Beginning Japanese Book for Child or Adult

My Japan

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Travel with our narrator, and discover Japan. She’ll introduce us to her family, her home, and her city. We’ll learn what she does in school, how she celebrates holidays, and lots more!

From a typical bedroom and bathroom (two different kinds of toilets!) to a typical day in school (the students are responsible for cleaning it!), these images of Japan are informative and interesting, discussing the questions and topics that kids are curious about.

“I think children will enjoy reading this book and comparing the similarities and differences between their lives and Yumi’s life in Japan.” – READING MATTERS, the official journal of the South Carolina State Council of the International Reading Association (SCIRA)

“…this book does a good job of showing Japanese culture and a day in the life of a young girl living in Japan.” Oneota Reading Journal (2010)

Fashion Dolls – Japan

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Filled with interesting facts about the food, holidays traditions, clothing, flora and fauna, the Fashion Dolls series takes paper dolls to a whole new level, allowing children to learn about culture and customs with creativity.

Each Fashion Dolls book contains blank silhouettes as well as stencils and stickers … everything a child needs to create the beautiful fashions of our world.

A paper doll book that delivers more. With sweet drawings, this book gives introductory information about the lifestyle of girls who are from Japan. The stencil and stickers give the young artist many creative ideas.

There is a pre-colored side and a black outline side to the girl and her outfits to jump start your artist’s work.

First Thousand Words Japanese

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First Thousand Words In Japanese is a great book for children or adults beginning Japanese.

One unique difference is this Japanese book contains both the Japanese writing and the pronunciation for the Japanese word is written in English. Many language books have the English word written as it is pronounced in English. Instead the child or adult reader is forced to see the word as it is pronounced in Japanese which greatly assists in learning Japanese.


the Japanese book has a picture of a banana, the word written in Japanese characters, and also, in English it says “xiang jiao”.
It does NOT say “banana”.

Japanese book for child

On each page is a double spread picture. The frame of the picture book has single items with the Japanese word underneath. In addition to learning the language, children can have fun finding the object (such as a banana) in the picture.

These delightful picture-word books make it easy for young readers to learn new words.

Listen to all the words on the Web site listed in the book.
Lots of opportunities for conversation practice

Customers Said this about our similar book in Arabic:

“This is very helpful when learning the language because I did not want my son seeing the word in English. In many ways this book forces him to learn the language. I also use it to expand my own vocabulary.”

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