New releases from Hawaii authors
Illustrated by Jon J. Murakami, BeachHouse Publishing, $7.95
Local artist Jon J. Murakami has made a name for himself in Hawaii as a prolific and talented cartoonist, and his newest hardcover children's rhyme book, "Geckos Surf," is another great example of his whimsical style. Small children will love his colorful and zany portrayal of geckos.
By Jerry Hopkins, Bess Press, $14.95
This hardcover book is by Jerry Hopkins, a 20-year veteran of Rolling Stone magazine and the author of three other books about Elvis Presley. Hopkins also wrote biographies of Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Raquel Welch and Yoko Ono. A resident of Hawaii from 1976 to 1993, he now lives in Thailand.