Tammy Yee, Illustration and Design

A True Princess of Hawaii

Written by Beth Greenway
Illustrated by Tammy Yee
Arbordale Publishing, 2017

A True Princess of Hawaii Teaching Guide

An incredible story of kindness and generosity is based on the historical events of the 1880-1881 eruption of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawai'i and the real-life Princess Luka.

Iki, the Littlest 'Opihi

Written and illustrated by Tammy Yee
Island Heritage, 2017

Iki understands the duties of his kind: 'opihi stick together no matter what, but Iki doesn't feel like settling down and seeks adventures in the open ocean.Along the way, Iki meets new friends and faces predators. Iki is too tiny to ever be in real danger, and tries his best to abide by what he has learned ever since he was born: to stick to it! Soon enough, he decides to go home with the help of Mister Crab. One day, a 'opihi picker visits Iki's rock. Will he finally be able to "stick to it?"
Print and fold Iki origami

A is for Aloha

Written by Uilani Goldsberry
Illustrated by Tammy Yee
Sleeping Bear Press, 2005
ISBN: 1-58536-145-1

A is for Aloha Teaching Guide

Completing Sleeping Bear Press's acclaimed Discover America State by State series is A is for Aloha: AHawaii Alphabet. The landscape of Hawaii is as exotic as its history and people. A is for Aloha is a lovingly created introduction to one of the most-visited places on Earth. From the meaning of the word aloha to the plight of the state bird author U'ilani Goldsberry answers questions that most Malihinis have about this lush multi-island paradise.

The Tsunami Quilt: Grandfather's Story

By Anthony D. Fredericks
Illustrated by Tammy Yee
Sleeping Bear Press, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-58536-313-1

The Tsunami Quilt Teaching Guide

April 1, 1946 - an enormous tsunami wave strikes Hilo, Hawai'i, causing death and destruction. Even those islanders who are fortunate to have survived find their lives forever altered. Young Kimo loves his grandfather very much - they go everywhere together, sharing island stories and experiences. But there is one story his grandfather has yet to share and that is the reason behind their yearly pilgrimage to Laupahoehoe Point. Evocative writing brings this tragic event from Hawaiian history to present-day reality for young readers today.


  • Storytelling World Awards Honor in the Pre-Adolescent Listeners category, Winner, 2008
  • Bank Street College of Education--Best Book of the Year List, Short-listed, 2007

Baby Honu's Incredible Journey

By Tammy Yee
Island Heritage Publishing
ISBN: 0-89610-285-8
Baby Honu has just hatched from his egg. Will he find the courage to face sand crabs and sea birds on his perilous journey to the sea? And what wondrous creatures will he encounter in the ocean? With a helpful glossary to educate children about Hawaiian marine life.

Whales' Tails & Turtle Trails

By Tammy Yee
Island Heritage Publishing
ISBN 1-59700-928-8

Go on a dreamy adventure with Turtle as he explores the ocean and the wondrous creatures that inhabit it. Turtle is joined with his friend Seal and together they encounter many delights along their travels. Children will enjoy the rhyming prose and vibrant illustrations throughout this charming board book.

Malia in Hawaii: Celebrating All the Parts of Me

Written by Karyn Hopper
Illustrated by Tammy Yee
Mutual Publishing 2013
ISBN: 978-1939487-19-3

Surfing or dancing, parades or hula, noodles or sushi? Malia likes them all! Malia in Hawaii is the story of a little girl with a long name, and an even longer list of things she likes to eat and do. Join Malia Sachi Ging Ging Lee as she explores the food and fun of her Hawaii home.

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