How I won a Picture book writing contest in Japan

Today I found out that I won an incentive award at the 10th picture book contest in Japan. I’m very happy.It is my first picture book-creating contest, and I feel lucky that the jury marked my manuscript as publication material. Let me tell you what you need to win this happy price based on my ... Read More

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 from 0 to 1 have become a topic of psychological research relatively recently. Psychology is a science based on feedback. Infants are a category of people unable to provide specific ... Read More

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 of IRCL. The congress was titled Problems of Translation in the Field of Literature for Children and Young People. Children’s Literature scholars and translators gathered in Sweden. They agreed on ... Read More

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 explain the transition from a somewhat similar to animal existence to a talking little human. Books intended for children from one to three years old usually have no human character. ... Read More

Children’s Books for Adults

What to expect reading together with a child According to Nielsen Book Research Reports, since the year 2015 80% of Young Adult books are bought by adults. When a child reads or listens to the story, they enjoy the story and learn experience templates.They also sharply monitor the adult’s reaction to this or that event. ... Read More