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Back-to-Back Winner for 2017 PBBY-Salanga Prize

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) declared Genaro Gojo Cruz as the grand prize winner of the 2017 PBBY-Salanga Prize. Gojo Cruz bagged the Salanga prize with his story Dalawa Kami ni Lola, a story about a child and his grandmother.
This is Gojo Cruz’s second grand prize win. Gojo Cruz, a children’s author and professor, won the grand prize last year. For his win, Gojo Cruz will receive 25,000 pesos and a medal.
Gojo Cruz’s story Pamilya Papel was also declared honorable mention alongside Imelda Estrella’s story, May Lihim ang Dagat.
Winners will be awarded during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day on July 18, 2017.
For inquiries about the contest, contact the PBBY Secretariat at telephone number 352-6765 loc. 203 or e-mail pbby@adarna.com.ph.

Marianne Dubuc Designs Official Poster for International Book Giving Day 2017

The International Book Giving Day team is delighted to announce that Marianne Dubuc is the illustrator behind 2017’s official poster. Libraries, schools, and bookshops are encouraged to download, print, and display Dubuc’s poster to celebrate the love of reading and encourage others to give books to children on International Book Giving Day, February 14. 

Now in its 5th year, International Book Giving Day continues to grow from strength to strength, reaching places such as Nepal, India, Canada, South Africa, UK, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Nigeria, Fiji, Czech Republic, USA, Cambodia, Hungary, Philippines, and Romania.

On February 14, #bookgivingday, participants are encouraged to give books to children. This can takes many forms, the only limit is the imagination. Books have been sent to child refugees in Calais, France; a new library was created in Cape Town, South Africa; in Uganda the Mpambara-Cox Foundation gifted books to children, for many it was the first tim…