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Book fairs and sales are regularly done to make our books more accessible to the general public. Through our selling booths, people can buy books for personal use or for charity. For schools, this is Biyaheng Eskuwela ng Adarna (BEA), our literary campus tour, which includes student contests, author and illustrator visits, and book-making lectures.

Introducing: Jumper Cable Chronicles

Ilang linggo matapos ang pasukan, simple lang naman ang gustong gawin ni Dino Soriano habang bakasyon—ang libreng makapanood ng live streaming ng laban ni Pacquiao. Kaya niya kinalikot ang mga kable ng laptop niya.

Sino ba naman ang mag-aakalang hindi si Pacquiao ang mapapalabas niya sa laptop? Nagpakilala sa kaniya ang lumitaw na bata bilang Dimension Engineer Haya Project mula sa Dimension 049. Hinahanap niya ang tumakas na kaibigang si Medical Engineer Anita Project dito sa mundo, na tinatawag ni Haya na Dimension 196.

Handa ba si Dino Soriano na maging Agent 001 ng Dimension 196?

Inihahandog ng Adarna House ang isang bagong seryeng pang-young adult: ang Jumper Cable Chronicles ni EK Gonzales, sa salin ni Xi Zuq. Iikot ito sa mga misyong kahaharapin ng isang 16-taong gulang na mapapasabak bilang dimension agent.

Lalabas sa Manila International Book Fair ang unang libro ng serye, ang Jumper Cable Chronicles: Si Santa Anita, at darating ang awtor at manunulat para pumirma ng mga libro sa aming booth sa sunod na Sabado, 3:00 NH.

Samahan ninyo kaming makilala ang ating mga bagong bida sa isang patikim—narito ang unang kabanata ng libro.



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Free tickets: 2018 Manila International Book Fair

Manila International Book Fair, the country’s biggest book selling event, is less than a month away! As usual, MIBF will be held at the SMX Convention Center beside Mall of Asia in Pasay City. And just like last year, the Adarna House booth will be found on the 2nd floor.

Our booth will be selling books at bargain prices — watch out for the price list we will be posting at our Facebook page. For now, we can say that select titles will be on sale up to 60% off, and big books will be half-the-price for purchases of at least fifty (50) pieces. The Mini-WiKAHON boxes (A & B) will also be discounted at 50%.

We also invite everyone to join us and the creators of our new titles (September 15, 2PM) and the books that won this year’s National Children’s Book Awards (September 15, 10AM). On September 16, 10AM, please come to the 2nd floor stage area for the launch of our new board books and picture books. Storytelling, games, and book signing will be part of this program. We will also be giving away freebies and raffle prizes to those attending the launch.

The Fair will open daily at 10AM and close at 8PM from September 12 (Wednesday) to September 16 (Sunday). Tickets will be available at the gate for only thirty-five pesos (PHP35) daily. But those who wish to skip the lines can download and print these tickets for free. (Black-and-white tickets will be accepted.)

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Adarna House Bags 4 National Children’s Book Awards

Held every 2 years and organized by the National Book Development Board and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People, the National Children’s Book Awards give honor to the best publications for children and young adults. This year’s ceremonies were held on the 35th National Children’s Book Day, July 17, 2018, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines lobby.

Four Adarna House books – three from the Anino Comics imprint – were named Best Reads for Kids at the 5th National Children’s Book Awards.

These titles will be offered at a discount online and at the Adarna House Quezon City bookshop from July 23 to August 23:
• 20 % discount on individual titles
PhP650 for all 4 titles (28 % off)

Ang Hari ng Komyut
Hari ng Komyut puts into the spotlight the trials and challenges Filipinos encounter in our public transport system in a way that is lighthearted and comic—but still drives a serious point. Masterfully executed, these comics strips shed light on the comedy of everyday commuting tragedies and the tragedy of everyday commuting comedies; reminding us that there is always hope at the next train. – Manix Abrera

For a wordless comic book to be good, the artist has to maintain the balance between what information is given and what is kept hidden for the reader to interpret on their own. Lost has found that balance. With that, it is able to tell a story of great adventure while giving the reader freedom to translate the pictures using their own experiences and emotions to understand what is happening. It is a breathtaking testament to the power of comics. – Manix Abrera

Isinabuhay ang nagdaang panahon sa mundo ng kabataan sa probinsya ng Pangasinan gamit ang malikhaing dibuho, at paglalahad. Nakakaantig ng damdamin ngunit nakakatuwa. – Edgardo Quiros

Si Janus Silang at ang Pitumpu’t Pitong Pusong
Para sa matagumpay na panulat na pangkabataang nobela at disenyong panlibro na nakakapanghimok ng malikhaing pagbabasang malinaw na tumatahak sa kwento ng pakikipagsapalaran at paghahanap sa sarili ng tauhan–halaw sa mitolohiya at urban lore, gamit ang kontemporaryong wika at mga sandali–at mapanlarong pagsasanib ng sulat, komiks at chat sa texto na nakakapanghikayat ng malawig na gamit sa imahinasyon at diwa, at lamlamin ang pagbabasa bilang pang-araw-araw na aktibidad at pangangailangan ng isip at katawan… – Rolando Tolentino

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Lunsad-aklat: “Ang Maliit na Kalabaw” at “Kung may Dinosaur sa Kamalig ni Lolo”

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Tamang-tama ngayong bakasyon! Inaanyayahan ng Adarna House ang lahat, mga magulang at mga bata, sa paglulunsad ng dalawang libro: Ang Maliit na Kalabaw at Kung may Dinosaur sa Kamalig ni Lolo!

