The ABCs of Origami by Sarasas, Claude. Presents directions for folding an origami creation for each letter of the alphabet. Names of figures are given in English and Japanese--both Romanized and Japanese characters.
The Attack on Pearl Harbor / Lassieur, Allison This book describes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of a Japanese pilot, a U.S. sailor, and an American nurse. Non-Fiction
Attack on Pearl Harbor / Tanaka, Shelley, David Craig, , ill, Jack McMaster, , ill, and Lundstrom, John. -- Describes the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, using eyewitness accounts to tell the true story. Non-Fiction
The Bicycle Man / Say, Allen. The amazing tricks two American soldiers do on a borrowed bicycle are a fitting finale for the school sports day festivities in a small village in occupied Japan. Fiction Picture Book
Big Bird in Japan / Stone, Jon, Spinney, Caroll, Henson, Jim, Children's Television Workshop, Random House Video, and Sony Wonder (Firm). Big Bird and Barkley travel across Japan, observing the beauty of the country and meeting people, while searching for the Bamboo Princess. Video
The Big Wave by Buck, Pearl S, Hiroshige, Katsushika, Hokusai, Ando, Hiroshige, and Hiroshige Andmo, This is the story of Japan, where Kino and Jiya live, and the sea around it. It tells how the land and sea have made them the brave boys that they are, not afraid of danger and death, able to live simply and do much. Fiction
The Bomb by Taylor, Theodore. In 1945, when the Americans liberate the Bikini Atoll from the Japanese, fourteen-year-old Sorry Rinamu does not realize that the next year he will lead a desperate effort to save his island home from a much more deadly threat. Fiction
Boys’ Day/Girls’ Day by Ishii, Minako The history and celebration of the festival for both Boys’ Day and Girls’ day in Japan. Non-fiction.
Chibi by Brenner, Barbara, Takaya, Julia, and June Otani, , A true story of a family of ducks living in the Mitsui Office Park and Imperial Gardens in Japan, that had many people interested and watching them. Non-Fiction Picture Book
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun by Blumberg, Rhoda Details Commodore Matthew Perry's role in opening Japan's closed society to world trade in the 1850s, one of history's most significant diplomatic achievements. Non-Fiction
The Crane Wife by Yagawa, Sumiko, Akaba, Suekichi, and Paterson, Katherine After Yohei tends a wounded crane, a beautiful young woman begs to become his wife and three times weaves for him an exquisite silken fabric on her loom. Folktale
Dumpling Soup by Rattigan, Jama Kim, and Lillian Hsu-Flanders, , A young Asian American girl living in Hawaii tries to make dumplings for her family's New Year's celebration. Fiction Picture Book
Families of Japan / Rao, Anand, Wason, Leslie, Marquisee, Eleanor Betting, Families of the World, Arden Media Resources, Master Communications, Inc, and Arden Films two children narrate this documentary about a day in their lives in Japan. One child lives on a rice farm and the other lives in a city. Each focuses on their rural and urban lifestyles. Video Non-Fiction
A Family in Japan / Jacobsen, Peter Otto, and Kristensen, Preben Sejer. Text and photographs present the home, work, school, recreations, and day-to-day activities of the Fujii family who live in the town of Okazaki, headquarters of the Mitsubishi car factory. Also includes general facts about the country. Non-Fiction
The Funny Little Woman / Mosel, Arlene, Blair Lent, , ill, and Hearn, Lafcadio While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan. Folktale Picture Book
The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars / Merrill, Jean, and Floyd Cooper, , ill. In this retelling of an anonymous twelfth-century Japanese story, the young woman Izumi resists social and family pressures as she befriends caterpillars and other socially unacceptable creatures. Folktale
The Good Fight / Ambrose, Stephen E Text and many photos, maps, and diagrams present the Second World War to young readers, from the war's origins in Europe through the War Crimes Trials and the aftereffects of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan. Also includes a glossary, a bibliography, and a list of related Web sites. Non-Fiction
Grandfather's Journey / Say, Allen, and Juvenile Collection A Japanese-American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America, which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries. Fiction Picture Book
Hiroshima by Hersey, John An account of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, from the viewpoint of the people who lived through it. Non-Fiction
Hiroshima by Yep, Laurence Describes the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, particularly as it affects Sachi, who becomes one of the Hiroshima Maidens. Fiction
The Inch-High Samurai retold by McCarthy, Ralph The brave little boy who sailed to the Capital in a teacup and fought a demon with a needle to win the love of a Lady. Folktale.
Japan by Dahl, Michael. An introduction to the geography, history, people, and culture of the island country of Japan. Non-Fiction
JAPAN by Florence Debbi Michiko A Kaleidoscope Kids Book contains over 40 activities to experience Japan past and present. Activities, crafts, photographs and recipes.
