three hundred years, generations of the Yamaki family trimmed and pruned me into a beautiful bonsai tree. In 1945, our household survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In 1976, I was donated to the National Arboretum in Washington D.C., where I still live today—the oldest and perhaps the wisest tree in the bonsai museum."

Tea Ceremony

Author: Shozo Sato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804849889
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explore one of Japan's most beautiful traditions while entertaining your family and friends! Tea Ceremony: Explore the unique Japanese tradition of sharing tea is an exciting and fun way to introduce Asian culture to kids. Readers will learn all the steps for performing a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. With this book kids will be able to: Perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony at home through easy-to-follow instructions Explore all the elements of an authentic Japanese tea ceremony, including the tea utensils such as the scoop, whisk, bowl, and Fukasa (silk cloth used for cleaning utensils) Know the proper technique for whipping tea and the different kinds of tea used The Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands-on projects, readers will explore each art—engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form.

Indonesian Children s Favorite Stories

Author: Joan Suyenaga
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462908080
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Indonesian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich oral culture. Set in tropical rain forests, on balmy beaches, and in the remote highlands of the Indonesian islands, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, cleverness, true love, kindness and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children. Astute princesses, resourceful villagers and daring travelers appear throughout this vast archipelago to tell their stories and charm our children. Retold for an international audience, these beautifully illustrated stories provide children with an insight into the traditional culture, morals and environment of Indonesia. This book is aimed at children in the five to twelve age group, but readers of all ages, young and old, will find much to enjoy within these pages. Featured Indonesian stories include: True Strength The Woodcarver's Love The Buffalo's Victory The Magic Headcloth The Caterpillar Story And many more! The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.