Thursday, August 30, 2007

Live Blogging : Where have all the male (Filipino) librarians gone?

Male librarians are few. At least, in the Philippines. If I am wrong, then tell me so and I will not mind.

Today, I met Mahrlo Pua at the Manila International Book Fair. He is Filipino. He is a librarian, and a school librarian at that. And yes, he is male.

Mahrlo worked as head librarian of the Children's Library, Robinson's Galleria Branch for three years. He then moved on to be information specialist in the Council for the Welfare of Children. Right now, he is still among children providing library services and programs at the De La Salle Zobel, Ayala Alabang.

The picture above was taken using Photobooth. With Bluetooth, I sent his photo to his cellular phone. How hi-tech can librarians be?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Librarian In Action : Riko Vinluan

This is Riko Vinluan, yes, he is male and the librarian of the Naga City Library. He is in charge of the Naga City Libray Hub as well as the Raul Roco Collection (and future museum). On top o f this, He is involved in helping public school libraries become visible and functionally real in Naga City via the support of its local government and the DepEd division there. Given these assignments and responsibilities, he feels so old at 29 years old.

I pray that Riko's well spring of enthusiasm and energy never runs dry because, I witnessed (in my short stint there as workshop-seminar facilitator) Riko's leadership to mobilize people for a more progressive library services in the community. After my two day session with teacher-librarians and students of library science from the Ateneo De Naga and the Univeristy of Nueva Caceres, Riko went on to organize the Naga School Librarians Association. This early, they have projects and activities lined up.

Here's hoping that they get the support they truly deserve from all sectors of government and non-government organizations. My presence there yesterday was made possible through collaboration with the PBBY.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Plagiarized? Again.

Von Totanes has proved once again that he has reached celebrity blogger status. Kidding aside, what happened to him recently is really serious stuff.

In his current post , he sends an open letter to the person who lifted his works from his blog into a collection of speeches. The publisher and the editor of the book better start doing something. Von's blog is well read and has great reach. If another blogger celebrity gets wind of this news, they can only regret the irresponsibility and carelessness that went with producing the material.

Blogs have power. And responsible bloggers know damn well how to weild it. Just think Malu Fernandez.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Sawikaan 2007 & Buwan ng Wika

Celebration of the Buwan ng Wika was to open last August 15, 2007 in our school. Typhoon Egay and a series of "no classes" days moved the remembrance of its historical and cultural relevance in the community on August 31, 2007. The GS LRC has of course, prepared activities for the unit with storytelling sessions, film viewing and trivia contests.

It is during this time of the school year when Filipiniana books are disturbed from their silence in the shelves. Filipino and Tagalog become, all of a sudden, langauge stars to students who'd rather speak English or Taglish, a combination of both Tagalog and English language. While many traditional educators raise eyebrows to this mixture of langauge, it can not be denied that the assimilation of English words into hard core Filipino is ever present, and, inevitable. Our language is very much alive, and so is English. The result has actually prompted columnist Mike Tan to coin a new term for this mix - Finglish.

His article today is an interesting observation at how our langauge has morphed over time. Economics, changing contexts, cultural revolutions, etc., motivates and usher such changes. All this he reflects upon the announcement of the winners in the Word of the Year in the Sawikaan 2007. Miskol was granted the first place, followed by runner ups, roro and Friendster.

For more information on Sawikaan 2007, go here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The 33d National Writers Congress

The Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL) would like to invite writers and lovers of literature in its 33rd National Writers Congress to be held at the Pulungang Recto, College of Arts and Letters Faculty Center , University of the Philippines , Diliman, Quezon City on August 25 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. With the theme “Literature and Writers’ Welfare,” Senator Francis Pangilinan will speak about his legislative vision for literature. Other agenda are recent developments in intellectual property rights, and the model for a collective management group responsible for collecting royalties. Four noted writers will also receive the prestigious Gawad Pambansang Alagad.
A general election of the new set of UMPIL Board of Directors will be held afterwards. For inquiries, please call Vim or Joey at nos. 922-1830.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Appointments & Engagements

August 27, 2007
Naga Public and School Library System & the Philippine Board on Books for Young People
Seminar-Workshop on Developing a Library for the Young
Naga City, Philippines
Contact Person ; Riko Vinluan

August 30, 2007
3.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Read Or Die & Powerbooks
Panel Discussion on Children, Teens & Reading in the Time of IT
Manila International Book Fair
World Trade Center, Pasay City
Contact Person : Tin Mandigma (+639283555365)

