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)
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information about the book, visit the other stops on theBumasa at Lumayablog tour:
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.
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 sabihin kung kitang-kita naman at madali maintindihan ng bata man o
matanda ang paggawa at pagkain ng haluhalo? Haaay! ang sarap ulit-ulitin ang
pagbabasa sa nalikhang aklat ni Eli F. Camacho na Haluhalo.
Judges' citation: We
see it everywhere. A crowd of funny, wise, vulgar, ridiculous words and
phrases rendered in bold strokes and colorful letters. But as the
sight becomes too familiar, the messages they convey are soon
ignored. Thus, it is refreshing to read Mailin Paterno's simple
story about a billboard maker who turned harsh warnings into gentle reminders.
Isabel Roxas complemented it with her signature whimsical
illustrations using bright splashes of color and chaotic spreads that
actually make sense. Together, they createdMang Andoy's Signs,
a delightful book for both children and adults. This book truly deserves a
sign of its own saying: "Simply marvelous!"
Judges' citation: Masarap maging
bahagi ng pamilyang Pilipino. Malaki, maingay pero masaya. Para bang ibinalik
ako sa pagkabata ng “Salusalo para kay Kuya.” Naalala ko noong bata pa ako,
kapag kaarawan ko na ay sabik na sabik akong gumising nang maaga para buksan
ang aking mga regalo. Ramdam mo rin ang pagmamahal ng isang kapamilya sa kaanak
sa kuwento. Sa bawat pahina ng kuwento, nangungusap ang mga mapinpintog na
pisngi ng mga tauhan, abala sa isang salusalo, pero masaya pa rin ang lahat.
Ipinapa-alaala na dapat tayong maging katulad ni Bubuy Boy, na umiiyak ng
bahaghari, na kahit na parang may iniwan na malaking butas ang ating kaanak
kapag sila ay pumanaw na, kailangan tayong maging malakas at puno ng pag-asa at
sariwain ang mga inspirasyong iniwan nila.
Ergoe Tinio, JC Galag, at Adarna House sa mahusay na kuwento!
Judges' citation: Supremois an engaging read. This heartwarming story
takes you back to the good old days when you felt lucky to have a best friend
and you felt tingled upon seeing your crush. Its flowing language, realistic
plot, and catchy illustrations come together to give you one unforgettable
ride. It makes you laugh out loud; it makes you stop and think; it even manages
to make you shed tears. And, just when you start thinking you’ve had it all, it
reminds you of your social responsibility―without pushing it down your throat
forcibly. Kids will love this, and adults will enjoy it, too. Supreme, indeed!
Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon is
a captivating tale of a young boy’s courage amidst the enveloping darkness in
his life. Edgar Calabria Samar pulls us into a world of mysterious events and
frightening characters from Philippine folklore. He expertly weaves in elements
from role-playing video games, a concept that connects with young readers (and
to gamers of all ages). This book takes us on a rollercoaster ride full of
adventure, suspense, and danger.
Finally, a hero like Janus Silang claims his space in our imagination.
He rises above the challenges and gives hope―a bright star leading us out of
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 parents. For a
registration fee of PHP800.00, participants may choose to attend among
discussions on writing sensitive stories, body positivity in young adult
fiction, the evolution of children's book illustrations, raising multilingual readers,
and more. Award-winning author Augie Rivera (Alamat ng Ampalaya, Isang Harding
Papel); award-winning illustrator Liza Flores (Chenelyn! Chenelyn!, The Secret
is in the Soil); and reading advocate and educator Victor Villanueva (Reading
Association of the Philippines) are some of the industry experts who will be
sharing their knowledge on children's content and reading. Organizations such
as The Learning Library and The Learning Basket will also share their expertise
on multilingualism and homeschooling respectively.
For inquiries about the book fair and children's literature
talks, you may e-mail email@example.com or call 352-6765 loc 204.