Umuulan ng Libro: My Wishlist

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To complete the last leg of the NCBD 2015 Blog Tour, I’m sharing with you my book wish list. These are the types of books I wish to find more in our local collection!

Nonfiction, please!

Science series of Adarna House Publishing

Science series of Adarna House Publishing

Architecture book for kids

Architecture book for kids

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a fan of nonfiction. Growing up, I loved to read (and memorize!) facts about dinosaurs and space. As a literacy teacher, I’m happy to know that local publishers are starting to come out with nonfiction books for kids that are locally contextualized. The books above are excellent examples of these. It also helps teaching reading across the content areas when you have texts about various topics.

Imagination between the lines

There’s no doubt that books, whether fiction or nonfiction, develop a person’s imagination. But there are certain books that specifically get our creative juices flowing. Here are some examples!

A big book of questions

A big book of questions

This book features random questions from children such as Why do we have music? Is it OK to eat a worm? How do you fall in love? How are dreams made? And in the pages of this book are heartwarming answers of adult philosophers, scientists, and more.

A book about possibilities

A book about possibilities

If is a funny book full of surprises! Every page starts with a What If scenario. What if caterpillars were toothpaste? What if feet were teeth? Whether the story on each page will delight or gross you out, it certainly opens the idea of endless possibilities.

Art appreciation

An art book for children

An art book for children

Tell Me A Picture is a great way to introduce art to children. The book showcases different classic artworks and puts them  side-by-side with Quentin Blake’s quirky cartoons. The cartoons serve as a starting point for an interesting discussion about the featured artwork.

Clay Storytellers of An Alcantara

Clay Storytellers of An Alcantara

I’m a fan of Jomike Tejido’s banig paintings and some of these have been featured as storybook art. I hope that writers continue to use the works of local artists as the medium to present a story. An Alcantara’s clay storytellers, I believe, would be great in the pages of a storybook.

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So those are the top three on my wishlist. Runners-up (since I’ve been writing about them before) on the list would be: more chapter books for young children and the young adult and continue experimenting with digital and multimodal format.

I hope to see you all in the upcoming NCBD 2015 book fair this coming weekend!

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