Pre-Trip Fun for Maui, Hawaii
"Lilo and Stitch" -- A lonely little Hawaiian girl adopts an escapee alien in a fun, animated adventure for kids. (Babies to School Age)
"Pearl Harbor" -- This somewhat graphic romantic story explores the events that launched the U.S. into World War II. (Pre-Teens and up)
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake -- Pineapple is one of Maui's main exports.
Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread -- Bananas are also a popular fruit grown in Hawaii.
Mini-Spam Sandwiches -- Because of their rich military history, Spam is an essential part of Hawaiians' diets. In fact, it's even served in fast-food restaurants.
"In One Tidepool: Crabs, Snails, and Salty Tails" by Anthony Fredericks -- A rhyming tale of barnacles, fish, snails and other creatures bound to show up in the tides. (Ages 2 to 8)
"Diving for Fun in Hawaii" by Johann Bosgra -- This touch-and-feel book lets youngsters learn about all the fun life hiding in Hawaii's waters. (Ages 4 to 8)
"A is for Aloha" by Stephanie Feeney -- A black-and-white photo book chock-full of Hawaiian information, customs and history. (Ages 4 to 8)
"Hula Lullaby" by Erin Eitter Kono -- Lulled to sleep by hula dancers and native musicians, a little girl dreams of the magic of Hawaii. (Ages 2 to 5)
"Sand to Sea: Marine Life of Hawaii" by Stephanie Feeney -- In-depth pictures and descriptions of different animals and cultures found under the sea, tide pools, and coral reefs. (Ages 2 to 5)
"Sand to Sea: Marine Life of Hawaii" by Stephanie Feeney and Ann Fielding-- In-depth pictures and descriptions of different animals and cultures found under the sea, tide pools, and coral reefs. (Ages 2 to 5)
"Pele and Poliahu: A Tale of Fire and Ice" by Malia Collins -- The classic Hawaiian legend about the mischievous goddess of fire and the good goddess of ice. (Ages 9 to 12)
"High Tide in Hawaii" by Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca -- Join Jack and Annie as they're whisked back to ancient Hawaii where they learn to surf and help build a community. (Ages 9 to 12)
"A Boy at War: A Novel of Pear Harbor" by Harry Mazer -- Set during World War II, a son of a U.S. officer in Honolulu befriends a Japanese neighbor. (Ages 9 to 12)
"Haleakala National Park" by David Perersen -- A picture book offering details about Maui's giant park. (Ages 9 to 12)
"An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming" by Al Gore -- Maui is one of many citiies that is trying to halt the problems of global warming. Read up on what they're trying to protect. (Ages 12 to adult)
"Stoked! A History of Surf Culture" by Drew Kampion -- Teens can check photographs and learn different styles to prep out before hitting the surf. (Ages 12 to adult)
Hawaiian Grass Skirt-- Get ready to practice celebrating the Hawaiian hula dance.
Lei-- Kids can get a preview of this symbol of Hawaiian hospitality
"The 50 Greatest Hawaii Music Albums Ever" -- Get a taste of Hawaiian culture with this compilation of top Hawaiian folk songs. (Babies to Teens)