Little Island Readers

These titles are part of a bilingual place-based island series called LITTLE ISLAND READERS. These board books are an ideal introduction to common themes for the littlest readers. Geared toward children, ages 1-5, the colorfully illustrated and engaging stories touch upon global themes with local connections. The English and ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i together help to anchor visual concepts with sounds and words making these books a fun reading and language starter for children.


Author Resi J. Suehiro is a retired educator and author. Resi previously authored the “Rainbow Readers” series which served as the inspiration for this board book series.

Illustrator Mariko Merritt is a designer and artist. She is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and Punahou School and currently runs Beachcake ceramics.

‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi Editor R. Keao NeSmith is a Native Hawaiian linguist, educator, and translator.


14 pages   |   6.75" x 7.5"