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  • Bologna 2016! 04.05.2016

    The Bologna Children's Book Fair kicks off April 04 and runs through the 07th.

    Stop by to check out not only our latest picture books, but our long sellers as well.

  • Yoko Imoto Art Exhibition 04.07.2015

    In Bologna
    Dates: March 30 - April 2, 2015
    Location: designnated event space at Bologna Book Fair

     

    In Paris
    Dates: April 14-26, 2015
    Location: Espace Beaurepaire (28 rue Beaurepaire, 75010 Pais) 

  • Nahoko Uehashi Recognized At the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Awards 03.25.2014

     

    The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has named:
     
    Nahoko Uehashi from Japan winner of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award
    Nahoko Uehashi writes unique fantasy novels from the viewpoint of cultural anthropology.  She believes one thing, that people from every corner of the world have in common is a love for telling stories.  Her stories about honour and duty, fate and sacrifice, are refreshing as well as being authentically Japanese.  Her fantasy worlds are loosely based on medieval Japan, while at the same time are very much worlds of her own making.  Not content to simply create a landscape of geography and mythology, Uehashi includes allusions to the class system as well as the interaction between spiritual and moral dimensions. 
     
    Uehashi conceives worlds in which relationships exist among different planes: worlds seen as a network within the universe rather than merely as a space.  She has an extraordinary ability to create different fantasy worlds and her work has tenderness and a great respect for nature and all sapient creatures. 
     
    Uehashi was selected from 28 authors nominated for the Award.  The five finalists were Ted van Lieshout (Netherlands), Houshang Moradi Kermani (Iran), Mirjam Pressler (Germany), Renate Welsh (Austria), and Jacqueline Woodson (USA).

    The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has named: Nahoko Uehashi from Japan winner of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award

    Nahoko Uehashi writes unique fantasy novels from the viewpoint of cultural anthropology.  She believes one thing, that people from every corner of the world have in common is a love for telling stories.  Her stories about honour and duty, fate and sacrifice, are refreshing as well as being authentically Japanese.  Her fantasy worlds are loosely based on medieval Japan, while at the same time are very much worlds of her own making.  Not content to simply create a landscape of geography and mythology, Uehashi includes allusions to the class system as well as the interaction between spiritual and moral dimensions.  

    Uehashi conceives worlds in which relationships exist among different planes: worlds seen as a network within the universe rather than merely as a space.  She has an extraordinary ability to create different fantasy worlds and her work has tenderness and a great respect for nature and all sapient creatures.  

    Uehashi was selected from 28 authors nominated for the Award.  The five finalists were Ted van Lieshout (Netherlands), Houshang Moradi Kermani (Iran), Mirjam Pressler (Germany), Renate Welsh (Austria), and Jacqueline Woodson (USA).

    ◆The Beast Player series

     

  • Bologna 2014! 03.24.2014

    The Bologna Children's Book Fair kicks off today (March 24) and runs through the 27th.

     

    We're there in the International Hall (29) at stand A26.

     

    Stop by to check out not only our latest picture books, but our long sellers as well.

     

    (Pictured to the right is Squeeze Squeeze Squeeze.)

  • Come see us at the Frankfurt Book Fair! 10.10.2013

    The Frankfurt Book Fair kicked off yesterday and Kodansha brought some fun picture books to share. Stop by our booth, Hall 6.1 A-15, or if you can't make it, take a look at our line-up here. 

     

    Where Is It? Discoveries in a Maze
    Cave Weirdo
    Wimpy Monsters 1, 2
    Festival Wishes
    Find the Legendary Creatures!
    Cat With a Chance of Lion
    Klutzy Ninja
    I Have Just the House For You!
    The Little Pond
    Hungry Mungry and Chocolina

     

  • We’re off to Bologna Children’s Book Fair again! 03.14.2012

     

    KODANSHA is delighted to be visiting Bologna, Italy, once more to take part in the wonderful Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

    This year the fair will run for four days from 19th to 22nd March.

    We will be showcasing the very best of our new title range, so please come along and take a look – you can find us at Hall 29 A24. We’re looking forward to greeting old friends and making new ones!

      

  • Kodansha will be Back at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2011 10.05.2011

     

    KODANSHA is delighted to be visiting Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. Please come along and take a look – you can find us at Hall 6.1 A-905. We’re looking forward to greeting old friends and making new ones!

      

  • Aoitori Books now available in Taiwan 02.15.2011

     

    With a 50% market share for children's books in Japan, Aoitori Books' star shines brightly.
    As this bird takes flight to travel around the world, its first stop is in Taiwan.

    We translated into Chinese, 'The Innkeeper is a Primary School Kid,' series with over 1.7 million copies sold in Japan so far, and 'Here Comes the Black Witch!' series with over 1.2 million copies sold,--just in time for its September release date.

    We kept the Aoitori Books book format for the Taiwanese editions, and know the editors there are eager for their readers to enjoy these captivating stories in their entirety.

     

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