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The Mailbox in the Forest

A whimsical story about an unusualfriendship, and one girl’s discovery of thejoy that letter writing can bring. While spending a vacation with her grandparents, Mayu, a Japanese first-grader, finds a mysterious mailbox in the forest near their house. She writes a letter and leaves it in the box. The next day she is surprised to find a letter addressed to ... Read More »

Max and Katya

Author Ted Takashima talks about what inspired him to write “The Gene of Life,” and about who were the models for his characters —the smart, brave, talented, and beautiful Katya and the genius scientist with a secret, Max. Chapter 2 Katya listened as she robotically brought spaghetti to her mouth. Occasionally, she drank from her glass of Coke with an ... Read More »

Tyrannosaurs Series

Tatsuya Miyanishi’s bold line art is out of this world. Miyanishi’s Tyrannosaurus series roared into the hearts of kids all over North America since 2015. Book 1: You Look Yummy! The sweet tale about the love between father and son. A long, long time ago, as volcanoes erupt with a great roar and the ground below quakes, a hungry Tyrannosaurus meets ... Read More »

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