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Reader Comments on 'Philippine Children's Books'

When you're raising your children outside the Philippines it is often difficult to give them some feeling of the Filipino culture. Here we have selected a number nice Filipino children books.

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Alexandria Llamasares wrote:
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 18:12:26 PHT
I have been looking for copies of these books!!! These books have a huge place in my heart. Before Harry Potter and Niel Gaiman, these are my childhood. I loved the short stories in these books. And the illustrations are beautiful. Where can I possibly buy a copy of these books? I only borrowed from our school library back then.
Allon wrote:
Sunday, 15 December 2013 11:38:56 PHT
Wonderful illustrations - who is the artist?
Eder wrote:
Monday, 10 January 2011 11:01:31 PHT
Any suggestions on books for FIL-AM toddlers and where to get them in US? something about Philippine culture, language etc. thank you
Jun Antolin wrote:
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 02:16:00 PHT
A good source for Philippine Children's books is an online company called Reflections of Asia. Their website called has a large selection of books published in both english and tagalog.
Victoria wrote:
Wednesday, 10 June 2009 22:45:05 PHT
Reading books does not have to be boring for children if you introduce it early on and make it fun. My child is 2 1/2 and she plays with other toys but reading is her favorite activity of all. I attribute this to the fact that we started reading to her every night ever since she is a newborn. Now she'll ask us to read in the morning, before nap and bedtime, she'll even pick it up on her own! It helped her a lot with her language development and even rudimentary reading skills and she's now able to recognize many of the words. I also want to start introducing Tagalog to her so these books seem like an excellent suggestions. Thank you.
Jyreen Perez wrote:
Saturday, 10 January 2009 22:51:42 PHT
To some children, reading books is a boring activity. A parent should take much effort to help his child become an enthusiast in reading. To achieve such goal, a parent should give time and attention to their children like reading them books or letting them read books to you. Let the children read books that are familiar to them, i mean books that tells the immediate surrounding of your children. i think this collection is favorable for them...
Frances Ong wrote:
Tuesday, 30 September 2008 14:54:15 PHT
Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in Tahanann Books! Our new contact details are:

Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Inc.
Unit 402, Cityland 3 Building
105 V.A. Rufino corner Esteban Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telfax: 8137165

Arnicoz wrote:
Friday, 15 August 2008 16:03:21 PHT
I also would like to know which of our folk songs belong to the Public Domain? Any information would be highly appreciated. Thank you.
Thelma Cereno wrote:
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 19:56:49 PHT
A really nice collection...I just hope its still available...
Nara Barreto wrote:
Monday, 3 December 2007 10:52:57 PHT
Hi there, Can someone please tell me how to get these books for my son? And, those anyone know the cotact detail, preferebly e-mai, of Lampara Publishing House? Regards, Nara Barreto
Annelle D. wrote:
Thursday, 8 November 2007 13:39:40 PHT
I would like to know which of our folk songs belong to public domain? And I would also like to know more about regional folk songs, like from Mindanao? Thanks and more power to you :)
Jose Miguel wrote:
Sunday, 23 September 2007 06:56:37 PHT
Good morning!Thank you for giving me idea on what to give my German cousin for Christmas. Can you also pls.send me visayan folk songs. I need it formy class project. Thank you very much. Advance Merry Christmas!
Matet wrote:
Monday, 13 August 2007 11:35:42 PHT
Hi there!! I like your website..Can u add also the compilation of the different folksongs of the various regions we have? If there are, please send me at my e-mail ad. Thanks and more power!
Alice Macaraig wrote:
Wednesday, 4 July 2007 15:55:02 PHT
Can you please send me a sitsiritsit lyrics or any Philippine folk songs with lyrics. I need 10 different folk songs. I need it ASAP. Thanks
Jebang wrote:
Saturday, 24 February 2007 16:23:48 PHT
Can you please send me a sitsiritsit lyrics or any Philippine folk song? I need it asap. Thanks.
Janice Almiņe wrote:
Thursday, 7 December 2006 00:30:48 PHT
Hi! I'm Janice, can u send me the Spanish and English version of bahay kubo, I really need it. Thanks
Moks wrote:
Sunday, 17 September 2006 17:15:28 PHT
Hi! Can you pls send me 5 Philippine fables and legends writtem in English.. I've researched a lot but still all are written in Tagalog... tnx!!! hope you can send it on my e-mail add... tnx again and Godbles!!!
Frances Ong wrote:
Tuesday, 7 March 2006 12:00:11 PHT
Hi! I'm the editorial/marketing assistant at Tahanan Books for Young Readers. You can find these books in any National Bookstore, Powerbooks, or Fully Booked outlet in the Philippines. If they are out of stock, please contact us at:

Rm 203 Narra Bldg. 2276 Pasong Tamo Extension Makati City Telfax: 818-2482 Email:

Do check out our website,!


--Franny Ong Tahanan Books for Young Readers, Manila

Pilar Payton wrote:
Sunday, 5 March 2006 03:11:30 PHT
Would you please send me information on how to obtain these books. I would like to collect to start a collection for my future grandchildren so that they may learn about being a Filipino.

