Suggested Reading List
Hawaii: The Aloha State
Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted
Description: Ages 7+
Discover Hawaii's Sandy Beaches and Tidepools
Author: Katherine Orr
Hawaii Facts and Symbols
Author: Emily McAuliffe
Hawaii's Sea Creatures: A Guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates
Author: Hoover, John P.
Description: Hawaii's seas teem with life. Living creatures--swimming, creeping, floating or crawling--have invaded every possible undersea habitat. They have multiplied and diversified into every imaginable shape and form, from 20-foot giant squids to tiny creatures living between sand grains. Ninety percent of these animals are invertebrates-- animals without backbones. Many are beautiful, a few are bizarre, all are fascinating.
This book, a sequel to the John Hoover's best-selling guide Hawai`i's Fishes, leads the reader deeper into the undersea realm with 660 underwater photographs of over 500 species of lobsters, shrimps, crabs, shells, octopus, corals, anemones, urchins, stars, sponges, slugs and a host of other lesser-known creatures. Virtually all the animals encountered by snorkelers, divers and beachgoers in Hawai`i are here. Hoover provides scientific, common and Hawaiian names for each animal, as well as a wealth of information on its natural history, ecology, cultural importance, and even suitability for aquariums.
Hawaii: The Islands of Life
Author: Daws, Gavan
Description: This full-color, 156 page award-winning book tells the fascinating story of the Hawaiian Islands and their wildlife.
Hawaiian Coral Reef Ecology
Author: Gulko, David
Description: Filled with color photographs, graphics, diagrams and cartoons, each page will pull you into the process of discovery as you learn more about the vital role coral reefs play.
Hawaiian Plants and Animals Coloring Book
Author: YS Green
Description: Rich cross-section of the islands' characteristic flora and fauna accurately depicted in 44 excellent illustrations. Ready-to-color images of the mango, breadfruit, wild ginger, prickly poppy, tree fern, and other plants, plus such exotic forms of animal and plant life as the slipper lobster, cone-headed grasshopper, damselfly, and house gecko. Includes brief descriptive captions. Ages 8+
Islands in a Far Sea: Nature and Man in Hawaii
Author: Culliney, John L.
Description: Beginning some 1,500 years ago, Hawaii was one of the last Edens to be exploited by human beings, and its transformation has been among the most rapid. Seeking to improve life, humans have grossly altered the living nature of the Islands from the coral reefs to the volcanic summits. Since the first arrival of Polynesian canoes, Hawaii has been a venue of accelerating extinction and today leads the United States in the rate of permanent loss of native plants and animals.
Kid Stuff About the Ocean Creatures of Hawaii
Description: Mazes, puzzles, games, and activities that teach children about Hawaii's diverse marine life. Ages 8+
Sea Turtles: An Ecological Guide
Author: Gulko, David and Eckert, Karen
Description: Explore the amazing world of sea turtles - their natural history, their life cycles, habitats and their struggles against the mounting threats posed by humans. Sea Turtles: An Ecological Guide is a must-have for educators, biologists, conservationists, and divers. Over 200 photographs and illustrations clearly depict every facet of a sea turtles life and habitat. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book benefits the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST.) Dr. Gulko is a widely recognized expert in coral reef ecosystems who is now a coral reef ecology manager for the state of Hawaii. Dr. Eckert is a sea turtle ecologist and a professor at Duke University.
The Book of Honu: Enjoying and Learning about Hawai'i's Sea Turtles
Author: Peter Bennett, Ursula Keuper-Bennett
Description: Accessibly written and extensively illustrated, The Book of Honu will alert turtle enthusiasts on what to expect when they come across these gentle creatures and how to observe them respectfully.
The Illustrated Atlas of Hawaii
Author: Gavan Daws, O.A. Bushnell, Andrew Berger
Description: This perennial favorite offers a wonderful introduction to the Hawaiian Islands. With its active volcanos, pristine beaches, dramatic sunsets, and leisurely lifestyle, Hawaii has something for everyone. This large-format tribute deepens readers' understanding of this unique state. The authors profile historical events from Hawaii s discovery to its statehood. They present a fascinating range of facts about the ecology of the islands, including its rare plants and animals, and a sampling of local expressions. The Illustrated Atlas of Hawaii is equally useful as a reliable reference, a keepsake for visitors, and a lively read for anyone interested in learning more about this island paradise. Offering a wonderful introduction to the Hawaiian Islands, its colorful illustrations graciously complement the enlightening text. Written by experts on Hawaii s history and heritage, this unique atlas contains an abundance of fascinating information on some of the world s most beautiful islands.
The Incredible Coral Reef: Another Active-Learning Book for Kids
Author: Toni Albert
Description: The Incredible Coral Reef, winner of a Teachers' Choice Award and a Parents' Choice Approval, invites kids to explore the dazzling coral reefs and to learn how we can help protect them. The book has loads of activities! Kids can make a wave bottle or a fish print, learn how to adopt a sea turtle, or explore a tide pool with a viewing box. The author's "Reef Report" is a delightful journal of her underwater adventures, which include swimming with stingrays, exploring a sunken wreck, and holding a baby sea turtle. Her stories inspire youngsters to respect and protect the living reefs, and she gives practical advice on how to do it. The Incredible Coral Reef is meticulously researched, contains up-to-date information, beautiful photos and artwork, and helpful references, including a glossary, a bibliography of books for kids about the rainforest, and lists of environmental organizations and rainforest exhibits. Great teacher resource! Reproducible pages. Grades 3-8.
The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes: Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Whales & Seals
Author: Hoover, John P.
Description: The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes, Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Whales, and Seals features more pictures, more stories, and more species than any other softcover field guide. Clear underwater photos and scientifically up-to-date descriptions make it easy and fun to identify 386 Hawaiian reef and shore fishes. The ten whale, dolphin, and turtle species seen most often in Hawai`i are included too. Indispensible for snorkelers, divers, teachers, students, and anyone else interested in the sea, this is the ultimate identification book for Hawaiian marine vertebrate animals.