Friday, March 21, 2014

This weekend!!!

Art in the Park: An Affordable Art Fair

March 23, 2014 (Sunday)
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Jaime Velasquez Park
Salcedo Village
Makati City

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Calling all English teachers in Malaysia and Singapore!

Helloooooo to all my fellow English teachers in Malaysia and Singapore. Please encourage your students to join the Scholastic Writers' Award 2014!

If you are in Malaysia, check out this link. And if you are in Singapore, check out this link. :o)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Press Release: Celebrate International Book Giving Day on February 14!

International Book Giving Day, February 14, is a day dedicated to getting new, used, and borrowed books into the hands of as many children as possible. 

Share the love of books and the generosity of giving . . . all on a day synonymous with love. 

International Book Giving Day was built and created by Amy Broadmoore, founder of the American children’s book website, Delightful Children’s Books, in 2012. Inspired by her son’s desire to "invent a holiday when people gave books to each other," the determination to link that with Valentine’s Day was born just 10 days before the day itself! 

Within a short space of time Amy’s initiative has continued to grow, sparking enthusiastic responses from across the globe. "I used the connections I had as a children's book blogger to invite people from around the world to celebrate International Book Giving Day." 

Amy continues: "People not only give books to kids in their communities, they also share stories and photos via Twitter, Facebook, and International Book Giving Day's website. Connecting with others who are giving books to kids is part of what makes this an inspiring holiday." 
The support of well-known authors and bloggers has been instrumental in International Book Giving Day's success.
2014 sees an increased presence of Emma Perry of My Book Corner - UK, as Amy creates a little more room to squeeze in even more bookish projects.
Perry says: "The enthusiasm from all who hear about International Book Giving Day is infectious. The reaction I’m getting already really is wonderful - illustrators are donating their time, children are donating books to other children, and independent bookstores are in love with the philosophy behind the day." 
International Book Giving Day has received great support from well known children’s authors from around the world: Mem Fox, Clara Vulliamy, Dub Leffler, Katrina Germein, Chris Haughton, Sindiwe Magona, Ed Emberley, Dianne Wolfer, Kathryn Apel, Ed Vere, Claire Wildish, Peter H. Reynolds, Sandy Fussell, Priya Kuriyan, Janeen Brian, Barney Saltzberg, Hazel Edwards, and Frane Lessac have all given books to children on February 14 and have encouraged others to do the same.
The beauty of International Book Giving Day is its simplicity. Participants do not need to organize a huge event to take part. 

They are invited to celebrate by: 

1. Giving a book to a friend or relative. 

Gift a book to a child who would enjoy receiving a book on February 14. A perfect alternative to overpriced chocolate . . . although chocolates still make a good present! 

2. Leaving a book somewhere.

Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck. Purchase a good book and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. Try leaving books in playgrounds. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids! 

3. Donating a book.

Donate books to a school library, children’s hospital, or nonprofit organization working to ensure that all kids have access to books.

Participants are encouraged to let us know they are participating at

Photos of Book Giving Day festivities are shared each year on social media, by adding the hashtag #giveabook to Instagram / Twitter / Facebook photos or by emailing photos to

Let’s see how many people we can get to commit to giving a book to a child on February 14!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Winners of the 2013 Filipino Readers' Choice Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2013 Filipino Readers' Choice Awards!

Children’s Picture Book Category

Mga Saranggola sa Tag-Ulan (Kites in the Rain) by Eugene Evasco and Bernadette Solina-Wolf (LG&M Corporation)

Chick Lit Category

That Kind of Guy by Mina V. Esguerra (Summit Books)

Novel in English Category 

Woman in a Frame by Raissa Rivera Falgui (Flipside Publishing)

Novel in Filipino Category

Territorio de los Hombres Batch 6: Marcial Ortega by Vanessa (Precious Pages Corporation)


Comics/Graphic Novels Category

Trese 5: Midnight Tribunal by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo (Visprint)

Short Story Anthology Category

Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang (Volume 2) by Severino O. Reyes, Christine S. Bellen, Rebecca T. AƱonuevo, and Felix Mago Miguel (Tahanan Books)

Essay Anthology 

Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years by Susan F. Quimpo and Nathan Gilbert Quimpo (Anvil)

Poetry Category

Lita: Poems on Women by the Cavite Young Writers Association (Balangay Books)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bulilit Lit for YolandaPH Relief

To my dear friends in the Philippine children's literature industry, let us gather this Saturday and raise money for the children affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

Bulilit Lit for YolandaPH Relief
Saturday, November 30
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Raya School Gym
109 Scout Fernandez corner Scout Torillo, Quezon City

Wednesday, November 13, 2013