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Children First! Storybooks



Get the entire collection of Children First! Storybooks for a minimum donation of PHP500 at the locations listed here.

You can also get the storybooks individually or in sets at:

  • UNICEF Philippines’ e-Bay store:
    Our online store accepts orders via bank deposit, PayPal and credit card. Domestic and international shipping fees apply. 
  • UNICEF Philippines office: 31F Yuchengco Tower RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue cor. Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
  • All National Bookstore branches nationwide
  • All Pandayan Bookshop branches nationwide 
  • Precious Pages branches in SM Calamba, SM Clark, SM Dasma, SM Fairview, SM Manila, SM MOA, SM North Edsa, SM Iloilo, SM Cebu, KCC Gensan, and Ever Gotesco Quezon City
  • Fully Booked branches at Bonifacio Global City, Rockwell, Alabang Town Center, Greenhills, Mall of Asia, Katipunan, Eastwood, and Cebu

Bulk orders are accepted. For more information, call (+63 2) 758-1000 or email

Anita the Duckling Diva
Story by Anne Curtis-Smith
Illustrations by James Abalos

Anita, The Duckling Diva tells the story of Anita, a young duckling whose shyness masks her amazing singing talent. The story follows Anita’s struggles as she tries to gain the confidence to perform in front of a crowd at the Tabing-Ilog Singing Contest.

Ang Bata sa Basket
Story by Augie Rivera
Re-illustrated by Ray Nazarene Sunga 

Drawn to the sound of crying from the river, three frogs discover a basket with a baby nestled in inside. Seeing that the child is left vulnerable and alone, they choose to foster it until they find suitable adoptive parents. The frogs go on a journey of discovery where they realize that proper parenting requires more than just good intentions.

Ang Dalawang Haring Siga
Story by Rene O. Villanueva
Re-illustrated by Iori Espiritu 

Two macho kings Emong and Porong are locked in a bitter, lifelong rivalry that ravages their respective kingdoms. Despite the cries of reconciliation from their people, neither king buckles down. Things change when their grandchildren, innocent and free of hatred, grow up and become the best of friends. With their help, the kings learn to set aside their differences and end their senseless war.

Ang Sabi ni Nanay,
Ang Sabi ni Tatay
Story by Sacha Calagopi
Re-illustrated by Jamie Bauza 

Rosalie dreams of becoming a traffic enforcer, while her younger brother Francis aspires to be a professional chef. Ang Sabi ni Nanay, Ang Sabi ni Tatay is a wonderful story about transcending gender stereotypes and how children should be allowed to pursue their dreams and aspirations.

Nina Wonders, Nina Asks
Story and illustrations
by Marcy Dans Lee 

Nina is an observant child. Every day to and from school, Nina sees people behaving rudely and against the rules of common courtesy, such as cheating, bullying, and not following traffic signs. Nina wonders why people choose to do bad things. Reflecting the way the outside world influences the development of a child, Nina Wonders, Nina Asks gives us a thought-provoking view of everyday reality as seen through the eyes of a child.

Yaya Niya, Nanay Ko
Story by Ma. Corazon Remigio
Re-illustrated by Nicole Lim 

Yaya Niya, Nanay Ko is a wistful, introspective story about a young girl who longs for the love of her mother. As a nanny, her mother takes care of Anne May, leaving her daughter, the story’s protagonist, in the care of her grandmother. Despite learning to take care of herself, the daughter continues to yearn for her mother’s love.



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