November must-buy in Japan

To have a merry little Christmas Once upon a time I came to Japan. Having a 100% foreigner mindset I waited for December to discover...

Picture books for 0-years-old

An insight from a Japanese researcher In this entry, I’ll resort to a viewpoint expressed by Toshiyuki Shiomi, a Japanese author of pediatric literature. Children...

A Research Field Was Born

Today (aug 26th) marks the birthday of my field Children’s Literature Translation Studies. It established itself as a field in 1976 at the 3rd congress...

Children and other talking animals

Have you noticed that picture books and books intended for two-three-year-olds present a child agency as talking animals? Talking animals are a great tool to...