When and What to Encounter: from Picture Books for Babies to Books for Young Adults. Transcript of the ILCL Lecture Series on Children's Literature, 2009

Foreword Yukiko Saito 3
Introductory Notes 4
Picture Books for Babies: Babies Enjoy Sounds and Rhythms Yoshiaki Ushiro 6
Japanese Stories for Young Children Takeo Miyakawa 21
Kamishibai: Joy and Wonder of Feeling Empathy Kyoko Sakai 40
Books for Young Adults Naoto Ishii 53
Reference Books on Children’s Book Lists -From the ILCL Collections with Recommended Ages Hiroko Ishiwatari 70
The Dialogue and Questions and Answers Takeo Miyakawa and Naoto Ishii 100
About the Speakers 115