Oceania - Hawaii, Samoa, Maori, and more

Ho'onani: Hula Warrior Cover Image
By Heather Gale, Mika Song (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735264496
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Published: Tundra Books - October 1st, 2019

An empowering celebration of identity, acceptance and Hawaiian culture based on the true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her school.

Ho'onani feels in-between. She doesn't see herself as wahine (girl) OR kane (boy). She's happy to be in the middle. But not everyone sees it that way.


Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku Cover Image
By Ellie Crowe, Richard Waldrep (Illustrator)
$11.95
ISBN: 9781600604614
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 15th, 2013

The true story of Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, six-time Olympic swimming champion and legendary surfer who popularized surfing around the world.

Growing up in Honolulu with the Pacific Ocean as his backyard, Duke Kahanamoku learned to swim and surf at a young age.


Duke Kahanamoku (You Should Meet) Cover Image
By Laurie Calkhoven, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9781481497008
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Published: Simon Spotlight - May 16th, 2017

Get to know the father of modern surfing in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should meet.”

Meet Duke Kahanamoku, three-time Olympic gold medalist and the father of modern surfing. Duke gained international fame for participating in four Olympics and won five medals in total.


The Story of Olympic Swimmer Duke Kahanamoku Cover Image
By Ellie Crowe, Richard Waldrep (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781620148525
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Published: Lee & Low Books - January 8th, 2019

This entry in the innovative Story line of chapter-book biographies focuses on Duke Kahanamoku, the six-time Olympic swimming champion and a legendary surfer who popularized surfing around the world.


Ohana Means Family Cover Image
By Ilima Loomis, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443260
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Published: Neal Porter Books - February 4th, 2020

Join the family, or ohana, as they farm taro for poi to prepare for a traditional luau celebration with a poetic text in the style of The House That Jack Built.


Dumpling Soup Cover Image
By Jama Kim Rattigan, Unknown (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316730471
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 1998

Marisa gets to help make dumplings this year to celebrate the New Year. But she worries if anyone will eat her funny-looking dumplings. Set in the Hawaiian islands, this story celebrates the joyful mix of food, customs, and languages from many cultures.


A is for Aloha: A Hawaii Alpha (Discover America State by State) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585361465
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - June 1st, 2005

Illustrated by Tammy YeeCompleting our acclaimed Discover America State by Stateseries is A is for Aloha: AHawaii Alphabet. The landscape of Hawaii is as exotic as its history and people.


Nanea: The Spirit of Aloha Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781683371380
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Published: American Girl Publishing Inc - August 27th, 2019

Nanea: Hula for the Home Front Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781683371397
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Published: American Girl Publishing Inc - August 27th, 2019

Alice on the Island: A Pearl Harbor Survival Story Cover Image
By Mayumi Shimose Poe, Alessia Trunfio (Cover Design by), Matt Forsyth (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781496580122
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Published: Stone Arch Books - February 1st, 2019

In 1941, thirteen-year-old Alice's days are filled with swimming in the Hawaiian sea, going to school, and helping watch her younger siblings. But on December 7, everything changes when she experiences an act of war, the bombing of Pearl Harbor.


Where Is the Great Barrier Reef? (Where Is?) Cover Image
By Nico Medina, Who HQ, John Hinderliter (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448486994
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 6th, 2016

In this Where Is? title, kids can explore the Great Barrier Reef—big enough to be seen from space but made up of billions of tiny living organisms.


Evonne Goolagong (Little People, BIG DREAMS #36) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711245860
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Evonne Goolagong, the inspiring indigenous Australian tennis player.

Evonne grew up on a hot, dusty farm in Australia.


One Day On Our Blue Planet: In the Outback Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781912497201
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Published: Flying Eye Books - April 1st, 2020

From breakfast to dinner, dusk to dawn, children will love spending the day with this bouncy joey to learn all about life in the outback.


Lintang and the Pirate Queen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328460301
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Published: Clarion Books - October 15th, 2019

Gutsy girls and strong women make up the diverse and appealing crew of a pirate ship that battles intrigue and deadly monsters in an action-filled fantasy adventure.

“Combine a pirate adventure of mythic proportions, a uniquely charming cast of characters, and a vivid new fantasy world, and you get Lintang and the Pirate Queen.


Call It Courage Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781416953685
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Published: Simon Pulse - January 29th, 2008

Mafatu has been afraid of the sea for as long as he can remember. Though his father is the Great Chief of Hikueru - an island whose seafaring people worship courage - Mafatu feels like an outsider. All his life he has been teased, taunted, and even blamed for storms on the sea.


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