Sunday, May 2, 2004


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. "Keiki Friends Dress-Up Dolls," Yuko Green, Island Heritage (3)
2. "Limu - The Blue Turtle," Kimo Armitage, Island Heritage (4)
3. "Hawaiian Flowers Cut-Out Paper Dolls," Yuko Green, Island Heritage (2)
4. "Hawaiian Marine Life Color & Activity Book," Yuko Green, Island Heritage (1)
5. "Humu, The Little Fish Who Wished Away His Colors," Kimberly Jackson, Island Heritage (5)
6. "Golden Children of Hawaii Cut-Out Dolls," Yuko Green, Island Heritage (8)
7. "Keiki Hula Sticker Paper Doll Book," Yuko Green, Island Heritage (6)
8. "Goodnight Gecko," Gill McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading (7)
9. "Honue'a & Honu: Red & Green Turtles of Hawaii," Yuko Green, Island Heritage (9)
10. "Baby Honu's Incredible Adventure," Tammy Yee, Island Heritage (10)

Gift and Travel

1. "From Fishponds to Warships: Pearl Harbor," Alan Seiden, Mutual Publishing (2)
2. "Hawaii Big Island Revealed," Andrew Doughty and Harriet Freidman, Wizard Publications (1)
3. "Capturing Oahu," Michael Stewart, Mutual
4. "A Little Book of Aloha: Spirit of Healing," Renata Provenzano, Mutual (6)
5. "Maui Revealed, 2nd Edition," Wizard (5)
6. "Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, 4th Edition," Andrew Doughty and Harriet Friedman, Wizard (8)
7. "The Island of Hawaii," Jan Tenbruggencate and Douglas Peebles, Mutual
8. "Maui: Images of Hawaii's Valley Island," Douglas Peebles, Mutual
9. "Reflections of Kauai," Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi, Island Heritage (10)
10. "Under a Maui Sun," Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi, Island Heritage


1. "Shoal of Time," Gavan Daws, University of Hawaii Press
2. "Let's Learn Little Hawaiian," Ray Helbig, Hawaiian Service (3)
3. "Hawaiian Journey," Joseph Mullins, Mutual Publishing (5)
4. "Loyal to the Land: The Legendary Parker Ranch," Billy Bergin, University of Hawaii Press (2)
5. "All About Hawaiian (in Japanese)," Albert Schutz, Island Heritage
6. "Ancient Hawaii," Herb Kane, Kawainui Press
7. "Hawaiian Names, English Names," Eileen Root, Press Pacifica (4)
8. "From a Native Daughter (Revised Edition)," Haunani-Kay Trask, University of Hawaii Press
9. "Hawaiian Mythology," Martha Beckwith, University of Hawaii Press
10. "All About Hawaiian," Albert J. Schutz, University of Hawaii Press


1. "Chicken Soup for the Soul of Hawaii," Various, Health Communications Inc. (1)
2. "Da Jesus Book," Pidgin Bible Translation Group, Anoai Press (3)
3. "Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen," Lydia Liliuokalani, Mutual (2)
4. "Tattoo," Chris McKinney, Mutual (6)
5. "Pearl Harbor: The Way It Was," Scott Stone, Island Heritage (5)
6. "Mark Twain In Hawaii," A. Grove Day, Mutual (4)
7. "Myths and Legends of Hawaii," W. D. Westervelt, Mutual (7)
8. "Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii," Mark Twain, University of Hawaii Press
9. "Legends and Myths Of Hawaii," David Kalakaua, Mutual
10. "Elvis in Hawaii," Jerry Hopkins, Bess Press (10)


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

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