Fall 2019 Simon & Schuster Children's Distributed Publisher Catalog
Imprint: Gakken
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TitleBaby Sees First Colors: Black, White & Red
AuthorKashiwara, Akio
Illustrator
ImprintGakken
Subformat
ISBN-139784056210545
On Sale10/08/19
US Price$9.99
CDN Price$11.99
Pages24
Every new parent purchases at least one high-contrast board book, and this one, with its bold, more abstract art, stands out from the crowd.
Featuring graphic images that are perfect for infants, parents and babies will love exploring this book together. 
TitleCharlie's Good Night Hug
AuthorArakawa, Shizue Arakawa
Illustrator
ImprintGakken
SubformatBoard Book
ISBN-139784056210439
On Sale10/08/19
US Price$8.99
CDN Price$10.99
Pages20
The Buttercup Babies series of board books presents an original cast of charming characters including Mimi the mouse, Bunny the rabbit, and Lulu the kitty, who are sure to capture the hearts of little ones everywhere!

This series gives a fresh take on the board book, featuring Shizue Arakawa’s iconic characters, peek-a-boo die-cuts, touch-and-feels, and early learning concepts. Babies will sharpen their gross motor skills with interactive elements, feel soothed by the touch-and-feel spots, and relate to the child-like characters.
TitleThe Imaginary Aquarium Stackable Crayon Activity Book
Author
IllustratorErimu
ImprintGakken
Subformat
ISBN-139784056211054
On Sale10/08/19
US Price$12.99
CDN Price$15.99
Pages120
Brand-new format making its debut!

Introducing a new kawaii property “The Imaginary Aquarium,” a hugely popular brand with Japanese kids and teens! The Imaginary Aquarium is comprised of characters that are a combination of land animals and sea creatures, which is spot-on with the current U.S. publishing trend of mash-up characters. 

It was created by Kamio Japan, one of the top stationery companies in the country, and gained exposure through Gakken’s tween fashion magazines as well as five books. As a result of Kamio’s partnership with Takara Tomy Arts, The Imaginary Aquarium has become a merchandised brand, with characters that are featured in toys and stationery. 

What is kawaii? The concept of kawaii, Japan’s culture of cuteness, started in the ‘70s and made its way to the US in 1976 with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty. Since then, the US has seen continued success with such kawaii properties as Pokemon and more recently, Gudetama. The culture of kawaii is not just about being cute: it is pushing away serious things like business and politics, and embracing a more laid-back lifestyle. Couldn’t we all use more of that?
TitleThe Imaginary Aquarium Sticker Activity Book
AuthorErimu
Illustrator
ImprintGakken
Subformat
ISBN-139784056211061
On Sale10/08/19
US Price$7.99
CDN Price
Pages32
Introducing a new kawaii property “The Imaginary Aquarium,” a hugely popular brand with Japanese kids and teens! The Imaginary Aquarium is comprised of characters that are a combination of land animals and sea creatures, which is spot on with the current U.S. publishing trend of mash-up characters.

It was created by Kamio Japan, one of the top stationery companies in the country, and gained exposure through Gakken’s tween fashion magazines as well as five books. As a result of Kamio’s partnership with Takara Tomy Arts, The Imaginary Aquarium has become a merchandised brand with characters that are featured in toys and stationery. 

What is kawaii? The concept of kawaii, Japan’s culture of cuteness, started in the ‘70s and made its way to the US in 1976 with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty. Since then, the US has seen continued success with such kawaii properties as Pokemon. The culture of kawaii is not just about being cute: it is pushing away serious things like business and politics, and embracing a more laid-back lifestyle. Couldn’t we all use more of that?

 
TitleHello My Name is Mochi Mochi Panda
AuthorYuka
Illustrator
ImprintGakken
Subformat
ISBN-139784056211092
On Sale10/08/19
US Price$9.99
CDN Price$11.99
Pages64
Introducing a new kawaii property “Mochi Mochi Panda,” a hugely popular brand with Japanese kids and teens! It was created by Kamio Japan, one of the top stationery companies in the country, and gained exposure through Gakken’s tween fashion magazines as well as 16 books. Now the brand has been licensed to over 50 licensees, who have featured it on towels, toys, accessories and more.
 
Mochi Mochi Panda is a panda-like creature that is squishy like mochi (rice cake). This is not a panda, not a rice cake, nor a marshmallow. Much like the kawaii character Gudetama, the world of Mochi Mochi Panda is about being laid-back and relaxed. 

Jumbo Mochi Mochi Panda can pull off pieces of himself to create lots and lots of Tiny Mochi Mochi Pandas. You'll meet Idol Panda, Aloha Panda, Princess Panda, Chic Panda, Rainbow Panda, Zombie Panda, and lots of other Tiny Pandas!

What is kawaii? The concept of kawaii, Japan’s culture of cuteness, started in the ‘70s and made its way to the US in 1976 with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty. Since then, the US has seen continued success with such kawaii properties as Pokemon and more recently, Gudetama. The culture of kawaii is not just about being cute: it is pushing away serious things like business and politics, and embracing a more laid-back lifestyle. Couldn’t we all use more of that?
TitleMochi Mochi Panda Sticker Activity Book
AuthorYuka
Illustrator
ImprintGakken
Subformat
ISBN-139784056211078
On Sale10/08/19
US Price$7.99
CDN Price$9.99
Pages32
Introducing a new kawaii property “Mochi Mochi Panda,” a hugely popular brand with Japanese kids and teens! It was created by Kamio Japan, one of the top stationery companies in the country, and gained exposure through Gakken’s tween fashion magazines as well as 16 books. Now the brand has been licensed to over 50 licensees, who have featured it on towels, toys, accessories and more.
 
Mochi Mochi Panda is a panda-like creature that is squishy like mochi (rice cake). This is not a panda, not a rice cake, nor a marshmallow. Much like the kawaii character Gudetama, the world of Mochi Mochi Panda is about being laid-back and relaxed. 

Jumbo Mochi Mochi Panda can pull off pieces of himself to create lots and lots of Tiny Mochi Mochi Pandas. You'll meet Idol Panda, Aloha Panda, Princess Panda, Chic Panda, Rainbow Panda, Zombie Panda, and lots of other Tiny Pandas!

What is kawaii? The concept of kawaii, Japan’s culture of cuteness, started in the ‘70s and made its way to the US in 1976 with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty. Since then, the US has seen continued success with such kawaii properties as Pokemon and more recently, Gudetama. The culture of kawaii is not just about being cute: it is pushing away serious things like business and politics, and embracing a more laid-back lifestyle. Couldn’t we all use more of that?