Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit set for July 21

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is hosting a literary summit that will focus on children’s content. Entitled “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit,” it will be a gathering of authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and librarians who are committed to this thriving […]


NBDB and PBBY to hold “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit”

In celebration of the 32nd National Children’s Book Day, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) will be holding a summit, entitled “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit,” on July 21, 2015 at the Elements at Centris in Quezon City.


Fellows for 1st Kabanata Young Adult Writers’ Workshop announced

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and National Book Development Board (NBDB) are proud to announce the Fellows selected to participate in the very first KABANATA Young Adult Writers’ Workshop. Gabriela Dans Lee Mary Amie Dumatol Raissa Rivera Falgui Ricky Ornopia Jonellie Santos Bernalyn Sastrillo […]


July 15 is National Children’s Book Day; special workshop for librarians set

To celebrate National Children’s Book Day, a special children’s book fair featuring the country’s major children’s book publishers shall be held from 9 till 2:30 pm at the Museo Pambata. The fair shall be open to the public and admission is free. There shall also be a special workshop for librarians called, The School Library […]


Open for Applications: KABANATA Young Adult Writers’ Workshop (repost)

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) formally launches the KABANATA Young Adult Writers’ Workshop with a call for fellowship applications. Slated to begin in October 2014 in Quezon City, KABANATA aims to provide a venue and support system to writers who share in PBBY’s commitment to the promotion of a culture of […]


Deadline of nominations for 3rd National Children’s Book Awards this Jan. 31

On July 26, 2014, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) will present the 3rd National Children’s Book Awards, giving honor to the best books for children and young adults published during the years 2012 and 2013. All publishers, authors and illustrators are invited to submit […]


Asian Festival for Children’s Content slated; subsidy for Filipino author available

Writing for children or young adults? Come mingle! Apply now for the Ken Spillman NBDCS AFCC Subsidy. Held annually in Singapore, the Asian Festival for Children’s Content (AFCC) brings together writers, illustrators, publishers, editors, agents and producers from all over the world. Filipinos have made a splash at recent festivals. In 2014, it might be your turn […]


2014 PBBY-Salanga Prize: Call for Entries

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2014 PBBY-Salanga Prize. The contest is co-sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP). The winner shall receive twenty-five thousand pesos (Php 25,000) and a medal. Prizes will be awarded in […]


PBBY to offer free literacy seminar in Cebu this July 20

July 16 is the 30th National Children’s Book Day. As part of its celebration, the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), in partnership with Adarna House and University of San Jose-Recoletos, invites public and private school teachers and librarians to Basa, Mga Kapatid! A Free Seminar on Library Activities and Book Reviewing. The seminar will […]