Octopus’s Garden

By Ringo Starr, Illustrated by Ben Cort  ( Aladdin – 2013 )

How wouldn’t like to visit an octopus’s garden? You can enjoy underwater adventure in this lively picture book, complete with a CD of a new recording of the song and a read-aloud by Ringo Starr, a member of the Beatles. In this glorious picture book we can celebrate peace, love and octopuses so much.



What If Everybody Thought that?

By Ellen Javernick, Illustrated by Colleen Madden(Two Lions – 2019)

If you see someone in a wheelchair, you might think he or she couldn’t compete in a race. But…you might be wrong. What about if you see a child with no hair? Do you think that she is embarrassed all the time? As presenting several different cases, this book explores the preconceived notions we have about the world and encourages kids to be more thoughtful. >>>This is the companion book to “What If Everybody Did That?” and “What If Everybody Said That?” by the same author and illustrator.


もしも車いすの人を見かけたら、その人は競争に勝てないと思うかもしれない。しかし、、、それは間違っていることもある。髪の毛のない子を見かけたら、彼女がいつもそのことを恥じているだろうか?様々な場面を語りながら、私たちの持つ先入観を取り上げて、子ども達に深く考えることを促している。>>>同じ作者とイラストレーターによる姉妹本、”What If Everybody Did That?“と “What If Everybody Said That?” もある。

Silas’ Seven Grandparents

By Anita Horrocks, Illustrated by Helen Flook ( Orca Book Publishers – 2010 )

Most of the time, Silas loves having seven adoring grandparents and step grandparents. When Silas’ parents go away on a business trip, all seven grandparents invite Silas to stay with them. But one Silas can’t stay with everyone at the same time! In the end, Silas comes up with an especially good idea that makes everyone happy.


A fine Dessert : Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat

By Emily Jenkins, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Schwartz & Wade Books – 2015)

A girl and her mother in Lyme, England, 1710. A mother and daughter near Charleston, South Carolina, 1810. A girl and her mother in Boston, Massachusetts, 1910. A father and son in San Diego, California, today. What do these very different families have in common? They’re all making the same fine dessert! >>>The recipe of this dessert is on the last page.


日本語訳本タイトル:「300年前から伝わる とびきりおいしいデザート」


Infinity and Me

By Gabi Swiatkowska, Illustrated by Kate Hosford (Carolrhoda Books – 2012)

Uma can’t help feeling small when she peers up at the night sky. She begins to wonder about infinity. Is infinity a number that grows forever? Is it an endless racetrack? Could infinity be in an ice cream cone? Uma soon finds that the ways to think about this big idea may just be…..infinity. And then, Uma captures the personal side of infinity. It’s her Grandma’s love.>>>In the author’s note, she asks readers to find different definition of your infinity.



By Patricia Hegarty, Illustrated by Ryan Wheatcroft ( Tiger Tales – 2017 )

Whoever we are and whatever we do, our families hold us together like glue. Whenever we need them, they will come when we call. They are ready to catch us if ever we fall. As showing different families, this book about family is to celebrate love of family.