New releases from Hawaii authors
"Hawaiian and English"
By Kawika Kapahulehua (Kamahoi Press, $9.95)
This picture vocabulary book provides an enjoyable and effective means for teaching basic Hawaiian and English vocabulary to children and adults. The book's format, in which parts of a whole picture are analyzed and synthesized separately, is a unique and interesting way to teach a language.
"When Buddy Met Mi"
By Melanie Carroll (Bishop Museum Press, $9.99)
Melanie Carroll realized that she "should use her passion for animals to construct stories that teach valuable lessons for kids about animal care." This full-color booklet is the first in a series that she plans to release, and all of her books will have a portion of sales donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.