Blog Posts on philippine children's literature




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Looking for Andoy: Dominic Agsaway on Ngumiti si Andoy by School Librarian In Action on Apr 10, 2013Dominic Agsaway's winning work on the Salanga Prize story, Ngumiti si Andoy, portrays the child narrator and Andres Bonifacio together. They interact and engage in conversation. This is pretty much a literal rendition of the story. But the child, a l...



Studies of New Book Projects by School Librarian In Action on Feb 4, 2013Totet  de Jesus' studies for Big Sister Liza Flores' studies on Dear Nanay...



Author of the Month: Becky Santos-Gerodias by School Librarian In Action on Feb 1, 2013I am starting February with a featured author, Ms. Becky-Santos Gerodias. She happens to be my son's godmother. We met and worked in Xavier School. In the late 90s, Becky left so we lost contact in the years that followed. In 2011, we met at the 28th...



The 1st National Conference of Children's Librarians by School Librarian In Action on Sep 25, 2012The program of the 1st National Conference of Children's Librarians has a line up of speakers from the field of education, literature and, yes librarianship. As an invited speaker, I will be discussing a topic that's become very familiar to me. I'm n...



Jose Aruego (1932-2012) by School Librarian In Action on Aug 13, 2012I do not know Jose Aruego personally. I envy the PBBY originals since they had the luck and the opportunity to meet him, had dinner with him and had conversations with him on books, art and (I suppose) the future of Philippine Children's Literature.



Call for Entries: The 2013 Salanga Prize by School Librarian In Action on Jul 31, 2012The 29th NCBD and the 2md Best Reads NCBA have been recently concluded. Another writing season begins for the Salanga Prize 2013. The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2013 PBBY-Salanga Prize. The c...



Pinoy Kids & YA Lit Fest in July by School Librarian In Action on Jul 8, 2012It appears that a line-up of literary events for children and teens are scheduled this month of July. Not only are these events for kids and teens, but also, for the adults who create and produce literature for them. Here's the litany -- Phil Specu...



2012 NCBD: Masayang Magbasa sa Sariling Wika by School Librarian In Action on Jun 19, 201220 June 2012 Dear Friends, National Children’s Book Day (NCBD) is just around the corner. The Philippine Board on Books for Young People will once again spearhead the event on July 17, 2012 at the Museo Pambata. This year, Dean Dina Joana Ocampo...



2nd Gig Contest Winners Announced by School Librarian In Action on Apr 12, 2012From the FB wall of Genaro Gojo-Cruz -- Gig and the Amazing Sampaguita Foundation, Inc. (GASFI) is happy to announce that ten stories won the Gig Book Storywriting Contest. The authors will receive P20,0000.00 each, a winner’s certificate, and a c...



Pinoy Children's Books I Won't Miss Reading to a Filipino Child by School Librarian In Action on Jan 1, 2012Carla Pacis, writer friend from the industry, sent an email requesting for my top five Pinoy children's books. Here's my list -- 1. Ang Alamat ng Ampalaya by Augie Rivera - My all time favorite. This is the book I wish I had written. It is solid in...