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July 16, 2012

National Children's Book Day at the Museo Pambata

29th National Children's Book Day opens at Museo Pambata

Masayang Magbasa sa Sariling Wika (It’s Fun to Read in One’s Own Language).
This is the theme of the 29th National Children's Book Day (NCBD) celebration which opens at Museo Pambata (MP) on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 9 a.m. Expected to attend are children's book publishers, writers, illustrators, librarians, educators, and other members of the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY).

 Highlights of the opening ceremonies include the announcement of new children's books, a book fair, and the awarding of the winners of the 2012 PBBY Salanga Writer's Prize and Alcala Illustrator's Prize. An exhibit of the finalists' illustrations of the winning story will also be showcased. Educator and Dean of UP's College of Education Dina S. Ocampo will be delivering the day's keynote address.

NCBD is celebrated every third Tuesday of July to commemorate the anniversary of the publication of Jose Rizal's “The Monkey and the Tortoise” in Trubner's Oriental Record in London. PBBY, the Philippine National Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), spearheads NCBD yearly for the development of children's literature in the country.

For more information, call the PBBY Secretariat at 352-6765 local 120.

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