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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.


PBBY Wordless Prize

PBBY declared Harry Monzon and Christian Oliver Cruz as the grand prize winners for the 2018 PBBY Wordless Book Prize. This is the first year PBBY is awarding this prize.

Monzon, a graphic artist, bagged the grand prize with his entry, Pagkatapos ng Unos, a narrative on life after a calamity. He shares the grand prize win with fellow Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK) member, Cruz, a licensed Physical Therapist. Cruz's winning entry, Pibò, is an adventurous story of friendship and belonging.

Both artists will have medals and share the cash prize worth Twenty Thousand Pesos. They shall be awarded at the National Children’s Book Day ceremonies on July 17, 2018.

Both prizes shall be awarded at an appropriate ceremony to be held on National Children's Book Day, July 17, 2018.

2018 Wordless Book Prize

2018 Wordless Book Prize
Harry Monzon (top) and Christian Oliver Cruz (bottom)