UPLB releases 2 children's books on COVID-19 for free

Illustration by Rachelle Ann Fabula from Ang Mga Maskara ni Miko

Many organizations publishing free books for children about COVID-19. So far, I have featured four free children's eBooks on the subject of COVID-19 which you can see in the "COVID-19 free books" tag.

Recently, the Department of Human and Family Development Studies (DHFDS) of the College of Human Ecology (CHE) in the University of the Philippines Los BaƱos released two free eBooks to educate children on COVID-19. Both books are written in Filipino and published under the Tsikiting Stories series of DHFDS.

The first book is Ang Mga Maskara ni Miko: kwentong pambata ukol sa COVID-19 ("The Masks of Miko: children's stories about COVID-19") is written by Kate del Rosario and illustrated by Rachelle Ann Fabula.

The book is about a boy named Miko asking about why people have to wear masks. His parents teach him what kind of mask people must wear and why it is important in protecting ourselves and others from the virus.

Download 'Ang Mga Maskara ni Miko' free eBook [PDF]

The second book is Isang Metro: kwentong pambata ukol sa COVID-19 ("One Meter") written by the same author, Kate Del Rosario, and illustrated by Dindin Espina.

The book is about a girl named Ella who is asking her mother why people have to keep a one meter distance from each other. This teaches children about the importance of social distancing as a way to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Download 'Isang Metro' free eBook [PDF]

There is also a video available with an audio reading of the story on the publisher's Facebook page.

The books are great for teachers, librarians, and parents who would like to educate children on COVID-19. The books contain answers to what children may ask about the disease and why measures such as face masks and social distancing are important.

For inquiries about their publications, you may contact the publisher by e-mail at

For more free children's eBooks on COVID-19, check out the tag "COVID-19 free books" in this blog.

Source: Llaneta, C.A.C. (2020 April 21). UPLB publishes free-to-download children’s ebooks on COVID-19 prevention and control measures. UP Media and Public Relations Office.

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