The International Book Giving Day BLOG HOP!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hi, guys! How are you? Exactly one week ago was International Book Giving Day (a day to give children new, used, or borrowed books!) and I know many of you book lovers celebrated. I celebrated by giving my neighbors' kids copies of But That Won't Wake Me Up!, written by Annie and Anelka Lumbao and illustrated by Liza Flores (Adarna House, 2010). Please, please share how YOU celebrated!

To participate in the International Book Giving Day Blog Hop:

1. For those without a blog, please share your stories in the comments section of this blog post. =D

2. For those with a blog, write a post describing how you celebrated International Book Giving Day. A short and sweet post (e.g. a photo of you or your child giving away a book) is welcome!

3. Click on the "Add your link" button below and add the link to your post. Don't forget to check out the International Book Giving Day blog posts from all over the world!


Happy International Book Giving Day!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy International Book Giving Day!

We hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy giving a book to a kid! Please share a photo of you celebrating via Instagram or Twitter (hashtag #giveabook).

Press Release: Tahanan Launches Long-Awaited Sequels to Lola Basyang and Filipino Riddles

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Riddle enthusiasts and lovers of Lola Basyang stories are in for a double treat when Tahanan Books launches its companion volumes to two popular Filipino classics on Tuesday, February 19, 5 - 7 p.m., at Figaro Café, Greenbelt 3, Makati City. The event is open to the public.

Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang (Volume 2), is penned by Severino Reyes (1861-1942), author of the timeless “Tales of Lola Basyang” loved by generations of readers. Luring us back to a magical land inhabited by the likes of clever maidens, tianaks, and thirsty dragons, this fresh new anthology of twelve tales boasts such classics as “Plawtin ni Periking” (“Periking’s Flute”) and “Ang Prinsesang Naging Pulubi” (“The Princess Who Became a Beggar”). Each story is illustrated in soft, dramatic tones by award-winning illustrator Felix Mago Miguel. Co-editors Christine S. Bellen and Rebecca T. Añonuevo modernized portions of the author’s original text to better suit the sensibilities of today’s readers.

Bugtong, Bugtong (Volume 2) is a charming collection of 57 riddles in Filipino. All eyes are on Oskar, a dog that roams his master’s house and the fields beyond, playfully encountering adventures and objects presented in the form of a riddle. Creator Daniel Palma Tayona’s rich and warm palette floods the book with happy sunshine. The book is an endearing salute to the late great children’s book author Rene O. Villanueva, who wrote and collected the original Bugtong, Bugtong edition (Tahanan Books, 1998). Follow Oskar’s canine capers as he unlocks the secrets of the Filipino language. Let the guesswork begin! (Includes answers in English.)

Volumes 2 of Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang (ages 15 and up, P275) and Bugtong, Bugtong (ages 8 to 12, P195) are available at all National Bookstore, Powerbooks, and Fully Booked branches. Find them too on the Tahanan Books website.

For more information, please contact Gisela Marcelang at giselaATtahananbooksDOTcom.

The 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Award

Monday, February 4, 2013
Are you a writer of Asian descent with a children's story inspired by Asia? Then please submit your story to the Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA)!

The winner of SABA gets a plaque, S$10,000, and his/her manuscript will be considered by Scholastic Asia for publication. The first and second runners-up of SABA will receive plaques and editorial advice from Scholastic Asia.

Click here for the rules and regulations of the award and more information on how to enter.

The deadline for entries is October 21, and the results will be declared at next year's Asian Festival of Children's Content in Singapore.