Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit

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Phil Children's Book Summit poster

In celebration of the 32nd National Children’s Book Day, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) will be holding a summit, entitled “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit,” on July 21, 2015 in Quezon City.

The Philippine Children’s Book Summit will feature international and local speakers who will tackle different vital topics concerning children’s literature in the country. Discussions on the Asian children’s book industry, best practices in copyright, and Filipino comics, among others, will take place. Also attending the event are Malaysian children’s book illustrator Wen Dee Tan and Japanese poet Mariko Nagai.

In addition, the summit will feature a performance by a children’s choir, a book fair, and the awarding of the 2015 PBBY Salanga Writer’s Prize and the 2015 PBBY Alcala Illustrator’s Prize. The summit will also feature different local children’s book publishers.

This summit is open…

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July 15 is National Children’s Book Day!

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NCBDweb The above poster is available for free (until supplies last) to schools who drop by the PBBY Secretariat (c/o Adarna House at 109 Scout Fernandez St, Quezon City). Before pick up, call Lance (01-3526765 local 120) to confirm if there are still posters left.

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) invites everyone to join the celebrations for the 31st National Children’s Book Day, happening this year on July 15 (Tuesday).

As the institution that spearheads this celebration, PBBY has prepared a children’s book fair and whole-day line-up of events at Museo Pambata. (See bottom of this post for the complete program.)

Adarna House will be at Museo Pambata, ready with the following treats at our booth:

1. 10% discount on all books
2. facepainting
3. drawing/coloring corner
4. free Pilandok plushie (for first 20 purchasing kids)
5. free Adarna House merchandise (first 100 purchases)

Join as we join the…

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“15 Days/15 Books” Book Campaign

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In celebration of National Children’s Book Day this coming July 15, Delighting Grace blog launches its “15 Days/15 Books” book campaign. Beginning on July 1st till the 15th, Delighting Grace will post everyday, short book reviews of children’s books published by Hiyas, an imprint of OMF Lit. The book reviews also carries a gospel message to reach out for those who hasn’t come to Christ. “15 Days/15 Books” aims to promote children’s book, advocate literacy and share the gospel of Christ as the supreme hope and joy of everyone.

Offline, Delighting Grace with support of its church, Good Shepherd Baptist Mission San Pascual Batangas will donate Christian children’s books on July 15 in a day care center in the San Pascual area. The program will include a storytelling portion for children which is also evangelistic. You can read the book reviews and updates of the campaign at Please uphold…

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Day 5 – Your Grace finds me

Whether you realize it or not, my grace is all around you, even now. There is grace behind you, and it has healed you from your past. My grace also goes before you, as I have already removed your future sins as far as the east is from the west. There is grace on your left and grace on your right. There is grace above and grace beneath you. You are swimming in so much grace, and it will never run out. I have lavished you with my grace so that you might fall in love with me.


Enough said. Thank you, Jesus for your grace. Thank you for your love.  I love you. ❤


(Here is the link of my cover of Matt Redman’s Your Grace finds me. )

Overflowing gratefulness: Keeping on track

I’ve always wanted to start my 100 Happy days post. I will start today. 🙂 It will not be on a hundred day basis. But on 365 days. 


The 365 days of gratefulness begins now.

First Read at Asian Festival of Children’s Content

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Save the Children Philippines will be presenting their First Read programme at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content. They will be  at the Media Mart and Book Fair from May 30 to June 3, and will be presenting their efforts to help create more quality and age-appropriate books for children in the Philippines and Cambodia on 31 May 11:30-12:00 PM.

Part of First Read is the development and publication of books and early literacy materials in the local language, for which the book Ang Mabait na Kalabaw has been translated to Blaan, Tagakaulo, and Tboli by Save the Children and SIL Philippines. These languages were chosen according to the linguistic areas covered by the Programme in support of mother tongue-based multilingual education.

Adarna House is happy to work with Save the Children and Prudence Foundation for their First Read Programme, which aims to improve the development of emergent literacy and numeracy skills of…

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“The Jesus Storybook Bible” by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Escape to Reality

Jesus Storybook BibleA question I am often asked is, “What grace resources are available for children?” It seems there are hardly any.

In Sunday School children are much more likely to learn about Christian values or the Ten Commandments than they are the unconditional love of their heavenly Father. This should trouble every parent.

It certainly troubles me.

Yesterday I happened to watch a puppet-show on a Christian TV station that was telling the story of how Adam and Eve fell into sin. The puppets very seriously told us that Adam and Eve disobeyed God, which is true, but isn’t the point of the Genesis story at all. I’m glad my kids weren’t watching but if they were, I would’ve told them, “Adam and Eve didn’t fall because they disobeyed. They disobeyed because they believed a terrible lie.” Their disobedience was a symptom of a far more serious problem.


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