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Reading List

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Books are a great way to supplement your learning and expand on topics. Here are a few that we recommend for Japan.

We have included some for both you and the kids! If you have found some that you think would be great for other club members, please drop us a line through the contact form here so we can add them to the collection.

Take a tour of Japan with two friends. They will introduce you some Japanese songs and poems, show you how to fold origami and visit some of their favourite places.

20 timeless traditional stories from Japan. Weaving lessons into the stories from all kinds of creatures. Peach boy, The Rabbit In The Moon and Little One-Inch among them.

A charming family of cats take you through this colourful book filled with traditional festivals, celebrations and cultural events.

Fancy learning some Japanese with your pack? This Lonely Planet pocket guide is a good place to start with cute illustrations and a free audio pronunciation guide.

Suki's favourite outfit is a blue cotton kimono given to her by her grandmother. She decides to wear it on her first day back to school then shares her summer festival with the class.

Just after WWII Japan is still occupied by the Americans. One day two American soldiers walk into a school yard. Language is no longer a barrier as the soldiers entertain the kids with their bicycle tricks

Night Of The Ninja, a Magic Tree House reader. Annie and Jack end up in a secret ninja cave, will they learn the way of the ninja?

The non-fiction companion book to go with Jack and Annie's Night Of The Ninja adventure. Facts and information about the time of the ninja.

For Older Kids and Adults

A detailed guide to Japan's traditional monsters and things that hide under the bed! Each illustration has data points of interest for each of the yokai. (not suitable for the squeamish)

Your handy details guide to Japan's ghosts and haunted places. Not all yurei are scary or dangerous, which is why this is a handy guide to have! (not suitable for scaredy cats)

Everything you need to know about the ninja, their weapons and tactics. Stories of real life ninjas and their profiles. A few of the ninja featured are Prince Shotoku, Matsuo Basho and Jiraiya.

The true story of Tomiko who was separated from her family in WWII and her story of survival. From steal rations from dead soldiers backpacks to hiding out in a cave and how she made it out alive.

Bookshelf Must-Haves

These are great addition to the bookshelf no matter where in the world you are currently studying

This photographer and writer team travel the world meeting kids and learning about their festivals and celebrations. 

Meet children from all over the world, learn about their everyday lives from rural farms to inner cities. 

A fun world atlas with lots of illustrations and snippets of information that kids just have to keep dipping into.


A beautifully illustrated book that takes you from the crystal caves in Mexico to the Blood falls in Antarctica...

Other Resources

Montessori 3-part cards, educational packs and previous released 193 Little Adventures packs.

Tips and tricks on how to get stuff done with kids underfoot, Montessori help and how to run a business and be a great mom!

Daily snippets to help you help your kids plus random facts and trivia from around the world

Moms That Rock Facebook community, moms from all four corners of the earth hanging out!

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