chapter books

Buttons the Kitten, A Reader Review

Buttons the Kitten is part of the My Furry Foster Family chapter book series (Picture Window Books/2019). I was thrilled to learn of this young reader’s review of the book. In part, Cooper says: “I think kids will like this because it is about pets. It is about saving animals and has a girl who… Read more »

School Visits!

I love doing school visits and meeting amazing students, teachers, librarians, and staff! In the past couple of months I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with students in New York, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. These young readers are the reason I write books! Jumping for joy in Castleton, NY for their Read Over Sleep Over event… Read more »

New Chapter Book Series!

I’m super excited to share the news that I have a new chapter book series coming out this fall, 2019! My Furry Foster Family (Picture Window Books/Capstone) is about an 8-year-old Japanese American girl named Kaita Takano who fosters pets with her family. There are four books in the series for 1st – 2nd graders…. Read more »

Jasmine Toguchi Flamingo Keeper Launch at Bank Square Books

Sending out love and gratitude to my indie, Bank Square Books, for hosting all three of my Jasmine Toguchi book launches! July 28 was my launch for book 4 of the chapter book series, Flamingo Keeper! *Amazing daruma and flamingo cookies by Carried Away Cakery! ** If you’d like personalized/signed copies of any of the… Read more »

Eight Cousins Books in Cape Cod

I had a wonderful time at Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, MA on July 17. I loved the store and the staff, and their very cool alphabet chair. From L to R: Jasmine Toguchi, Sara, Rosie, Tasha, Mary Fran, Lizzy, Audrie, and me! The best part, as always, was meeting readers and their families. BONUS:… Read more »

WIN Jasmine Toguchi Books This Summer!

Now available, all four books in my chapter book series, Jasmine Toguchi, about a spunky 8-year-old Japanese American girl growing up in Los Angeles, both in paperback and in hardcover! You can buy them at your favorite indie bookstore or online. Or if you’re lucky, there are two ways you can win a set this… Read more »

Jasmine Toguchi Drummer Girl Launch Party

I celebrated the launch of Jasmine Toguchi Drummer Girl (book 3) at Savoy Bookstore & Cafe in Westerly RI on April 8. It was such a thrill to have the party at one of my favorite indie bookstores and to be surrounded by friends, family, and fans. Big thanks to the bookstore and Elissa Sweet… Read more »

Junior Library Guild

I am so very honored that Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen is a Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 selection. Yesterday I received my award package with my certificate! I am filled with deep gratitude to the Junior Library Guild.

What People Are Saying About Jasmine Toguchi…

  Here are a few lists and interviews of me/Jasmine Toguchi: 2020 Jasmine Toguchi Mochi Queen is a nominee for the 2021 Nutmeg Book Award (CT). 2019 Jasmine Toguchi Drummer Girl – 2019 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Transitional Readers. Jasmine Toguchi Drummer Girl – 2018¬†Cybils Award winner for Early Chapter Books Interview… Read more »