Samahan sina Liza Flores, ilustrador ng Ang Maliit na Kalabaw, Kora Dandan-Albano at Iori Espiritu, awtor at ilustrador ng Kung may Dinosaur sa Kamalig ni Lolo sa darating na 28 Abril 2018, 2:00 NH sa 4/F Hallway Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Magalang, magiliw, at mabait Ang Maliit na Kalabaw, kilalanin natin siya! Kaibiganin rin at sabayang lumaki ang Dinosaur sa Kung may Dinosaur sa Kamalig ni Lolo!

Libre at bukás sa publiko ang paglulunsad. Maaaring magwagi ng kopya ng mga ilulunsad na libro ang magpapatala at makadarating sa paglulunsad! Makipag-ugnay at magparating ng pagdalo sa amin:

Lance Ferrer
+632 3526765 local 118

Gaganapin rin nang 10:00 NU sa parehong araw ng paglulunsad ang workshop ni Liza Flores na Illustration Workshop Using Paper Cutouts na parte ng Peek-a-Book.

Kabilang sina Liza Flores, Iori Espiritu, at Kora Dandan-Albano sa “Peek-a-Book,” isang art exhibit ng mga babaeng ilustrador para sa mga librong pambata. Bukás ang nasabing eksibit sa CCP hanggang Mayo 6, 2018. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa eksibit, makipag-ugnayan sa CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division sa (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 at (632) 832-3702, sa mobile (0917) 6033809, o sa email ccp.exhibits[at]

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Top 5 things to do at Manila International Book Fair 2017

The Manila International Book Fair is less than a month away! For those who have never been but are interested in books of any kind, regular MIBF visitors are sure to say that this event is not to be missed.

Held every September, MIBF is the most exciting week of the Philippine publishing industry. More than 100 local and international publishers and suppliers participate in MIBF every year, and the fair is even bigger this time, occupying two floors of the SMX Convention Center. (The second floor will be dedicated to books for children and young adults, and that’s where we’ll be this year.)

So gather your book-loving friends at this year’s fair, and mark your itinerary for the absolute top 5 things you must do at Manila International Book Fair 2017:

(5) Marvel at the publishers’ booth designs. At the MIBF every year, there is a contest for best booth design, so publishers bring out all their bells and whistles to make their booths eye-catching and stop-worthy. One publisher’s aesthetic is sure to be different from the next, so part of the MIBF experience is marveling at the various styles of the booths.

(4) Discover new books. If you want to find, and/or find out about, the new books the local publishing industry dished out this year, the MIBF is a great one-stop shop for these new reads. Apart from selling fresh-off-the-press books at big promotional discounts, local publishers usually hold mini-launches and promos for these new titles at the Fair.

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(3) Meet book creators. In connection with number 4, book fairs are great opportunities to meet your favorite authors and illustrators! Publishers invite their new and best-selling book creators to visit the booths and sign books for the readers. Some people even go to all five days of the Fair, bringing their old books each day to have them signed by the authors and illustrators visiting the booths.

(2) Fill up with book bargains. All of the books are sold at huge discounts! Most exhibitors sell books up to 70% off their original price. Newly-launched titles will also surely be sold at introductory prices. At Adarna House, you will also find bargain book bundles which are perfect as gifts if you’re ready to get an early start on your Christmas shopping. We will be posting our MIBF sale price list within this week, so make sure to pay our Facebook page a visit.

(1) Support local literature. Let’s face it—the share of local books in our usual bookstore shelves is very small, which makes supporting Philippine literature a bit difficult. The great thing about MIBF is it gathers Philippine publishers in one venue, making it easy to see just what our book industry has been up to these past years. If your Filipiniana collection is in dire need of new additions, then the MIBF will do wonders for your bookshelf.

The 38th MIBF is happening from September 13 to 17 (Wednesday to Sunday), 10:00AM to 8:00 PM at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. (Remember: the children’s and young adult section is on the 2nd floor.) Tickets are sold for PHP20 at the venue, but if you wish to skip the lines, here are free printable MIBF tickets you can present at the gate. Make sure to bring your own shopping bags, as Pasay City is a no-plastic-bag zone. And if you’re planning to buy a lot of books, you can do as the regulars do, and bring rolling luggage or strollers—you won’t regret it!



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BOOK LAUNCH: Kapitbahay Kubo & Kara at Play


Adarna House, Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan, and Ayala Museum invite everyone to the launch of two new board books: Kara at Play (by Lara Saguisag and Jamie Bauza) and Kapitbahay Kubo (by Pergylene Acuña)! The launch will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 24 at the Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby.

The program will include a storytelling session, games, and prizes. We are also inviting guests with children to pre-register because the first fifty (50) pre-registered kids will each receive one of the new board books at the launch!

To pre-register, send us (via kaibigan [at] or 0927 382 4716) the following information:

  • kid’s name (nickname and last name)
  • kid’s age
  • guardian’s mobile number and email address

See you on Saturday!

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Writing for Children: a panel with NCBA-winning authors


Join National Book Store’s Philippine Readers and Writers Festival by attending our session Writing for Children, a panel discussion with the authors of our books that won this year’s National Children’s Book Awards. The discussion will be held on August 28, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Namayan, Raffles Makati.

This session will be especially interesting because the panel will be composed of authors writing for children of different ages. Gigi Constantino‘s Dumaan si Butiki is a board book for babies and toddlers. Xi Zuq‘s Supremo is a chapter book for Grades 4-6while Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon by Edgar Calabia Samar is the first book in a series of young adult novels. Meanwhile, moderator Ergoe Tinio wrote Salusalo para kay Kuyaa storybook for the early grades.

Admission is free! This session is a part of National Book Store and Raffles Makati’s Philippine Readers and Writers Festival, three days of book signings, discussions, and panels about books, literature, and culture from top Filipino writers and artists. For more information, read National Book Store’s post about the Adarna House session.

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