/2019 Releases

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • More feared and respected than loved, Kamehameha has come to be a revered symbol of Hawaiian resolve, strength, capability and independence. He was a violent, unforgiving warrior and the consummate chief, the fulfillment of centuries of warfare that ended only after all his competitors had all been vanquished, he and his dynasty destined for greatness and tragedy.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • Hawai‘i is famed for its natural beauty and scenic wonders. It has it all and photographer Douglas Peebles has shot it all in over seventy books—active fiery volcanoes, stunning waterfalls, amphitheater valleys, unforgettable summits and sunrises, pounding surf, amazing flora and animal life, colorful cultural traditions, and, of course, dreamlike beaches.