Friday, July 30, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Sa pagdiriwang ng Pambansang Araw ng mga Aklat Pambata ngayong Hulyo, ikinagagalak ng Aklat Alamid na ipakilala ang kanilang tatlong bagong librong pambata mula sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng Pilipinas!
Mula sa Mindanao ay ang Dako nga Yahong sang Batchoy (Malaking Mangkok ng Batchoy) nina Jennie Arado at Rayah Dizon-Maniago. Nakasulat sa Hiligaynon at Filipino, tungkol ang libro kay Leon na hindi maganang kumain kaya dinala siya ng mga magulang niya sa isang batchoyan para turuan ng Batchoy Magic! Ang may-akdang si Jennie ay isang manunulat mula sa Koronadal City, South Cotabato at kasalukuyang nagtatrabaho sa Davao City, samantalang mula naman ang ilustrador na si Rayah sa General Santos City.
Mula naman sa Visayas ay ang Paborito nga Duag ni Denden (Paboritong Kulay ni Denden) nina Early Sol A. Gadong at Gil S. Montinola. Nakasulat sa Hiligaynon, tungkol ang libro sa pag-alam ni Denden ng kaniyang paboritong kulay at pagluluto ng isang espesyal na meryenda. Ang may-akdang si Sol ay isang guro at manunulat mula sa Iloilo City, samantalang isang ilustrador, guro, at manunulat si Gil mula sa Mina, Iloilo Province.
At mula sa Luzon ay ang Ditoy, Isdi, Idiay, Isna (Dito, Diyan, Diyan, Dito) nina Heather Ann F. Pulido at Renz Juno B. Abreu. Isa itong picture dictionary ng mga wikang Kankanaëy at Ilokano at pagtatampok ng paglalaro nina Ambot at Ambit. Ang may-akdang si Heather ay isang manunulat na nakatira sa Baguio City, samantalang ang ilustrador na si Juno ay mula sa Pangasinan.
Ang Aklat Alamid ay isang independent publishing house ng mga librong pambata na nakasulat sa iba’t ibang wika ng ating bansa. Nakikipagtulungan ito sa mga indibidwal, organisasyon, ahensiya, at iba pang grupo sa pagsasagawa ng mga gawaing may kinalaman sa pagpapaunlad ng panitikang pambata sa mga rehiyon.
Kilalanin pa ang mga librong ito sa pamamagitan ng pagbisita sa Facebook page ng Aklat Alamid. Para naman sa mga nais umorder, pakisagutan lang ang Google form na ito. Para naman sa mga tanong at ibang alalahanin, maaaring makontak ang Aklat Alamid sa firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021
Inclusivity, Diversity and the 38th National Children's Book Day at Tabang Kariton sa DYME TV Radyo Masbate
Here is a recorded video of my guest appearance in Tabang Kariton's episode last Sunday, July 25, 2021 where topics about inclusivity, diversity and representation were taken up. We celebrate National Children's Book Day this month of July and PBBY is gearing up for the Children's Book Summit this coming Saturday, July 31, 2021.
Sunday, July 25, 2021
2022 PBBY-Salanga Prize: Call for Entries
Saturday, July 24, 2021
As we are celebrating the 38th National Children's Book Day (NCBD) and the Children's Book Summit (CBS) this July, I am proud to share with you these links to PBBY's Dalisayan 2021.
The Dalisayan 2021 is an online festival of stories where in storytellers and publishers collaborated in telling selected award winning books to children with arts and craft activities. For the past four Saturdays the PBBY hosted these online events for families, schools and learning communities on quarantine. The fight against COVID-19 and its mutating variants is not over yet but our resiliency to live and hope for a better tomorrow is eternal. May the Dalisayan 2021 fuel you and your children's resolve to face each day with a smile in the midst of challenges both personal and external.
PBBY stands for The Philippine Board in Books for Young People, a non-profit organization spearheading the celebration of the NCBD and CBS partnered with the National Book Development Board to make this year's Dalisayan a reality.
Araw sa Palengke (Tobias and Roxas, Adarna House 2010) - Storytelling by Kuya Rich with art and enrichment activity in making your own nutritious basket!
Habulan (Dandan-Albano and Parrocha, Anvil 2017) - Storytelling by Kuya Yong with art and enrichment activity on the basics of drawing and illustrating.
Pitong Sinelas (Reyes and Catindig, Tahanan Books 2019) - Storytelling by Kuya Yong with art and enrichment activity on making foam slippers.
Ang Sampung Bukitkit (Evasco and Crisostomo, Chikiting Books 2014) - Storytelling by Kuya Rich with art and enrichment activity on Flip Cards.
Visit the PBBY FB Page for more details on the Children's Book Summit on Saturday, July 31, 2021.
Friday, July 23, 2021
My friend, Ched Magaspar is a Peace volunteer. The volunteer group she belongs to is The Sunday Peace Volunteer of the Horoshima Peace Park Initiative. Their group has been at work with peace talks, storytelling and sharing of peace projects with volunteers, NGOs and educators from all over the globe.
One of their more successful projects is the publication of a children's book, My Story: When I Was Three, a collaborative book project by Kunihiko Ida, Naomi Nakagoshi, Almira Raymundo and Ched Magaspar. It tells the story of Kunihiko Ida who is an atomic bomb survivor. His story, though very tragic, is filled with resilience and inspiration. War is never a pretty topic to explore but the beauty of the human spirit to survive is always at its core. Apart from this compelling book, Ched has written another one, Norinaga San: The Doctor Who Loved to Learn. Through this picture-story book, young children are informed about the folk hero of Matsusaka, Motoori Norinaaga. The narrative is honest and direct to the point. The illustrations are beautifully crafted capturing the nostalgia and the simple, but noble beauty of Noringa-san's life.
It is a joy to have these books for my personal library. A precious gift from one storyteller to another!