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 »
Happy Girl’s Day at Newtonville Books
I had an absolutely wonderful time celebrating Girl’s Day at Newtonville Books on Saturday, March 3. Girl’s Day or Hinamatsuri (doll festival) is a Japanese celebration honoring girls. My mom and me on Girl’s Day with the traditional set of dolls representing the Imperial Court Thank you to the amazing staff – Deb, Margaret, Guna,… 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.
Jasmine Toguchi Activity Downloads!
Here are some fun Jasmine Toguchi activities you can do with your kids and students! Click on the image for a free download. I’d love to see what your readers come up with. Please share on social media with #JasmineToguchiBooks. Thank you and enjoy! Jasmine Toguchi: Paper Dolls Jasmine Toguchi: Mochi Recipe Jasmine… Read more »
Catch A Reader, Get A Bookmark
Thank you to everyone for making launch week for Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen and Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth amazing and wonderful! It lifted my heart to get your notes and social media boosts, and I loved seeing so many familiar faces at my launch party at Bank Square Books last week! Thank you! I’ve also… Read more »
Happy Book Birthday!
Today is my book birthday! The culmination of 17 years of writing, revising, learning, growing, accumulating rejections, and writing again. I talk more about this dream come true on Emu’s Debuts, the blog for The Erin Murphy Literary Agency’s debut authors. There are so many people I want to thank, because without them, I would… Read more »
What People Are Saying About Jasmine Toguchi…
Here are a few lists and interviews of me/Jasmine Toguchi: 2023 Book Review on Imaginary Elevators: Tokyo Holiday for Brave Explorer 2022 Author Spotlight Friday – Interview with me about Jasmine Toguchi Brave Explorer on Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester Podcast interview on Little Tokyo Talks – In episode 9, Sansei author Debbi Michiko… Read more »
In Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen, 8-year-old Jasmine wants to participate in the family tradition of making mochi or mochi-tsuki, but family rule says she must be 10 to help roll mochi with the women. Jasmine is determined to join in. She comes up with a plan to help not the women, but the men, and she wants… Read more »
Less Than 3 Months Until Launch!
Wow! Time does fly. In less than three months, my debut chapter book series, Jasmine Toguchi will launch with the first two books: Mochi Queen and Super Sleuth! I’m thrilled and honored to share that Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen has been chosen as a Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 selection! This has been a… Read more »
Mochi Queen Cover!
I’m super excited to finally be able to share the cover of book 1 of the Jasmine Toguchi series, Mochi Queen! Ready or not, here it is! Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen (FSG/July 11, 2017) Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is a flamingo fan, tree climber, and top-notch mess-maker! She’s also tired of her big sister, Sophie, always… Read more »