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  • Before Hawaii was unified under a single monarch, its islands were ruled by warring chiefs. In 1810, the islands were finally united under a chief considered to be the greatest of Hawaii’s monarchs—Kamehameha the Great. His reign marked the beginning of the Kingdom of Hawaii that lasted until its tragic overthrow in 1893 by American businessmen. The Hawaiian Monarchy provides a narrative overview of each major monarch as they fought to protect Hawaiian sovereignty and its people, covering major events during their rule and the challenges they encountered.  
  • Young Kai and Lehua hop aboard the SS Scoutabout for an adventure of a lifetime, studying sharks with Captain Mike, biologist Aunt Jan, and their seafaring pup, Scout.
  • This lovely children’s book, based on a true story, features a newlywed pair of Fairy Terns lovingly guarding their newly hatched egg. Happily, the egg begins to crack and their little chick is born. All of a sudden BZZZZZZZ!....someone is trying to cut down their tree! An inquisitive little girl jumps in and saves the day, convincing the workmen and a fancy hotel owner to save the tree the Fairy Terns are living in.
  • Five students explore where their food comes from and share their food stories during a class show-and-tell. Things take a turn when one student’s honest mistake becomes something special for the entire school to enjoy. This book was written by a team of students and educators from ‘Iolani School and President George Washington Middle School in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Through this story, it is their hope that more people will grow their own food, buy from local farmers, plant more trees, and even start their own school garden.
  • Milo is frustrated that his drawings don’t turn out the way he sees them in his head. His grandpa encourages him to keep drawing, but Milo has used up all the paper. Milo’s grandpa says he doesn’t need paper to draw. They go outside and onto the beach. Milo picks up a long, long stick and drags it behind him in the sand.

  • Generations of Hawai‘i’s residents have been raised on stories about the Menehune as magical and mischievous little people, living primarily in the mists of Island forests, in the history of our oldest places, and at the very edge of our vision.