/2019 Releases

  • Kaiulani’s story spans the years when Hawaii struggled against foreign domination, the monarchy was overthrown, and Hawaii became a U.S. territory. It is a dramatic story, full of interest, beauty, and pathos, both fascinating as the biography of a singularly gifted, beautiful, and wise young woman, and valuable as a chapter in the history of the fiftieth state.  
  • 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.  
  • Pineapple’s succulent combination of sweet, tart and fragrant has entranced folks for decades. For more than a century, Maui was the heart of the Hawaiian pineapple industry. The crowned fruit graced thousands of acres on the slopes of Haleakala, west and central Molokai and gentle hills of Lanai, the Pineapple Isle.
  • Based on the popular children's song, Baby Shark, this version is purely Hawai‘i with an Auntie, Uncle, and Tutu watching over baby shark as they explore the ocean and make friends with a humuhumu.

  • 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.
  • Over the past two centuries, the Hawaiian Islands have been visited by millions of people. Some of these visitors would become famous as authors, actors, aviators, and musicians. Others were already famous and came to Hawai‘i seeking respite from celebrity. All would find their lives changed by Hawai‘i, and many would leave an impact on the Islands.
  • Kai wakes up hungry. What’s a kid to do when there’s no food in the fridge? Kai’s mom tells him to grab his hat and off they go to visit the farmers market where they see all kinds of food—fruit and veggies galore. Kai is surprised to learn that everything he sees is grown right here in Hawai‘i. A recipe is included in the back of the book.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This 20th anniversary edition combines the best from all 3 volumes so Hawai‘i’s new generation of curious kids can have fun finding all the hidden things throughout the book and learn more about Hawai‘i.
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    A Portuguese-Hawai‘i Kitchen: The Local Foods of Island Portuguese explores Hawai‘i’s Portuguese cooking starting with the familiar soups and breads, on to basic traditional dishes and special festive recipes. The collection incorporates the initial simple resourceful diet of major proteins and greens grown in backyard gardens and the adaptation to locally available ingredients as the Portuguese adjusted to island life.
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    This book is a celebration of inspiring women who have contributed to the growth and development of the Aloha State determined by their spheres of influence, dedication, and commitment to their craft, industries, and the Hawaiian community. All of them have demonstrated their ability to rise above the ordinary and push the margins as frontier.
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    We all remember the Junior League cookbooks with their sumptuous recipes covering the gamut of island cooking. Over 200,000 copies were sold during a twenty-year period beginning in the 1980s through the first decade of the twenty-first century. Almost every household in Hawai‘i had at least one cookbook. Now by popular demand, here are the best and favorite dishes sure to please every palate—from everyday recipes to special occasion dinners, from snacks to delicious desserts.
  • Kūpuna in the Kitchen was created by students at ‘Iolani School who are passionate about preserving home-cooked recipes and histories of our of beloved kūpuna. Each recipe shares the history of our kūpuna as well as the origins of their family dishes, such as Great Grandma’s New Year’s Ozoni Soup, Nana’s Pickled Aku Bones, and Moist Banana Cake. All proceeds will go towards Project Dana and Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels, two nonprofits that are dedicated to bringing needed services to our kūpuna in Hawai‘i. This cookbook serves to honor all kūpuna home cooks who have shaped Hawai‘i’s culinary traditions and encourage others to preserve their historic family recipes.