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Lampara Books brings to children, parents and teachers the brightest stories from the current harvest of children’s literature in the Philippines, likewise from the literature of different countries from all over the world. Each story is carefully written or retold by budding and award-winning Filipino writers and illustrated by illustrators of children’s books. Featured here are unique and exciting characters, places, themes and experiences that will kindle the imagination, emotion and mind of the young readers. Each book is written in two languages—Filipino and English—to reach a greater number of readers here in the country and in other parts of the world.

More importantly, Lampara Books hopes that the lessons and values learned in these stories will serve as light that will guide young readers to grow up with a profound love for books and reading, a deep respect for themselves, for others, and for the environment, and a keen awareness of their roles as good and responsible members of society.

 
 
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PROMOS
 

THE FOURTH (2014) ANNUAL LAMPARA BOOKS CHILDREN'S STORY WRITING CONTEST

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NEW BOOK RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2014
 
 

ANG PAGLALAKBAY NI POTPOT

Liwliwa Malabed

 

Sa ikaanim na kaarawan ni Potpot, bibigyan siya ng kakaibang regalo ng kanyang tatay—ang isama siya sa isang paglalakbay.
Sa paglalakbay na ito, may isang mahalagang bagay na isasakripisyo si Potpot.
Sa isang lugar na nadaanan nila ng kanyang tatay, naging kaibigan ni Potpot ang isang batang babaeng mag-aaral. Mula sa bagong kaibigang ito, nalaman ni Potpot ang kanyang kahinaan. Kailangan niyang pumasok sa paaralan upang matuto siyang magbasa, magsulat at magbilang.

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BOG

Annie

 

Mula ng ipanganak si Bog, sarisaring tunog ng disgrasya ang umaalingawngaw sa loob ng bahay.
KALABOG!
BLAGAG!
WASAK!
BOG!
Sa sobrang paglalaro at kalikutan, lagi na ay napapahamak si Bog. Kung hindi siya nahuhulog, siya ay nabubunggo, natutumba, nauuntog o nadudulas. Kaya sina Nanay at Tatay ay napapailing, sina Lolo at Lola ay napapahiyaw, at sina Tiya at Tiyo ay napapasigaw.
Ano kaya ang mainam na gawin?

NEW BOOK RELEASE MAY 2014
 
 

ANG PAMBIHIRANG BABAENG HINDI UMUUPO

Russel Molina

 

Tatayo siya't magluluto sa harap ng kalan. Pero Hindi siya uupo.
Pauupuin niya ang lolang may bitbit na bayong at ang babaeng buntis kapag may nabakanteng upuan sa siksikang bus. Hindi siya ang uupo.
Luluhod siya para sukatan ng bota, tsinelas at bakya ang mga namimili. Pero Hindi siya uupo.
At sa oras ng laro, lulukso, kakandirit at tatalon siya. Pero Hindi siya uupo.
SINO KAYAITONG PAMBIHIRANG BABAENG HINDI UMUUPO?

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ANG MAGIC BAHAG

Cheeno Marlo Sayuno

 

Lumipat sa ibang lugar ang pamilya ni Abeong. Bukas ay papasok na siya sa kanyang bagong paaralan. Isusuot ba niya ang kanyang bahag? Tiyak na pagtatawanan siya ng kanyang mga kaeskuwela.
Ang ginawa ng tatay ni Abeong, inilabas ang itinatagong bahag—isang kakaibang bahag na may kakabit na MAGIC!

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MGA MONUMENTO NI EMAN

Eugene Y. Evasco

 

Si Eman ay isang batang nakatira sa lugar na may monumento. Minsan ay tinanong niya ang kanyang nanay kung bakit may mga monumento. Bakit kailangang magtayo ng mga monumento? Malugod namang nagpaliwanag sa kanya ang kanyang nanay.
Kaya si Eman at ang kanyang mga kalaro, nagtayo rin ng kanilang sariling mga mumunting monumento.

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PITONG ANGHEL

Genaro R. Gojo Cruz

 

Ilang "anghel" ang dumating upang alagaan at bantayan si Lara. Ngunit bawat isa ay may kanya-kanyang kahinaan—bawat isa ay may natatanging diskarte pagdating sa tamang pag-aalaga kay Lara. Noong bandang huli, iba-iba rin ang mga dahilan kung bakit umalis ang bawat isa.
Ngunit isang anghel ang naiiba sa lahat. Alam na alam ng anghel na ito ang bawat pangangailangan ni Lara.

