Season 2 - Episodes 6 & 7 - A Ninja Adventure

A Ninja Adventure

A Ninja Adventure is sponsored by Magination Press (www.maginationpress.org)

Join Lauren and the Reading Bug as the magic bookbag zips us back to feudal Japan for an incredible adventure! Practice the ways of the ninja warriors and use your new skills to evade a scary Samurai army and rescue a new friend. Learn about - and create - your own haiku, and be sure to bring your crayons and paper to draw illustrations of the beautiful surroundings.

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
Ninja! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780805099119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 3rd, 2014

A ninja must be strong, courageous, and silent! He creeps through the house on a secret mission. There may be obstacles! But have no fear—a true ninja can overcome all challenges.


Ninja on the Job (Moby Shinobi: Scholastic Reader, Level 1) Cover Image
By Luke Flowers, Luke Flowers (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9781338256147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 26th, 2018

Moby Shinobi is a very helpful ninja! In this rhyming Level 1 reader, Moby heads to a construction site to help the construction workers build a house. Moby tries to chop lumber, hammer in nails, and use other construction tools, but each try ends in a funny mess. What if Moby's ninja skills aren't right for the job? Then someone gets stuck in wet concrete. It's finally Moby's turn to save the day! Easy-to-read, bouncy text and bright, full-color artwork make this the perfect book for young readers!


The Secrets of Ninja School Cover Image
By Deb Pilutti, Deb Pilutti (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627796491
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 20th, 2018

Master Willow’s Ninja School is a place where junior ninja saplings must learn many important skills: how to make themselves invisible, fight skillfully, meditate patiently and—most importantly—how to be brave and unleash their own secret talent. But Ruby’s no good at traditional ninja skills and she seems too afraid to conquer her fears. Can a quiet, gentle sapling really graduate from ninja school? Yes! Especially when she taps into her own special talents.


Jack B. Ninja Cover Image
By Tim McCanna, Stephen Savage (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545917285
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - June 26th, 2018

ack B. Ninja! Jack, be quick! Jack, jump over the bamboo stick! Secret mission starts tonight. Hide in shadow, out of sight. In this imaginative ninja fantasy inspired by the classic nursery rhyme "Jack Be Nimble," cheer on Jack as he sneaks over castle walls, swims through hidden tunnels, and uncovers a secret treasure -- all while avoiding detection. But when Jack unwittingly springs a trap in the middle of his mission, will he be able to use his ninja skills to escape the bandits and make it back home?


Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 11: The Theft of the Samurai Sword: Japan (The Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Series #11) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781602860988
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Published: Weinstein Books - October 6th, 2009

In the next exciting installment of the series, Jack travels to Japan, where under the cover of darkness, a band of ninja thieves has stolen some of the country's most priceless treasures, including an ancient samurai sword. Can Secret Agent Jack Stalwart take on the gang before the treasures are lost forever?


Sam Samurai #10 (Time Warp Trio #10) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Adam McCauley (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780142400883
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - April 26th, 2004

Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles! The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
Samurai Shortstop Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142410998
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - February 14th, 2008

Tokyo, 1890. Toyo is caught up in the competitive world of boarding school, and must prove himself to make the team in a new sport called besuboru. But he grieves for his uncle, a samurai who sacrificed himself for his beliefs, at a time when most of Japan is eager to shed ancient traditions.


All About Japan: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids Cover Image
By Willamarie Moore, Kazumi Wilds (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9784805314401
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - February 21st, 2017

**2012 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Winner!**

A cultural adventure for kids, All About Japan offers a journey to a new place—and ways to bring it to life! Dive into stories, play some games from Japan, and learn some Japanese songs.


Japanese Children's Favorite Stories Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9784805312605
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - February 4th, 2014

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a vibrant literary culture.


Shadow Warrior: Based on the True Story of a Fearless Ninja and Her Network of Female Spies Cover Image
By Tanya Lloyd Kyi, Celia Krampien (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781554519651
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Annick Press - September 12th, 2017

t's 1558, and warlords across Japan are battling for territory and control. Into this setting, award-winning author Tanya Lloyd Kyi weaves the stories of three people: Mochizuki Chiyome, a young woman determined to become a ninja whose plans are thwarted by an arranged marriage; Takeda Shingen (The Tiger), a fierce warlord seeking a new weapon to outsmart his enemies; and Aki, an orphaned tavern girl whose destiny is changed by a mysterious woman.


The Crane Wife Cover Image
By Odds Bodkin, Gennady Spirin (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152163501
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 2002

When Osamu, a lonely sail maker, nurses an injured crane one blustery night, he never suspects that this simple act of kindness will change his life forever. This retelling of a traditional Japanese folktale teaches readers young or old a lesson about life and love.


Ninja Bunny Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385754934
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 9th, 2015

A fresh, funny, and hip picture book about a little bunny who wants to be . . . a ninja! How to be a SUPER AWESOME NINJA:

· Rule #1. You must always work alone.
· Rule #2. You must be super sneaky, especially in the most dangerous of situations.
· Rule #3. A super awesome ninja must: possess incredible strength, achieve invisibility, master the skill of climbing, gain the ability to fly. . . .


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