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Belle Yambao, Contributor
 
July 30, 2010

FN Bookshelf: 6 Winning Reads from the first Philippine National Children's Book Awards

Need some new books for your child's bookshelf? Try these literary gems. By Belle Yambao
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Are you running out of bedtime stories for your tiny tots? Is your inquisitive nine-year-old hankering for some new additions to his bookshelf? Or have you yet to introduce the joy of reading to your children? This July, give them a treat by getting them copies of the winning books from the first ever Philippine National Children's Book Awards! Carefully judged not just for their stories but their illustrations, book design, and materials used, you’re sure to get your money’s worth with these literary gems.

What better way to expose your children to books than with these colorful offerings from homegrown authors? Click through the slide show below to find out more about them.

To read more of the judges’ comments, check out judge Nathalie Mvondo’s post about it here.

Interested in reading more articles about children's books on Female Network? Check out the following links:
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  • prettylass8831 Jul 30 2010 @ 09:01am Report Abuse
       
    Just Add Dirt looks pretty interesting. I'll buy this to my nephew who has started reading already.
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  • ninjaninja Jul 30 2010 @ 09:17am Report Abuse
       
    Tuwing Sabado- The title alone brings me back to my childhood already. Beautifully illustrated too! =)
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  • rodawin Jul 30 2010 @ 03:40pm Report Abuse
       
    My kids will surely love and enjoy these books.. I will definitely get and collect them all.
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  • mary_ann Aug 01 2010 @ 12:31am Report Abuse
       
    Are these books appropriate for ages 2-4?
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  • Bang Aug 16 2010 @ 02:59pm Report Abuse
       
    Where can I buy these books? NBS usually has the US books. I'm planning to build a library of children's books for my nieces. Hope you can help.
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  • Eowyn Dec 21 2010 @ 10:43am Report Abuse
       
    I got a copy of "Araw sa Palengke" for my 2-year old son. It's actually for kids over 2y/o but my son related so well with the story since he sees me preparing for "market day" on weekends. I just revise some parts so he would understand the story easily and to avoid misinterpretations.

    This book is a good read. :-)
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