September 1, 2007
9.00 am - 11.00 am
Storytelling and Read Aloud Session
Magsaysay Training
UN Avenue, Manila

September 2, 2007
8.30 am - 12.00 noon
Review Classes on School Library Management
UP SLIS, Diliman Quezon City
Contact : UP SLIS (98.18.500 loc. 2870 / 2869)

September 3-4, 2007
PAASCU Accreditation
Lipa City, Batangas

September 22, 2007
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Storytelling Workshop with Ace Elgar
UP REGALE, UP College of Education
Diliman Quezon City
Contact Person : Teacher Portia Padilla (+639178581124)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ibang Klase : Ang INK 16th Exhibit

On its sixteenth year Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK) grows older
and turns over a new leaf with "Ibang Klase!" , the theme for this year's
annual exhibit. It is Ang I.N.K. members' way of paying tribute to the
personalities who peopled and memories that colored their individual high
school lives.

The Crush ng Bayan, the Nerd, the Bully, the resident school ghost,
ghost-hunting in the school grounds, soirees, first love, first date,
first kiss, first dance, graduation, grad ball, prom king and queen,
choral fest, intrams, newspaper drive, drama fest, declamation contests,
debates, yearbook, diary (or blog), school ring, high school fair (jail
booth, kissing booth, marriage booth, concerts, crush, rollercoaster ride
with crush), cutting class, school paper, high school orgs, sleepovers,
zits, first deodorant, first make-up kit, first shave, algebra, biology,
trigonometry, geometry, physics, P.E., gym practice, immersions,
retreats, merit and demerit slips, quarterly exams, high school summers,
summer camps, excursions, field trips, first smoke, high school fashion,
Seventeen magazine, Sweet Valley High, Judy Blume, Bob Ong, celebrity
crush, school uniform, cutesy accessories, first makeup, etc. Funny or
sad, sane or crazy, memorable or forgettable, these are our memories of
high school.

Opening cocktails:
14 August 2007, Tuesday, 6:00 PM
at the Archaeology Wing, Powerplant Mall

Weekend Activities:
Saturday, 18 August 2007
1 p.m. - Face Painting
2 p.m. - Illustration Clinic with Don Arado, Liza Flores, Jordan Santos and Wilson Tortosa
Sunday, 19 August 2007
12 nn. - Face Painting
1 p.m. - Storytelling session
2 p.m. - Art Workshop with Jomike Tejido

Exhibit runs from August 14 to 23, 2007 at the Archaeology Wing, Powerplant Mall, Makati.

Visit our website:

Saturday, August 11, 2007

JK Rowling Reviewed by Stephen King

Here is a fantastc review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by Stephen King. It could not get better than this - a writer reviewing another. King is obviosly, a fan of the Potter series. We get to see a writer responding as a reader of fantasy.

It is just so, wow.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

National Book Awards 2006

Here are the finalists for the National Book Awards for books published in the Philippines in 2006:

The Manila We Knew, edited by Erlinda Enriquez Panlilio. Anvil.
Philippine Speculative Fiction, Volume 2, edited by Dean Francis Alfar. Kestrel IMC.

Ani: The Life and Art of Hermogena Borja Lungay, Boholano Painter, by Marjorie Evasco. UST Publishing House.
Brushstrokes from the Heart: ArtPetron, The First Five Years, by Alice G. Guillermo. Petron Corporation.
Fabian de la Rosa and His Times, by Luciano P.R. Santiago, Ana P. Labrador, Macario Ofilada Mina, and Santiago Albano Pilar, edited by Ana P. Labrador. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana. net.

Abe: A Frank Sketch of E. Aguilar Cruz, by Nick Joaquin. Holy Angel University.
Ballerina of the People, by Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Angela Blardony Ureta, and Susan A. De Guzman. Ballet Manila Foundation.
Beyond the Great Wall: A Family Journal, by Mario I. Miclat. Anvil.
Joaquin, Nick. Ed Angara: Seer of Sea & Sierra. University of the Philippines Press.
Kapitan: Geny Lopez and the Making of ABS-CBN, by Raul Rodrigo. ABS-CBN Publishing.
Masay: The Untold Story of a Japanese Woman’s Heroic Compassion towards her Fellowmen circa World War II, Philippine Arena, by Celia Hernando Tobia-Bulan. University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.
Myself, Elsewhere, by Carmen Guerrero Nakpil. Nakpil Publishing.
Trailblazing: The Quest for Energy Self-Reliance, by Geronimo Z. Velasco. Anvil.

