READER’S CORNER: July/August 2020

Published on: July 11, 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

The Unofficial Harry Potter Character Compendium: MuggleNet’s Ultimate Guide to Who’s Who in the Wizarding World
Author: The Editors of MuggleNet


From Harry, himself, to Sir Cadogan, the living portrait, this massive tome details every character created by J.K. Rowling and appearing in the official Harry Potter canon of books, movies and plays.Each entry will highlight one character, with some entries making up a half-page, while others might take up a full spread. Readers will find details of when the character was first mentioned, appearance, wizard school, house, patronus, wand, related family members, skills and achievements, personal history, and more! With more than 700 characters included, this book is packed from cover to cover.The book will also include genealogical charts and family trees for the major characters, world maps detailing important locations, homes and schools, as well as charts detailing alliances between characters.

For Parents

The Silver Spoon: Recipes for Babies
Author: The Silver Spoon Kitchen

The complete guide to feeding your baby or toddler, giving them a lifelong love of good food – the Italian way!From their very first morsels, Italian infants are encouraged to explore the tastes and textures of real food – the goal being to help them develop a love of fresh ingredients and healthy eating. The Silver Spoon: Recipes for Babies is the perfect introduction to this national tradition, covering the period of a child’s development from six months to two years, with recipes designed to introduce a child to a wide range of foods along with advice for stress-free weaning. Its 50 authentic Italian recipes, from nutritious purees to a child’s first carbonara, couscous and pizza, have been double-tested in a home kitchen and are accompanied by expert tips, making this the perfect manual for all parents.

こども向け

ママはかいぞく 

著者:カリ-ヌ・シュリュグ/レミ・サイヤ-ル、やまもとともこ訳

主人公の少年のママは、日々、海賊の仲間たちと宝島を目指して航海に出かける。帰宅すると具合が悪そうにぐったりするママ……。日に日に元気がなくなり、食欲も落ちていくが、宝島を見つけた日を境に元気を取り戻していく。

実はこのストーリーには、隠れた意味があります。ママは何を思って、何のために「航海に出かけ」ているのでしょう?その意味に気づくと深く考えさせられる、大人にもぜひ読んでほしい絵本。中身は簡潔なかな書きで、小さなお子様も読めるようになっています。

フランスで話題!パリ在住の絵本作家による類のない絵本の翻訳版です。

親向け

コミック版「語りかけ」育児    0~4歳 わが子の発達に合わせた1日30分間~「語りかけ」育児

著者:サリ-・ウォ-ド/一色美穂

イギリス政府が推奨し、日本でも高い評価を得ている『語りかけ育児』。もとの翻訳本は少し分厚いですが、読みやすく162ページのマンガにしました。忙しい育児中も、すき間時間に必要な部分を読むことができます。

「語りかけ育児」とは、一日30分間静かに子どもと向き合って、子どもの興味に従って遊んだり話しかけたりするだけで、子どもの言語能力や知能、集中力、コミュニケーション能力や自己肯定感がぐんぐん育つという最強の育児法。月齢別に具体的な方法を紹介しています。

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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