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2012 Book of the Year: Ka Honua Ola by Dr. Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele
ʻŌʻili pulelo ke ahi o Halemaʻumaʻu
The fire has returned to Halemaʻumaʻu! Ka Honua Ola has brought home two awards from the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association—the award for excellence in Hawaiian language, culture, and history, and the Samuel M. Kamakau Award for book of the year.
The Kamakau Award recognizes excellence in subject matter, quality of production, and innovation in digital content. With launches on two islands plus a robust website that includes video footage of oli and hula performances and author interviews, Ka Honua Ola’s presence has been felt in multiple geographic and virtual communities.
E Pele ē, huaʻina hoʻi
Ka Honua Ola has been around for a while—from a three-ring binder in the 1980s with limited distribution, to the present-day library-bound edition available to all. And when you consider the twenty-five archaic chants in the book, this culturally rich content has been around even longer, in the ancestral memory of our lāhui. The mele had just been waiting to be unwrapped, decoded, and rebirthed by the proper vessel.
ʻO Pelehonuamea, he Pualani
Ancestral memories come as a gift. Now is the time to receive Ka Honua Ola and revisit our profound connection to the living earth.
ʻEliʻeli kau mai!
Descend. Deepen the revelation. Check out Ka Honua Ola by Dr. Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele today!
Mohala Mai and Lau Nehenehe!
Hau, a young girl from Ko'olauloa, is overshadowed by her beautiful and talented older sisters named Niu, Pühala, and Lehua. But with the help of her kupuna, Hau begins to blossom as she discovers her unique talents and contributions. Watch the latest animated episode of Lau Nehenehe today!
Merrie Monarch 2011 DVDs and Blu-Rays Are In!
If you’d like to purchase a copy, please visit our store!
Feed Me! (Hawaiian) Now Available for the iPhone, iPad and your desktop computer! (it's free!)
Feed Me! (Hawaiian) is an iPhone app that was jointly developed by Kamehameha Publishing and Edutainment Resources, Inc.
Learning Hawaiian words is as easy and fun as feeding the purple monster! Through the Feed Me! app, keiki (children) practice basic math skills and pattern recognition while the whole ‘ohana (family) learns Hawaiian vocabulary, sentence patterns, and pronunciation. No Hawaiian language knowledge required!
Feed the little monster the correct “food” he is thinking of and unlock trophies for your trophy case!
Feed the monster the wrong item and he might get sick. But don’t worry; you’ll have the chance to try the question again later in the game.
Poke the monster for fun and enjoy the funny sounds and movements the monster does throughout the game.
This app includes two games — each has 100 fun questions on basic numbers, colors, shapes, basic math concepts, pattern recognition, and much more. Get the App now!
Kohala Kuamoʻo: Naeʻoleʻs Race to Save a King (Revised Edition Now Available)
When a prophecy proclaims that the unborn Kamehameha would overshadow the ruling chiefs, his life is in danger. Naeʻole, the trusted attendant of Kamehamehaʻs mother, races across Kohala to save the infant Kamehameha.
Retold by three generations of the Kawaiʻaeʻa ʻohana, descendants of Naeʻole. Purchase the book today!
Preoder the 2011 Merrie Monarch Festival DVD
Experience the grace and grandeur of the 2011 Merrie Monarch Festival with this commemorative DVD set. From the rich cultural traditions of the hula kahiko to the vibrant artistry of the hula ‘auana, this collection captures the world’s most prestigious hula competition on 4 DVDs. Preoder today!
Congratulations to Our Award-Winning Authors!
We are pleased to announce that No ka Wai o ka Puna Hou was awarded the Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award of excellence in Children's Hawaiʻi literature. ʻO Kaina ke Kumu Koa was also honored with an honorable mention in the same category.
KS Internal Ordering Process
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Discount for Hawai'i Educational Institutions
As part of Kamehameha Schools’ commitment to extend its educational reach, Kamehameha Publishing is offering a 60 percent discount to schools and other educational institutions and programs in Hawai'i that service preschool through grade 12 students. Find out more by clicking here.
Spotlight - Kohala Kuamoʻo
Kohala Kuamoʻo: Naeʻole's Race to Save a King - An exciting children's story about Naeʻole and his race to save an infant Kamehameha. A Kohala oral tradition passed on by Kūpuna and retold by three generations of the Kawaiʻaeʻa ʻohana, who are descendants of Naeʻole. Check it out!