Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Japan Showcase, September 27, 2013

SCBWI Japan Showcase 2013


featuring Linda Gerber, Suzanne Kamata, Trevor Kew, Naomi Kojima, Leza Lowitz, Benjamin Martin, Mariko Nagai, Shogo Oketani, Holly Thompson, Kazumi Wilds and Yoko Yoshizawa 


At this SCBWI Japan Showcase 2013, SCBWI Japan member authors and illustrators presented their recent or forthcoming children’s and YA books to the public in short, lively presentations at the Tokyo Women’s Plaza. Authors and illustrators shared excerpts, ideas that inspired the work, research photos, the creative process, illustration and writing techniques used, the path to publication, curriculum tie-ins, school visit approaches and more.


Books featured in this showcase evening:

  • Lights, Camera, Cassidy: Celebrity by Linda Gerber (Penguin Books for Young Readers, 2012) [unable to attend]
  • Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible by Suzanne Kamata (Gemma Media, 2013)
  • Bakuyumehime no gogakuyu (Dream Princess the Tapir and Her Friend) by Sachiko Kashiwaba, illustrations by Naomi Kojima (Kaisei-sha, 2012)
  • Playing Favourites by Trevor Kew (Lorimer & Co., 2012)
  • Jet Black and the Ninja Wind by Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani (Tuttle Publishing, 2013)
  • Revenge of the Akuma Clan by Benjamin Martin (Tuttle Publishing, 2013)
  • Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai (Albert Whitman & Co., 2014)
  • J-Boys, Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965 by Shogo Oketani, translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa (Stone Bridge Press, 2011)
  • The Language Inside by Holly Thompson (Delacorte/Random House, 2013)
  • Gojuuon by Kazumi Wilds (Aslan Shobou Publishing, 2014)
  • Matata murefu by Yoko Yoshizawa (Fukuinkan Shoten, 2014)