🥳 Children's Book Club 📚 NOW VOTING! ⚠

@brandon is away on a trip. So I guess it will be done sooner than later when he gets back.

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Since it’s currently in the lead (though may be overtaken, granted), a heads up to people with access to US Audible that the ふしぎ駄菓子屋 series is currently on sale for one more day. (Note: you may need to be a subscriber to see the deals.)

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Sadly you do, but nothing stops you from buying them on a trial.

Sale ends December 1, 2023 at 11:59 P.M. PT (US). Offer is available only to active US Audible Premium Plus members, is not transferable, and cannot be combined with any other offer. Percentage discounts based on non-member prices. Sale titles are not eligible for return. Offer is only available on Audible.com, the Audible iOS App (versions 4.2+), and the Audible Android App (versions 3.36+). Audible reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

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Just a couple of days left to vote! :dancer: :man_dancing:

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We have a winner! :partying_face:

I’ll post the home thread shortly so we can start working out the details. :slightly_smiling_face:

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As there’s a Korean translation, it will be a multilingual book club. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Worth noting this pick is on Kindle Unlimited (for now) so if you have that you can also find it there…

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Hmm, I wasn’t particularly planning on joining this one but I do have the first volume of Zenitendou. I ended up dropping it, but perhaps with a club I could read it to the end.

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I’m going to have to pass after all.
I’m reading wayyy too many other things right now :sweat_smile:

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Nope I’m joining in after all, I just did weeks 1 to 3 in about half an hour :rofl:

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:cherry_blossom: Nominations List :cherry_blossom:

# Cover Natively page Nomination post
1 8b6047b6-a82e-4c37-8f18-295d822a9ffd マジック・ツリーハウス 1 恐竜の谷の大冒険 | L19 link
2 そして五人 そして五人がいなくなる<名探偵夢水清志郎事件ノート> | L25 link
3 すみっこ すみっこ★読書クラブ 事件ダイアリー 1 | L22?? link
4 0c275e52e57ca076156048f8e3f0f064b6fea04a 手ぶくろを買いに/ごんぎつね 10歳までに読みたい日本名作 | L23 link
5 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 (角川つばさ文庫) 「涼宮ハルヒ」シリーズ(角川つばさ文庫) | L36?? link
6 image 二分間の冒険 | L27 link
7 image 小説 金の国 水の国 | L20?? link
8 0b764656-605a-4b9a-8911-b4a01943a26c 四つ子ぐらし 1 ひみつの姉妹生活、スタート! | L23 link
9 ふしぎな声のする町で: ものだま探偵団 | L26?? link
10 image 星の王子さま | L23 link
11 815ef4fe-d683-44f8-96d4-fa18cb8a303e ふしぎアイテム博物館 変身手紙・過去カメラ ほか | L24?? link
12 a8be506e-0d33-4c11-92e4-24984889adb8 双葉社ジュニア文庫 ひぐらしのなく頃に | L30?? link
13 魔女の宅急便 1 | L26 link
14 children's nomination 神獣たちのふしぎな力 紫禁城の秘密のともだち | L20?? link
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There’s only a couple of weeks left of our current read, so let’s start thinking about our next book! :smiley:

You can see the current nominations above - we’ll be accepting nominations for the next week or two and then we’ll have a vote.

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Title: ふしぎな声のする町で: ものだま探偵団 | L26??
Available formats: physical / ebook

Summary - Japanese

「活版印刷三日月堂」のほしおさなえが描く、
ちょっぴりふしぎで、あたたかい物語。

小学校5年生の七子が両親と一緒に引っ越してきたのは、坂木町にある古い一戸建て。
夜中に、部屋でだれかが話している声が聞こえたり、ふしぎなことが起こったり…。
そんなある日、七子は、クラスメイトの鳥羽が、公園でひとりでしゃべっているのを見かけた。
そばにはだれもいないのに、男の糸の声も聞こえる。
話し相手は、なんとカサ立てのツボ。
この町では、ものに宿った魂=「ものだま」の声が聞こえるらしい…。
七子のまわりで起こるふしぎなできごとを、「ものだま探偵」桜井鳥羽が挑む!
表題作と「駅のふしぎな伝言板」の2話をおさめました。
心がほっこりあたたかくなると評判のほしおさなえによる、少女探偵物語です。

Summary - English

DeepL translation
Illustrated by Hoshio Sanae of Letterpress Crescent,
A slightly strange and warm story.

