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  • 'Maletas' Required! Our List of Must-Buy Children's Books at This Massive Sale

    Big Bad Wolf is so overwhelming so we hope this shopping list will help.
    by Alexine Parreno .
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  • One day isn't enough for this book sale.
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    We told you to bring maletas last year, and the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2019 is no different based on the books we spotted during VIP day. 

    The giant book sale formally opens today, February 22, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. It will be open 24 hours non-stop for 11 days straight until March 4, 2019. Admission to the sale is free!

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    What's different this year? Big Bad Wolf says it's offering bigger, better discount rates of 50%-90% with a better selection of books across different genres. We're talking two million books and over 20,000 titles! You can definitely finish your Christmas gift shopping here. 

    Big Bad Wolf did not disappoint with its selection of baby books.

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    These lift-the-flap board books by Karen Katz, a writer and illustrator of some of the most well-loved picture books, go for Php160 each.
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    (From left) This big board book (about 12-inch square) is Php230 only; these finger puppet board books are Php120 each; and this first body book is Php390.
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    These board books on animals were soooo cute (Php190 each).
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    These board books on color (about 6-inch square) went for Php160 only.
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    It's hard to tell from this photo, but this is a full-sized coffee table book, a steal at Php390.
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    It's a lift-the-flap board book Bible! It also includes thank-you prayers (P290).
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    There are a lot of activity books for toddlers to occupy them for the whole of summer (nice gifts, too!)

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    These board books with jigsaw puzzles (14-inch high) are Php230.
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    This Mr. Potato Head jigsaw board book is P120 only!
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    Summer is covered with this activity book, which is big and thick at P230.
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    On a Friday or Saturday night, turn off all the lights and watch this book glow (Php230 each)
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    Big Bad Wolf is the exclusive seller of Little Hippo Augmented Reality (AR) books. Its 'come-to-life' feature lets kids see their favorite characters talking and engaging with them (Php290 each).
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    Spotted at Big Bad Wolf: Star Wars, favorite Disney characters, and more!

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    Watch the films and dive into these hardbound books that start at Php230.
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    Parents who are Star Wars fans may not be able to resist these books. The board book on the left goes for Php190 and the mix-and-match board book is Php230
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    (Left and center) These are hardbound books with a 12-inch height, Php290 and Php230 respectively. But the book by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Adam Rex is only Php120!
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    Indulge your child's love for all kinds of creatures with these gorgeous hardbound books!

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    A counting book at Php290
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    This is a gigantic book probably with a 16-inch height (P290 only).
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    These lift-the-flap ocean books are gorgeous especially at a price of Php290.
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    There are so many good books that are practically a steal that you can easily purchase a few to donate to the Big Bad Wolf's "Red Readerhood" program. The books go to Gawad Kalinga’s (GK) community libraries and schools. GK's executive director Luis Oquiñena told us Big Bad Wolf itself has donated at least Php3M-worth of books that have gone to GK communities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

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    To donate, head to Red Readerhood corner. You can either purchase preselected books to donate to GK communities or drop off books that you selected and would like to donate.
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    Reminders when shopping at Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

    • They don't allow food and drinks inside. You will find the food booths (more than last year) with plenty of tables at the exit.
    • Let's be eco-friendly and bring your own bags, and, yes, luggage with wheels because you will need it.
    • Here's a good tip from fellow moms: bring the kids the first time so they can choose what they want. And then you and the husband return another time because there are so many wonderful books we spotted for grown-ups.
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    There is an air-conditioned breastfeeding lounge!
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    You can leave your stuff here while you get your car or the men with trolleys can bring your haul to your car.
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    Here's a sneak peak at the checkout lanes. Remember, this is the day before the formal opening, so the lines will get long. But based on our experience last year it's a speedy process.
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    Happy shopping!

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