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Books for
Keiki (Children)


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Fables From the Sea
by Leslie Ann Hayashi

A captivating collection of fables featuring creatures found in Hawaii's waters and tropical oceans worldwide. You'll meet many of the sea's inhabitants--from manta rays to moray eels, from colorful cowries to fish of every size and color in the rainbow. 2001 Ka Palapala Pookela Award for Excellence in Children's Illustrative Books and Excellence in Illustration. (40pp - hardcover $14.95)



Sea Turtles of Hawaii
by Patrick Ching

Enter the world of the honu, Hawaii's beloved green sea turtle. Revered by Hawaiians since ancient times, and playing an important role in their culture. Includes fascinating information on the natural history of the sea turtle species that occur in Hawaiian waters. Focus is on life history, breeding biology, and conservation of the honu. 2002 Ka Palapala Pookela Awards for Excellence in Illustration, Natural Science, Children's Books. (64pp - hardcover $16.95)



Baby Honu's Incredible Journey
Written and Illustrated by Tammy Yee

Learn about the life of a baby Pacific green sea turtle as he faces ocean predators in this riveting adventure from the nest to the open ocean.
(32pp - hardcover $11.99)




Kolea: The Story of the Pacific Golden Plover
by Marion Coste

"This handsome picture book, written in two parts, celebrates the journey of the kolea (Pacific Golden Plover) and includes scientific information on kolea habitat, diet, nesting, breeding, and history. 1999 Ka Palapala Pookela Award for Excellence in Children's books. (32pp - hardcover $11.95)



Hawaiian Legends of the Guardian Spirits
by Caren Loebel-Fried

Ancient legends are brought to life in sixty beautiful block prints, many vibrantly colored, and narrated in a lively "read-aloud" style. A short section on the process of creating the block prints that illustrate the book is also included. 2003 Ka Palapala Pookela Award for Excellence in Illustration and in Children's Hawaiian Culture. (128pp - hardcover $19.95)



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