Baby Honu s Incredible Journey Book

Baby Honu s Incredible Journey

  • Author : Tammy Yee
  • Publisher : Island Heritage Pub
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 0896102858

Baby Honu s Incredible Journey Excerpt :

The adventures of a baby turtle as he attempts to crawl to the ocean after being born.

Baby Honu Saves the Day Book

Baby Honu Saves the Day

  • Author : Island Heritage Publishing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Hawaii
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 0896103277

Baby Honu Saves the Day Excerpt :

Baby Honu, a tiny sea turtle, helps a dolphin named Mama Nai'a find her lost keiki, and gains self-confidence in the process.

Limu the Blue Turtle Book

Limu the Blue Turtle

  • Author : Island Heritage Publishing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Friendship
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 0896103544

Limu the Blue Turtle Excerpt :

Limu was different than all the other Hawaiian sea turtles - he was blue! But while other turtles made fun of him, Limu still had fun growing up in the sea, bodysurfing the big waves, laughing with seals and making friends big and small. Follow Limu's adventures, as he discovers that no matter what he looks like on the outside, others like him because of the good turtle he is on the inside.

Expecting Sunshine Book

Expecting Sunshine

  • Author : Alexis Marie Chute
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631527012

Expecting Sunshine Excerpt :

“An amazingly moving and emotional story that any woman―or any parent―can easily relate to.” ―Jennifer Hamilton, Editor, Canadian Family magazine Expecting Sunshine is a multi-award-winning memoir and a Kirkus Review BEST INDIE BOOK of 2017 Anyone who has experienced—or knows someone who has experienced—miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or other forms of pregnancy and baby loss should read Expecting Sunshine, including those considering or already pregnant again. After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.” She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together. It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover her identity—just in time, she hopes, to welcome her next child. In the forty weeks of her pregnancy, Chute grapples with her strained marriage, shaken faith, and medical diagnosis, with profound results. Glowing with riveting and gorgeous prose, Expecting Sunshine chronicles the anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby while still grieving for the child that came before—enveloping readers with insightful observations on grief and healing, life and death, and the incredible power of a mother’s love. Letter from a reader: I just finished your beautiful book Expecting Sunshine and felt compelled to reach out and say thank you. A few days after I found out I miscarried, a few days before my D&C, I went to Barnes & Noble in hopes of finding a guidebook or self-help book of how to heal and cope with miscarriage or loss of a child. I searched every feasible location: self-help, psychology, family planning, childcare. With tears in my eyes I was too embarrassed to ask anyone at the counter for help. There I was already utterly heartbroken and feeling more alone than ever. Not a single book

Hawaiian Ocean Lullaby Book

Hawaiian Ocean Lullaby

  • Author : Beth Greenway
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1933067683

Hawaiian Ocean Lullaby Excerpt :

Affordable Excellence Book

Affordable Excellence

  • Author : William A. Haseltine
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815724162

Affordable Excellence Excerpt :

"Today Singapore ranks sixth in the world in healthcare outcomes well ahead of many developed countries, including the United States. The results are all the more significant as Singapore spends less on healthcare than any other high-income country, both as measured by fraction of the Gross Domestic Product spent on health and by costs per person. Singapore achieves these results at less than one-fourth the cost of healthcare in the United States and about half that of Western European countries. Government leaders, presidents and prime ministers, finance ministers and ministers of health, policymakers in congress and parliament, public health officials responsible for healthcare systems planning, finance and operations, as well as those working on healthcare issues in universities and think-tanks should know how this system works to achieve affordable excellence."--Publisher's website.

Moki and the Magic Surfboard Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Moki and the Magic Surfboard

  • Author : Bruce Hale
  • Publisher : Words & Pictures
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Geckos
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0962128058

Moki and the Magic Surfboard Excerpt :

Moki the surfing gecko learns the value of friendship when a wise old Menehune man helps him catch the biggest wave in the world and asks for an important favor in return.

Iki  the Littlest Opihi Book

Iki the Littlest Opihi

  • Author : Island Heritage Publishing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Age 12 and up
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 0896100197

Iki the Littlest Opihi Excerpt :

Humu  the Little Fish Who Wished Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Humu the Little Fish Who Wished

  • Author : Island Heritage Publishing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Fishes
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 0896103471

Humu the Little Fish Who Wished Excerpt :

Humu - his Hawaiian name is Humuhumunukunukuapuaa - is a beautiful but shy fish who wishes he was all one color, like his two best friends. Unhappy with the way he looks, Humu swims far, far from home, and asks a wise, magical whale to take his colors away. He would rather be able to blend into the sand. But when Humu returns, his friends help him realize how beautiful his true appearance really is. Can Humu find the wise whale in time to get his colors back?

