APALA Booklist

Hawaiian and Pacific Islander

Picture Books

  • *Aardman, John. Emma’s Rainy Day. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2010. (Hawaiian)
  • 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. (Hawaiian)
  • Ellows, Rebecca Nevers. A Lei for Tutu. Illustrated by Linda Finch. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company, 1998. (Hawaiian)
  • Feeny, Stephanie. A is for Aloha. Photographs by Hella Hammid. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1980. (Hawaiian)
  • Feeny, Stephanie. Hawaii is a Rainbow. Photographs by Jeff Reese. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1985. (Hawaiian)
  • *Gamble, Adam. Good Night Hawaii. Illustrated by Joe Veno. Our World of Books, 2007. (Hawaiian)
  • *Goldsberry, U’ilani. A is for Aloha. Illustrated by Tammy Yee. Ann Arbor: Sleeping Bear Press, 2005. (Hawaiian)
  • *Guback, Georgie. Luka’s Quilt. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1994. (Hawaiian)
  • *Hutchins, Feng Feng. Plenty Saimin. Illustrated by Adriano F. Abatayo III. Island Paradise Publishing, 2010. (Hawaiian)
  • Kono, Erin Eitter. Hula Lullaby. New York: Little, Brown, & Co., 2005. (Hawaiian)
  • *Meckel, Jamie. Noodles for Baby. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2011. (Local Culture – Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, European)
  • *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. (Hawaiian)
  • Rattigan, Jama Kim. Dumpling Soup. Illustrated by Lillian Hsu-Flanders. New York: Little, Brown, & Co., 1993. (Korean/ Chinese/ Japanese/ Hawaiian/ European)
  • Rumford, James. Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004. (Hawaiian)
  • *Shapiro, Lindy. Moon Mangoes. Illustrated by Kathleen Peterson. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2011. (Hawaiian)
  • Stender, Joshua Kaiponohea. The Fish and Their Gifts. Honolulu: Kamehameha School, 2004. (Hawaiian)
  • *Walls, Tia Monteaux. Kekoa and the Egg Mystery. Illustrated by Holly Braffet. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2010. (Hawaiian)
  • *Wikoff, Lynne. On Vacation with Tutu. Illustrated by Tammy Yee. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2011. (Hawaiian)

Children’s Chapter Books

  • Hossack, Sylvie Adams. Green Mango Magic. New York: Avon Books, 1998. (Hawaiian)
  • *Murray, Patricia Lei. I Choose You. Honolulu: Island Heritage, 2010. (Hawaiian)
  • Salisbury, Graham. Blue Skin of the Sea: A Novel in Stories. New York: Delacorte Press, 1992. (Hawaiian)
  • Salisbury, Graham. Calvin Coconut Series. Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers. New York: Wendy Lamb Books. (Hawaiian)
    • 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.
  • Salisbury, Graham. Jungle Dogs. New York: Delacorte Press, 1998. (Hawaiian)

Young Adult Books

  • Ihimaera, Whiti Tame. Whale Rider. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 2003. (Hawaiian)
  • Salisbury, Graham. Island Boyz. New York: Delacorte Press, 2002. (short stories; Hawaiian)
  • Salisbury, Graham. Lord of the Deep. New York: Delacorte Press, 2001. (Hawaiian)

Folktales

  • *Awelino, Kawhi. No ka ‘Ilio Mo’o, The Brindled Dog. Illustrated by Eve Furchgott. Honolulu: Kamehameha Press, 2008. (Hawaiian; picture book, bilingual)
  • *Awelino, Kawehi. No ka Wai o Ka Puna Hou, The Water of Ka Puna Hou. Illustrated by Eve Furchgott. Honolulu: Kamehameha Press, 2009. (Hawaiian; picture book, bilingual)
  • *Awelino, Kawehi. No ke Kumu ‘Ulu, The ‘Ulu Tree. Illustrated by Eve Furchgott. Honolulu: Kamehameha Press, 2008. (Hawaiian; picture book, bilingual)
  • Collins, Malia. Pele and Poli’ahu: A Tale of Fire and Ice. Ewa Beach, HI: BeachHouse Publishing, 2005. (Hawaiian; picture book)
  • *Goldsberry, U’i. Storm Dog of the Ko’olaus. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2004. (Hawaiian; picture book)
  • *Han, Carolyn. Koa’s Seed. Illustrated by Kathleen Peterson. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2005. (Hawaiian; picture book)
  • Kane, Herb Kawainiu. Pele: Goddess of Hawai’i’s Volcanoes. Captain Cook, HI: Kawainui Press, 1996. (young adult)
  • *Kruger, Malia. No Ka ‘Elepaio Kolohe, The Naughty ‘Elepaio. Illustrated by Eve Furchgott. Honolulu: Kamehameha Press, 2008. (Hawaiian; picture book, bilingual)
  • *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. (Hawaiian; picture book, bilingual)
  • MacDonald, Margaret Read. Go to Sleep, Gecko! A Balinese Folktale. Illustrated by Gerald Valério. Atlanta: August House Little Folk, 2006. (picture book)
  • MacDonald, Margaret Read. Surf War! A Folktale from the Marshall Islands. Illustrated by Gerald Valério. Atlanta: August House Little Folk, 2009. (picture book)
  • *Montgomery, Tamara. Tsai’s Gift: A Tale of Samoa. Honolulu: Calabash Books, 2011. (Samoa; picture book)
  • *Moran, Edna Cabcabin. The Sleeping Giant: A Tale from Kaua’i. Kaneohe: BeachHouse Publishing, 2006. (Hawaiian; picture book)
  • Thompson, Vivian L. Hawaiian Legends of Tricksters and Riddlers. Illustrated by Patricia L. Thompson. New York: Holiday House, 1969. (children’s chapter book)
  • Thompson, Vivian L. Hawaiian Myths of Earth, Sea, and Sky. Illustrated by Marilyn Kahalewai. Honolulu: UH Press, 1951. (children’s chapter book)
  • Thompson, Vivian L. Hawaiian Tales of Heroes and Champions.Illustrated by Herbert Kawainiu Kane. New York: Holiday House, 1971. (children’s chapter book)

Nonfiction

  • Crowe, Ellie. Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku. Illustrated by Richard Waldrep. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2000. (picture book; Hawaiian)
  • *Crowe, Ellie. Duke’s Olympic Feet. Illustrated by Mark Brown. Honolulu: Island Heritage, 2008. (Hawaiian; older reader picture book)
  • *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.
  • Stanley, Fay. The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka’iulani of Hawai’i. Illustrated by Diane Stanley. Cincinnati, OH: Four Winds Press, 1991. (picture book)

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