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Back-to-School SALE!

May 3 to 31, up to 70% off on selected=

We know you’d be really sad to hear that we’ll be increasing our prices by June 1, with our storybooks at Php 73.00 and our big books at Php 275.00.  This is the first time we’re increasing our prices after almost 5 years, so we understand your misery, and we are grateful to know that you understand ours.

But we can’t just do that without a big send-off party to our old prices.  So please join us as we say a proud goodbye to our 65-peso storybooks with a month-long sale where they will be sold at only 50 pesos each.   Selected items will also be on sale, for up to 70% off!  Yehey!

To avail of these huge discounts, come and visit us at our showroom (2/F FSS Building, 20 Scout Tuason corner Scout Castor Streets, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mondays through Saturdays, from May 3 to May 31.

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Get the chance to be published!

We weren’t kidding when we said we work really hard to make sure we only publish quality reading materials.  2010 is just about to say goodbye to its first half, but we are already gearing up for our 2011 line-up.

And, well, we need your help.  We are looking for manuscripts to complete our cast of new books.  We welcome stories of any topic, but are currently particularly interested in storybook manuscripts that deal with math, reading, health, environmental awareness, legends, heroes, historical events, special topics (death, peace, adoption, autism, children’s rights), and Filipino values (love of country, pagmamano, po at opo, colonial mentality, and value of freedom, language, culture, and history).

Submit three (3) copies of your original manuscript typewritten on short bond paper accompanied by a one-page literary bio-data.  On the first page of the manuscript, indicate its genre (short story, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) and the literary contest/s it has won, if any.

Address your submissions to Ani Almario, Product Development Manager, ADARNA HOUSE, 2/F FSS Bldg., 20 Scout Tuason cor. Scout Castor Sts., Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City 1103. Submissions have to be accompanied by a self-addressed, self-stamped envelope to facilitate return after being screened. Manuscripts may be dropped off at our showroom, or sent through post.

And, very important, please take note that no manuscript submissions may be sent over e-mail.  More information may be found at our FAQs page.


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30 for 30 book blowout

It’s our 30th birthday, and we are treating you to an exciting sale:  for an hour in 2010, you can buy 30 storybooks for only 30 pesos each from our showroom.

On March 20, 2010 (a Saturday), all Adarna House  storybooks — worth 65 pesos on regular occasions — will be on sale for 30 pesos each from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.   On that morning, the showroom doors will only be open for that fateful hour.  The rest of the morning, only Adarna House staff will be allowed to enter the showroom.

The thirty-peso purchases will be limited to 30 books per person, so books in excess of the 30 books have to be purchased at regular price.  Not to worry, all customers who enter the showroom during the given sale period will be allowed to stay in the showroom beyond 11:00 AM  in order to settle their purchases.  After 11:00 AM, selling of 30-peso books will stop, only the books in the hands of customers by 11:00 AM will be considered for the sale.

So.  10:00 AM.  March 20.  Mark your calendars.

1 hour.  30 storybooks.  30 pesos each.

1 hour. 30 storybooks. 30 pesos each.

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2010 Summer Workshops for Kids

School’s out!  Well, not yet, but we’ve got the perfect solution to filling your kid’s summer vacation with great (i.e. fun AND educational) activities.  We’ve prepared three arts and writing workshops for children, which will surely contibute to their collection of most memorable childhood memories.

As usual, we have the book making workshop (for ages 6 to 11), which will be facilitated by Jomike Tejido — author and illustrator of Ang Pambihirang Sombrero.  Jomike will guide the participants through the process of creating their very own book — from writing the story, to layout and illustrations, to designing the cover.  This year, the workshop will be held at the Filipinas Heritage Library, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN, starting on April 12 up until April 16 (Monday to Friday).  The fee is Php 3,500.00.

For ages 9 to 12, we are offering a book illustrating workshop at our showroom.  The workshop will be facilitated by our talented book illustrators, and will happen from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on May 3 to 7 (Monday to Friday).  Here, the kids will taught how to create studies, build storyboards, use different styles and trends in illustrating books.  The fee is Php 3,350.00.

To be held at our showroom also, the short story writing workshop (for ages 13 to 16) will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN from April 26 to 30 (Monday to Friday).  Facilitated by one of our authors, this workshop will feature intensive discussions on the basic elements of the shorty story.  The fee is Php 2,000.00 per head.

Fees are inclusive of all arts and writing materials needed for the workshop.  We will only be accepting a maximum of twenty-five (25) students per class on a first-come, first-served basis.  Enrolments completed before March 22, 2010 or registrations of 3 or more participants get a 25% discount.

For inquiries and registration, please call Grace through 372-3548 local 110 or grace [at] adarna.com.ph.  To see the printable e-brochure, click here!

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2010 Summer Workshops for Adults

When the weather starts warming up for the summer, you know that the school year is coming to a close.  And because we know how much everyone misses school *wink* during the height of boredom *wink wink* called summer vacation, we are happy to open the registrations for this year’s Klasrum Adarna workshops for adults!

First up is our legendary Storytelling Workshop, facilitated by our just-as-legendary storyteller Jay Menes.  That will be happening the whole day of April 24, a Saturday.  The workshop, of course, will be about storytelling — how to prepare for a session, the tools of a storyteller, and the process of the storytelling proper.

Then, on May 22 (a Saturday also), UPIS teachers Celeste Laurel and Pamela  Razon will be doing the lecture-workshop on Teaching Beginning Reading.  This class will focus on the Four-Pronged Approach, a literature-based method of teaching children how to read.

Both workshops are open to anyone interested, and will be held in Seminar Rooms 1 & 2 of the Institute of Social Order (ISO) Complex inside the Ateneo de Manila Campus in Quezon City.  The registration table will open at 8:00 AM during the days of the workshop, and both workshops will start at exactly 8:30 AM.

The fee for the storytelling workshop is Php 1,300.00, while the TBR workshop fee is Php 1,750.00.  Fees already include food, workshop materials, and certificates.  A 25% discount is available for those who would be registering 3 or more participants, and to those who would fulfill the payment 15 days before the workshop.

The electronic registration forms are available for download here.  Please download the form/s and fill them out electronically.  Two buttons are present within the forms: click “Print Form” if you will be sending the form to us via fax (372-3548 local 115), or click “Submit by E-mail” and just follow the step-by-step directions that will pop up.

We’re accepting only a maximum of 50 participants per workshop, so please do verify that there are still slots available before making any payments.  For inquries and slot reservation, please get in touch with Ergoe through 372-3548 local 122 or ergoe [at] adarna.com.ph.

2010 Klasrum Adarna: Summer Workshops for Adults

Storytelling Workshop & Teaching Beginning Reading

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Koloran nato ang lungsod!

As a company, Adarna House dreams to find at least one of its books in the hands of every Filipino child.  We are so happy to announce that we have taken a significant step towards the realization of that dream.

Nang Magkakulay ang Nayon, one of our oldest stories, has just been relaunched as our first storybook to have both English and Cebuano texts.  The new version, entitled When Color Came to Town, carries the same story and illustrations as originally created by its author and illustrator Susan Dela Rosa Aragon, except that the original Filipino text is replaced by the English and Cebuano translations.

A storybook in English and Cebuano

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