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Hello, readers of the Sunday Inquirer Magazine!

Hello! :o) You may be visiting Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind for the first time because you read about it in the Sunday Inquirer Magazine. Welcome! I've put together this post to introduce you to Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind and to the rest of the kidlitosphere.

Here are a few of my favorite Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind posts:

Author Interview: Perpilili Vivienne Tiongson

Illustrator Interview: Fereshteh Najafi

Author/Illustrator Interview: Grace Lin

1st Philippine National Children's Book Awards

Book Review: What shall I make? by Nandini Nayar and Proiti Roy

Inspiration from the 3rd Asian Festival of Children's Content

I highly, highly recommend these excellent Filipino book bloggers:

Bibliophile Stalker

Bookmarked!

Chachic's Book Nook

Coffeespoons

Ficsation 

Gathering Books

School Librarian in Action

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My email address: asiaintheheart@yahoo.com 

Thank you so, so much for stopping by! :o)

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  1. Thanks for this! Yes, I am here because of that Inquirer magazine. :) - Toshi Alibudbud

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  2. Hi, Toshi! I hope you enjoy the blog posts here. =D

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