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BOOK LAUNCH: Kapitbahay Kubo & Kara at Play

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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] adarna.com.ph 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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5 out of 7 National Children’s Book Awards go to Adarna House books

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At the 4th National Children’s Book Awards, 5 Adarna House books were named Best Reads for Kids and 3 titles were included in the Kids’ Choice Award Finalists.

Held every 2 years and organized by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), 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 33rd National Children’s Book Day, July 19, 2016 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines lobby. There, the following books received the corresponding awards and citations:

Dumaan si Butiki, Best Read for Kids
Written by Mary Gigi Constantino, illustrated by Ray Sunga

Sino ang mag-aakala na eksayting ang paglalakbay ng isang butiki? Sobrang nakakaaliw ang pagsulpot-sulpot kung saan-saang bahagi ng bahay ng butiki sa kuwento. Ang simpleng teksto ay nagamit pa upang ituro ang konsepto ng kabaliktaran, sa paraang kaaya-aya. Kung kaya, hindi ka magsasawa sa pagsubaybay sa lahat ng dinaanan ni Butiki. —Kristine Canon

Haluhalo, Best Read for Kids
Illustrated by Eli F. Camacho

Ang aklat na ito ay kumpleto sa sangkap, puwera lang sa salita. Marami itong iba’t ibang kulay, siksik sa tamis, at umaapaw sa aliw. Kung sa bagay, ano pa ba ang kailangang sabihin kung kitang-kita naman at madali maintindihan ng bata man o matanda ang paggawa at pagkain ng haluhalo? Haaay! Ang sarap ulit-ulitin ng pagbabasa sa nalikhang aklat ni Eli F. Camacho na Haluhalo. —Kristine Canon

Marvino’s League of Superheroes, Kids’ Choice Finalist
Written by Rae Rival-Cosico, illustrated by Jamie Bauza

This is a nice story about Marvino going to a museum, but he doesn’t have the money for it. But then he befriends the one who owns the museum, but he doesn’t know it. What I like about this is that, if you see a good sculpting, you can draw it, just like how Marvino did. —Horacio Rafael de Peralta

Nawawala si Muningning, Kids’ Choice Finalist
Written by Michael M. Coroza, illustrated by Tokwa Peñaflorida

This book was chosen to be in the top 9 because it was very accurate in showing how cat owners feel when their cats are missing and how they imagined what happened to their cats while they were missing. It was also very relatable, like how cat owners can relate to how the boy felt when his cat was missing and how it frightened him so much. —Pheonna Heart Ragasa

Salusalo para kay Kuya, Best Read for Kids
Written by Ergoe Tinio, illustrated by JC Galag

Masarap maging bahagi ng pamilyang Pilipino. Malaki, maingay pero masaya. Para bang ibinalik ako sa pagkabata ng Salusalo para kay Kuya. Naalala ko noong bata pa ako, kapag kaarawan ko na ay sabik na sabik akong gumising nang maaga para buksan ang aking mga regalo. Ramdam mo rin ang pagmamahal ng isang kapamilya sa kaanak sa kuwento. Sa bawat pahina ng kuwento, nangungusap ang mga mapinpintog na pisngi ng mga tauhan, abala sa isang salusalo, pero masaya pa rin ang lahat. Ipinapaalaala na dapat tayong maging katulad ni Bubuy Boy, na umiiyak ng bahaghari, na kahit na parang may iniwan na malaking butas ang ating kaanak kapag sila ay pumanaw na, kailangan tayong maging malakas at puno ng pag-asa at sariwain ang mga inspirasyong iniwan nila.

Salamat Ergoe Tinio, JC Galag, at Adarna House sa mahusay na kuwento! —Troy Lacsamana

Salusalo para kay Kuya, Kids’ Choice Finalist
Written by Ergoe Tinio, illustrated by JC Galag

It taught me that no matter what happens, we should continue our life by keeping and treasuring the good and happy memories of our loved ones, because everything happens for a reason.

We also need to be strong to make our dreams come true by making our loved ones the reason why we remain strong. It’s good for children because of its illustration that can get the children’s interest, and simple words make the story great. —Apriel Beltran

Supremo, Best Read for Kids
Written by Xi Zuq, illustrated by Al Estrella

Supremo is an engaging read. This heartwarming story takes you back to the good old days when you felt lucky to have a best friend and you felt tingled upon seeing your crush. Its flowing language, realistic plot, and catchy illustrations come together to give you one unforgettable ride. It makes you laugh out loud; it makes you stop and think; it even manages to make you shed tears. And, just when you start thinking you’ve had it all, it reminds you of your social responsibility―without pushing it down your throat forcibly. Kids will love this, and adults will enjoy it, too. Supreme, indeed! —Portia Padilla

Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng TábonBest Read for Kids
Written by Edgar Calabia Samar

Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon is a captivating tale of a young boy’s courage amidst the enveloping darkness in his life. Edgar Calabia Samar pulls us into a world of mysterious events and frightening characters from Philippine folklore. He expertly weaves in elements from role-playing video games, a concept that connects with young readers (and to gamers of all ages). This book takes us on a rollercoaster ride full of adventure, suspense, and danger.

