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. Compiled by Nancy Arcayna.


1. "Limu - The Blue Turtle," Kimo Armitage, Island Heritage (2)

2. "Hawaiian Flowers Cut-Out Paper Dolls," Yuko Green, Island Heritage (1)

3. "Keiki Hula Sticker Paper Doll Book," Yuko Green, Island Heritage (5)

4. "The Guide to Hawaiian Style Origami for Keiki," Jody Fukumoto, Island Heritage (8)

5. "Goodnight Gecko," Gill McBarnet, Ruwanga Trading (9)

6. "Honu'ea & Honu Coloring & Activity Book," Yuko Green, Island Heritage

7. "Humu, The Little Fish Who Wished Away His Colors," Kimberly Jackson, Island Heritage (6)

8. "Hawaiian Marine Life Color & Activity Book," Yuko Green, Island Heritage (3)

9. "Hide and Seek in Hawaii," Jane Hopkis & Ian Gillespie, Mutual Publishing

10. "Golden Children of Hawaii Cut-Out Dolls," Yuko Green, Island Heritage

Gift and Travel

1. "Great Chefs of Hawaii," Kaui Philpotts, Mutual

2. "A Little Book of Aloha," Renata Provenzano, Mutual (2)

3. "Maui Revealed Ultimate Guidebook," Andrew Doughty and Harriet Friedman, Wizard Publications (3)

4. "A Little Book of Aloha: Spirit of Healing," Renata Provenzano, Mutual

5. "Hawaii's Best Local Dishes," Jean Watanabe Hee, Mutual Publishing (4)

6. "Sam Choy's Sampler," Chef Sam Choy, Mutual

7. "Hawaii Big Island Revealed," Andrew Doughty and Harriet Freidman, Wizard Publications (5)

8. "Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, 3rd Edition,"Andrew Doughty and Harriet Friedman,Wizard Publications (6)

9. "Hawaii's Best Local Desserts," Jean Watanabe Hee, Mutual (8)

10. "From Fishponds to Warships: Pearl Harbor," Alan Seiden, Mutual (1)


1. "Let's Learn Little Hawaiian," Ray Helbig, Hawaiian Service

2. "Hawaiian Journey," Joseph Mullins, Mutual (2)

3. "All About Hawaiian (in Japanese)," Albert Schutz, Island Heritage (7)

4. "Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands,"Gavan Daws, University of Hawaii Press

5. "Glen Grant's Chicken Skin Tales," Glen Grant, Mutual (4)

6. "Hawaiian Names, English Names," Eileen Root, Press Pacifica (3)

7. "Holy Man: Father Damien of Molokai," Gavin Daws, University of Hawaii Press

8. "Pele Goddess Of Hawaii Volcanoes," Herb Kane, Herb Kane

9. "Hawaii Looking Back," Glen Grant and Bennett Hymar, Mutual Publishing

10. "This is Kauai," Mutual


1. "Chicken Soup for the Soul of Hawaii," Health Communications Inc. (1)

2. "All I Asking For is My Body," Milton Murayama, University of Hawaii Press

3. "Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen," Lydia Liliuokalani, Mutual (4)

4. "Myths and Legends of Hawaii," W. D. Westervelt, Mutual Publishing (6)

5. "Mark Twain In Hawaii," Mark Twain, Mutual (5)

6. "The Tattoo," Chris McKinney, Mutual (7)

7. "Legends and Myths Of Hawaii," David Kalakaua, Mutual (10)

8. "Tales of the Tikongs," Epeli Hau'ofa, University of Hawaii Press

9. "Stories of Hawaii," Jack London, Mutual (9)

10. "Betrayal of Liliuokalani,"Helena Allen, Mutual


1. "The Guide to Hawaiian Style Money Folds," Jodi Fukumoto, Island Heritage (1)

2. "Things Hawaiian - Guide To Hawaiian Language," Albert Schutz, Island Heritage (3)

3. "How to Play the Hawaiian Ukulele," University of Hawaii Lab School, Mutual (4)

4. "Chefs of Aloha," Island Heritage

5. "New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary," Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert with Esther T. Mookini and Yu Mapuanqa Nishizawa, University of Hawaii Press (2)

6. "How to Make Hawaiian Ribbon Lei," Coreen Iwamoto Jim Widess, Mutual Publishing

7. "Pocket Guide To Hawaii's Flowers," Leland Miyano, Mutual (7)

8. "Handy Hawaiian Dictionary," John F. G. Stokes, Mary Kawena Pukui, Henry P. Judd, Mutual (8)

9. "Hawaii's Birds," Hawaii Audobon Society, Island Heritage (9)

10. "Hawaii's Fishes," John Hoover, Mutual (6)

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