Posted July 21, 2016 by Gioseppe Custodio in Books

SI JANUS SILANG AT ANG TIYANAK NG TABON won 4th National Children’s Book Award!


The 4th National Children’s Book Award for Best Read for kids went to Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon. Held during the 33rd National Children’s Book Day, July 19, 2016, the NCBA awarded the best in publications for children and young adults.

Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon: In a TALA Online tournament in the town of Balanga, all the players fell dead, save for Janus. Soon after that, teen after teen suffered deaths in computer shops around the country. Janus was contacted by someone who calls himself Joey, apparently another survivor of TALA like him. Janus did not expect the truths he would discover, weaving him into the mystery of the RPG that enthralled him—and into the legend of the Tiyanak from Tábon!

The novel by Edgar Calabia Samar, previously received the 2015 National Book Award, Novel in Filipino and recieved a comic adaptation by Carljoe Javier and illustrated by Natasha Ringor.

Aside from Janus Silang, its publication, Adarna House, also received awards for their other works: Supremo, Best Read for Kids (Written by Xi Zuq, illustrated by Al Estrella), Salusalo para kay Kuya, Best Read for Kids (Written by Ergoe Tinio, illustrated by JC Galag), Haluhalo, Best Read for Kids (Illustrated by Eli F. Camacho), Dumaan si Butiki, and Best Read for Kids (Written by Mary Gigi Constantino, illustrated by Ray Sunga).

Gioseppe Custodio

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