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The International Book Giving Day BLOG HOP!

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!

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

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

The 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Award

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.