Friday, May 31, 2013

ADMU Press Book Sale from June 3-June 29, 2013!

The Ateneo de Manila University Press is holding its annual book sale 
from June 3 to June 29, 2013. Visit us at the Ateneo Press 
Bookshop,G/F Bellarmine Building, Ateneo de Manila University, 
Monday-Thursday, 8-12, 1-6 and on Friday 8-12, 1-5 pm. Great titles on 
sale up to 50% off!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

FILCOLS Member Adarna House offers books for babies and toddlers!

A board book is a type of book made especially for infants and toddlers to help them start reading. Board books have sturdy pages, including both front and back covers, which are usually made of carton or paperboard. Below are the reasons why board books are perfect for emergent readers.
  1. Board books are durable. Unlike picture books, board books are suitable for small children because the pages are sturdy and bound solidly. Because of this, board books can withstand infants and toddlers’ habits of chewing and throwing anything they can grab hold of.
  2. Board books can be handled by small children. Unlike picture books, board books are smaller in size and appropriately made for infants and toddlers’ small hands. Board books, therefore, are a perfect book type to familiarize babies with books. As we teach them how to turn pages, we also improve their fine motor skills and grasping strength.
  3. Book boards can serve as children’s access to the world of literature. Besides telling stories to children, board books can serve as an entry point for infants and toddlers to appreciate stories, poems and songs. Plus, board books are especially written according to the reading capacity of small children.
  4. Board books can help small children learn basic concepts. A lot of board books are made specifically to teach infants and toddlers basic concepts. Topics usually include sounds, letters of the alphabets, shapes, and the counting numbers. There are also exceptional board books which integrate these concepts in stories, poems and songs.
Adarna House has developed the very first and only available board books for Filipino kids. These board books include the two versions of The World Around Me (Ang Aking Paligid) which introduce readers to things around them; concept books Kulay! and Ang Una Kong Alpabeto; and song booksSampung mga Daliri and Bahay Kubo.

The board books will be available with a discount of 26% at the Back-to-School SALE, down to Php 70.00 each (regularly priced at Php 95.00).  The SALE will happen at our showroom from May 15 to June 15.

The RAP Demofest 2013 Call for Proposals

The Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) is pleased to announce its Midyear Demofest 2013 to be held in Cagayan De Oro City on September 12-14, 2013. This demonstration festival is on the theme Culture, Literacy, and Technology: From Local to Global ClassroomsDr. William Teale, a literacy expert from the International Reading Association (IRA), is this year’s featured speaker. Other speakers are literacy, curriculum, culture/language, and educational technology experts, professors, classroom teachers, researchers, and literacy advocates.
To enrich the experience of participants in this demofest, the RAP enjoins enthusiasts, researchers, academics, practitioners, and teachers of literacy education (in the mother tongue, Filipino, and/or English) to submit proposals for demonstration lessons. Through this, the RAP aims to bring together professionals and advocates from various parts of the country to share their best practices on literacy education in relation to the following strands:
  1. Language, Literature, and Culture in Literacy Instruction; 
  2. Strategies in Technology-Assisted/Mediated Literacy Teaching; and
  3. Using Literature and Technology in Remediating Literacy Difficulties
Proponents of accepted proposals must confirm their attendance and officially register to the RAP Midyear Demofest in order to be part of the actual conference program. Presenters will not pay any registration fee. However, they are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation.

For more details, please check this website:

Friday, May 10, 2013

Adarna House Book Summer Sale!

Woohoo, this summer heat is about to bid us goodbye! That means we can all start saying hello to lower prices at our showroom. For a whole month, starting on May 15 (Wednesday), our books will go on sale with our usual 73-peso storybooks going for only Php 55.00! That’s a discount of more than 25%, and other items will be available for as high as 55% off!
Big discounts will only be one of the things we say hello to, as we also welcome a newly-renovated showroom. Be one of the first to enjoy the new look of our new home, and come by our showroom: 109 Scout Fernandez Street, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City.