Search Results: "Yuki Kaneko"


BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE SNOW by Yuki Kaneko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2016

"Thrillingly cozy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A child narrates a day spent playing in the snow in this collaboration between a Japanese-American author and Japanese illustrator. Read full book review >

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WAIT! WAIT! by Hatsue Nakawaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2013

"Tender and wistful and glorious. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A small child is wonder-struck by every creature she encounters. Read full book review >

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IN THE MEADOW by Yukiko Kato
by Yukiko Kato, illustrated by Komako Sakai, translated by Yuki Kaneko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"This immersive experience is the first in a proposed series of nature books; a welcome addition. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A memorable day at the river with the whole family. Read full book review >

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CHIRRI & CHIRRA, IN THE TALL GRASS by Kaya Doi
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Utterly charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following their eponymous opening adventure (2016), unflappable Japanese twins Chirri and Chirra return for another serene, sylvan outing. Read full book review >

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CHIRRI & CHIRRA by Kaya Doi
by Kaya Doi, illustrated by Kaya Doi, translated by Yuki Kaneko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"A serene, feel-good outing with a cozy, old-fashioned feel. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this Japanese import, the first in a long-running series to appear in English, two girls ride bikes through a forest—with stops for clover-blossom tea and jam sandwiches. Read full book review >

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BEACH FEET by Kiyomi Konagaya
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A quietly sublime depiction of a child at play by the sea. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this newest installment in the Being in the World series, Japanese collaborators Konagaya and Saito offer a lovely account of a day in the life of a child at the beach. Read full book review >

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THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Margery Williams
by Margery Williams, translated by Yuki Kaneko, retold by Komako Sakai, illustrated by Komako Sakai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2012

"No replacement for the original, but a particularly tender variant. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A lightly massaged version of the classic tale, with atmospherically combed and rubbed oil-pencil pictures. Read full book review >

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YUKI AND THE ONE THOUSAND CARRIERS by Gloria Whelan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"An excellent introduction to the art of haiku and the world of old Japan. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Yuki's father, a provincial governor, has been summoned from Kyoto to Edo (modern-day Tokyo). Read full book review >

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The Adventures of Piratess Tilly by Elizabeth Lorayne

"Tells a thoughtful, eco-conscious story with a strong female lead, ideal for kids interested in poetry and adventure."
In this picture book, an adventurous girl and her crew of orphaned boys sail the high seas and intercept a band of pirates kidnapping tortoises. Read full book review >

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HARMLESS LIKE YOU by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"A highly-nuanced, understated, and beautifully written debut."
Even the meek and mild can unwittingly cause long-lasting harm to the people they love. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU AN ECHO? by David Jacobson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Striking, memorable imagery—a lost hat enjoying a new life as a bird's nest, the mystery of a cicada's molted husk—guarantees fruitful rereadings for readers of all ages. (Picture book/poetry/biography. 6-11)"
A combined picture-book biography and brief anthology of poems by Japan's foremost 20th-century poet for children. Read full book review >