PBBY and NBDB are postponing this year's National Children's Book Award due to the low turn out of books published last year. While NBDB had a press release via Business World last month, PBBY board member Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz wrote about the postponement of the NCBA this year. Here's an excerpt from the full article on the conduct of the NCBA after every two years.
The 2nd NCBA would have reviewed all books published in 2010. Unfortunately, the current body of published titles with only about 34 titles does not appear to warrant a yearly competition for now. It was therefore decided that the NCBA be held on alternate years until the publishing situation brightens. Details for the nomination period for the 2012 NCBA will be announced at the National Children’s Book Day ceremonies on the third Tuesday of July.
Read the full article, Books that hurt -- and heal in the Inquirer where in books for bibliotherapy are further identified as well as the promising prospect of new titles of Rizaliana for children.