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5 Incredible Facts About Hawaii Facts For Kids

Picture books about Hawaii give little readers a glimpse at the magnificent beauty and wonders that make these islands such a popular destination. After reading stories with your little ones, they will be curious to learn even more about these gorgeous islands. Here are some interesting facts to share with kids who are curious about Hawaiian dialect, history, people, culture, marine life, topography, and everything else.


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Fascinating Hawaii Trivia for Kids

Hawaii is made up of 132 islands in total, although only 7 of these islands are inhabited. The names of these particular islands, which are the most recognizable, are: Hawaii (the big island), Kauai, Niihau, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, and Maui.

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Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States of America. It is the only state in the country comprised completely of islands. These islands were all formed from volcanic activity. Kilauea, located on the big island, is the most active of all the volcanoes. Haleakala, situated on Maui, is the largest dormant volcano in the world.


Surfing is enormously popular. It is a way of life for many native people, and a huge draw for others who move to the island seeking out the big waves. Ancient history points to the fact that surfing was part of the spirituality and culture, not simply a sport or recreational activity. Surfing exploded in popularity on Waikiki Beach in the early 1900s and still continues to be one of the most popular spots in the world.


The total population across the islands is about 1.5 million inhabitants. Nicknamed the Aloha State, the capital is Honolulu and the largest industry is tourism.

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The state has the most isolated population of any on the planet. The inhabited islands are 2,400 miles from the mainland US. These islands are so far removed they even have their own time zone, Hawaiian Standard Time.


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More Books About Island Life 

Dazzling Rainbow Stories

Refreshing Stories About Swimming

Intriguing Starfish Books

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