These books should be available with branches of the National Book Store in the Philippines. If not, they are probably out-of-print, but you will find other, similar titles often.--Jeroen.

Renalyn A. Ilagan wrote:
Wednesday, 8 February 2006 07:41:59 PHT
They're great! Could you send me copies of the lyrics of famous Philippine folk songs. Thanks!
Sandra wrote:
Sunday, 15 January 2006 17:37:44 PHT
Hello! Im from Australia, and I am doing an assignment on Philippine folk music and nursery rhymes... I was just wondering whether it would be possible for you to send me some songs and lyrics of folk music, or any information that you have concerning Philippine music and cultural identity. My email is listed above. Thank you so much! Anything sent, concerning the previous would be extremely helpful!

- Sandra (Syd. Aust)

Long time ago, I made a page with Philippine Folk Songs. It is still there--Jeroen.

Grace wrote:
Thursday, 22 December 2005 12:30:28 PHT
Can you please send me a story from a classic book through my e-mail? This will serve as my project in one of my major subjects. Thanks a lot!
Mr Jazer J. Pantas wrote:
Monday, 10 October 2005 09:24:42 PHT
I am looking for professional painter illustrator of Philippine Children's Books. Can you please give their names and contact numbers? Thank you very much
Genette Gil Gales wrote:
Saturday, 1 October 2005 17:56:39 PHT
Pwede po ba ng tagalog folk stories pllssss gusto ko po para sa project namin sa pilipino
Kimbot Nisperos wrote:
Thursday, 29 September 2005 11:52:17 PHT
To whom it may concern, Please send me the lyrics of Bahay Kubo in different languanges please..... Thank you very much... Respectfully yours, Ms. Nisperos
Rence de Jesus wrote:
Saturday, 24 September 2005 14:45:13 PHT
For me it's good coz' it helps me in my project...(",)hope you cud still have more songs to add...tnx a lot
Lourdes M. Batiles wrote:
Monday, 19 September 2005 12:40:08 PHT
Do you know the address and telephone numbers of Tahanan Books? I want to submit manuscripts of my unpublished children's stories, but I don't know where to go. I tried emailing them at, but I was sent a failure notice by my Internet provider. Hope you can help me. Thanks a lot!
Jethro wrote:
Thursday, 18 August 2005 03:13:54 PHT
I'm just so proud to be a filipino... so i wish you will make this page more interesting so that other nationality also will love to hear things about us...about our beloved mother land and its history...tanx...
Kevin wrote:
Tuesday, 16 August 2005 20:33:06 PHT
You must have a selection of stories which can be read by people to be subitted for their reports.

The law of copyright forbids me to share the stories from the books I discuss here. However, a large collection of folk stories in the public domain can be found in our library. The copyright on these stories has expired, so you can freely share them, and use them for your school assigments.--Jeroen.

Cindy Lopez wrote:
Tuesday, 14 June 2005 20:47:31 PHT
Pwede bang makita ang article tungkol sa history ng Philippine folk songs.
Liza wrote:
Wednesday, 18 May 2005 05:08:07 PHT
I would like to know where I can buy these books. I want my son and daughter to learn Pilipino and I think these books would help out a lot. Thanks
Joei wrote:
Monday, 4 April 2005 07:49:06 PHT
Where can i buy these books?
Kimmie0010 wrote:
Wednesday, 26 January 2005 18:29:01 PHT
These books are great but please add some more not only books maybe song ETC...
Rose(^-^) wrote:
Thursday, 6 January 2005 18:25:55 PHT
Can I have some copies of some childrens book accdg. to the characteristics of the grade 1 pupils?it is a pleasure to me if u can give some information...Thanks!
Sam_cute wrote:
Tuesday, 28 December 2004 15:57:15 PHT
Pwede bang makita yung mga books tungkol sa numbers? kailangan lang kasi..(",)
Mgillen wrote:
Sunday, 26 December 2004 08:24:07 PHT
Can anyone recommend where I can buy these books? I really want to purchase them. Maraming salamat, po!
Nara Barreto wrote:
Tuesday, 21 December 2004 10:41:49 PHT
Hi, I actually have a question. Are these books in tagalog, English or bilingual? My son who is Brazilian is a fluent speaker of Tagalog. His nanny got him a couple of bilingual books (Tagalog-English). I would like to buy more of these books but I am uncertain where to begin. I am currently searching the Internet, but without much luck. I was wondering whether someone can help me. Regards, Nara Barreto
Candy in London wrote:
Wednesday, 8 September 2004 16:45:52 PHT
I heartily recommend the Carabao Race book. We live in London and my kids (age 12, 10 and 6) are very English but they can never get enough of that story! Even their English friends like to read the book!
Margo Vitarelli wrote:
Wednesday, 8 September 2004 11:32:39 PHT
Could you tell me what company prints Tahanan books? Thank you.

Does Tahanan books have an email address or website so that I can contact them?

I am not aware of such a website.--Jeroen.

Junnel c. Camingawan wrote:
Saturday, 14 August 2004 14:49:41 PHT
Pwede bang makita ang ibat ibang kanta mula sa ibat ibang rehiyon ng Pilipinas? Please

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