For emergent literacy, age 0-6:
Dumaan siButiki by Gigi Concepcion, illustrated by Ray Sunga (Adarna House, 2015) Haluhaloby Eli Camacho (Adarna House, 2015)
For beginning readers, age 7-9:
MangAndoy's Signs by Mailin Paterno Locsin, illustrated by Isabel Roxas (Tahanan, 2015) SalusaloPara Kay Kuya by Ergoe Tinio, illustrated by JC Galang (Adarna House, 2015)
For middle grades, age 9-12:
Supremoby Xi Zuq, illustrated by Al Estrella (Adarna House, 2015)
For Young Adult readers, age 13-18:Janus Silang at
angTiyanak ngTabon by Edgar Calabia Samar (Adarna House, 2014)
Librarians can, of course, catalog these books by subject and topics. But, as a school librarian, I take a look at the reader and his/her ability to read. What is a subject or a topic, if the reader can't read
Congratulations to the winners!
It is my hope that these books will find a home
inthe shelves of families, schools, even colleges and universities offering LIS, EDUC and Arts and Letters, public and community libraries servicing children and young adults, NGOs and foundations pursuing child development and literacy, government agencies and pediatric clinics.
Let the children read!
This list was posted on my FB Timeline a few days after the National Children's Book Day celebration held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. My intent is to help school librarians meet their readers where they are at, in experience, in context and in their ability to read. This list is helpful in collection development, in the rendering of
Teachers of reading will approach the classification of books differently. They look at the text and how comprehensible it is for young readers. They teach readers how to read with confidence and skill. Librarians support teachers by enriching the reading experience and lending necessary assistance for readers to develop a genuine love for reading.