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Ages 5 and up
Saturday, January 13, 2007, 2-3 pm
Children's Department of the Main Library.

Picture Books / Juvenile Fiction
Audio Recordings

Picture Books / Juvenile Fiction

Mikale of Hawaii Angelou, Maya
Mikale of Hawaii (2004)
Mikale, a young Hawaiian boy, learns to swim with help from his uncle.
Feeney, Stephanie
A is for Aloha (1980)
Introduces the English alphabet with words representing significant elements of Hawaiian culture.
Hawaii is a Rainbow Feeney, Stephanie
Hawaii is a Rainbow (1985)
Using beautiful photos of Hawaiian scenes, this book celebrates the colorful world of Hawai'i while teaching young children about colors.
A Lei for Tutu Fellows, Rebecca Nevers
A Lei for Tutu (1998)
Nahoa loves making leis with her grandmother and looks forward to helping her create a special one for Lei Day, until her grandmother becomes very ill.
Dear Katie, the Volcano is a Girl George, Jean Craighead
Dear Katie, the Volcano is a Girl (1998)
When a woman and her granddaughter visit the volcano on the Big Island, they discuss whether the volcano is a geological formation or actually a Hawaiian goddess.
Greenburg, Dan
The Volcano Goddess will see you now (1997)
Zack and his father go to Hawaii where Zack has an unfortunate encounter with an angry volcano goddess.
Luka's Quilt Guback, Georgia
Luka's Quilt (1994)
When Luka's grandmother makes a traditional Hawaiian quilt for her, she and Luka disagree over the colors it should include.
Hula Lullaby Kono, Erin Eitter
Hula Lullaby (2005)
Against the backdrop of a beautiful Hawaiian landscape, a young girl cuddles and sleeps in her mother's lap.
The Shark God Martin, Rafe
The Shark God (2001)
Two children break a Hawaiian law by touching the pahu (drum) of the King, which is forbidden. Noew their parents plead to the fearsome Shark God to save the children from their fate.
High Tide in Hawaii Osborne, Mary Pope
High Tide in Hawaii (2003)
Jack and Annie travel in their Magic Tree House back to a Hawaiian island of long ago where they make friends, learn how to surf, and encounter a tsunami.
Dumpling Soup Rattigan, Jama Kim
Dumpling Soup (1993)
A young Asian American girl living in Hawaii tries to make dumplings for her family's New Year's celebration.
Rattigan, Jama Kim
The Woman in the Moon: a Story from Hawaii (1996)
Retells the ancient Polynesian story of how Hina, the best tapa maker, rises above the restrictions placed on most women and goes to live in the moon.
Dog-of-the-Sea Waves Rumford, James
Dog-of-the-Sea Waves (2004)
Story in English and Hawaiian
Manu, one of five brothers who are the first humans to set foot on Hawaii, is unhappy until he saves the life of a strange creature he calls Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves, and they become fast friends. This story told in both English and Hawaiian includes facts about Hawaii and the unique plants and animals found there. Sequel to Island-Below-the-Star.
Island-Below-the-Star Rumford, James
Island-Below-the-Star (1998)
Five brothers, each with a special skill, sail across the vast Pacific Ocean to the islands now known as Hawaii.
Rage of Fire Skurzynski, Gloria and Alane Ferguson
Rage of Fire (1998)
Jack, Ashley, and their parents visit Hawaii where they meet a Vietnamese boy who is going to live with his American grandfather whom he has never met, and are pursued by the Goddess Pele.
Punia and the King of Sharks Wardlaw, Lee
Punia and the King of Sharks: A Hawaiian Folktale (1997)
Clever Punia, a Hawaiian fisherman's son, finds different ways to trick the King of Sharks and take his tasty lobsters away from him.

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Favorite Scary Stories of American Children Young, Richard and Judy Dockrey.
Favorite Scary Stories of American Children (grades 4-6)
Legends and folktales including "Spirit of Fire," the story of Pele, the volcano goddess. 6:19 minutes (Book on CD)

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Videorecordings (DVD and VHS)

Hula for Children
Learn basic Hula steps & 3 Hula songs. DVD and VHS
Kumu Hula: Keepers of a Culture Kumu Hula: Keepers of a Culture
A documentary about the native Hawaiian dance which represents the history and ancient traditions of the Hawaiian people.
Be a Hula Girl DVD. 2005
Girls will enjoy learning simple and graceful hula dance movements to two of Hawaii's favorite songs "Pearly shells" and the "Hukilau song."

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Hawaiian: American Regional Cooking Library (2005)
Hawaiian recipes.
Hawai'i Hintz, Martin
Hawai'i (1999)
Describes the geography, plants, animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, sports, art, and people of Hawai'I, a state made up of a string of Pacific Ocean islands.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Nelson, Sharlene and Ted
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (1998)
Describes the history, landscape, wildlife, and activities for visitors at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The Last Princess Stanley, Fay
The Last Princess: the Story of Princess Ka'iulani of Hawai'i (1991)
Recounts the story of Hawaii's last heir to the throne, who was denied her right to rule when the monarchy was abolished.
Children of Hawaii Staub, Frank
Children of Hawaii (1999)
Introduces the history, geography, and culture of the Big Island of Hawaii through the daily lives of children who live there. This book is also available online from NetLibrary.

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