Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ocean Friends 1-2-3

Ocean Friends 1-2-3
written by Kevin Teruya
illustrated by Yuko Green
32 pages
© Island Heritage 2017
ISBN#: 1-61710-321-7

Ocean Friends 1-2-3 is a colorful and creative book for children to learn counting one to ten in English, Hawaiian, and Japanese with a little Hawaiian monk seal, ‘liio, through his adventure. He will meet friends like playful dolphins, busy honu, and grandfater octopus! He even has a tiny gecko friend hidden on every page, be sure to find him :)
Available now at stores in Hawaii and from Island Heritage.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Island Yumi Paper Doll Play Set

island Yumi Paper Doll Play Se
2 Paper Dolls, reusable stickers, fold-out play scenes
created by Yuko Green
© 2016 Island Heritage
Go on endless adventures with Aloha, Mai, puppy Poi and Kitty cat. Dress them up in cute outfits, add props and accessories as they explore fold-open stores and market stands. Includes 2 stand-up dolls, 2 stand-up sets, 5 play scenes, and 70 reusable vinyl stickers! Carrying case makes travel easy and keeps all pieces neatly stored. Packaged acetate box approx. measurements: 6-17/20” (w) x 6-1/2” (h) x 1-1/8” (d) $7.99 at Hawaii's local stores and from Island Heritage Publishing.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

New! Honu Honu, Where Are You?

Honu Honu, Where Are You?
Written by Tammy Paikai
Illustrated by Yuko Green
(c) 2016 Island Heriage
ISBN: 1-61710-282-2
Baby Dolphin wants to play. Join him as he looks high and low for his friend Honu, the baby sea turtle and discovers so much more on this fun ocean adventure. Young children will love looking for Honu under the lift-the-flap hiding spots. Written in rhyme by Tammy Paikai and colorfully illustratedby me :)  14 pages, $11.95. At local stores and from Island Heritage Publishing.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

New! island yumi dress-up sticker dolls

island yumi Aloha & Friends
dress-up sticker dolls
6 Paper Dolls & Reusable Stickers
Created by Yuko Green
(c) 2016 Island Heriage
ISBN: 1-61710-285-7

Another island yumi product, this one is my favorite thing :) paper dolls! Have fun with Aloha and friends by dressing them up for a fun-filled day at the beach and a volcano. Island Heritage original 6 characters: Aloha, Mai, 'Ono, Hoku, Mele, Pua paper dols stand up along with their pets, over 100 reusable sticker outfits and accessories, double-sided background scenery for hours of fun! 8-1/2" x 11", Softcover. At local stores and from Island Heritage. $7.95

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New! Whale Tales Japanese Edition

 Japanese edition of Whale Tales has just came out and sold now throughout the stores in Hawai'i. You can also order your copy from Island Heritage Publishing. 32 pages, $13.95.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Whale Tales

Whale Tales
by Ron Hirschi
illustrated by Yuko Green
(c) 2015 Island Heritage
ISBN: 1-61710-280-6 

Whale Tales is a fictional non-fiction children's book, told as Lehua and Kai write letters to their whale-loving friends during their voyage on the research ship following the annual migration of humpback whales. The reader can learn about the great sea mammals and other sea creatures as they follow Lehua and Kai document the adventure of the humpbacks as they begin their trek from the feeding grounds of Alaska and cruise to the warm waters of Hawai'i to give birth to their calves.
This book is my 3rd collaborated work with Mr. Ron Hirschi: a biologist, ocean ecologist and teacher. Mr. Hirschi and I worked on another whale book Winter is for Whale about ten years ago.  Illustrating Whale Tales renewed my love for Hawaiian nature all over. 

This book will be translated to Japanese early this year! It is first time my book will be translated to another language, so I'm very excited! :)
32 pages, 9.5" x 10.25". $13.95 from Island Heritage.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

New! Island Yumi Coloring & Activity Book with stickers

I was so happy to be asked to make coloring & activity book by Island Heritage for their popular character brand "Island Yumi" - one of most fun project it was :) Friendly six island girls: Aloha, Mele, 'Ono, Pua, Mai and Hoku, show children about the Hawaiian Islands, flowers, animals, words and numbers while having fun doing puzzles, games and coloring! Include stickers, from Island Heritage,  $7.95.

Island Yumi Coloring & Activity Book
by Yuko Green
(c) 2015 Island Heritage
ISBN: 1-61710-266-0

Only One You

This is a really amazing book and I already bought many copies for my friends and myself.  This is an uplifting book about growing up...a story told by papa and mama fish to the painted-rock fish, Adri. All his friend fish are colorfully hand-painted, and each one is different! Made me feel so happy that I painted different fish for all the high school graduates in my class last year :) A beautifully illustrated picture book for children and big children of all ages.  There is also a sequence book called "You be You", another delightful book.
Only One You
by Linda Kranz
(c) 2006

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Going to Bed Book

 I have been very busy with teaching, and although being with students is a fulfilling calling for me, I haven't post anything here for a long long time.
But no matter how things change, the world of children's books always resonates with me, inspires me, teaches me, and makes me happy :)

One of my best favorite book is The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton, a picture book app done by Moon Media (Loud Crow Interactive, 2013). A very short, simple, gentle and beautiful interactive e-book version of an original pop-up board book.  Michael Ford's piano composition adds the magic to this e-book! I never get tired of reading and playing with this book (especially the last spread) - my favorite book of all time :)

iPad/iPhone app-book screenshot

The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
(original board book)
(c) 1982, Little Simon

Saturday, November 2, 2013

New! ABC's of Hawaii

This Island Heritage classic ABC's of Hawaii has been updated and revised with my new illustrations of digital collage and watercolor. From the beach to the volcano in Hawai'i, Mariko takes reader through the alphabet in search of a beautiful floral lei. ABC's of Hawaii children's book is filled with questions to stimulate children's imaginations. 
$13.95 at or various stores and shops in Hawaii.

ABC's of Hawaii
written by Sharon L. Asta & Jeanne Donovan
illustrated by Yuko Green
(c) 2013 Island Heritage Publishing
ISBN: 1-61710-203-2