National Book Development Board
Cover and Editorial Design
Celebrating Philippine children's literature with a magazine.
Bookwatch is the official publication of the National Book Development Board (NBDB), the government agency that serves the local publishing industry. The magazine usually reports on industry news. This time, however, NBDB decided to devote an issue exclusively to local children's books.
Curiosity and joy. The cover depicts the wonder and enthusiasm of young learners seeing hatchlings for the first time. The seaside setting recalls a Philippine scene. The pastel color palette, which is used throughout the book, is a contemporary choice.