March Rec-Fest Book 3: Gecko and Mosquito

by Alex on March 13, 2010
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We are two hours into the First Book-Oahu Book Fair here at Barnes & Noble Kahala and it has been a busy day so far.  We’ve already had Midweek’s “Click Chick” Alison Stewart read for storytime, followed by a wild …

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March Rec-Fest Book 2: Where Are My Slippers

by Misty on March 13, 2010
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Story time has just begun and it’s my turn to blog a book review! I just finished singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” with some First Book-Oahu volunteers, in front of about 30 kids! They’re all so adorable …

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March Rec-Fest Book 1: Grandpa’s Magic Banyan Tree

by Alex on March 13, 2010
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I am coming to you live from Barnes & Noble Kahala where we are proud sponsors of the First Book-Oahu Book Fair here today.  The Book Fair will be ongoing throughout the day and tomorrow—basically it is a fundraising event …

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Book End: Weekend of March 12, 2010

by Alex on March 12, 2010
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For us, this is a big weekend here at Hawaii Book Blog.  Once again we will be having a keiki Rec-Fest, similar to the one we had in August 2009—also at a Barnes & Noble Kahala First Book-Oahu fundraising event.  …

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HBB T-shirt GIVEAWAY & March Rec-Fest!

by Misty on March 11, 2010
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There’re only 2 DAYS left before our live Rec-Fest to support First Book-Oahu’s Bookfair and Fundraiser at Barnes & Noble Kahala Mall!

We’d love to review keiki Hawaiiana books suggested by HBB readers but no one has suggested anything yet! …

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Please Stand By…

by Alex on March 10, 2010
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We seem to be experiencing some technical difficulties with the formatting of our website.  On occasion I have noticed when loading Hawaii Book Blog, the page comes out very roughly formatted, yet there are other times when everything looks perfectly …

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Book Review: Tutu’s Da Kine Hawaii

by Alex on March 8, 2010
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Tutu’s Da Kine Hawaii is a picture book written and drawn by Dr. Kurt Schulz, who dedicates it “to all Hawaiians who…have lost their freedom of self-determination against their will.”   Schulz’s history is one in which he escaped the tragedies …

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Book review: A Grain of Sand

by Misty on March 6, 2010
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“To see the world in a grain of  sand…” is how William Blake begins his famous poem Auguries of Innocence. And it’s also how this book is introduced. Sometimes there’s limitless beauty in the smallest of things.

At the …

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Book Review: Words of Wisdom

by Alex on March 4, 2010
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Upon inspecting the cover of this little square book, I swear the Buddha contains a glint of confident mischief in his eye along with a hint of a humorous smile.  This is all quite befitting Words of Wisdom (Koa Books, …

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Sayonara for now… be right back!

by Alex on March 2, 2010
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We’re going on vacation!  Woohoo!  Hawaii Book Blog will be on absent leave for the next week in Tokyo, Japan.  This means no Book End post on Friday and not as many book and event tweets as per usual on …

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Book Signing with Jerilyn Ito (3/6/10)

by Alex on March 1, 2010
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Date: Saturday, March 6
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Milano Freezer at the Manoa Marketplace

Jerilyn Ito, the author of a new children’s book Finding Our ‘Ohana, will have her very first book signing event at the …

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