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The PBBY is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization committed to the development of children's literature in the Philippines.

The PBBY is the lead agency in the celebration of National Children's Book Day (NCBD). This is celebrated every third week of July to commemorate the anniversary of the publication of Jose Rizal's "The Monkey and the Turtle" in Trubner's Oriental Record in London.

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Celebrate the 34th National Children's Book Day with PBBY!

This year's National Children's Book Day celebration will be a festive event for lovers of children's literature. PBBY, in partnership with the National Book Development Board, will be holding the 2nd Philippine Children's Book Summit on July 22, 2017.

The literary summit will feature discussions on rights trading, writing children’s and young adult literature, and building a reading community.

Other highlights of the celebration are the day-long Illustrators’ Fair and Storytelling Festival.


Mark Andres

Illustrated by Sophia Lorraine Demanawa