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The Bangkok Book Awards

For having freedom of speech, tons of reading programs, and a strong publishing industry, Bangkok, Thailand is the 2013 UNESCO World Book Capital . To celebrate this honor, international schools in Bangkok are running the Bangkok Book Awards for the best children’s and teen books set in Thailand. I would really like to commend the ten amazing and hardworking librarians from these schools for putting together the awards shortlists. Over three months, they read children's and teen books set in Thailand and chose age-appropriate, high quality books available in English and still in print. Each shortlist includes at least one book by a Thai author and one book by an international author, books set in different parts of Thailand, and at least one book in translation from Thai. You can check out the picture book shortlist here , the junior book shortlist here , and the teen book shortlist here . They are a GREAT way to discover good children's and teen books set in Thailand. =D

What is Project Banig?

Watch the awesomely animated video below to find out! (Video in Filipino.)

Something awesome is happening in Hong Kong.

Wow. The Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival (YRF) is the first and only English literary festival in Hong Kong especially for children. The second YRF started on March 11 and features sessions such as a poetry slam led by Australia's current poetry slam champion Luka Lesson and a picture book writing workshop led by Singaporean author David Seow.   I hope to attend this festival one year! If you are in Hong Kong, you should check it out - this year's festival doesn't end until March 22! Anyone willing to share pictures or stories from the festival? :o)

Call for Submissions to the Book Illustrators Gallery of the Asian Festival of Children's Content

The Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG) of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) aims to showcase the work of Asian illustrators and artists to promote them to a wider audience. You are invited to submit artwork that has appeared in children’s books, audio products, video products, comics, or games, published between January 2012 and March 2013. You can submit a maximum of five pieces of artwork. Send digital copies in jpeg/jpg format to for consideration, with “AFCC BIG 2013 Submission” as the email subject. Please include the following information in the submission:     Name     Designation / Company name (if applicable)     Mailing address     Phone number / Mobile number For each illustration please include:     Year of production     Title of the illustration     Title of the work in which the illustration appeared     Actual size of the illustration (in cm)     Thumbnail sized picture of the work in which the illustration appeared T

Happy World Book Day!

The Calistro Prize 2013: Celebrating Malaysian Stories for Children and Teenagers

The Calistro Prize aims to: * promote the creation of Malaysian stories for children and teenagers, * reward excellence of Malaysian content in fiction for children and teenagers, * and support Malaysians writing for children and teenagers. The Calistro Prize 2013 is now open for entries! To be eligible for the prize, stories should be original and unpublished works of at least 6,000 words, written in English, set in Malaysia, and Malaysian in content. Translations of original unpublished works are also welcome. Only one entry per writer is allowed and the closing date for entries is September 30, 2013. The results will be announced on December 31, 2013. The winning story will receive RM8,000 in cash, a medal, and a certificate. Two stories may win merit awards, each with a cash prize of RM1,000, a medal, and a certificate. Click here for all the rules and regulations of the Calistro Prize 2013!

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 You can follow me on my other social media accounts: My first blog (which I still maintain) Facebook Twitt