Christmas stories to read with the kids!

by Misty on December 22, 2011
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You’ve baked and frosted cookies, done some Christmas crafts, decorated the house and sung numerous carols. You’ve already read and watched all the classics. What can you do to keep the momentum going this holiday? Here are some new (and …

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Keiki Book Review: Geckos 12 Days of Christmas

by Alex on December 19, 2011
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We here at Hawaii Book Blog LOVE the Geckos series of keiki board books.  You need only read our previous reviews of Gecko books, Geckos Make a Rainbow and Geckos Up, Geckos Down, to see that we are consistently …

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Holiday Huki-Links 2011

by Alex on December 19, 2011
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Holiday Huki-Links is a special edition of Huki-Links where we share all of the holiday book gift guides we’ve been reading and finding on the Internet. It’s essentially our guide to gift guides!

There’s lots of great book lists …

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Book Review – Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii

by Alex on December 17, 2011
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[gn_quote] Decades after the August AD 79 eruption that buried Pompeii and its sister cities, Pliny the Younger chronicled how his beloved neighborhood had disappeared into the earth.  Frances Kakugawa is Pliny the Younger to a modern Pompeii called Kapoho.…
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Book End: Weekend of December 16, 2011

by Alex on December 16, 2011
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It’s time…it’s time…it’s Book End Time! Welcome to this week’s Book End, highlighting the week’s literary and library events here in Hawaiʻi.

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Now on to the events…

Friday, December 16

  • Special Children’s Storytime – Come to Wahiawa for
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Keiki Book Review: Little Mouse’s Hawaiian Christmas Present

by Misty on December 13, 2011
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Little Mouse’s Hawaiian Christmas Present (Mutual Publishing, 2011) by Mora Ebie and illustrated by Holly Braffett is one of this season’s cutest Christmas books for kids.

Little Mouse is having a problem we can all relate with. He …

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Book Blogger Holiday Swap 2011!

by Misty on December 12, 2011
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Each year the book blogging community gets together during the holidays and does a gift swap. It’s like a secret santa for book lovers and every year we try to send out local books according to what our secret book …

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Keiki Book Review – Tasi’s Gift: A Tale of Samoa

by Alex on December 11, 2011
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Calabash Books, established in 2007, create finely illustrated children’s picture books that traverse the cultures along the Pacific Rim through fun and engaging stories. In previous installments, the author team of Tamara Montgomery and Jodi Parry Belknap along with …

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Book End: Weekend of December 9, 2011

by Alex on December 9, 2011
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It’s time…it’s time…it’s Book End Time! Welcome to this week’s Book End, highlighting the week’s literary and library events here in Hawaiʻi.

Book Fairs

From Friday to Saturday at Barnes & Noble Kahala Mall; they will welcome friends, …

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Local Book Puts Modern Spin on Hawaiian Legends

by Misty on December 8, 2011
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Don’t Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New (Watermark Publishing, 2011) is a compilation of short stories and excerpts from local authors inspired by Hawaiian legends. Edited by Christine Thomas with a Foreword by Puakea Nogelmeier, Don’t Look

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Bookish Novels on the Big Screen at Doris Duke Theatre

by Alex on December 5, 2011
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News Release from the Honolulu Academy of Arts Newsletter

 

Escape the holiday madness with seven great film adaptations of great novels at the Doris Duke Theatre located in the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Included in the series are …

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