Mother Tree

Author(s):

 Olympia Terral(Author), Dawn Lees Reyes 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press
Year of Publication:
2020
Illustrator:

Dawn Lees Reyes

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $15.00

Atisa is the last surviving adult håyon lågu, or "tree of the north" on Guam. She has become the Mother Tree and the final hope for this beautiful native species to survive. Faced with many dangers, she finds joy in her friendships with the jungle creatures around her. "Mother Tree" teaches the value of protecting the natural world around us. It will inspire young readers to learn more about native species and how to help them thrive.

13 Months in Malesso'

Author(s):

 Dolores Barcinas Santos(Author), Jessica Perez-Jackson 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press
Year of Publication:
2019
Illustrator:

Jessica Perez-Jackson

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $20.00

CHamoru ancestors in the Mariana Islands marked time using the phases of the moon and the important seasons in their lives. Months were named to describe seasonal weather and the best times to fish, plant, and harvest food. Just like their ancestors, the Barcinas girls – Lole’, Lia, Rita, Arisa, and Ha’åne’ – mark time using the seasons of their beautiful village of Malesso’ in southern Guam. 13 Months in Malesso' captures a distinctly CHamoru sense of time and place, and beautifully illustrates the many ways in which the island of Guam nourishes and sustains its people.

Chepchop Unai

Author(s):

 Catherine Payne(Author), Neill Catangay 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press, Taiguini Books
Year of Publication:
2018
Illustrator:

Neill Catangay

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $15.00

At the seashore, or chepchop unai, a young boy named Juan learns how to build sand sculptures from his uncle. Although he is met with obstacles along the way, Juan keeps trying until he becomes a talented sand sculptor. Chepchop Unai highlights the beauty and importance of intergenerational sharing in the CHamoru culture. The book features captivating illustrations of Juan and his family at the beach and the unique island-inspired sand sculptures he creates there. Chepchop Unai is written mainly in English, and utilizes CHamoru words and phrases throughout the story to help teach the language.

An Islander's Voice

Author(s):

 Frederick B. Quinene(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press
Year of Publication:
2018
Illustrator:

Format:
Paperback
Price: $15.00

An Islander's Voice, a collection of poems by Guam's Poet Laureate Federick B. Quinene, offers a unique perspective on love, life, family, culture, and politics on Guam from the powerful voice of a proud islander.

Un Ha'åni yan si Ena (A Day with Ena)

Author(s):

 Simone Efigenia Perez Bollinger (Author), Jack Lujan Bevacqua 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press
Year of Publication:
2018
Illustrator:

Jack Lujan Bevacqua

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $15.00

Follow Ena, a young CHamorrita, as she enjoys a day on Guam with her family. Un Ha'åni yan si Ena uses common and simple CHamoru phrases and vocabulary ideal for helping adults and children incorporate the language in their everyday lives.

Guaiyayon na Trongkon Mansanita (The Loveable Mansanita Tree)

Author(s):

 Dolores Indalecio Camacho(Author), Andrea Nicole Grajek 

Publisher / Imprint:
Taiguini Books
Year of Publication:
2016
Illustrator:

Andrea Nicole Grajek

Format:
Paperback
Price: $17

Guaiyayon na Trongkon Mansanita (The Loveable Mansanita Tree) highlights the special bond shared between three young sisters, who found sanctuary and adventure under the canopy of their loveable mansanita tree. Set in 1950s Guam, this book captures a time when children discovered joy in nature and in each other.

I Malingu Na Påtgon (The Lost Child)

Author(s):

 Rufina Fejeran Mendiola(Author), Joseph Flores Sablan 

Publisher / Imprint:
Taiguini Books
Year of Publication:
2016
Illustrator:

Joseph Flores Sablan

Format:
Paperback
Price: $16

I Malinguna Påtgon (The Lost Child) tells the story of a young girl named Bella, who feels like she has been forgotten by her large and very busy family. She finds friendship and love in her garden. Through captivating illustrations, I Malinguna Påtgon depicts key CHamoru values, particularly the importance of family and working together.

Ma Guaiya Yu', si Nåna yan si Tåta (Grandma and Grandpa Love Me)

Author(s):

 Simone Bollinger and Dana Bollinger(Author), Cielo de los Reyes 

Publisher / Imprint:
Taiguini Books
Year of Publication:
2016
Illustrator:

Cielo de los Reyes

Format:
Paperback
Price: $12

Ma Guaiya Yu’, si Nåna yan si Tåta (Grandma and Grandpa Love Me) is a vibrant picture book featuring lovely watercolor illustrations that depict the many ways grandparents show their love to their grandchildren. From holding hands in church to going on hikes in the jungle, this story describes the important role grandparents play in the lives of ifamagu’on-ta, our children.

Si Pedro yan i Hilét Oru na Ko'ko' (Pedro and the Golden Ko'ko')

Author(s):

 Lance J. Osborn(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
Taiguini Books
Year of Publication:
2016
Illustrator:

Format:
Paperback
Price: $15

Si Pedro yan i Hilet Oru na Ko’ko’ (Pedro and the Golden Ko’Ko’) is an exciting tale of a young boy named Pedro from Malesso’, who is on a quest to capture the clever Golden Ko’ko’. The Golden Ko’ko’ only comes around every 100 years, and Pedro, determined to catch him, spends his days setting up traps along the Ko’ko’s path in southern Guam.

Children of Chuuk Lagoon

Author(s):

 Mary L. Spencer(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
MARC
Year of Publication:
2015
Illustrator:

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $12

Children of Chuuk Lagoon examines the everyday lives of school-aged children in the Chuuk Lagoon island of Romonum in the Federated States of Micronesia. The book documents the natural histories, and home and school experiences of 12 case-study children ranging in age from 6 to 14.

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