“Tutu Nene: The Hawaiian Mother Goose Rhymes” features classic nursery tales with a local twist. Little Miss Muffet who sat on a tuffet becomes Little Miss Aku who sat on a pohaku (rock), Mary and her little lamb become Malia and her little mo’o (gecko), the itsy bitsy spider becomes the itsy bitsy bufo (frog) […]
Snuggle up to this story of Hawaii’s special princess, Kaiulani. Follow her adventures as a young girl growing up in Hawaii as part of the royal family. Learn about her special garden by the sea and her friendship with poet, Robert Louis Stevenson. Author Ellie Crowe offers children a rare glimpse of the Hawaiian monarchy, […]
Learn the various meanings of the word “aloha” while enjoying the beautiful illustrations and sing-song rhymes that grace the pages of “Aloha is…” A delightful and playful look at our island home and what it means to live aloha each day. Beginning reader book: 2 to 7 years of age.
Join Ho’okohukohu, a lei-adorned red parrot, as she flies through the rolling green pastures of Hawaii, meeting up with all her animal friends. The pronunciation guide and Hawaiian-to-English translation on every page are great learning tools, while detailed illustrations and the parrot’s enthusiasm keep you focused on this interactive text.
This legend tells of a young girl’s journey to dispel a curse cast upon her for saving the life of a pig. Lehua, the heroine of the story, and ‘Ehu, the pig, travel far distances to solve a riddle that can break the curse. Includes glossary of Hawaiian terms.
Duke Kahanamoku was the twentieth century’s top waterman, and is known as the “father of international surfing.” The first Hawaiian to win an Olympic gold medal, Duke represented the United States in the Olympic Games in 1912, 1920, 1924 and 1932, winning gold, silver and bronze medals. Born in 1890, Duke grew up next to […]