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- ?? "Sayonara, Mrs. Kackelman"! In
any case, this is a whimsical, funny and very informative picture
book about a boy and girl who blow off a piano lesson (with Mrs.
Kackelman) and go to visit Japan.
- Brenner, B. & Takaya, J.
(1996). Chibi: A true story from Japan. New York: Clarion
- Brown, J.M. (1994). Thanksgiving
at Obaachan's. Chicago: Polychrome.
- Bunting, E. (1998). So far from
the sea. New York: Clarion Books.
- Coerr, Eleanor Illustrated by:
Young, Ed Sadako (1993) When nine-year-old Sadako Sasaki is
hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, she
races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the
legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
- Gollub, Matthew: Cool Melons Turn
to Frogs: The Life and Poems of Issa (picture book for older
children about the famous Japanese Haiku writer)
- Havill, Juanuta: Sato and the
- Hoobler. Dororthy The Japanese
American Family Album
- Inada, Kazumi Yumoto. Drawing the
Line by Lawson Fusao The Friends
- Johnston, T. (1996). Fishing
Sunday. New York: Tambourine Books.
- Johnston, T. Fishing Sunday
- Little, M. (1996). Yoshiko and
the foreigner. Canada: Harper Collins.
- Lynch-Brown, C. & Tomlinson, C.
(1999). Essentials of children's literature. Boston: Allyn and
- Martin, Rafe Mysterious Tales of
- Melmed, L. (1997). Little oh.
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books.
- Melmed, Laura Krauss Illustrated
by: LaMarche, Jim Title: Little Oh (1997) A mother tells her son
the story of Little Oh, a girl made of paper who becomes separated
from her human mother.
- Mochizuki, K. (1997). Passage to
freedom: The Sugihara story. New York: Lee & Low
- Mochizuki, Ken. Baseball Saved Us,
a picture book (illustrations by Dom Lee) from the
Japanese-American internment experience in WWII (if you're
interested in the Japanese-American culture, too). He has a
second book called Heroes.
- Mochizuki, Ken. Ken Mochizuki and
Dom Lee also collaborated on a third book, PASSAGE TO FREEDOM: THE
SUGIHARA STORY, which tells the true story of Chiune Sugihara who,
with his family's encouragement, saved thousands of Jews in
Lithuania during World War II.
- Mori, Kyoko "One Bird".
- Mori, Kyoko "Shizuko's
- Paterson, Katherine Illustrated
by: Dillon, Leo & Diane Tale of the Mandarin Ducks (1990) A
pair of mandarin ducks, separated by a cruel lord who wishes to
possess the drake for his colorful beauty, reward a compassionate
couple, Yasuko and Shozo, who risk their lives to reunite the
- Sakaii, Kimiko: Sachiko Means
- Say, A. (1993). Grandfather's
Journey. Boston: Houghton Miffl
- Say, Allen "Grandfather's Journey"
is the story of his grandfather going back and forth.
- Say, Allen "Tree of Cranes" is a
story that takes place in Japan, about a Japanese boy whose mother
grew up in the United States, and how she celebrates Christmas in
their home. I can't remember which of his other picture books
take place in Japan ... but there are a few.
- Tunnell, Michael O. and George W.
Chilcoat The Children of Topaz
- Yashima, Taro, Yoshiko Uchida and
- Yumoto "The Spring Tone"
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