Kodansha's Children's Bilingual Classics

Best-loved stories from Kodansha's Children's Classics series, printed in a smaller format with the original Japanese beside the English translation—and all with the same delightful illustrations.

Where to Read

First Book: The Adventure of Momotaro, the Peach Boy

Perhaps the most beloved of all Japanese folk tales is the story of Momotaro, the boy born from a peach. Momotaro's expedition to the Land of the Demons, accompanied by...

Most Recent Book: The Moon Princess

An old bamboo cutter finds a tiny child in the hollow of a bamboo stalk. Thus begins the beloved story of the Moon Princess, whose unearthly beauty brings her fame...