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National Children's Book Day Ceremonies
Awarding of the 2008 PBBY-Salanga & PBBY-Alcala Prizes


July 15, 2008
Cultural Center of the Philippines

The annual ceremonies celebrating National Children's Book Day, in commemoration of the publication of Jose Rizal's Monkey and the Turtle in Trubner's Oriental, shall once again happen at the CCP. The ceremonies include the announcement of new books coming out in 2008, courtesy of the country's leading children's book publishers; the awarding of this year's Salanga and Alcala; and, the induction of new PBBY members.


25 Best-Loved Childrenís Book Characters Exhibit

July 15-22, Atrium, Culural Center of the Philippines
September 12-16, SMX Convention Center

After surveying hundreds of Filipino children, here is an exhibit of life-size sculptures of the 25 best-loved childrenís book characters. The sculptures are done by members of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang InK).

PBBY-NBDB Salaysayan 2008

Eliminations:1-5 pm, September 14
Grand Finals: 1-3 pm, September 16
MIBF Stage Area, SMX Convention Center

Open to both professional and amateur storytellers, Salaysayan is a storytelling contest which aims to promote a love for reading and a return to our oral tradition. Salaysayan is a joint undertaking between PBBY, National Book Development Board (NBDB) and Alitaptap Storytellers Philippines.

25 Author Visits


Throughout the year, 25 schools will be visited by their favorite childrenís book authors. The visits are a joint project between PBBY and the members of Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (Kuting).

Museo Pambata Activities

Museo Pambata

To celebrate our silver year, Museo Pambata has lined up the following activities: Pop Stories Exhibit; an opinion corner for child visitors; a book donation corner; and a cosplay day where people can dress up as their favorite childrenís book characters!

Workshops at the Manila International Book Fair

September 13-15
SMX Function Rooms

The PBBY offers the following workshops at SMX during the Manila International Book Fair:

  • A Thumbnail History of Childrenís Literature in the Philippines
    A lecture to be delivered by Prof. Lina Diaz de Rivera
    9-12 noon, September 13, Meeting Room 8, SMX

  • 25 Ways to Entice Children with Stories
    A workshop on storytelling; Facilitator: Manolo Silayan
    1-4 pm, September 13, Meeting Room 8, SMX

  • Library Magic
    - 25 Steps to Building a Mobile Library
    - 25 Ways to Survive and Thrive: Managing Change in Libraries
    - Setting Up Childrenís Libraries
    Facilitators: Nina-Lim Yuson, Zarah Gagatiga, PLAI
    9-5 pm, September 13, Meeting Room 9, SMX

  • Tong Tong Tong: Tinig, Tunog, at Talino ng Tulang Pambata
    Facilitator: c/o Linangan ng Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA)
    9-12 noon,September 14, Meeting Room 9, SMX

  • Creative Effective Visuals for Childrenís Books
    Facilitator: Totet de Jesus
    1-4 pm, September 14, Meeting Room 9, SMX

  • Reading, Responding and Reviewing
    A workshop on reviewing childrenís literature; Facilitator: Neni Sta.Romana-Cruz
    1-4 pm, September 15, Meeting Room 9, SMX