Hawaiian and Pacific Islander

Hawaiian and Pacific Islander

Picture Books

  • Angelou, Maya. Maya’s World: Mikale of Hawaii. Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. New York: Random House, 2004.
  • Braffet, Mary. Maile and the Huli Hula Chicken. Illustrated by Holly Braffet. Honolulu: Mutual Publishing, 2010.
  • Ellows, Rebecca Nevers. A Lei for Tutu. Illustrated by Linda Finch. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company, 1998.
  • Feeny, Stephanie. A is for Aloha. Photographs by Hella Hammid. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1980.
  • Feeny, Stephanie. Hawaii is a Rainbow. Photographs by Jeff Reese. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1985.
  • Gamble, Adam. Good Night Hawaii. Illustrated by Joe Veno. Dennis, MA: Our World of Books, 2007.
  • Gillespie, Jane. Emma’s Rainy Day. Illustrated by John Ardema. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2010.
  • Goldsberry, U’ilani. A is for Aloha. Illustrated by Tammy Yee. Ann Arbor: Sleeping Bear Press, 2005.
  • Guback, Georgie. Luka’s Quilt. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1994.
  • Holub, Joan. Lydia and the Island Kingdom: A Story Based on the Real Life of Princess Liliuokalani of Hawaii. Illustrated by Nonna Aleshina. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2007.
  • Hutchins, Feng Feng. Plenty Saimin. Illustrated by Adriano F. Abatayo III. Island Paradise Publishing, 2010.
  • Joosse, Barbara. Grandmother Calls Me Beautiful. Illustrated by Barbara Lavallee. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2008.
  • Kono, Erin Eitter. Hula Lullaby. New York: Little, Brown, & Co., 2005.
  • Meckel, Jamie. Noodles for Baby. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2011.
  • Phillips, Lori. Hawaiian Alphabet. Honolulu: Bess Press, 2004.
  • Phillips, Lori. Marshallese Alphabet. Honolulu: Bess Press, 2004.
  • Phillips, Lori. Samoan Alphabet. Honolulu: Bess Press, 2004.
  • Phillips, Lori. Satawalese Alphabet. Honolulu: Bess Press, 2004.
  • Quemada, Maureen. Merrie the Little Hula Dancer. Honolulu: Mutual Publishing, 2011.
  • Rattigan, Jama Kim. Dumpling Soup. Illustrated by Lillian Hsu-Flanders. New York: Little, Brown, & Co., 1993.
  • Rumfod, James. The Island-below-the-star. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1998.
  • Rumford, James. Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
  • Shapiro, Lindy. Moon Mangoes. Illustrated by Kathleen Peterson. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2011.
  • Stender, Joshua Kaiponohea. The Fish and Their Gifts. Illustrated by Alexa Kaiponohea Stender & others. Honolulu: Kamehameha School, 2004.
  • Walls, Tia Monteaux. Kekoa and the Egg Mystery. Illustrated by Holly Braffet. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2010.
  • Wikoff, Lynne. On Vacation with Tutu. Illustrated by Tammy Yee. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2011.

Children’s Chapter Books

  • Gutman, Dan. The Million Dollar Putt. New York: Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, 2006.
  • Hossack, Sylvie Adams. Green Mango Magic. New York: Avon Books, 1998.
  • Murray, Patricia Lei. I Choose You. Honolulu: Island Heritage, 2010.
  • Salisbury, Graham. Blue Skin of the Sea: A Novel in Stories. New York: Delacorte Press, 1992.
  • Salisbury, Graham. Under the Blood Red Sun. New York: Bantam Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1994.
  • Salisbury, Graham. Jungle Dogs. New York: Delacorte Press, 1998.
  • Salisbury, Graham. House of the Red Fish. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2006.
  • Salisbury, Graham. Night of the Howling Dogs. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2007.
  • Salisbury, Graham. Calvin Coconut Series. Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers. New York: Wendy Lamb Books.
    • Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet (2009)
    • Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix (2009)
    • Calvin Coconut: Dog Heaven (2010)
    • Calvin Coconut: Zoo Breath (2011)
    • Calvin Coconut: Hero of Hawaii (2012)
    • Calvin Coconut: Kung Fooey (2012)
    • Calvin Coconut: Man Trip (2012)
    • Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride (2012)
  • White, Ellen Emerson. Kaiulani: The People’s Princess. New York: Scholastic, 2001.
  • Yee, Lisa. Aloha Kanani. Middleton, WI: American Girl Pub., 2010.
  • Yep, Laurence. City of Fire. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2009 (Hawaiian)

