Books by Kauai Authors

The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book 
by Monika Mira 

This is not your preschooler's pretty pony crayon scribbler. In fact, The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book is an award winning coloring TEXTBOOK that is packed with detailed information about Hawaii's reef fish. Over 200 colorable illustrations help both children and adults learn to identify some 80 species of fish. Each illustration is accompanied by a complete description of the fish, including the scientific, common and Hawaiian names. Their anatomical features, coloration, body designs, feeding habits and reproductive strategies are also explained in a fully illustrated section devoted to these topics. In addition, an overview of coral reef ecology is provided to help children understand the relationship between the fishes and the coral reef and the importance of conservation. The Earth Friendly Edition is now printed on 80 pound recycled paper to better reflect the author and publisher's environmental philosophy and of course, stand up to a marker. This title is the recipient of the Dr. Toy Best Children's Vaction Products Award, Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award and the Ziggits Gold Star Award.

King of the Beach by Mark Huff

Nick and Teresa live on the beautiful Garden Island of Kaua'i. One particular day, the children's parents take them to the beach for a day of fun. They build a sand castle and Nick decides to pretend that he is a king…in fact, that he is the king of the whole beach. His little sister, Teresa, uses her imagination to help his pretending seem more real.    A story of cooperation and imagination.

The Sheltering Place by Mark Huff

Nick and Teresa from "King Of The Beach" are back. Their father feels they need a lesson in sharing, so he tells them a story about 3 animals that live in a beautiful valley in the middle of their garden island of Kaua'i. Dad's story is about Pua'a the Pig, Kao the goat and Moa the rooster...and how they solved a selfishness problem.

Benny the Beetle 
by Carol Peacock-Williams

Benny is a Beetle that lives on the Pacific Island of Kauai, which is the furthest northwest land in the Hawaiian chain of islands. His story appeals to children in Pre School, Pre K, Kindergarten and up through First or even Second grade. This is a three generation created, fully color illustrated book showing all of Benny's adventures among other Hawaiian fish and creatures. It is a much needed bedtime story that shows how Benny learns by experience, goes through his own personal transformation, then learns his life lesson of what really is at the end of every rainbow.

Knuckles the Hound of Hanalei
by Susan Dierker

Follow Knuckes the Hanalei Hound on his journey from the animal shelter to his new life on the beach in this beautifully illustrated children's book. The author has also included a Hawaiian Glossary to help children learn some Hawaiian words that are used in the book.

Sabrina, The Girl with a Hole in her Heart by Wendy Lewis 
is based on a true story. Sabrina, a 10-year-old girl from Africa has a heart defect that leaves her weak and tired.  Doctors in her village can't help so Sabrina must decide if she can fly alone to a faraway place to receive the surgery she needs. Awonderful read for families and classrooms, this story teaches children about the spirit and anatomy of the human heart.   

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