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  The Big Wave The Big Wave
by Pearl S. Buck
HarperTrophy, 1976
57 pages
Fictional account of two Japanese
boys living through a tsunami

Surviving a Tsunami
Lessons from Chile, Hawaii and Japan
U.S. Department of the Interior, 2001
18 pages
Pamphlet with science, pictures and oral histories


Tsunamis Tsunamis
(Natural Disaster Series)
by Samantha Bonar
Capstone Press, 2002
48 pages
Young Adult literature summarizing tsunamis
Tsunami Alert Tsunami Alert
by Niki Walker
Crabtree Publishing Co., 2006
32 pages
Easy to read picture book about tsunamis
Tsunami; Helping Each Other Tsunami
Helping Each Other
Millbrook Press, Inc, 2006
32 pages
The story of a family surviving the 2004 Indonesian tsunami
My Hilo
by Cherie Kapololu
Meadow Gold "Lani Moo Books" Literacy Project
13 pages
Easy to read picture book about Hilo, Hawaii
Disasters up Close; Tsunamis Disasters up Close; Tsunamis
Michael and Mary Woods
Lerner Publications, 2007
64 pages
History of Tsunamis
The Tsunami Quilt The Tsunami Quilt
by Anthony D. Fredricks
Sleeping Bear Press, 2007
38 pages
Story of the Laupahoehoe tsunami quilt
April Fool's April Fool's; The Laupahoehoe Tragedy of 1946 An Oral History
by Lapauhoehoe School
Obun Hawaii, Inc, 1997
66 pages
Interviews with tsunami survivors
The History of the Waiākea Pirates Athletic Club and The Yashijima Story (Waiākea Town) by Richard I. Nakamura and Gloria R. Kobayashi. Waiākea Pirates Athletic Club, 2008 4th edition, 84 pages. A history of Waiākea Town and the Waiākea Pirates Athletic Club $30.00
Tsunami book Tsunami!
by Dr. Walter Dudley and Min Lee
University of Hawai'i Press, 1998
362 pages
A complete examination of tsunamis
Tsunamis in History Tsunamis in Hawaii
by Dr. Walter Dudley
Pacific Tsunami Museum, 1999
50 pages
Brief examination of tsunamis in Hawaii
  Ice Shave
by Sherrilyn Sampaia
Meadow Gold "Lani Moo Books" Literacy Project
10 pages
Easy to read picture book about a popular local treat in Hawaii
Tsunami of 1946 and 1960 The Tsunami of 1946 and 1960 and the Devastation of Hilo Town
by Dr. Walter Dudley and Scott Stone
Donning Company, 2000
64 pages
Picture book with brief examination of the 1946 and 1960 tsunamis on the Big Island

A History of the Big Island

by Dr. Robert F. Oaks
Arcadia, 2004
160 pages
2000 years of cultural, political
and natural events






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