FINDING MOON RABBIT: IBPA BOOK AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG READER'S NOVEL OF THE YEAR
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“It’s good people who make good places.” Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

Middle Grade Books

IBPA 2022 Young Readers 8-12

SCBWI Karen  and Phil Cushman Award
FINDING MOON RABBIT
CHB Media Books

Here’s what Karen Cushman said of JC’s work:

“I chose Finding Moon Rabbit because the writing is strong, authentic, and sometimes even lyrical; Koko an intriguing and original character; the subject matter compelling and important.”

Novel in Verse

WHALE BOYS

The True Voyages of Herman Melville and John Manjiro

Poems

FSPA Contest Winner

“A million shells from distant shores

gather on this sunny beach.

Fan-shaped bits of yesterday rest next

to twisted salt-soaked wood.

I could travel far away and my feet not take one step.”

 Sijo                                                                                 JC Kato

Black BeachBorder
Black Beach, The Big Island

COMING SOON!

Fall of 2024: Reycraft Books

THREE HORSES for the MIKADO
Gold Royal Palms Winner
Florida Writers Association
Here’s what an Editor of Balzer + Bray had to say:

“Quite lovely! Very well researched, beautifully written. I loved learning about this! Often very poetic and fascinating.”  

Music

THE SINGING WATER

Familiar acoustic songs and comforting sounds of nature blend artfully into engaging, meditative soundscapes.
(Click Album, and then “Preview Selections” to listen.)

Storybook CDs

“Summer with Grandmom and Poppy felt like spending time in a land far away from the way everybody else did things….”

THE GIFT of SONGBIRD

A squeaky swing leads to learning the value of listening.
(Click on the bluebird to hear a clip.)