Book Monday: Books About Love for Kids

Posted: February 6, 2012 in Book Monday

Before you panic and think that this is a list of books for your toddlers or young kids that will encourage them to have a lovelife, we’re actually recommending Hiyas titles that talks about love for family and friends.

And remember, it’s never too early to get them started on reading adventures!

Love for people who are different from us

Sandosenang Sapatos by Luis “Tito Dok” Gatmaitan

In this Palanca award-winning book, a family’s love for a child born with a disability inspires acceptance and openness from a judgmental community. A classic bestseller, this tale has been translated into other languages and was adapted into a musical by the Valenzuela City Center for Performing Arts in 2009.

Big Brother by Grace D. Chong

A Palanca award-winning story with endearing characters that will touch the heart, Big Brother will take you and your child into the extraordinary world of persons with disabilities—and bring you back changed.

Peter and Ahmed by Jojie Wong

Peter’s neighbor say that Ahmed and his family are bad people because they are Muslims.  Peter feels sad because he wishes to befriend Ahmed, since they are about the same age.  But is it really possible for a Christian and a Muslim to be friends?  This heart-tugging story is a must-read for Christian children and their parents.


Love for family

No Lipstick for Mother by Grace D. Chong

Did you ever feel ashamed of your own mother? Mayang did. Just because her mother wears no lipstick. Many times Mayang wished her mother would look smarter and be something else. It took a dangerous incident to make Mayang see her mother’s strength, heroism and true beauty. No Lipstick for Mother is a moving story that will make you love your mother more.

Oh Mateo 6: Look for the Star by Grace D. Chong

Why do Ka Ising and Ka Osang have a giant lighted star in their house even though it’s not Christmas? Teo investigates and discovers a touching story about parents’ love for their kids.


Meet My Superdad by Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan

You don’t need a cape to be a superhero! What does it take to be a superhero? For Donny, it’s not superhuman strength or x-ray vision. It’s not the costume or the cape, either! Let Donny introduce you to his superdad—and show you what makes him absolutely super! Enjoy this adventure-filled read that will open your eyes to what makes your own dad every bit as super as Donny’s.


Love for friends

David and His New Classmate by Jojie Wong

David isn’t happy about his new seat-mate. What happens when David gets to know him? Join these two boys from very different backgrounds as they learn what it means to be friends. Teach him the value of making friends and accepting others, no matter how different they may be from him.

The Dopple Ganger Chronicles Vol 1 and Vol 2 by G.P Taylor

Famed explorer and former thief Eric Morrisey Ganger and his mischievous sidekicks, twins Sadie and Saskia Dopple discover a whole new world beyond Isambard Dunstan’s School for Wayward Children and take the readers on an adventure through the new genre “illustra-novella” – a combination of art and traditional text


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