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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.


2018 PBBY Wordless Prize
Deadline: February 19, 2018

PBBY is now accepting entries for the Wordless Book Prize. 2018 will mark the first year that the PBBY will be awarding such a prize. The winner shall receive Twenty Thousand Pesos and a medal. Learn more.

2018 PBBY Alcala Prize
Deadline: April 27, 2018

PBBY is now accepting entries for the 2018 PBBY Alcala Prize. The contest is co-sponsored by CCP and The National Library. The winner shall receive Twenty Five Thousand Pesos a medal, and an opportunity to be published with the help of the PBBY. Learn more.

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

Bumasa at Lumaya, illustrated by Ruben de Jesus

Illustrated by Ruben de Jesus