It’s the 30th National Children’s Book Day this coming July 16.
We celebrate the National Children’s Book Day every third week of July headed by the Philippine Board on Books for Young People or PBBY. The group aims to develop children’s literature in the Philippines.
Let your kids read and learn more from children’s book made by Filipino authors. Let me share to you some award winning children’s book proudly made by our fellowmen.
1. Rizaldy – is about a boy who was named after the holiday on which he was born. It was written by Eugene Evasco, a professor of creative writing and children’s literature of the College of Arts and Letters in the University of the Philippines Diliman. Evasco received the grand prize for the 2011 PBBY-Salanga Prize.
2. Pepe’s Gift – a story about Rizal’s childhood by Patricia Marie Grace Gomez of Bacolod City. Honorable mention in the 2011 PBBY-Salanga Prize
3. Anong Gupit Natin Ngayon? – is a heartwarming story about a child and his father, written by Russell Molina. It is the 2012 PBBY Salanga award.
PBBY awarded the 2013 Alfredo Salanga Writers’ Prize to Michael Jude C. Tumamac for his book entitled, Ngumiti si Andoy. The story is inspired by the life of Andres Bonifacio.
Honorable mention goes to Mark Anthony Angeles for his book, Si Andoy, Batang Tondo and also to April Jade Biglaen who wrote, Ang Supremo at ang Kuweba.
Hope you find time reading these books with your children or share it for others to enjoy.
You can also visit PBBY for more books to read.