Book Monday: Get to Know Hiyas, OMF Lit’s Imprint for Children’s Books

Posted: July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

For those who are new to the world of OMF Literature, aside from all the books that bring you inspiration, instruction and insight, we also have a whole line of fun and value-driven books for kids. Let us tell you about Hiyas 🙂

What is HIYAS?

HIYAS is OMF Literature’s imprint for children’s books. The word “hiyas” means “gem” in Filipino, an appropriate name for a line of books that contain treasures for children. In HIYAS books, readers will discover a wealth of enjoyable stories, memorable characters, imaginative art, and indispensable biblical values.

HIYAS was awarded in 2005 by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino for its contribution to advancing Filipino children’s literature. It was cited for its promotion of the Filipino language through stories that had a clear and positive message that instills godly values.

Why choose HIYAS?

HIYAS stories are written especially for kids: some endearing, some action-packed, some informative. Creative illustrations combine with fascinating stories to trigger a kid’s imagination.

But at the heart of every HIYAS book is a Christian value essential to a child’s character development. Illustrated in stories, these essential lessons are easier to understand and apply.

This is why each HIYAS book is more than just a tale—it’s a tool for the parent or teacher striving to build a foundation of godly character and prepare children for life.

Some of Hiyas’ most well-known titles are

  • Mga Kuwento ni Tito Dok series by Palanca Awards Hall of Famer Dr. Luis Gatmaitan
  • Oh Mateo series by Palanca Awards multi-awardee Grace D. Chong,
  • Tomo (Manga with a Message by Jim Kreuger
  • Dopple Ganger Chronicles by GP Taylor

To read more about Hiyas, you can view/download for free our catalog. Click on the pic for the link

You can also watch the Hiyas TV Ad below

Watch this blog over the next few days to discover more about all our Hiyas titles 🙂


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