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VOTE for your favorite 2012 Filipino children's picture book!

Click here to vote for your favorite 2012 Filipino children's picture book in the Filipino Readers' Choice Awards. Kid judges will read the three books with the most votes and choose a winner!

This is how we can all celebrate International Literacy Day!

An International One Day - One Story Campaign
Pratham Books, a multilingual non-profit children's publishing house in India, is looking for international participants for their One Day - One Story campaign.
They have conducted four such events in India, and during the last event, more than 250 volunteers conducted storytelling sessions. This time, they are hoping to make it a bigger campaign by inviting international participants. Are you interested? :o)

International Literacy Day is on Sept. 8 and Pratham Books wants to celebrate the joy of reading around this day. Since Sept. 8 is a Sunday, the storytelling sessions will be on Sept. 7 in order to include more schools and organizations.  How Does One Day - One Story Work?
For participants in India, a copy of the book (Paplu, the Giant by Ramendra Kumar and Zainab Tambawalla) and a banner will be sent by the Pratham Books team. International participants will be sent a PDF copy of the book - the images to be printed or proje…

What are your favorite Filipino picture books from 2012?

Nominate them for the 2013 Filipino Readers' Choice Awards - Children's Picture Book Category!

The Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards develop awareness and appreciation of Philippine literature, recognize the reader’s role in creating the meaning and experience of a literary work, and give readers a voice in the Philippine book industry.

For the 2013 Filipino Readers' Choice Awards, you may now nominate your favorite Philippine-published books from 2012, in the following categories:

* children’s picture book
* chick lit
* novel in English
* novel in Filipino
* comic/graphic novel
* short story anthology
* essay anthology
* poetry

Nominations are open until August 23. To nominate a book, just fill out the online nomination form on the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards website.

Miscellany 8-7-2013

* The winner of the EDSA giveaway is . . . Kathryn Anne Hilario! Congratulations, Kathryn. Please contact me soon (asiaintheheartATyahooDOTcom) with your mailing address so that I can get the book out to you. :o)

* For those of you who missed it, here is the link to Michael Jude Tumamac's interview of me for Kalatas Literary Ezine.

* The Filipino Readers' Choice Awards - Children's Picture Book Category will be open for nominations on the 9th of this month! Go to this link on the 9th and nominate your favorite Filipino children's picture book from 2012!