Category Archives: Books

Manila International Book Fair

The 31st Manila International Book Fair is happening now at SMX, September 15-19, 10:00am to 8:00pm. Get started on Christmas shopping, stock up on activity books, find the book you’ve been lusting after and buy it for at least 20% … Continue reading

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A Different Bookstore on Sale!

Children’s books are at least 20% off! Come with your own list of books and the friendly staff will help you find it. Here’ s a list of their branches: The Serendra store is a bit tight so I … Continue reading

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Ay Naku!

I don’t speak Tagalog to my daughter enough. It’s not my first language and my accent is “questionable.”  Luckily there’s a variety of bilingual children’s books in the market now. Among my favorites are Tahanan Books.  They recently launched, Ay … Continue reading

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Prayer Book

I couldn’t believe that time had come already. I thought it would happen when she’s older. But she seems to be catching on to popular opinion: sometimes praying is a drag. Perhaps the more wholesome way to saying it is … Continue reading

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Book Ornaments

Binder clip + Ribbon = Book Ornament I’m a big fan of book covers but we simply don’t have the space for a proper book cabinet like the one shown here . And our walls are so shabby that we … Continue reading

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Bedtime Books

My daughter’s favorite bedtime books are Goodnight Moon (1947) and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (1989). They’re peculiarly similar and equally sticky – 1. Every other page is colored which means the other pages are black and white. 2. … Continue reading

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We usually play according to functionality (books for reading, stuffed toys for feeling/pretending, shapes for stacking/building, stickers for sticking, etc).  Of course, there are recurring themes but in a different format. One day while reading an ocean book, I remembered … Continue reading

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A children’s book becomes a classic when the meaning evolves with the reader… My take: Abridged adult version: Feed yourself with knowledge and experience. Marinate on it for a while. Go for it! Children’s version: Eat healthy food. Learn how … Continue reading

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Size Matters

Let me start with this: Little hands love little books. (Get your mind out of the gutter!) Here are the books my daughter always picks out whenever given the choice: 3 Disney books, 2 Dr. Seuss books. We haven’t read … Continue reading

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