READER’S CORNER: JANUARY 2020

Published on: January 13, 2020

Need some book recommendations for your child and for parents? Here are some titles picked by Kinokuniya for BAMBI families. (Japanese books follow the English titles. 日本語の本もお見逃しなく☆)

For Kids

Karen’s Witch (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphix)
Author: Ann M. Martin and Katy Farina   
ISBN: 9781338315196 A fresh and fun graphic novel series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy’s little stepsister!Karen Brewer lives next door to Mrs. Porter, who wears long robes and has wild gray hair. Mrs. Porter has a black cat named Midnight and always seems to be working in her garden. Karen isn’t supposed to spy on her neighbor, but she’s determined to prove that Mrs. Porter is a witch named Morbidda Destiny!

Mrs. Porter is getting ready to have a special meeting at her house, and Karen is sure the meeting is for witches. Are they going to cast a spell on Karen? Or will she be brave enough to send them away — once and for all?

For Parents

The Kids Are in Bed: Finding Time for Yourself in the Chaos of Parenting
Author:  Rachel Bertsche  
ISBN: 9781524744014 Recent time-use studies show that even working parents have as many as 30 hours of leisure time a week, yet very few people know how to actually use that time to do something–anything! — because they were still thinking about all the things they should be doing for their kids, their jobs, and their households.Rachel Bertsche constantly found herself in exactly that bind. Using a combination of memoir, interviews with scientists and parenting experts, and input from moms and dads all over the country, Rachel figured out how to transform her own patterns and reconnect to her pre-kids life. In The Kids Are in Bed, other parents can learn how to do the same, and truly enjoy the time after lights out.

こども向け

十二支のはじまり

著者:いもとようこ    出版社: 金の星社                                                             販売価格 560バーツ   出版年月 2015年12月

十二支の由来がわかるむかしばなしが、かわいい絵本になりました。温かみのあるイラストが人気のいもとようこの作品です。

どうして12種類の動物が決まったのか、ねずみは入っているのにねこは入っていないのはなぜか、なぜねこはねずみを追いかけるのかなどの謎が、この話を読めばわかります!

楽しみながら十二支を覚えることができ、この季節にぴったりの一冊。読み聞かせにも、一人で読み始めたお子さんにもおすすめです。

国によって日本とは違う動物が干支になっているので、その違いについてお子さんと一緒に考えてみるのも良いかもしれません。

親向け

こども六法

著者: 山崎聡一郎    出版社: 弘文堂                                                                    販売価格: 480バーツ 出版年月: 2019年8月

法律は子どもを守る武器になる。いじめや虐待が起きている時、法律のことを知っていれば、適切に助けを求めることができます。子どもが一人でいじめや虐待に苦しまないように、法律という強い味方がいるのです。

この本は、子どもも大人も誰でも読め、法律とはどんなものなのかを知ることができるよう書かれています。すべての漢字にルビをふり、むずかしい用語もできるだけわかりやすくしてイラスト付きで解説するなど、小学生から読めるようになっていますが、子どもを守る力を持っている大人にこそ読んでいただきたい一冊です。

About the Author

Kinokuniya is a renowned international bookshop chain from Japan, offering books in English, Japanese, and Thai. Their branches are in Siam Paragon (3rd Level Siam Paragon), EmQuartier (3rd Floor Unit 3B 01 EmQuartier Shopping Complex), and Central World (6th Floor, Isetan Department Store, CentralWorld). It also has an online store


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