Coconut: The Philippines’ Money Tree, by Renato M. Labadan. RM Labadan and Associates and University Research and Resource Development.
The Path to the Success of Cooperatives, by Eugenio V. Mendoza and Eulogio T. Castillo. University of the Philippines Press.

Bad Kings, by Gilda Cordero Fernando. Anvil.
The Cat Painter, by Becky Bravo. Adarna House.
Hale, Hale, Hoy!: Mga Laro, Kanta, Tugma, at Bugtong ng Batang Filipino! Adarna House.
Halikpon: A Retelling of an Ancient Ifugao Chant and Pumbakhayon: An Origin Myth of the Ifugao Hudhud by Mae Astrid Tobias. National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
Inang Bayan’s New Clothes / Mga Bag-ong Sinina ni Inahang Nasod, by Tony Perez and Agnes S. Caballa. Anvil.

The Governor-General’s Kitchen: Philippine Culinary Vignettes and Period Recipes, 1521-1935, by Felice Prudente Sta. Maria. Anvil.
Potluck, Hidalgo Bonding: A Family Heritage Cookbook, edited by Jaime C. Laya and Adelaida Lim. Anvil.

Halik sa Kampilan; Dulang Kambayoka, by Frank G. Rivera. University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.
Mga Premyadong Dula, by Lito Casaje. De La Salle University Press.

Anticipating Filipinas: Reading Bienvenido Lumbera as Critic, edited by Charlie S. Veric. University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.
Great Scott!: The New Day William Henry Scott Reader, edited by Bezalie Bautista Uc-Kung. New Day.

Daughters True: 100 Years of Scholastican Education, 1906-2006, edited by Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz, Paulynn Paredes Sicam, Karina Africa Bolasco, and Ma. Ceres P. Doyo. St. Scholastica’s College.

(Im)Personal: Gabay sa Panulat at Pagmamanunulat, by Rene O. Villanueva. Anvil.
The King of Nothing to Do: Essays on Nothing and Everything, by Luis Joaquin M. Katigbak. Milflores.
The Knowing is in the Writing: Notes on the Practice of Fiction, by Jose Y. Dalisay Jr. University of the Philippines Press.
Science Solitaire: Essays on Science, Nature, and Becoming Human, by Maria Isabel Garcia. Ateneo de Manila University Press.
They Have Jesus: The Stories of the Children of Hapag, by Joey A. Velasco. Kenosis.

(H)istoryador( a), by Victor Emmanuel Carmelo D. Nadera Jr. University of the Philippines Press.
Ang Sandali ng mga Mata, by Alvin B. Yapan. Ateneo de Manila University Press.

Banyaga: A Song of War, by Charlson Ong. Anvil.
The Jupiter Effect, by Katrina Tuvera. Anvil.
Salamanca, by Dean Francis Alfar. Ateneo de Manila University Press.
Samboangan: The Cult of War, by A. R. Enriquez. University of the Philippines Press.
Women in the House, by Erma M. Cuizon. University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.

Maligayang Pagdating sa Sitio Catacutan: Mga Kuwentong Kasisindakan, Aklat 1 / Malagim ang Gabi sa Sitio Catacutan: Mga Kuwentong Kasisindakan, Aklat 2, by Tony Perez. Anvil.
Pagluwas, by Zosimo Quibilan Jr. University of the Philippines Press.
Taguan-Pung, Koleksyon ng Dagling Kathang Di Pambata at Manwal ng mga Napapagal: Kopi Teybol Dedbol Buk, by Eros S. Atalia. University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.
Ten: Coming Home and Nine More Short Stories, by Albina Peczon Fernandez. Holy Angel University.

Mythopoeic Poe: Understanding the Masa as Audience through the Films of Fernando Poe Jr., by Alfonso B. Deza. Great Books Publishing.
Postmodern Filming of Literature: Sources, Contexts and Adaptations, by Joyce L. Arriola. University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.

Hiligaynon Mythological Stories and Folktales: Analysis and Translation, by Amorita C. Rabuco. University of San Agustin Publishing House.
Interactive Vernacular [and] National Literature: Magdalena G. Jalandoni’s Juanita Cruz as Constituent of Filipino National Literature, by Lucila V. Hosillos. University of the Philippines Press.
Kasaysayan at Pag-unlad ng Dulaang Pambata sa Pilipinas, by Arthur P. Casanova. UST Publishing House.
Mula sa mga Pakpak ng Entablado: Poetika ng Dulaang Kababaihan, by Joi Barrios. University of the Philippines Press.
Treading Through: 45 Years of Philippine Dance, by Basilio Esteban S. Villaruz. University of the Philippines Press and Philippine Folklife Museum Foundation.
Writing Literary History: Mode of Economic Production and Twentieth Century Waray Poetry, by Jose Duke S. Bagulaya. University of the Philippines Press.

