is not in alphabetical order, nor is it even a beginning for the total
number of books available on Hawaiiana, Island Cooking, Hula, Flora and
Fauna, Legends, Hawaiian Quilting and on and on...
My hope is to only to suggest that there is some fine reading to be had
and that this partial list will start you looking!
Thanks to Cook's Discoveries in Waimea for their help in compiling
this list. All books listed below can be found at their shop.
Kaiulani of Hawaii
by Kristin Zambucka
The haunting story of the Scottish-Hawaiian Princess Victoria Kaiulani;
the fragile beauty who, as heir-apparent was groomed all of her life to
be the future Queen of Hawaii. Despite the struggles of loyal Royalists
who fought for the beleaguered throne, Kaiulani's birthright was swept
away forever when the Monarchy was overthrown in January,1893. Hawaii
was annexed to the United States on August 12, 1898. The Princess died
seven months later, at the age of twenty-three.
by The Junior League of Hawaii
Over 360 triple tested recipes reflecting the varied cultures of the
Islands. Includes glossary, fish chart and guide for a Hawaiian Luau.
Taste of Aloha
by The Junior League of Hawaii
Another collection of Island family favorites. Over 280 triple tested
recipes, with helpful hints noted that can be prepared quickly and easily
by today's busy cooks.
- The Kona Nightingale
by Vonnie Lyons
by Karen Doughtery
the adventures of Keikilani the singing donkey as she travels from the
mountains to the sea on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Featherwork in Old Hawaii
John Dominis Holt
photographed history of feather work in Hawaii, with photos of the most
treasured objects in the Pacific collections around the world. Also available
Lei as an Art
complete instructional book on the making of feather lei-wili-paepae (traditional)
and humupapa (contemporary).
for cleaning and preparing of materials with the same history and values.
This book presents 48 historic
contemporary quilts, in full color, that trace the history of the islands.
the influences of the missionaries and traders to annexation by the USA
and subsequent statehood.
Reiko Mochinaga Brandon
52 Hawaiian quilts in full color that includes 37 historic quilts from
the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Bishop Museum, the Daughters of Hawaii.
15 contemporary quilts. Text in English and Japanese.
Quilting 20 Blocks
A collection of full sized patterns for creating strikingly, beautiful
quilts. Includes instructions and tips.
of the Big Island
John RK Clark
A carefully researched guide to the topography under and beside the water,
geology, flora and fauna of the beaches of the Big Island. With maps and
the Big Island Hiking Trails
Trails for all skill levels; from beaches and lava flows to rain forests
and snowy mountains. Including history, directions, topographical maps
and photos for each trail.
Chefs of Hawaii
From the Great Chefs television series, signature dishes from Hawaii's
talented great chefs. New Hawaiian cuisine for the home kitchen with over
Acollection of favorite ghost stories that celebrate the supernatural
traditions of Hawaii. based upon first hand encounters with spirits, strange
beings, poltergeists, fireballs and other "things that go bump in
Mary K Pukui and Alfons L Korn
This anthology embraces a wide variety of song-poems, post-missionary
chants, gospel hymns, heroic chants and works for commoners.
Clarise B Taylor; Illustrations
by Mary Luane Aitken
A treasury of ancient Hawaiian facts and lore, including birth omens,
tapa making, farmer's calendar, stars as guides, Hawaiian medicine and
Dorothy B Barrere, Mary Kawena Pukui and Marion Kelly
This is an exposition of the hula as described and depicted from the period
of first European contact to modern times.
Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman
This is about the hula 'ala'apapa, a genre of ancient hula that predates
the so-called modern hula of the Kalakaua era.
Nathaniel B Emerson
The tale of Pele, the fire goddess, her beloved siter Hi'iaka and their
lover Lohi'au is told through chant, riddle, prayer and story.
in Hawaiian Culture
Beatrice H Krauss
An introduction to the ethnobotany of the ancient Hawaiians that describes
how plants and plant materials were used in food, housing, canoes, clothes