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.

Compiled by Nancy Arcayna


1. "Hawaiian Flowers Cut-Out Paper Dolls," Yuko Green, Island Heritage Publishing (IHP) (1)
2. "Keiki Friends Dress-Up Dolls," Yuko Green, IHP (2)
3. "Hawaiian Marine Life Color & Activity Book," Yuko Green, IHP (4)
4. "Limu - The Blue Turtle," Kimo Armitage, IHP (3)
5. "The Guide to Hawaiian Style Origami for Keiki," Jody Fukumoto, IHP (5)
6. "Humu, The Little Fish Who Wished Away His Colors," Kimberly Jackson, IHP (6)
7. "Keiki Hula Sticker Paper Doll Book," Yuko Green, IHP (7)
8. "Golden Children of Hawaii Cut-Out Dolls," Yuko Green, IHP (8)
9. "Goodnight Gecko," Gill McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading
10. "Honu'ea & Honu Coloring & Activity Book," Yuko Green, IHP (9)

Gift and Travel

1. "Hawaii's Best Local Dishes," Jean Watanabe Hee, Mutual (4)
2. "Maui Revealed, 2nd Edition," Wizard Publications (1)
3. "A Little Book of Aloha," Renata Provenzano, Mutual (6)
4. "Na Wahine," Jane Hopkins, Mutual (10)
5. "Reflections of Kauai," Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi, IHP (2)
6. "Hawaii Big Island RevealedAndrew," Doughty and Harriet Freidman, Wizard Publications
7. "Ultimate Kauai Guidebook 4th Edition," Andrew Doughty & Harriet Friedman, Wizard (5)
8. "Discover Kauai," Stu Dawrs, IHP
9. "Under a Maui Sun," Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi, IHP
10. "Ohana," Jane Hopkins, Mutual


1. "Let's Learn Little Hawaiian," Ray Helbig, Hawaiian Service (1)
2. "All About Hawaiian (in Japanese),"Albert SchutzIHP (2)
3. "Hawaii Land of Volcanoes," Jan TenBruggencate, Mutual (3)
4. "This is Kauai," Mutual
5. "Hawaiian Journey," Joseph Mullins, Mutual (4)
6. "Hawaiian Names, English Names," Eileen Root, Press Pacifica
7. "Na Pua Alii o Kauai: Ruling Chiefs of Kauai," Frederick B. Wichman, UH Press
8. "Hawaii: A Floral Paradise," Douglas Peebles and Leland Miyano, Mutual
9. "Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands," Gavan Daws, UH Press (10)
10. "Na Mele Hula Volume 1: A Collection of Hawaiian Hula Chants," Nona Beamer, UH Press


1. "Chicken Soup for the Soul of Hawaii," Health Communications Inc. (1)
2. "Marshall Island Legends," Daniel A. Klein II, Bess Press
3. "Da Jesus Book," Pidgin Bible Translation Group, Anoai Press (2)
4. "Pele and the Rivers of Fire," Bess Press
5. "Hawaii's Story," Lydia Liliuokalani, Mutual (4)
6. "Elvis in Hawaii," Jerry Hopkins, Bess Press (3)
7. "Mark Twain In Hawaii," Mark Twain, Mutual (6)
8. "Myths and Legends of Hawaii," W. D. Westerfield, Mutual (8)
9. "Legends and Myths Of Hawaii," David Kalakaua, Mutual (9)
10. "All I Asking For is My Body," Milton Murayama, UH Press


1. "The Guide to Hawaiian Style Money Folds," Jodi Fukumoto, IHP(1)
2. "Chefs of Aloha,"Various, IHP
3. "Hawaii's Birds," Hawaii Audobon Society, IHP (5)
4. "Hawaiian Lei in Crochet," Roberta Wong, IHP
5. "The Guide to Hawaiian Style Origami," Jody Fukumoto, IHP (8)
6. "Handy Hawaiian Dictionary," John F. G. Stokes, Mary Kawena Pukui, Henry P. Judd, Mutual (10)
7. "The Illustrated Atlas of Hawaii," Daws Bushnell & Berger, IHP(9)
8. "How to Make Hawaiian Ribbon Lei," Coreen Iwamoto and Jim Widess, Mutual (6)
9. "Pocket Guide to Hawaii's Birds," H. Douglas Pratt, Mutual Publishing (4)
10. "Pocket Guide To Hawaii's Flowers," Leland Miyano, Mutual (7)

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