Apokripos, by Jerry B. Gracio. University of the Philippines Press.
Gagamba sa Uhay: Kalipunan ng mga Haiku, by Rogelio G. Mangahas. C&E Publishing.
Kung ang Tula ay Pwedeng Pambili ng Lalaki: Mga Tula, by John Iremil E. Teodoro. Igbaong Imprints.
Pag-aabang sa Kundiman: Isang Talambuhay, by Edgar Calabia Samar. Ateneo de Manila University.

Contribution to Philippine Agricultural Modernization: Selected Papers of Fulbright-Philippin e Agriculture Scholars, Volume 1, edited by Liborio S. Cabanilla, Mario G. Andrada, and Liberty O. Inciong. Fulbright-Philippin e Agriculture Alumni Association.
A Guide to Families of Common Flowering Plants in the Philippines, by Irma Remo Castro. University of the Philippines Press.
Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (C.A.M.), by Victoriano Y. Lim. University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.
Philippine Agriculture, Food Security, and APEC, edited by Liborio S. Cabanilla. Philippine APEC Study Center Network and Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

Adios, Patria Adorada: The Filipino as Ilustrado, the Ilustrado as Filipino, by Alfredo Roces. De La Salle University Press.
Archaeology and Culture in Southeast Asia: Unraveling the Nusantao, by Wilhelm G. Solheim II. University of the Philippines Press.
The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines, by Paul A. Kramer. Ateneo de Manila University Press.
A Dictionary of Cebuano Arts, edited by Erlinda K. Alburo. University of San Carlos Cebuano Studies Center and Toyota Foundation.
Engaging Society: The Sociologist in a War Zone, by John J. Carroll, S.J. Ateneo de Manila University Press.
How to Win an Election: Lessons from the Experts, edited by Chay Florentino Hofileña. Ateneo School of Government-Center for Social Policy.
The I-Stories: The Philippine Revolution and the Filipino-American War as Told by Its Eyewitnesses and Participants, edited by Augusto V. De Viana. University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.
In the Name of Civil Society: From Free Election Movements to People Power in the Philippines, by Eva-Lotta E. Hedman. Ateneo de Manila University Press.
Kuwentong Bayan: Noong Panahon ng Hapon, Everyday Life in a Time of War, by Thelma B. Kintanar, Clemen C. Aquino, Patricia B. Arinto, and Ma. Luisa T. Camagay. University of the Philippines Press.
Pestilence in the Philippines: A Social History of the Filipino People, 1571-1800, by Luis Camara Dery. New Day.
Romblomanon Dictionary, edited by Leonard E. Newell. Linguistic Society of the Philippines.
Stringing the Past: An Archaeological Understanding of Early Southeast Asian Glass Bead Trade, by Jun G. Cayron. University of the Philippines Press.
Unknown Aspects of the Philippine Revolution, by Jose S. Arcilla S.J. St Pauls Philippines.

Advanced Badminton Techniques: Whether You’re a Beginner or the Best, Your Bible to Better Badminton, by Valentin Oreta and Vip Malixi. University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.
Pacific Storm: Dispatches on Pacquiao of the Philippines, by Recah Trinidad. Anvil / Inquirer.

God Talk: Renewing Language about God in the Roman Catholic Tradition, by Andrew Gonzalez FSC. De La Salle University Press.
God Was Not in the Wind: An Evolutionary Understanding of Popular Religion in the Philippines, by Jimmy A. Belita, C.M. Adamson University Press.

The Colonial Odyssey of Leyte, 1521-1914, by Manuel Artigas y Cuerva, translated by Rolando O. Borrinaga and Cantius J. Kobak. New Day.
Fort, by and translated by B. S. Medina Jr. FEU Publications.
Gagamba sa Uhay: Kalipunan ng mga Haiku, by Rogelio G. Mangahas, translated by Marne L. Kilates. C&E Publishing.
Juanita Cruz: A Novel, by Magdalena Gonzaga Jalandoni, translated by Ofelia Ledesma Jalandoni. University of the Philippines Press.
Monografias de los Pueblos de la Isla de Pan-ay: Monographs of the Towns in Panay, by Juan Fernandez, O.S.A., translated by Jose G. Espinosa Jr. University of San Agustin Publishing House.

