Sunday, February 1, 2004

Local Publications

Hawaii Best-sellers

This list of last month's best-selling local titles was compiled using figures from the Hawaii Book Publishers Association and Bookline distributors, and reflects sales by Hawaii-based publishers. Numbers in parentheses indicate a title's previous ranking.


1. "A Hawaii Japanese New Year With Yuki-Chan," Tokie Ching, Mutual Publishing
2. "Limu - The Blue Turtle," Kimo Armitage, Island Heritage (2)
3. "Hide and Seek in Hawaii 3," Jane Hopkins and Ian Gillespie, Mutual
4. "Hide and Seek in Hawaii 2," Jane Hopkins and Ian Gillespie, Mutual
5. "Hide and Seek in Hawaii," Jane Hopkis and Ian Gillespie, Mutual
6. "Humu, The Little Fish Who Wished Away His Colors," Kimberly Jackson, Island Heritage (5)
7. "The Guide to Hawaiian Style Origami for Keiki," Jody Fukumoto,Island Heritage
8. "Goodnight Gecko," Gill McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading
9. "Honu'ea and Honu: Red and Green Sea Turtles of Hawaii," Yuko Green, Island Heritage
10. "Baby Honu Saves The Day," Tammy Yee, Island Heritage (10)

Gift and Travel

1. "Alu Like's Healthy Local Recipes," Elizabeth Meahl, Mutual
2. "Hawaii's Best Mochi Recipes," Jean Watanabe Hee, Mutual
3. "Little Book of Aloha," Renata Provenzano, Mutual (5)
4. "Paddling in Hawaii," Joss Descoteaux, Mutual
5. "You Know You're in Hawaii When...," Don Chapman, Mutual (8)
6. "Pupus: An Island Tradition," Sachi Fukuda, Bess Press (9)
7. "From Fishponds to Warships: Pearl Harbor," Alan Seiden, Mutual (6)
8. "Hawaii's Best Local Dishes," Jean Watanabe Hee, Mutual (8)
9. "Little Book of Aloha: Spirit of Healing," Renata Provenzano, Mutual
10. "Hawaii's Best Local Desserts," Jean Watanabe Hee, Mutual


1. "Then There Were None," Martha Noyes, Bess Press
2. "Loyal to the Land: The Legendary Parker Ranch," Billy Bergin, University of Hawaii Press
3. "Let's Learn Little Hawaiian," Ray Helbig, Hawaiian Service (8)
4. "Na Lei Makamae: The Treasured Lei," Marie A. McDonald and Paul R. Weissich, University of Hawaii Press (7)
5. "Kahana: How the Land Was Lost," Robert H. Stauffer, University of Hawaii Press
6. "Hawaiian Names, English Names," Eileen Root, Press Pacifica
7. "All About Hawaiian (in Japanese)," Albert Schutz, Island Heritage (4)
8. "Hawaiian Family Legends,"Matthew Kaopio, Mutual (2)
9. "Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands," Gavan Daws, University of Hawaii Press
10. "From a Native Daughter (Revised Edition)," Haunani-Kay Trask, University of Hawaii Press


1. "Chicken Soup for the Soul of Hawaii," Health Communications Inc. (5)
2. "Christmas Talk Story," Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Bess Press (2)
3. "Da Jesus Book," Pidgin Bible Translation Group, Anoai Press (6)
4. "Potiki," Patricia Grace, University of Hawaii Press
5. "Hawaii's Story," Lydia Liliuokalani, Mutual (8)
6. "Red Sun," Richard Ziegler and Patrick M. Patterson, Bess Press
7. "Honolulu Homicide," Gary Dias and Robbie Dingeman, Bess Press (1)
8. "All I Asking For is My Body," Milton Murayama, University of Hawaii Press
9. "Myths and Legends of Hawaii," W.D. Westervelt, Mutual
10. "Tattoo," Chris McKinney, Mutual


1. "Making Eyelash Crochet Leis," Coryn Tanaka and May Masaki, Bess Press
2. "The Guide to Hawaiian Style Money Folds," Jodi Fukumoto, Island Heritage(1)
3. "The Guide to Hawaiian Style Origami Charms," Jody Fukumoto, Island Heritage (2)
4. "Things Hawaiian - Guide To Hawaiian Language," Albert Schutz, Island Heritage
5. "The Guide to Hawaiian Style Origami," Jody Fuku-moto, Island Heritage (5)
6. "How to Play the Hawaiian Ukulele," University of Hawaii Lab School, Mutual (4)
7. "Chefs of Aloha," Various, Island Heritage
8. "Hawaiian Dictionary," Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert, University of Hawaii Press
9. "Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Birds," H. Douglas Pratt and Douglas Peebles, Mutual (7)
10. "New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary," Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert with Esther T. Mookini and Yu Mapuanqa Nishizawa, University of Hawaii Press

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