Finally, a hero like Janus Silang claims his space in our imagination. He rises above the challenges and gives hope―a bright star leading us out of the darkness. —Dan Matutina

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New board book: Over and Under

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The latest addition to our books for babies and toddlers is an English-language board book about basic directions: Over and Under, illustrated by Kay Aranzanso.

This new board book will be available in a couple of months in your favorite book store for PHP190. For now, the book is only available through our online store and our showroom. And for a week (until 5PM Philippine time on March 14, 2016), 100 copies of the book will be available at a launch price of only PHP95 (50% OFF).

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Bago mula sa Anino Comics at EPPC—12:01 nina Molina at Baldisimo

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Sa pagdiriwang ng ika-30 anibersaryo ng EDSA People Power Revolution, inilulunsad ngayong hapon ang 12:01komiks nina Russell Molina at Kajo Baldisimo na tungkol sa isang bándang inabutan ng curfew noong panahon ng Martial Law. Ikatlo sa isang serye, pagkatapos ng EDSA at Isang Harding Papel, inilathala ito sa pakikipagkatuwang ng EDSA People Power Commission.

12:01.
Hatinggabi na.
Nasa labas ka pa rin? Hala.
Nakalimutan mo ba ang curfew?

Mabibili sa halagang PHP199 ang libro. Pero mula ngayon hanggang 5:00 NH sa Pebrero 27, may 100 kopya ng librong mabibili sa kalahating presyo (PHP99.50) mula sa aming online store at sa showroom.

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New storybooks: Kung Linggo & Si Lola Apura at si Lolo Un Momento

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Fresh off the press are two new storybooks for kids ages 8 and up!

Kung Linggo
Virgilio S. Almario & Abi Goy
“Kung Linggo, nag-iimbita ako ng tigre…”

Naglalaman ang librong ito ng tula tungkol sa mga pambihirang pangyayari tuwing kasama ng isang bata ang kaniyang pang-Linggong kalaro.

Si Lola Apura at si Lolo Un Momento
I.S.A. Lopez & Vanessa Tamayo
Si Lola Apura at si Lolo Un Momento—sa kilos at itsura ay talagang magkaiba. Pero saan man magpunta at anuman ang gawin, sila’y nagtutulungan at palaging masaya!

The new books are PHP79.00 each. However, 100 copies of the two books are available at a launch price of PHP39.50 (50% OFF) for a week (until 5PM Philippine time on February 3, 2016) from our online store and our showroom.

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New books: Maglaro Tayo! Magkuwentuhan Tayo!

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Kicking off our releases for 2016 are two manuals dedicated to our most hard-working partners when it comes to raising well-read and creative children—parents and teachers.

Magkuwentuhan Tayo: A Storytelling Manual Based on Adarna Books
Written by Carleen N. Sacris and Madonna G. Catiis, illustrated by Pergylene M. Acuña
Dedicated to making every storytelling session interesting and enjoyable,  this manual contains effective techniques in choosing, preparing, and telling an Adarna story.

Maglaro Tayo: Toys and Learning Materials Based on Adarna Books
Written by Ruth V. Martin, illustrated by Stephanie N. Lim
With instructions on how to make toys using plastic bottles, paper, and other found objects, this manual aids both teachers and parents in helping children explore their imagination. This book is a perfect introduction to being creative, collaborative, and resourceful.

The new books are PHP300 each. However, 100 copies of the two books are available at a launch price of PHP150 (50% OFF) for a week (until 5PM Philippine time on January 20, 2016) from our online store and our showroom.

You can also buy either book for only PHP250 to get a slot at our Klasrum Adarna for Parents and Teachers: Storytelling and Arts & Crafts Workshop to be held at our showroom on 6 February 2016 (Saturday), from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The workshop will be facilitated by teacher and storyteller Dyali Justo. We will take care of materials, snacks, and lunch. To register, email your name (for the certificate) and mobile number to ergoe [at] adarna.com.ph. Only twenty (20) slots available at a first-come, first-served basis. Inquiries may be made via +63 2 3526765 local 119.

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Bagong libro: Handa Ako!

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Ano ang dapat gawin kapag may bagyo, lindol, sumabog na bulkan, o sunog? Ang aklat na ito ang maghahanda sa iyo sa anumang sakuna!

Isinulat ni Liwliwa Malabed at iginuhit naman ni Mia Lagos, laman ng Handa Ako! ang sari-saring impormasyon, mahahalagang numero, at gabay na makakatulong sakaling may mangyaring emergency. Ang munting librong ito ay nilikha para sa mga bata upang mabigyan sila ng kakayahan at kaalamang maghahanda sa kanila sa mga di-inaasahang pangyayari.

Mabibili na mula sa aming showroom at online store, nagkakahalagang PHP120 ang librong ito. Ngunit dahil sa Christmas sale sa showroom at sa online store, mabibili sa mas mababang halaga ang libro hanggang Disyembre 19.

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