Ani: The Life and Art of Hermogena Borja Lungay, Boholano Painter, by Marjorie Evasco, designed by Leo Abaya. UST Publishing House.
Brushstrokes from the Heart: ArtPetron, The First Five Years, by Alice G. Guillermo. Petron Corporation.
The Governor-General’s Kitchen: Philippine Culinary Vignettes and Period Recipes, 1521-1935, by Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, designed by Guillermo Ramos. Anvil.
Halikpon: A Retelling of an Ancient Ifugao Chant and Pumbakhayon: An Origin Myth of the Ifugao Hudhud, by Mae Astrid Tobias, designed by Rex Flores. National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Sawikaan series:
Sawikaan 2006: Mga Salita ng Taon, edited by Galileo S. Zafra and Roberto T. Añonuevo. University of the Philippines Press, 2007.
Sawikaan 2005: Mga Salita ng Taon, edited by Galileo S. Zafra and Michael M. Coroza. University of the Philippines Press, 2006.
Sawikaan 2004: Mga Salita ng Taon, edited by Galileo S. Zafra and Romulo P. Baquiran Jr. University of the Philippines Press, 2005. [NBA winner, 2005]

Ayala Foundation – for children’s books on paintings:
Juan Luna: Patriot and Painter, by Carla C. Pacis
The Boy Who Lost a Father and Found the Sun: The Life of Maestro Fernando Amorsolo, by Rene Villanueva
Fernando Zobel: The Man Who Painted Ideas, by Maria Elena Paterno

Sy Yinchow, for a lifetime of translating Philippine literature into Chinese

Monday, August 6, 2007

Seminar/Workshop on Writing, Illustrating & Storytelling

I am inviting all interested people to attend the UP Reading Department sponsored seminar/workshop on writing, illustrating and storytelling for children. Details of the event are as follows:

“A Day with Weavers of Magic”
Writing, Illustrating, and Telling Stories for Children
September 22, 2007(Saturday - Whole Day 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.)
Benitez Theater
College of Education
UP Diliman

Seminar/Workshop Fee: Php 500.00

Goal: To develop love for reading among the young
To appreciate children’s literature by being familiar with
* the process behind the creation of children’s storybooks
* different ways of storytelling that may be used in the classroom

Weavers of Magic:
“Tito Dok” Luis Gatmaitan
Award-winning writer of children’s books
Member, Kwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING)

Ruben “Totet” De Jesus
Award-winning illustrator of children’s books
President, Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY)
Member, Ilustrador ng Kabataan (INK)
Faculty, College of Fine Arts (UP Diliman)

Ace Elgar
Vice President, Kwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING)
Member, ALITAPTAP Storytellers
Teacher, Ateneo Grade School

Zarah Gagatiga
President, Kwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING)
Member, ALITAPTAP Storytellers
Head Librarian, Xavier Grade School

Contact person : Teacher Portia Padilla, UP Reading Department
09178581124 /

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Library & Librarian Workshops and Seminars Galore

When it rains workshops and seminars, it pours!

PNU-LISAA, Inc. welcomes participants to the Seminar -Workshop on LIBRARY CUSTOMER CARE this coming August 14 and 15 at the PNU Library Conference Room. With the following sessions namely:


Contact Person is Mr. Roderick Ramos of PNU University Library. Email him via this address -


The Third Inter-College Storytelling Competition 2007
The National Library and Alitaptap Storytellers Philippines in cooperation with Vibal Publication and Hero Channel invite all college students to The Third Inter-College Storytelling Competition 2007 with the theme "Pag Binasa ni Tatay, Mga Kuwento'y Nabubuhay"

Registration Period: August 1- 18, 2007
Orientation/Workshop: August 12 and 18

Elimination Round: August 25, 2007, Saturday

Final Round: August 26, 2007, Sunday
Venue: National Library Auditorium,
Kalaw Avenue , Manila

The contest is open to all college students enrolled during the competition period or students who have graduated within the year 2007.

For registration and details, please contact
Phone nos. 0917.539.2630
Email us at


The root cause of a Learning Disability is unknown. There are several hypotheses as to the cause; nevertheless, it is common for a person to have a learning disability. It is estimated that around 15% of all Americans have some sort of learning disability. However, rarely is the severity of the learning disability debilitating to the person. Through proper training and acknowledgement of the disability one can still live a fruitful life.

