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Call for Entries: The 2017 PBBY-Salanga Prize

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2017 PBBY-Salanga Prize. The contest is co-sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP). The winner shall receive twenty-five thousand (25,000) pesos and a medal. Prizes will be awarded in an appropriate ceremony to be held during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day in July 2017. Contest Rules The contest is open to all Filipino citizens except those who are related to any PBBY member up to the third degree of consanguinity.Stories should be intended for children aged 6 to 12 years old. The plot and the sequence must be capable of sustaining an illustrated book of 28 to 32 pages.Entries may be in Filipino or English.Entries must be in hard copy, double-spaced, on short bond paper. Maximum length is five (5) pages.A contestant may send in more than one (1) entry.Each entry must be signed by a pen name only. Five (5) copies of ea…

Press Release: Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK) celebrates 25th year with “Tinker Tales”

Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), the Philippines’ first and only organization of illustrators for children, marks its 25th year with its anniversary exhibit, “Tinker Tales,” slated on Sept. 12 - Oct. 16 at the Third Floor Exhibition Halls, Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue cor De La Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City.

Founded in June 1991, Ang INK was the offshoot of a children's book illustration workshop sponsored by the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) and the Goethe-Institiute Manila and conducted by visiting German book illustrator Reinhard Michl. The organization was born out of the workshop participants’ belief that a collective effort among colleagues is vital to the professionalization and development of the industry.

Since its inception, Ang INK has gone on to mount 46 group exhibits and publish several books as a group: “INKuwento” (1999), “Kuwentong Kalikasan, Katha ng Kabataan” (1999), “Water in the Ring of Fire” (1999), “Hale Hale Hoy” (2006), “Mga T…
The winners of the Bumasa at Lumaya 2 giveaway are Sambat Trust, Christian Nalica, and Mai Bayani. I hope you like the book! =D

GIVEAWAY: Bumasa at Lumaya 2: A Sourcebook on Children's Literature in the Philippines

I'm giving away three copies ofBumasa at Lumaya 2: A Sourcebook on Children's Literature in the Philippines (Anvil Publishing Inc., 2016)! This is a collection of English and Filipino essays, interviews, and other discussions edited by Ani Rosa Almario, Neni Sta. Romana Cruz, and Ramon C. Sunico, trailblazers in the Philippines' children's book industry.
For a chance to win a copy ofBumasa at Lumaya 2, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Write your name, email address, and one sentence about why you want to learn more about Filipino children's literature. I will randomly select three winners at 9 p.m. (Philippine time) on Wednesday, July 27. This is an international giveaway! :o)
EDIT: There appears to be something wrong with the comments section. :o( I apologize for that. Please shoot an email to asiaintheheart@yahoo.com to join the giveaway! Thank you!
For more information about the book, visit the other stops on theBumasa at Lumayablog tour:
Panitika…

The 4th National Children’s Book Awards

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) and the National Book Development Board (NBDB) are pleased to present to you the winners of the 4th National Children’s Book Awards (NCBA), the best Filipino children's and young adult books published in 2014 and 2015.

Dumaan si Butiki Written by Mary Gigi Constantino Illustrated by Ray Sunga Published by Adarna House, Inc.
Judges' citation:

Sino ang mag-aakala na eksayting ang paglalakbay ng isang butiki? Sobrang nakakaaliw ang pagsulpot-sulpot kung saan-saang bahagi ng bahay ng butiki sa kuwento. Ang simpleng texto ay nagamit pa upang ituro ang konsepto ng kabaliktaran, sa paraang kaaya-aya. Kung kaya, hindi ka magsasawa sa pagsubaybay sa lahat ng dinaanan ni Butiki.



Haluhalo Illustrated by Eli F. Camacho Published by Adarna House, Inc.
Judges' citation:

Ang aklat na ito, ay kumpleto sa sangkap, puwera lang sa salita. Marami itong iba't ibang kulay, siksik sa tamis at umaapaw sa aliw. Kung sa bagay, ano pa ba ang kailangan s…

Bumasa at Lumaya: Book Fair and Children's Literature Talks

In the Philippines, the month of July is dedicated to the promotion of children's books. National Children's Book Day (NCBD) is celebrated every third Tuesday of this month. With this year's theme, Bumasa at Lumaya, the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) will celebrate through a book fair and children's literature talks.
The book fair and children's literature talks will be held on July 23 at Xavier School in San Juan. The fair shall feature local children's book publishers. Aside from selling selected titles at a discounted rate, publishers will also hold simultaneous storytelling sessions. A special package of all National Children's Book Award-winning titles, from 2010 to 2016, may also be purchased at the fair. Entrance to the fair is free!
The culmination of the NCBD celebration is the children's literature talks. This whole-day event will be a gathering of writers, illustrators, students, storytellers, teachers, librarians, and parent…

Graphic Designer Bags 2016 PBBY-Alcala Prize

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People declared Mark Lawrence Andres as Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 PBBY-Alcala Prize. Andres is a graphic designer of And a Half Studio and has illustrated three children’s books for an NGO. He is also a member of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), a professional organization of children’s book artists.
Artist John Dominic Ochotorena won honorable mention. Ochotorena is a member of Ang INK as well.
This year’s PBBY-Alcala Prize called for entries based on the 2016 PBBY-Salanga Prize Grand Prize Winner, “Makinang Makinang,” by Genaro Gojo Cruz.
Both Andres and Ochotorena will be awarded during the celebration of National Children's Book Day on July 19, 2016 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
For inquiries about the contest, contact the PBBY Secretariat at telephone number 352-6765 loc. 203 or e-mailpbby@adarna.com.ph.

International Book Giving Day 2016

Whoa, it's been a year since I last blogged! I'm sorry about that; I promise to update with another post this month. :o)
For now, please allow me to remind you that February 14 is International Book Giving Day. On that day, you are encouraged to spread the love of books and reading among children by:

1) gifting a book to a friend or family member, 2) leaving a book in a waiting room for children to read, 3) donating a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter, or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally. For more details on International Book Giving Day, please visit www.bookgivingday.com and scroll through the hashtag #bookgivingday on your social media accounts.