Picture Books & Resources
I have been lucky enough to teach overseas for 20 years, 11 of those years in Japan. I couldn’t resist having a selection of books from this wonderful country. Children’s books provide a wonderful gateway to traditions and culture from countries all over the world. The books below focus on stories, authors and illustrators from Japan. They help bring Japan to life for those who have never visited. The books concentrate on food, culture, families, games and sports around Japan. Some also include the beautifully written language of Japan.
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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
Japanese Foundation London: Why teach Japanese in primary schools?
Kids Web Japan: Explore Japan
PBS Learning: Around the Globe – Japan
Outdoor Japan: Webcams around Japan
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.
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