Resource Speaker: Ms. Lolita D. Serrano
President, Resources for Educational & Allied Consultancy Habitat, Inc.
President, Sharing Our Caring Foundation, Inc.
SPED Consultant for over 18 years

WHEN: August 19, 2007 (Sunday)
TIME: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
VENUE: Conference room Annex, Las Pinas Doctors Hospital , 8009 J.P. Aguilar. Avenue.Pulang Lupa II, Las. Pinas City , across Southville International School

Seminar fee: P 1,500 (includes handouts, lunch and 2 snacks)
10% discount for FDSEI members and those who will pay before August 13, 2007
5% discount for those who will pay before August 16, 2007
*You can pay thru any Allied Bank branch;
FDSEI current account # 3531-00100-5
8009 J.P. Aguilar. Avenue.Pulang Lupa II, Las. Pinas City

Friday, August 3, 2007

The official website is here.

If you're free in the afternoon of the 30th of August, 3.30 to 4.30, you might want to hear what's new with today's kids' and teens' reading habits. Spread the news! See you there.

And if you're a reader of this blog, don't hesitate to say "hi" or to introduce yourself. I'll be glad to meet you in person.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

"Childreen, Teens and Reading In The Time Of IT" (Powerbooks and Read Or Die)

Below is the press release of Read Or Die's panel for parents, teachers and librarians on August 30, 2007. Please send to friends and people you know who might be interested. See you at the Book Fair.

Zarah Grace Gagatiga will be presenting studies and surveys about the reading habits of children as well as activities they do in their leisure time. Parents, teachers, librarians and care givers can see how much media and IT influences children's and teens' environment and way of living. The talk will be an open discussion/workshop type in order for the participants to actively discuss implications and ways of forming kids into better readers and users of information and technology.

Zarah Grace Gagatiga is the head librarian of Xavier School and is an active member of KUTING (Kuwentista Ng Mga Tsikiting, a writers' group for children's literature) and the Philippine Board On Books For Young People (PBBY). She blogs at

August 30, 2007 (3:30 - 4:30 PM)
Function Room A
Manila International Book Fair
World Trade Center, Pasay City

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Philippine Publishers’ Roster of 2007 Children’s Books

Ah yes, life goes on after Hary Potter.

While readers and fans of the HP series were agog over JK Rowling's final HP installment, PBBY (Philippine Board on Books for Young People) was just as glad to have presented new titles from chidlren's book publishers last July 17, 2007. Below is the list. Titles shall be available in the upcoming Manila International Book Fair this August 29, 2007 to September 2, 2007.


Adarna House

Sampu Pataas, Sampu Pababa
Lola Puti
Dalawang Bayani ng Bansa
Can We Drink the Ocean
Tight Times (by the 2007 PBBY Salanga and Alcala Prize winners)
Ready for School Series


Ang Pitong Tanga
Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Marya
Ang Sultan Saif
Ang Palasyo ng mga Duwende
Children of Two Seasons


Khan: A Teacher of Everything
The Boy Monk in an Orange Robe
The Saint of the Gutters
Of Rubber Shoes and the Saddest Baby
Yuan Long Ping Story
Vietnam’s Son
Dancing in Cloud Gate
Green Clothes for the Yellow Dragon
A Different Kind of Policewoman


Ang Batang Maraming Bawal
Sol: A Legend About the Sun


Alamat ng Atis
Alamat ng Butiki
Alamat ng Mangga
Alamat ng Guyabano
Alamat ng Pating
Alamat ng Papaya
Ang Batang Natutong Magtipid
Ang Batang Natutong Maging Matapang
The Ugly Duckling
The Monkey and the Turtle
The Thirsty Crow
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
David and Goliath
Frog on the Moon



OMF Literature

What Beetle Can Do
Teo’s Cockatoo1
David and His New Classmate
Aruy! Magang-maga ang mga Tonsil ni JM!


500 Words and Pictures
Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang
Melampus and the Snakes
Odysseus and the Cyclops
The Trojan Horse
Long Ago and Far Away


Why Do Squids Squirt Ink?
Lazybug: A Love Fable
Aliguyon at Pumbakhayon
His Friend, Eric
Mga Laruang Papel
Nobody’s Hat
Pipo the Clown
Naglakbay si Tulalang sa Araw at Buwan
Pipo the Clown
Ang Hardineron Tipaklong
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