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Ako si Kaliwa, Ako si Kanan

Bilingual Tagalog-English, from 8yo.

This is the story of 2 shoes that compete with each other. Who is the best? Who does the little boy like the most? Left or Right? Until one day, one of the shoes is lost. Then the other realises that it is no use anymore. The little boy cannot only wear one shoe. What is going to happen? It was more fun when the other shoe was around.

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Si dindo pundido

Bilingual Tagalog-English, from 8yo.

This is the story of Dindo, a firefly who does not glow. He does not feel as he belongs with the other fireflies and it makes him sad. One day, a boy comes and catches the glowing fireflies and lock them inside a jar. Fortunately, Dindo is not spotted as he does not glow. Thanks to his ingenuity and kindness he manages to free the other fireflies.

This is a story about accepting our differences as it makes us richer.

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Book review: ‘Dalawang Dagang Bulag’

Bilingual Tagalog-English, from 4yo.

This is the story of 2 blind mice who decide to travel. The climb 2 mountains, cross 2 rivers and meet 2 monitor lizards. Will they escape?

Fun little book perfect for young readers. It comes with a map of the mice’s adventures where you can retrace their steps by playing with dice.

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Book review: ‘The luckiest girl in the world’

Bilingual Tagalog-English, from 8yo.

Carmina is desperate. She really wants to go to Marjorie’s birthday this Saturday but she does not know what to get to her friend who already has everything.

Great book to teach about values and money, the difference between wants and needs.

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Book review: ‘Sampung makakaibigan’

Bilingual Tagalog-English, from 4yo.

Karlo goes to daycare and he does not behave well with his little friends. He steals their lunch, says mean things, tries to wake a friend up during naptime, he knocks a block tower down, etc…

One day, he goes to school and cannot find anyone. Where is everybody? He finally finds his friends happily playing together in the backyard.

He tries to join in but no-one wants to play with Karlo. Karlo is very sad and he finally understands that he has been mean with his friends and tries to make up and be nice from now onwards.

This book is great to introduce daycare to children and how they are expected to behave while in a group.

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Book review: ‘Polliwog’s wiggle’

Bilingual Tagalog-English, from 8yo.

This book is about the life cycle of the frog. One day a funny looking fish is born near a school of minnows in the mangroves. The minnows accept this new friend and call him Polliwog as he keeps wiggling. However one day, it becomes harder to breathe under the water, and his legs are growing and his tail is shortening. What is happening? Will he still be able to be friend with the minnows after the weird things that are happening with his body?

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Book review: ‘Alamat ng Ampalaya’

Bilingual Tagalog-English, from 8yo.

This story is about a gourd. This gourd was envious and greedy because he did not have colours nor taste of the other vegetables. One night was everyone was asleep, he decides to steal colours and taste from the other veggies. The following morning everyone finds out and goes to trial with the fairies. Surprisingly, the fairies let him keep everything.

However, he must have been too greedy because all of a sudden all the colours and tastes want to mix together and the gourd become green, wrinkle and bitter.

Gourd is happy, he finally has his on colour and taste even if they are not as bright as the other vegetables.

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Book review: ‘But that won’t make me sleep!’

Bilingual English-Tagalog, from 8yo.

It is bedtime and a little girl cannot sleep. Her mom tries everything, a story, a bath… but to no avail until dad comes back from work. He tucks his daughter in and wishes her goodnight and finally the little girl falls asleep.

Perfect for young readers, this story presents the text in both languages on the same page to make it easy for language learners to understand the structure of each language.

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Book review: ‘Kapitbahay kubo’

In Tagalog, from 0yo.

Cute board book to learn about vegetables. You will love the colourful and playful illustrations.

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Book review: ‘How long till September?’

Bilingual English-Tagalog, from 8yo.

A little girl is impatient, she wants to celebrate her birthday but it is in September. Each month passes by with a new activity but she longs for her party.

 

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