Tyrannosaurus Series

Tatsuya Miyanishi, acclaimed Japanese author and illustrator will visit the US for the first time in October.

The Tyrannosaurus series consists of 12 titles and has sold more than 3 million copies in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and France. There are four titles available in English so far. Try them for one-on-one storytime with children 5 and over!

Bring your kids to a nearby Kinokuniya Book Store between October 21st and 29th for a presentation and book signing! Miyanishi is an entertaining presenter who will draw, read from his books, and discuss his work.  A book signing will follow each presentation.

October 21 (Sat) New York Store || 2pm
October 24 (Tue) Carrollton Store || 5pm
October 28 (Sat) San Francisco store || 2pm

October 22 (Sun) New Jersey store ||  2pm
October 26 (Thu) Seattle store || 4pm
October 29 (Sun) San Jose store|| 4pm

"The theme of the Tyrannosaurus series is love.
There aren’t as many important things for us as to more often say such beautiful words as ‘I love you.’
The love I write about is something very natural.
Here, it’s all about showing that love is far more important than power.
I hope you agree!"

- Tatsuya Miyanishi



Warning: Parents might shed a tear or two at the ending.
— —Alyson, eatreadandbemommy.com
Grab yourself a copy of this beautiful children’s story. You will be so happy you did.
— A. Renee Hunt, areneehunt.com
Love is stronger than violence! Miyanishi’s bold, luridly colored artwork remains attention-grabbing
— Publishers Weekly
I think probably the best children’s book I have read all year!
— Jezire Akin, readjezireread.com
Simple graphics in vibrantly bold colors, life lessons seamlessly woven into kiddie-friendly adventures, clever humor and easy empathy accessible to all ages, all ensure Tatsuya Miyanishi’s stories should cross cultures and borders with ease.
— Terry Hong, smithsonianapa.org
Beneath this deceptively simple tale of ancient
reptilian family life lies a story of surprising
complexity and contemporary relevance.
— Vicky Smith, Kirkus Reviews

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About Tatsuya Miyanishi

Born in 1956, Tatsuya Miyanishi graduated from the Nihon University College of Art and was a doll artist and graphic designer before becoming a picture-book author. Miyanishi's books have a passionate fan base of all ages that enjoys his range of endearing characters in many genres, from superheroes to dinosaurs, all illustrated with bright colors. He has won the Kodansha Cultural Award for Picture Books, as well as the Kenbuchi Picture Book Grand Prize.