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SI NINA SA BAYAN NG DALDALINA

Aliona Silva

 

Kilala ang bayan ng Daldalina bilang pinakamaingay na bayan sa buong Pilipinas. Dito nakatira ang may mga pinakamalalakas na boses sa buong bansa. "Kung mahina ang boses mo, siguro hindi kailangang marinig ng ibang tao ang sasabihin mo."
Naku! Paano ngayon iyan? Walang boses si Nina. At kung hindi niya mahanap ang kanyang boses at hindi siya makapagsalita sa lalong madaling-panahon, tiyak na ipagtatabuyan at itatakwil siya ng kanyang mga kaba bayan!

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SI ZNORK, ANG KABAYONG MAHILIG MATULOG

Mark Anthony Angeles

 

Si Znork ay isang kabayong antukin. Tuloy ay pinagtatawanan siya ng kanyang mga kapwa-kabayo sa kuwadra dahil lagi siyang napag-iiwanan. "Hwee-hee-hee-hee! Hwo-ho-ho-ho!"
Ngunit dahil sa pangarap niyang maging mahusay na kabayong pangarera, nagsikap si Znork na labanan ang kanyang kahinaan. Wala siyang ibang ginawa kundi
magsanay.
Pero—naku!—mukhang hindi matutupad ang pangarap ni Znork. Kinuha sila sa kuwadra ng mga binatang nakauniporme.
Ang maganda, higit pa sa inasam ni Znork ang kanyang nakamit—ang maging kabayo ng isang magiting na heneral at bahagi ng isang kabanata sa kasaysayan ng Filipinos.

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EVENT

LAMPARA BOOKS ANNOUNCES WINNER IN CHILDREN’S STORY WRITING TILT

“Namimingwit sa Langit,” a strong indictment against the destruction of the environment, was declared the sole winner, as such the grand prize, in the recently concluded Third (3/2013) Lampara Books Children’s Story Writing Contest, sponsored by Lampara Publishing House, Inc. (LPHI).
The judging was held at the PPC-Lampara Multipurpose Hall of the LPHI offices in Quezon City, with DTI representative Edgardo T. Pangilinan in attendance, on 06 December 2013.
The story was written by Christopher Rosales, a graduating BS in Electronics Engineering student at the Technological University of Philippines-Manila. For his winning entry, Rosales wins a scroll of merit and Php30,000.00, aside from the writer’s talent fee he will be earning from the publication of his story.
Rosales’ story won in a field of 82 entries.
The story will be illustrated by the winner in the soon-to-be launched Third (3/2014) Lampara Books Illustrator’s Prize, also sponsored by LPHI, and will be published by the company through its banner book imprint, Lampara Books.
The board of judges was composed of Mr. Eugene Evasco, Palanca Awards Hall of Famer; Ms. Felinda V. Bagas, president of Kuting (Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting), an organization of Filipino children’s story writers; and Mr. Russel Molina, published children’s story writer.

Launched in 2011, the contest aims to find suitable stories for children for publication as illustrated children’s books by Lampara Publishing House, Inc.

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LAMPARA BOOKS ILLUSTRATOR’S TILT WINNER ANNOUNCED

Jericho Angelo T. Moral of Marikina Heights, Marikina City won in the recently concluded Third (3/2014) Annual Lampara Books Illustrator’s Prize, earning him the right to illustrate the story “Namimingwit sa Langit,” the grand prize winner in the Third (2/2013) Annual Lampara Books Children’s Story Writing Contest held last year.
Both contests are sponsored by Lampara Publishing House, Inc. (LPHI). LPHI is the sister company of Precious Pages Corporation (PPC) and Life is Beautiful Creatives (LIB), leading publishers of pocketbooks in the country today.
Twenty-five-year-old Moral graduated from the University of the Philippines-Diliman with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and is currently connected with Mims Medimarketing as a DTP assistant.
The jury in this year’s contest, experienced in the production and marketing of children’s books, included Adelio Sales, senior artist of the art department of LPHI-PPC-LIB; Ms. Emelyn Campos, head of the retail division of LPHI-PPC-LIB; and Ms. Charity Magalona, Marketing Head.
Judging was based on Interpretation 25%, Creativity 25%, Composition 25%, Overall Visual Impact 25%.
For his three-spread entries, Moral garnered a score of 91-91-96 over the other entries. He wins a certificate of merit and a cash prize of P25,000, which will be awarded at the SMX Mall of Asia International Convention Center during the 35th International Book Fair in September.
The judging was attended by Ms. Helen Salvatierra of the Department of Trade and Industry.
“Namimingwit sa Langit” was written by Christopher S. Rosales, an Electronics Engineering graduate from the Technological University of the Philippines-Manila and an award-winning writer. The story will be published in book form under the Lampara Books book imprint of LPHI.
The twin contests aim to discover talents in children’s books writing and illustrations.



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