Fifth-grader Nanako and her parents move into an old house in Sakaki-machi.
In the middle of the night, she hears someone talking in her room and strange things happen.
One day, Nanako sees her classmate Toba talking alone in the park.
No one was nearby, but she could hear a man’s string voice.
The person he is talking to is, to her surprise, a crusty urn.
In this town, it seems that the voices of Monodama, the spirits that reside in things, can be heard…
The Monodama Detective, Toba Sakurai, takes up the challenge of investigating the mysterious things that happen around Nanako!
Contains two stories: the title story and “The mysterious message board at the station”.
A girls’ detective story by Hoshiosane, who has a reputation for making people’s hearts warm and fuzzy.

Content Warnings

Not that I know of.

Reason(s) for nominating: I bought this one on a whim because I like supernatural detective kid’s stories and the art in this is really cute! There’s no furigana though, so that might be off putting to some. But I think the writing style is pretty easy (I have only read a few pages, though) and the Kanji aren’t too out there – It is part of a series, so there are more books.

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Title: 星の王子さま | L23
Available formats: physical / ebook / audiobook / partial furigana

Summary - Japanese

砂漠のまっただ中に不時着した飛行士の前に現れた不思議な金髪の少年。少年の話から、彼の存在の神秘が次第に明らかに……生きる意味を問いかける永遠の名作、斬新な新訳で登場。

Summary - English

A pilot crashes in the Sahara Desert and encounters a strange young boy who calls himself the Little Prince. The Little Prince has traveled there from his home on a lonely, distant asteroid with a single rose. The story that follows is a beautiful and at times heartbreaking meditation on human nature.

Content Warnings

Spaceship crash

Reason(s) for nominating: This is a classic, that has been translated in multiple languages. There have been several editions, with the one above having mostly furigana according to the reviews, and others such as 星の王子さま | L25 , so everyone should be able to find one that matches their preferred way of reading.

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This book has an aozora bunko version that even contains the drawings.

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I’ll open the poll at the end of the week (Fri/Sat), so if there are any books you want to nominate, get them in quick! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Title:

Available formats: physical / ebook / full furigana

Summary - Japanese

あれ? キミ、ふしぎアイテム博物館に用があるの?

悩みがある子の前に、博物館につながる扉はあらわれる。 扉の向こうは、心ときめく魅惑の空間! とっておきのアイテムがたくさん展示されてて、 謎めいた美しい館長・宝野ヤカタと、 元気いっぱいな助手のメイが出迎えてくれる。

どんなに難しい計算でも、答えをすぐ教えてくれる「計算鬼」、 過去をうつす「過去カメラ」、好きな人との縁を繋ぐ「縁ジェルちゃん」――。

どれも、すごく便利そうだけど、使う時には気をつけて。 良いことばかりが起こるとはかぎらないからね――。

Summary - English (DeepL)

What’s that? You want to go to the Museum of Mysterious Items?

The door leading to the museum appears in front of a child with a problem. Beyond the door is an enchanting and fascinating space! Many special items are on display, The mysterious and beautiful curator, Yakata Takarano, and her energetic assistant, Mei, are on hand to help, Yakata Hono, the enigmatic and beautiful curator, and her energetic assistant, Mei, welcome you.

The “Calculation Demon” will tell you the answer to even the most difficult calculations, The “Past Camera,” which captures the past, and “En-Geru-chan,” which connects you to the person you love.

They all sound very useful, but be careful when using them. Not all good things can happen to you.

Content Warnings

Not aware of any. Supposedly “scary” and the publisher recommends reading during morning for children so they don’t get nightmares, but that’s about it. Still aimed for 小学校中学年から

Reason(s) for nominating: Recently released, I usually like these Tsubasa Bunko that have the こわい話 tag

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BTW @bibliothecary, 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 (角川つばさ文庫) 「涼宮ハルヒ」シリーズ(角川つばさ文庫) | L36?? now has a natively link. Previusly the Tsubasa Bunko edition didn’t have one, and it redirected to the normal version.

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Great! I’ll update it. :grin:

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And also I’ll edit the nomination post, seems like the tsubasa bunko is in stock in Amazon for those who rather have physical

It has the wrong cover though, so take with a grain of salt, maybe is the wrong book.

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