Kids and Books: Filipino Fridays (2)


Here’s one buzzer beater. The way this month is going, I seem to be caught in a temporal loop and it’s always Filipino Friday! It’s a struggle to keep up, but nevertheless a fun way to celebrate with fellow Filipino readers.

I like today’s topic: favorite books while growing up. I started “reading” before I actually knew the words or letters — my mom loves telling people I’ve loved books since I was in diapers, babbling nonsensically while thumbing through pages, and how (being the little weirdo I was) I refused to sleep without a book to hug. Haha. (And she still wonders why my bookshelves are triple-stacked and overflowing!). I’m fortunate to have grown up in a book-reading family and to have studied in schools with excellent reading programs so there was never any lack of reading material for me growing up. There are so many childhood favorites I’ve read and re-read many times, and I’ve featured some of them on this blog already, so here is my list, linked to posts I’ve written about them.

1. Tubby and the Lantern by Al Perkins and Rowland B. Wilson

2. Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman

3. Archie Comics

4. The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

5. Tintin by Herge

6. The Three Investigators series

7. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

8. Juan and the Asuangs by Jose Aruego

9. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

10. Matildaand Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

11. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

12. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery



*Filipino Friday is a weekly meme leading up to the annual Filipino ReaderCon. See you on Nov. 9 at the ADMU Rizal Library!


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