HCM CITY (VNS) — A book collection that debuted in HCM City on Sunday to celebrate Children's Day on June 1, as well as other newly published children's books, are now available in bookstores around the country.
The book collection, Tuyen Chon Nhung Cau Chuyen Hay Nhat Danh Cho Thieu Nhi (The Best Stories for Children), includes five books written by both veteran and young authors such as Nguyen Thi Thanh Binh, Nguyen Ngoc Hoai Nam and Vo Thu Huong.
The books feature lively pictures by young artists Thuy Dung and Tien Thong.
The works, for children between six and 10 years old, include stories of friendship, love and dreams, written with the authors' typical flair and imagination.
More than 5,000 copies of each book have been printed by the HCM City General Publishing House and First News-Tri Viet, which signed a copyright deal with the authors to republish their books.
Kim Dong Publishing House, a well-known publisher for Vietnamese children, has also released a series of books for children and teenagers written by both Vietnamese and foreigners.
One of its featured books is Thoi Gian Tron O Dau (Where Does the Time Go?), a collection of poems by Nguyen Thai Duong.
The 145-page book features 78 works of childhood, friendship, and love of country, school and family. It also includes 78 beautiful pictures created by artists Cao Tuan and Dieu Quoc Viet.
"I can improve my work by writing for children," said teacher and poet Duong, who has spent 40 years writing for newspapers and magazines for children and teenagers such as Rua Vang (Golden Turtle), Nhi Dong (Children) and Muc Tim (Purple Ink).
"My book is a gift for children on Children's Day," said the 62-year-old writer.
More than 50 Vietnamese children's books in literature, history and arts published by the Kim Dong are available for reading at the website .
The website includes information about the books, including the publishing date, number of pages, prizes and shops that sell the books.
For summer, Kim Dong plans to increase the number of books on the website and improve the website's design to make it more appealing to children. — VNS