Michael Friedl / second printing 1978 edition, Ohara Publications, Santa Clarita, CA (1994)
Summary: The author describes 31 games that can be played with children. All of which, he says in his introduction, "promote harmony, and do not focus on competition, winning, or losing." He has tried the games for "over 20 years" and believes that each of these "fosters an awareness of harmony, blending with one's environment, and develops trust and positive relationships."
Jerry Craven / The Rourke Corporation (1994)
Summary: Probably aimed at teens and pre-teens, this book is a very basic history of the origins of Aikido. Illustrated with color drawings.
Pamela Randall / 1st edition, PowerKids Press, New York (1999)
Summary: A very short introduction to Aikido for kids no older than elementary school.
L. Santoro & J. Corso / second printing 1978 edition, Sterling Publishing, New York (1998)
Summary: Though there are some techniques covered in this book, most of it--like O'Connor's "Student Handbook"-- is designed to present the beginner, in this case young people, with answers to questions such as what is Aikido, etiquette, warms ups, blending exercises, and a Note to Parents. The authors trained in Saotome's school and have taught kids classes for many years.
Gaku Homma / 1st edition, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California (1993)
Summary: Gaku Homma Sensei's dojo in Denver, Colorado, has included classes for children for many years. This book presents his approach to teaching them. The first part discusses what is unique about kids and explains how instruction of them differs from the instruction of adults. The second part details the basic techniques he covers with children, with explanations on how and why these should be taught.
Rafael Oei / Times Media (2003)
Summary: This book is part of a multi-volume boxed children's series (the other titles are unrelated to Aikido). It gives a brief, illustrated description of what typically goes on in a children's Aikido class.
Richard Brightfield / Bantam Books (1995)
Summary: A fictional story written for children.