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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.

Bumasa at Lumaya!
Celebrate the 33rd National Children's Book Day with PBBY

The month of July is dedicated to the promotion of children's books.

National Children's Book Awards. In partnership with the National Book Development Board, the 3rd NCBA will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 19, National Children's Book Day.

Book fair and Children's Literature Talks. To be held on July 23 at the Xavier School in San Juan, the fair shall feature local children's book publishers. The whole-day event will also be a gathering of writers, illustrators, students, storytellers, teachers, librarians, and parents.

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Bumasa at Lumaya, illustrated by Ruben de Jesus

Illustrated by Ruben de Jesus