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Beyond me by Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Annie 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 286900 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
Lexile:  NP

Genres: Family Life

Subjects: Novels in verse Earthquakes - Fiction Survival skills - Fiction Family life - Japan - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: In the aftermath of a major earthquake, eleven-year-old Maya overcomes her own fear to help others at home and in northeast Japan, where a tsunami caused great damage. Includes author's note about the facts behind the story.

21.46 *

Dolls of hope by Parenteau, Shirley 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2015)

BTSB #: 699072 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.9 MG RC: 4.3 3-5 Lexile: 700 F&P: U

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life

Subjects: Dolls - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: Tells the Japanese side of the Friendship Doll exchange. Companion novel to Ship Of Dolls.

Dragonbreath : attack of the ninja frogs [Dragonbreath]by Vernon, Ursula 

BTSB Prebound(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2010)

BTSB #: 908582 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.3 LG RC: 4.3 3-5 Lexile: 700

Genres: Humorous Fiction Animals

Subjects: Ninja - Fiction Dragons - Fiction Reptiles - Fiction Amphibians - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: When Suki the salamander is stalked by ninja frogs, Danny, Wendell the iguana, and Suki travel to Great-grandfather Dragonbreath's home in mythical Japan to find a solution.

Grandfather's journey by Say, Allen 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Sandpiper, 1993)

BTSB #: 781217 In Bindery

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 3.6 LG RC: 4.2 3-5 Lexile: 650 AD F&P: P

Genres: Multicultural

Subjects: Grandfathers - Fiction Voyages and travels - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: The author recounts his grandfather's journey to America from Japan.

Heart of a samurai : based on the true story of Nakahama Manjiro by Preus, Margi 

BTSB Prebound(Amulet Books, 2010)

BTSB #: 731438 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.4 MG RC: 4.6 6-8 Lexile: 760 F&P: W

Genres: Historical Fiction Adventure Fiction

Subjects: Nakahama, Manjiro,|d1827-1898 - Fiction Japanese - United States - Fiction Japan - Fiction United States - Fiction

Summary: In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a shipwreck, Manjiro, 14, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs in the United States.

6.50 *

I survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011. #8 [I survived Volume: #8]by Tarshis, Lauren 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic, 2013)

BTSB #: 872570 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-10   
AR: 4.6 MG RC: 3.7 3-5 Lexile: 650 F&P: Q

Genres: Historical Fiction Adventure Fiction

Subjects: Survival skills - Fiction Floods - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: [#8] During the heart stopping events of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, one boy struggles to make it out alive.

Language inside by Thompson, Holly 

BTSB Prebound(Delacorte Press, 2013)

BTSB #: 856025 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.9 MG+RC: 6.2 6-8 Lexile:  NP

Genres: Family Life

Subjects: Novels in verse Moving - Fiction Interpersonal relations - Fiction Cancer - Fiction Family life - Massachusetts - Fiction Tsunamis - Fiction Massachusetts - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: Raised in Japan, American-born tenth-grader Emma is disconcerted by a move to Massachusetts for her mother's breast cancer treatment, because half of Emma's heart remains with her friends recovering from the tsunami.

Mystery of the masked medalist [Kudo Kids Volume: Book 1]by Shibutani, Maia 

BTSB Prebound(Razorbill, 2020)

BTSB #: 812433 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   

Genres: Mystery Fiction Sports Family Life

Subjects: Olympic Games|n(32nd :|d2021 : - Tokyo, Japan) - Fiction Japanese Americans - Fiction Siblings - Fiction Games - Fiction Augmented reality - Fiction Mystery fiction Tokyo (Japan) - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: Accompanying their journalist parents to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, twelve-year-old Andy Kudo and his eleven-year-old sister Mika find themselves immersed in an augmented reality game developed by a former Olympic medalist, that brings players together from all over the world to search Tokyo for virtual medals and clues to the secretive creator's identity.

20.76 *

Natsumi! by Lendroth, Susan 

BTSB Prebound(Putnam, 2018)

BTSB #: 559854 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 2.9 LG Lexile: 650 AD

Genres: Family Life

Subjects: Festivals - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: The festival of traditional Japanese arts is coming up, and little Natsumi's big personality is too much for her family's quieter traditions, until her grandfather introduces her to taiko drumming.

