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Simplifying and lightening life

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I have an initial 30-ODD volumes waiting for Billy to collect. Billy is a recently made friend, a certified genius who at age 12 is already doing college work. A prodigious reader herself, she likes to spread the reading virus and has been calling out for books that can be spared for an open library run by an old man.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

On Women’s Day, kids hear tales of queens at Read-Along

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Stories about brave and just women leaders regaled around 80 kids during Saturday morning’s Inquirer Read-Along session held at the newspaper’s main office in Makati in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Reading brings healing to victims of supertyphoon

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A young man holds up what could be a sign of desperation among the people of Quinapondan in Eastern Samar, one of the areas that suffered the brunt of Supertyphoon “Yoland” but which has received little attention from the government. RAFFY LERMA

University of the Philippines-Tacloban student Deona Pantas was in downtown Tacloban when Super Typhoon Yolanda slammed into Central Visayas last November.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tales of love mark pre-Valentine’s Read-Along

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ACTORS Alexa Ilacad and Nash Aguas, and Adarna storyteller Dyali Justo (in lower center of photo cradling Guyito dolls) are surrounded by their young audience following Saturday’s Read-Along session which had love for its theme. RODEL ROTONI

Stories celebrating love took center stage at last Saturday morning’s Inquirer Read-Along session which featured two teen stars, a speech choir and a veteran storyteller.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tips from Trish Vega

If you want to try blind dates with books, here are some tips

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

How to bring books closer to children in more ways than one

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CONFERENCE speakers. Education Undersecretary Dina Ocampo-Cristobal, NBDB chair Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz, Save the Children UK senior education adviser Joseph O’Reilly, SIL Philippines director Jason Griffiths, Scholastic Asia director Selina Lee, early childhood specialist Lovie Moneva, Pru Life UK chief marketing officer Belle Tiongco

How can a bunch of people make more children read more and better books?

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

What books are you reading?

I’m reading “Youngblood 4.” Edited by Ruel S. de Vera, it is the compilation of contributions to the popular column of the same name in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. I read it mainly because it is easy reading, something I can absorb, considering my erratic dubbing and recording schedule and my erratic breaks. Most of the articles in the anthology are very relatable. They are real and well-written.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

12 storytellers enter Read-Along semis

INQUIRER president Sandy Prieto-Romualdez hands a Guyito doll, the paper’s mascot, to a young student of Miriam College during the recent Read-Along caravan. AUGUST DE LA CRUZ

Twelve young storytellers made it to the semi-finals of this year’s Inquirer Read-Along Festival Storytelling Contest after an elimination round held on Saturday at the Inquirer main office in Makati.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Inquirer Read-Along: Kids learn real heroes wear no capes

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Instilling the idea to children that not all heroes wear capes and die for the country’s sake was the highlight of the Inquirer Read-Along session marking National Heroes’ Day.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

How to raise a happy reader


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Writer George R.R. Martin once said, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

Amis, Rushdie and McEwan appear together in NY

Salman Rushdie. AP

Put Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Ian McEwan on a stage and expect a night of high art and school boy humor, of reading, writing and Christopher Hitchens.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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