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    Find age, grade, & subject-focused resources to meet the specific needs of your students and community. Plus, find FAQs about bulk ordering, POs, educator discounts, and more.

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Popular Books for Keiki

From ABCs to lullabies, Hawaiian legends, and stories about Hawai‘i's plants and animals, these stories will be read over and over again.

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About Bess Press

We began publishing in 1979 and have proudly produced over 700 books for all ages. Our titles are related to the people, histories, languages, and cultures that makeup Hawaiʻi and Oceania.