20.76 *

Night of the Ninjas. #5 [Magic Tree House Volume: #5]by Osborne, Mary Pope 

BTSB Prebound(Random House, 1995)

BTSB #: 693426 Available

Dewey: FAges: 5-8   
AR: 2.7 LG RC: 2.1 3-5 Lexile: 490 F&P: M

Genres: Chapter Books Science Fiction Fantasy Fiction

Subjects: Fantasy fiction Ninja - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back in time to feudal Japan where the siblings learn about the ways of the Ninja.

Ojiichan's gift by Uegaki, Chieri 

BTSB Prebound(Kids Can Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 897616 Available

Dewey: EAges: 3-7   
AR: 4.5 LG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 800

Genres: Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Grandparent-grandchild relationship - Fiction Japanese rock gardens - Fiction Older people - Care - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: When Mayumi was born, her grandfather built her a rock garden. Ojiichan has grown too old to care for his home, and now he must move, leaving the garden behind. Can Mayumi find a way to keep the memory of their garden alive for both of them?

20.76 *

Owl ninja by Fussell, Sandy 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2011)

BTSB #: P01610 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-11   

Subjects: School stories Kings and rulers - Fiction Samurai - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: Sensei Ki-yaga leads Niya and the other students of the Cockroach Ryu on a journey to beg the feudal Emperor to stop war from breaking out between the mountain ryus, putting to the test the firm friendship and unusual skills of these physically-disabled samurai-in-training.

47.49 *

Shaolin tiger by Fussell, Sandy 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2011)

BTSB #: P01707 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-11   

Subjects: Samurai - Fiction Soldiers - Fiction Japan - Fiction China - Fiction

Summary: Sensei Ki-yaga leads the disabled samurai-in-training of the Cockroach Ryu across the Sea of Japan to China, where they study the ways of the Shaolin monks before facing Qing-Shen, a skilled soldier seeking revenge against his former teacher, the Sensei.

47.49 *

Somewhere among by Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Annie 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books For Young Readers, 2016)

BTSB #: 488516 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5.2 MG RC: 5.5 3-5 Lexile: 840

Genres: Family Life

Subjects: Family life - Japan - Fiction Belonging (Social psychology) - Fiction Racially mixed people - Fiction Grandmothers - Fiction Pregnancy - Fiction September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 - Fiction Novels in verse Japan - Fiction

Summary: Eleven-year-old Emma's life in Tokyo changes for the worse when she and her American mother, who is pregnant, must move in with her Japanese grandmother the summer before 9/11 changes the world.

20.76 *

Sound of silence by Goldsaito, Katrina 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2016)

BTSB #: 384588 Available

Dewey: EAges: 5-8   
AR: 3.9 LG RC: 3.3 K-2 Lexile: 700 AD F&P: N

Subjects: Sound - Fiction Silence - Fiction Tokyo (Japan) - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: Yoshio delights in the everyday sounds of Tokyo, but when a musician tells him that her favorite sound is ma, the Japanese word for silence, Yoshio sets out to hear this sound for himself among the hustle and bustle of the city. Includes information on the Japanese concept of ma.

22.16 *

Theft of the Samurai sword by Hunt, Elizabeth Singer 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2011)

BTSB #: P01701 Available

Dewey: FAges: 5-8   

Subjects: Thieves - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: Destination: Japan. Under the cover of darkness, a band of ninja thieves has stolen some of Japan's most priceless treasures, including the ancient Samurai sword. Can Secret Agent Jack Stalwart take on the gang before the treasures are lost forever?

37.99 *

White crane by Fussell, Sandy 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2011)

BTSB #: P01609 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-11   

Subjects: Samurai - Fiction People with disabilities - Fiction Japan - Fiction

Summary: Even though he has only one leg, Niya Moto is studying to be a samurai, and his five fellow-students are similarly burdened, but sensei Ki-Yaga, an ancient but legendary warrior, teaches them not only physical skills but mental and spiritual ones as well, so that they are well-equipped to face their most formidable opponents at the annual Samurai Games.

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