Chikiting Books Sweeps Kids' Choice Awards at 7th National Children’s Book Awards
In celebration of National Children’s Book Day (NCBD) last July 19, 2022, 10 Chikiting Books published by Vibal Group were awarded the Kids’ Choice Awards in the Picture Books Category at the 7th National Children's Book Awards (NCBA) last July 19, 2022 held at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Pasay City.
The 10 Kids’ Choice Award winners are Paano Magbilang Si Nanay? written by John Patrick Solano and illustrated Kenneth Justine Licaycay; Si Gino Gulay written by Jerome Vitug and illustrated by Lloyd Zapanta; Palaruang Bahaghari written by Mark Norman Boquiren and illustrated by Paul David Arcos; Cassy’s Chair written by Meanne Mabesa Mijares and illustrated by Joey Ellson; Our Neighbor’s a Witch! written by Tope Vargas and illustrated by Joey Ellson; Maruray, Ang Diwatang Hindi Kagandahan written by Maria Isabelle Laguitan and illustrated by Jan Rex Casiroman; Supremo Kiddo written by Mark Norman Boquiren and illustrated by John Patrick Gañas; Nang Matutong Magbasa si Mariano written by Jacqueline Tiu and illustrated by Alissa Evangelista; Si Kuya Ding sa Imahelandia written by Darwin Medallada and illustrated by Alissa Evangelista; and Viva, Pit Señor written by Danica M. Guevarra and illustrated by Jovanni Belmonte. These titles were launched last 2020 during National Children’s Month along with 40 other titles.
Chikiting Books is Vibal Group’s publishing imprint for books for children and young adult learners. Chikiting Books publishes storybooks and reference books for children from ages three to 13 years old. These books range from 28 to 32 full-color pages and are values-based, richly illustrated, and imaginatively written.
The NCBA aims to encourage parents and caregivers to spend more time reading with their children while recommending the best published works. The NCBA is co-administered by NBDB with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY). The PBBY is a private, nonstock, nonprofit organization committed to the development of children's literature in the Philippines.
---By Isabella Cuartero