• A Note from the Publisher

    Every book Tahanan has published is a child to me. It is a child, born out of the imagination of the writer; elevated and embellished in delightfully unexpected ways by an illustrator; packaged into a pleasing form by the book designer; and tweaked, nudged, flopped, swapped, tossed, turned, pushed about, and whipped around by an editor, which is—as is often the case at our publishing house—me.
  • Tahanan Books receives the Gawad Dangal ng Panitikan 2022 from the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino

    Di man Filipino ang naging unang wika ng aming editor-in-chief na si Reni, pero Filipino ang naging pundasyon ng Tahanan Books—isa itong pribilehiyo at pagkakataon upang bigyang buhay ang ganda at pagkamalikhain ng ating sariling wika. Aming naging hangarin ang pagyamanin ang kaalaman ng mga mambabasa sa tulong ng mga aklat na nagpapahalaga sa kultura at kasaysayan ng Pilipinas. 
  • THE GIFT OF SONG -- A Splendid Collection of Philippine Folk Songs

    “As a music teacher and musicologist, I know there is a need for quality and well-researched materials on Philippine music,” Dr. Prudente recalls when she first collaborated with Tahanan Books for Antukin: Philippine Folksongs & Lullabyes in 1998. “Tahanan fills this gap by creating beautifully illustrated Filipino folksong books for children that even adults can appreciate.” [read more]
  • FROM MANILA WITH LOVE - Now a Bilingual Edition with Glossary and Reader's Guide

    First released in 2015, From Manila With Love tells the story of a young girl who accompanies her Filipina mother to Manila for the first time. Readers will be charmed by her delightful, unexpected discoveries—from arriving in a sticky-hot airport to meeting relatives face-to-face to sitting down to a splendid table of native dishes and—best of all, meeting the grandmother who has loved her through years of letter-writing and sending pasalubongs. Told in rhyming verse accompanied by picturesque illustrations, it is a story that tenderly captures the incomparable joy of the balikbayan experience. Its brand new 32-page edition now comes with a glossary and translation in Filipino. [read more]
  • SPIKEYS! A Bilingual Storybook to Help Discuss the Coronavirus to Children

    “I was pretty excited when Tahanan Books reached out to me to write a book about the pandemic. When I got that email, the world was pretty much in the dark with this virus. Most countries were in various versions of lockdowns. There were no vaccines yet, but many scientists were racing to develop one. It felt good to help clarify the pandemic to kids and their parents through the book.” [read more]
  • PITONG TSINELAS - Award-winning Book for Early Readers is Now Available in More Language Editions!

    A few months after the Pitong Tsinelas board book edition was awarded a 2020 National Children's Book Award, Tahanan Books released a bililngual paperback edition to bring its charming story of inclusivity and acceptance to a wider audience. [read more] 
  • Two Tahanan Books Titles Receive the 2020 National Children's Book Award

    Three out of 29 shortlisted entries won the 6th National Children's Book Award and two of those titles are published by Tahanan Books. [read more]
  • Let's learn Filipino with Auri's fun language books!

    Following the National Children’s Book Award winning book, TAKBO! Mga Pandiwa (2016) and SAYA/SAYA! Isang Baybay, Ibang Saysay (2019), SARI-SARI: Mga Salitang Paulit-ulit is the third title in the language series written and illustrated by Auri Asuncion-Yambao. [read more]
  • The Prize-Winning Story & Art Introducing Kids to Celebrated Artist, Araceli Limcaco Dans

    When does passion become art and art becomes a quest to save your country? Based on true events, Gabriela Dans Lee’s prize-winning story seamlessly braids art and history as the author recounts her grandmother’s contributions to the wartime efforts of Filipinos during World War II. Adrian Panadero’s luminous illustrations evoke a war-torn era in which Cely discovers that her destiny—as well as her family’s survival—lie in the very art that’s given her new eyes with which to see and reimagine the world around her. [read more]

  • Collect All the Books in the GREAT LIVES LIBRARY!

    First published over 20 years ago, the award-winning Great Lives series from Tahanan Books are a solid introduction to the lives of men and women who made a difference in Philippine history. Each book is written by an established historian or writer, in words simple enough for young people to understand. Reissued with gorgeous new covers and modern interiors, these thoughtful biographies make history come alive for homeschooling families, teachers, and librarians. [read more]
  • The perfect baby shower gift, "MEME: The Baby Book"

    In Philippine culture, the word méme is the gateway to sleep. Long before it was used to describe a virally transmitted unit of information, méme was a well-worn word passed from parent to child for generations of Filipinos. Now “Méme: The Baby Book” is the title of a brand new picture book from Tahanan Books that tenderly chronicles a day in the life of a baby. [read more]
  • Closed for the Holidays 2019

    Heads up! Cut-off for order processing will be on December 18 (Wed) to ensure that packages will be properly served before the holiday break.
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