The Official Poster of the 28th National Children’s Book Day: a Picture

(took this picture of the 28th NCBD poster. Art by Jonathan Ranola)

Posters are pieces of Literature and thus I was able to use this as a springboard for my lesson on capitalization. I started with identifying the parts of the poster.

  • art/design
  • title
  • slogan (to explain  this part, you can say famous slogans and let your children guess the company, product or event it is advertising or promoting. They loved this activity!)
  • date
  • sponsor

Afterwhich, I directed their attention to the title and asked them what they notice about the words (the first letters of the words are capitalized). I then proceeded teaching capitalization.


28th National Children’s Book Day

Every year, the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) celebrates the National Children’s Book day. Aiming to develop children’s literature in the Philippines, they give out two major awards in Children’s Literature.

  • Salangga Award (Writer’s Prize)
  • Alcala Award (Illustrator’s Prize)

This year’s Salangga grand prize goes to Eugene Evasco’s Rizaldy (whose main character is named after the Rizal Day) while an honorable mention was given to Patricia Marie Grace Gomez’s Pepe’s Gift. 

The Alcala prize was awarded to

  • Yasmin Doctor (grand prize)
  • Leo Agtuca (honorable mention)
  • Jonathan Ranolla (honorable mention)

Here is one of Yasmin Doctor’s illustrations.

The awarding will be held on the 19th of July–this year’s National Children’s Book Day

To read more information on PBBY and the 28th National Children’s Book Day and to read the manuscript of Rizaldy and to have a look on the other illustrations, you may visit their website at

Happy reading!