New releases from Hawaii authors
"Girl's Day in Hawaii with Yuki-chan"
by Tokie Ikeda Ching, illustrated by Sets Arai
(Mutual Publishing, $12.95)
This is a delightful children's story that describes Japanese traditions as they are celebrated in Hawaii. The book includes directions for making origami paper dolls and recipes for special holiday foods.
"Mele Manapua Eating with Manners"
by Darryl Teruya
(Last Boy, $7)
Teruya's paperback children's book is intended for the 3-to-5-year-old age bracket. Each page has a short and simple poem that faces a full-color illustration. The story focuses on manapua, lessons about table manners and local eating customs.