What We Read: Japan

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My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Japan.

Japanese ChildrenJapanese Children's Favorite Stories
by Florence Sakade

YokoYoko's Paper Cranes
by Rosemary Wells

GrandfatherGrandfather's Journey
by Allen Say
Recommended Age: 4
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Wabi SabiWabi Sabi
by Mark Reibstein

The bicycle manThe bicycle man
by Allen Say

Crow BoyCrow Boy
by Taro Yashima

Take me out to the YakyuTake me out to the Yakyu
by Aaron Meshon

A Pair of Red ClogsA Pair of Red Clogs
by Masako Matsuno
Recommended Age: 4
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The beckoning cat : based on a Japanese folktaleThe beckoning cat : based on a Japanese folktale
by Koko Nishizuka

The samuraiThe samurai's daughter
by Robert D. San Souci

The Favorite DaughterThe Favorite Daughter
by Allen Say

Children Just Like MeDaisuke, from Japan:
Children Just Like Me
by Anabel Kindersley
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Count your way through JapanCount your way through Japan
by James Haskins

Tuck Me in TalesChin Chin Kobokama: A Folktale from Japan:
Tuck Me in Tales
by Margaret Read MacDonald
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Around the World in 80 TalesThe Crocodile Bridge:
Around the World in 80 Tales
by Saviour Pirotta
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Stories from Around the WorldThe Little Sparrow
The Big Wave:

Stories from Around the World
by Heather Amery
Recommended Age: 5
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The Lion Storyteller Bedtime BookThe Crafty Farmer
Kayoku and the Crane:

The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book
by Bob Hartman
Recommended Age: 5
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What the world eatsJapan:
What the world eats
by Faith D'Aluisio

Not For Parents Asia: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know Japan:
Not For Parents Asia: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
by Lonely Planet
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A ChildJapan:
A Child's Introduction to the World
by Heather Alexander
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