Hive Mind Book

Hive Mind

  • Author : Garett Jones
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804797054

Hive Mind Excerpt :

Over the last few decades, economists and psychologists have quietly documented the many ways in which a person's IQ matters. But, research suggests that a nation's IQ matters so much more. As Garett Jones argues in Hive Mind, modest differences in national IQ can explain most cross-country inequalities. Whereas IQ scores do a moderately good job of predicting individual wages, information processing power, and brain size, a country's average score is a much stronger bellwether of its overall prosperity. Drawing on an expansive array of research from psychology, economics, management, and political science, Jones argues that intelligence and cognitive skill are significantly more important on a national level than on an individual one because they have "positive spillovers." On average, people who do better on standardized tests are more patient, more cooperative, and have better memories. As a result, these qualities—and others necessary to take on the complexity of a modern economy—become more prevalent in a society as national test scores rise. What's more, when we are surrounded by slightly more patient, informed, and cooperative neighbors we take on these qualities a bit more ourselves. In other words, the worker bees in every nation create a "hive mind" with a power all its own. Once the hive is established, each individual has only a tiny impact on his or her own life. Jones makes the case that, through better nutrition and schooling, we can raise IQ, thereby fostering higher savings rates, more productive teams, and more effective bureaucracies. After demonstrating how test scores that matter little for individuals can mean a world of difference for nations, the book leaves readers with policy-oriented conclusions and hopeful speculation: Whether we lift up the bottom through changing the nature of work, institutional improvements, or freer immigration, it is possible that this period of massive global inequality will be a short season by the standards o

Humu Book


  • Author : Kimberly A. Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Fishes
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1149397334

Humu Excerpt :

Humu - his Hawaiian name is Humuhumunukunukuapuaa - is a beautiful but shy fish who wishes he was all one color, like his two best friends. Unhappy with the way he looks, Humu swims far, far from home, and asks a wise, magical whale to take his colors away. He would rather be able to blend into the sand. But when Humu returns, his friends help him realize how beautiful his true appearance really is. Can Humu find the wise whale in time to get his colors back?

Man Descending Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Man Descending

  • Author : Guy Vanderhaeghe
  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Release Date : 2010-12-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551995687

Man Descending Excerpt :

These superbly crafted stories reveal an astonishing range, with settings that vary from a farm on the Canadian prairies to Bloomsbury in London, from a high-rise apartment to a mine-shaft. Vanderhaeghe has the uncanny ability to show us the world through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy as convincingly as he reveals it through the eyes of an old man approaching senility. Moving from the hilarious farce of teenage romance all the way to the numbing tragedy of life in a ward for incurables, these twelve stories inspire belief, admiration, and enjoyment, and come together to form a vibrant chronicle of human experience from a gifted observer of life’s joys and tribulations. This is Guy Vanderhaeghe’s brilliant first book of fiction.

Island I  Shipwreck Book

Island I Shipwreck

  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-06-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545630740

Island I Shipwreck Excerpt :

An action-packed survival suspense from bestselling and award-winning author Gordon Korman. Six kids. One shipwreck. One desert island. They didn't want to be on the boat in the first place. They were sent there as punishment, or as a character-building experience. Now the adults are gone, and the quest for survival has begun.

North Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings


  • Author : Nick Dowson
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9781536220933

North Excerpt :

“A treat for middle-graders of an ecological bent.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review) At the top of our world is a huge wild place called the Arctic. In the winter, it is a cold and barren land, where few animals can survive. But when spring comes, it attracts animals from every corner of the earth. This lushly illustrated picture book celebrates the resilient wildlife and barren, beautiful landscapes of the Arctic Circle, tracing the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to the Arctic and reminding the reader of the hardships and harmony of life in the wild. Back matter includes additional information about the arctic, a glossary, and an index.

Raising a Bilingual Child Book

Raising a Bilingual Child

  • Author : Barbara Zurer Pearson
  • Publisher : Random House Reference
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400009503

Raising a Bilingual Child Excerpt :

If you would like your children to experience the benefits of becoming bilingual, but you aren’t sure how to teach them a second language, then Raising a Bilingual Child is the perfect step-by-step guide for you. Raising a Bilingual Child provides parents with information, encouragement, and practical advice for creating a positive bilingual environment. It offers both an overview of why parents should raise their children to speak more than one language and detailed steps parents can take to integrate two languages into their child’s daily routine. Raising a Bilingual Child also includes inspirational first-hand accounts from parents. It dispels the myth that bilingualism may hinder a child’s academic performance and explains that learning languages at a young age can actually enhance a child’s overall intellectual development.