Book Gift Guide
New Books by Sleepless Kao
Discover two adorable new picture books by artist-in-motion Sleepless Kao! In Duet—the first book both written and illustrated by Kao—meet sweet Sora and Sarah, twins who do everything together. But when Sora begins to grow up, Sarah does not. Why? Discover the surprising secret in this beautiful book, which Kirkus Reviews calls “delightful.” And have fun with yoga in Emily and the Mighty Om (written by Sarah Lolley). When yogi Albert gets stuck in a yoga pose, only little Emily knows what to do to help him. Will she find the courage to speak up?
The Game of 100 Ghosts by Terry Watada
Inspired by an old Japanese parlour game of the Edo period (1603-1868), The Game of 100 Ghosts is a lyrical tribute to the poet’s friends and relations who recently departed their lives. In the game, participants gather in the dark at night and sit around 100 lit candles. Each player tells a ghost story, after which a candle is snuff ed out. The last candle ends the spiritual evocation, which the participants hope will summon a supernatural being. This wonderful collection then evokes the spirits of lost friends and relations while paying tribute to a tradition.
Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear
Guaranteed to be a hit with little chefs (and big chefs), the latest release from the popular children’s book writer was nominated for a Governor General’s award and was recently featured in The New York Times.
Peach Girl by Raymond Nakamura
Inspired by the Peach Boy story, this debut children’s book by Nakamura made the 2014 Toronto Public Library “First & Best” List.
Half Asian – 100% Hapa by Kip Fulbeck
Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids by Kip Fulbeck
The Sword, the Medal and the Rosary by Terry Watada
Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi
Books are available at the Nikkei National Museum Gift Shop or through online stores.