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Children's Literature Association Call for Papers: Philippine Children’s Literature

International Committee, Children's Literature Association Call for Papers: Philippine Children’s Literature 39th Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA June 14-16, 2012 The International Committee of the Children’s Literature Association is planning a special country focus panel on the Philippines, to be presented at the 39th Children’s Literature Association Conference, to be held at Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA from June 14 to 16, 2012. The committee invites paper proposals that focus on any aspect of Philippine children’s literature. Papers may focus on the origins of and/or developments in Philippine children’s texts; issues of regionalism and nationalism; Philippine folklore as children’s texts; Philippine children’s literature in the diaspora; or the state of children’s literature studies in the Philippines. Preference will be given to proposals with the potential to inspire American and int

My wallet is ready.

The Twins' Blanket by Hyewon Yum (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, August 2011) This seems like a must-buy. Click here to read the New York Times article that made me want to buy the book.

Let's help build more libraries for children in the Philippines, yes?

Hmmm, I would have liked to see the children reading more Filipino and other Asian books. :o) Click here to learn more about Sambat Trust and how you can help build more libraries for children in the Philippines!

Announcing the 1st Filipino Reader Conference

Filipino Readers Make It Social! The 1st Filipino Reader Conference When: September 14, 2011, Wednesday, 1-6 PM (during the Manila International Book Fair) Where: SMX Mall of Asia (Metro Manila, Philippines), Meeting Room 2 Objectives: 1. to provide support, instruction, and social time for book club members and book bloggers 2. to celebrate readers and reading in the Philippines 3. to promote a closer connection between readers, writers, and publishers Program: 1:00 – 1:20 PM Registration 1:20 – 1:30 PM Welcome Remarks 1:30 – 2:00 PM Keynote Speech: How readers can help promote Filipino authors, publishers, and Philippine literature Speaker: Carljoe Javier Author of And The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth , The Kobayashi Maru of Love , and Geek Tragedies . Also published stories in anthologies and magazines, such as Free Press , Philippine Graphic , and Fudge . Taught Creative Writing at UP Diliman and was a fellow for fiction at the UP and Dumaguete

Author Interview: Emily Lim

Singaporean Emily Lim is the award-winning author of the picture books Prince Bear & Pauper Bear , The Tale of Rusty Horse , Just Teddy , Bunny Finds the Right Stuff , and Baby Panda Finds His Way - all stories that give readers the warm fuzzies! Here I chat with Emily about her work and children's literature in Singapore. Why do you write children's literature? Can you please tell us about your path to publication? What keeps you inspired and motivated as a children's book writer? I started out with children's books as that was the genre under the First Time Writers and Illustrators Publishing Initiative, organized by our Book Council and the Media Development Authority [MDA] of Singapore. Under that Initiative, winners were given a grant to get their book published. I was in between jobs at that time. So I decided to research on the publishing process and publish my own book. I borrowed "how to" books from the National Library and attended a few book c