Young Adult Books

  • Aslan, Austin. The Islands at the End of the World. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2014.
  • Aslan, Austin. The Girl at the Center of the World. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2015.
  • Falkner, Brian. The Tomorrow Code. New York: Random House, 2008.
  • Freeman, Lisa. Honey Girl. Sky Pony Press, 2015.
  • Healey, Karen. Guardian of the Dead. New York: Little, Brown, &co., 2010.
  • Ihimaera, Whiti Tame. Whale Rider. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 2003.
  • Lee, Monica K.K. Makena’s Shadow. Kamuela, HI: Makali’I Productions, 2015.
  • Levitin, Sonia. Strange Relations. New York: Laurel Leaf, 2007.
  • Salisbury, Graham. Lord of the Deep. New York: Delacorte Press, 2001.
  • Salisbury, Graham. Island Boyz. New York: Delacorte Press, 2002.
  • Salisbury, Graham. Eyes of the Emperor. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2005. (Hawaiian)

Folktales

  • Awelino, Kawhi. No ka ‘Ilio Mo’o, The Brindled Dog. Illustrated by Eve Furchgott. Honolulu: Kamehameha Press, 2008.
  • Awelino, Kawehi. No ke Kumu ‘Ulu, The ‘Ulu Tree. Illustrated by Eve Furchgott. Honolulu: Kamehameha Press, 2008.
  • Awelino, Kawehi. No ka Wai o Ka Puna Hou, The Water of Ka Puna Hou. Illustrated by Eve Furchgott. Honolulu: Kamehameha Press, 2009.
  • Collins, Malia. Pele and Poli’ahu: A Tale of Fire and Ice. Illustrated by Kathleen Peterson. Ewa Beach, HI: BeachHouse Publishing, 2005.
  • Goldsberry, U’i. Storm Dog of the Ko’olaus. Hawaiian translation by David Del Rocco. Illustrated by Roy Chang. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2004.
  • Han, Carolyn. Koa’s Seed. Illustrated by Kathleen Peterson. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2005.
  • Johnson, R. Kikuo. The Shark King. New York: TOON Books, 2012.
  • Kane, Herb Kawainiu. Pele: Goddess of Hawai’i’s Volcanoes. Captain Cook, HI: Kawainui Press, 1996.
  • Kawalaea, Kulamanu, Emilia Kaawa, Kawehi Keolanui, Malia Kruger. ‘O Kaina ke Kumu Koa, Kaina the Koa Tree. Illustrated by Eve Furchgott. Honolulu: Kamehameha Press, 2009.
  • Kruger, Malia. No Ka ‘Elepaio Kolohe, The Naughty ‘Elepaio. Illustrated by Eve Furchgott. Honolulu: Kamehameha Press, 2008.
  • MacDonald, Margaret Read. Surf War! A Folktale from the Marshall Islands. Illustrated by Gerald Valério. Atlanta, GA: August House Little Folk, 2009.
  • Martin, Rafe. The Shark God. Illustrated by David Shannon. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2001.
  • McDermott, Gerald. Pig-Boy: A Trickster Tale from Hawaii. New York: Harcourt Children’s Books, 2009.
  • Montgomery, Tamara. Tasi’s Gift: A Tale of Samoa. Illustrated by Joseph D. Dodd. Honolulu: Calabash Books, 2011.
  • Moran, Edna Cabcabin. The Sleeping Giant: A Tale from Kaua’i. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2006.
  • Thompson, Vivian L. Hawaiian Myths of Earth, Sea, and Sky. Illustrated by Marilyn Kahalewai. Honolulu: UH Press, 1951.
  • Thompson, Vivian L. Hawaiian Legends of Tricksters and Riddlers. Illustrated by Patricia L. Thompson. New York: Holiday House, 1969.
  • Thompson, Vivian L. Hawaiian Tales of Heroes and Champions. Illustrated by Herbert Kawainiu Kane. New York: Holiday House, 1971.
  • Wolfson, Margaret. Turtle Songs: A tale for Mothers and Daughters. Illustrated by Karla Sachi. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words Pub., 1999.

Nonfiction

  • Crowe, Ellie. Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku. Illustrated by Richard Waldrep. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2000.
  • Crowe, Ellie. Duke’s Olympic Feet. Illustrated by Mark Brown. Honolulu: Island Heritage, 2008.
  • Eyre, David Kawika. Kana’iaupuni Series. Illustrated by Imaikalani Kalahele. Honolulu: Kamehameha Publishing.
    • White Rainbow, Black Curse (2007)
    • Lumpy Poi and Twisting Eels (2007)
    • Blazing Stars and Shark Eyes (2008)
    • Breaking the Blood (2008)
    • Floating Islands (2009)
    • Sacred Awa Spears (2009)
  • Hayashi, Leslie Ann. Celebrating Holidays in Hawaii. Illustrated by Kathleen Wong Bishop. Honolulu: Mutual Publishing, 2010.
  • Linnea, Sharon. Princess Ka’iulani: Hopes of a Nation, Heart of a People. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdman’s Books for Young Readers, 1999.
  • Stanley, Fay. The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka’iulani of Hawai’i. Illustrated by Diane Stanley. Cincinnati, OH: Four Winds Press, 1991.

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