Japan by Sexton, Colleen A. "Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Japan Non-Fiction
Japan-- in Pictures / Boehm, David A, and Lerner Publications Company. Introduces Japan's geography, history, society, economy, and government structure. Non-Fiction
The Japanese American Internment by Hanel, Rachael This book describes the events surrounding the internment of Japanese Americans in relocation centers during World War II. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of Japanese internees and Caucasians. Non Fiction
Japanese Celebrations Cherry Blossoms, Lanterns and Stars! By Reynolds, Betty. A way to introduce students to Japanese culture through the tradition and pageantry of Japenese New Year and the Cherry Blossom Festival. Non Fiction
Life as a Ninja by Doeden, Matt. This book describes the lives of ninjas in feudal Japan. The reader's choices reveal historical details from the perspectives of a ninja taking part in the siege of Sawayama Castle, fighting the army of Oda Nobunaga, and serving as a member of the Band of Iga. Non-Fiction
Look What Came From Japan /by Harvey, Miles Describes many things which originated in Japan, including inventions, art, food, fashion, furniture, toys, animals, musical instruments, and sports. Non-Fiction
Lost Childhood by Layson, Annelex Hofstra, and Viola, Herman J. The author reveals a first-hand account of her and her family's experiences when they and other Dutch residents on the island of Java, were captured by the Japanese in 1942 and taken to a prison camp where they spent over three years. Non-Fiction
The Magic Fan / Baker, Keith. Despite the laughter of his fellow villagers, Yoshi uses his building skills to make a boat to catch the moon, a kite to reach the clouds, and a bridge that mimics the rainbow. Fiction Picture Book
Milet Picture Dictionary English – Japanese Turhan, Sedat
My First Japanese Kanji Book by Sato, Anna and Eriko. Learning kanji the fun and easy way. Teaches students how to read and write over 100 basic kanji characters using culturally rich and child friendly peoms and illustrations. Non-fiction.
Origami Games Hands-On Fun For Kids! Stern, Joel clear and easy llustrated instruction for creating 21 whimsical origami game pieces. Non-fiction 2 copies.
Red Dragonfly on My Shoulder / Cassedy, Sylvia, Suetake, Kunihiro, and Molly Bang Thirteen haiku about animals, translated from the Japanese and illustrated with collages and assemblages. Poetry
Sadako by Coerr, Eleanor, Ed Young, , ill, and Coerr, Eleanor. Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy. Biography Non-Fiction
Sing ‘n Learn Japanese 1 with CD by Inui, Tazuko. Introduce Japanese with favorite children’s songs. Non-Fiction
Sing and Learn Japanese Celebrations Cherry Blossoms, Festivals and Flying Carp by Inui, Tazuko. Audio CD included.s
Shin's Tricycle by Kodama, Tatsuharu, and Noriyuki Ando, , The true story of Nobuo Tetsutani's beloved son, Shin, whose life was cut short by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Non-Fiction
Sword of the Samurai by Kimmel, Eric A, and Michael Evans, , ill Seven short stories about samurai warriors, their way of life, courage, wit, and foolishness. Fiction
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks by Paterson, Katherine, Leo Dillon, , ill, and Diane Dillon, , ill. A pair of mandarin ducks, separated by a cruel lord who wishes to possess the drake for his colorful beauty, reward a compassionate couple who risk their lives to reunite the ducks. Fiction Picture Book
Taro and the Bamboo Shoot by Matsuno, Masako, and Segawa, Yasuo Taro enters the bamboo grove looking for his dinner and comes away with much more than he expected. Fiction Picture Book.
This Place is Crowded by Cobb, Vicki, and Lavallee, Barbara. Describes transportation, education, home life, holidays, and other aspects of life in the heavily populated island nation of Japan. Non-Fiction
Tsunami! by Kajikawa, Kimiko, and Ed Young, , ill A wealthy man in a Japanese village, who everyone calls Ojiisan, which means grandfather, sets fire to his rice fields to warn the innocent people of an approaching tsunami. Folktale
The Way We Do It In Japan by IIjima, Geneva Cobb. Picture book about a boy who experiences a new way of life when he moves to Japan with his Aamerican mother and his Japanese father. Fiction Easy
We Live in Japan by Kawamata, Kazuhide. Presents various aspects of life in Japan through interviews with twenty-six people representing different age groups, occupations, and regions. Also includes a section of brief facts about the country and a glossary. Non-Fiction
Welcome to Japan by Schemenauer, Elma Photographs, maps, and simple text describe the history, geography, people, and sites of Japan. Non-Fiction
The Witch's Magic Cloth by Matsutani, Miyoko, Sekawa, Yasuo, Tresselt, Alvin R, and Segawa, Yasuo. Retells an ancient Japanese legend of the old woman who was well rewarded for the care she gave to the witch of the mountain. Folktale
Write Your Name in Kanji by Sato, Nobuo Convert any personal name or surname to the kanji of your choice. Non-Fiction
Yoko's Paper Cranes by Wells, Rosemary. When Yoko moves from Japan to California, she decides to make and send origami cranes to her grandmother for her birthday. Fiction Picture Book