New Guam Children & Adult Book Titles

The Gerard Aflague Collection began primarily offering artful Guam-centric home and office decor online to consumers across the United States and its territories. But if you asked us three years ago if we ever thought that we would be illustrating, writing, and publishing books, the answer would probably be no. However, if you ask us today, our answer would be a little different. With our first Chamorro ABCs title as a pilot test, we were overwhelmed with the response we got.  This was the spark we needed to get us into the mode of writing and illustrating new and interesting titles. In a little over two years, we have published 27 titles and have sold over 2,000 books across the United States. This isn’t that bad for such a small niche market. However, we are humbled by the thousands of folks who have trusted us to provide them with titles that teach and entertain young and old folks alike.

While our focus was to fill a demand for certain Guam and CNMI related titles that could be purchased online from anywhere in the world, we broadened our scope and have even gone into other niches as well, such as writing books for other cultures, and creating learning resources for the deaf and hearing-impaired.

Below is a select list of titles as of January 12, 2016 that we have available for purchase on Amazon.com and the GerardAflagueCollection.com. A smaller selection of titles are available in bookstores on Guam and the CNMI at Bestseller Books outlets and at Faith Book Store in Maite.


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Chamorro  ABCs: Animals, Plants, and Things of the Mariana Islands teach children the foundation that make up the Chamorro language. It offers a colorful, and beautifully illustrated animal, plant, or thing associated with each letter being highlighted which includes alphabets A through Y. Chamorro illustrator, Gerard Aflague takes his time to illustrate vivid and artful images. Each page includes descriptions of the object and an activity that the child can demonstrate to the adult is reading to them. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


 

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Counting in Chamorro 123s teach children how to count in the Chamorro language – in both the contemporary and old Chamorro language (pre-Spanish period). It offers a colorful, and beautifully illustrated animal, plant, or thing associated with each number being highlighted which includes numbers 1-12. Chamorro illustrator, Gerard Aflague takes his time to illustrate vivid and artful images. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


 

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Kulot Siha Colors in Chamorro teach children how to say colors in the Chamorro language. It offers an interesting way to teach colors with complimentary facing color pages, and a test section to drill your child on his or her knowledge. Chamorro illustrator, Gerard Aflague takes his time to illustrate vivid and artful images. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order.


 

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Shapes, Saying it in Chamorro teach children how to say their shapes in Chamorro. It offers an interesting way to teach shapes with complimentary facing color pages, and a test section to drill your child on his or her knowledge. Chamorro illustrator, Gerard Aflague takes his time to illustrate vivid and artful images. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


 

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Feelings – Sinente Siha teach children how to say over 20 emotions in Chamorro. It offers an interesting way to teach emotions with cute animated faces and grins, and a test section to drill your child on his or her knowledge. Chamorro illustrator, Gerard Aflague takes his time to illustrate vivid and artful images. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order.


 

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Learning to Say VEHICLES teach children how to say over 20 transportation vehicles in Chamorro. It offers an interesting way to teach how to say vehicles with colorful illustrations, and a test section to drill your child on his or her knowledge. Chamorro illustrator, Gerard Aflague takes his time to illustrate vivid and artful images. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


 

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Little Chamorrita Did I Tell You teaches children how to say Hu Guaiya Hao or I Love You in the Chamorro language. It uses tropical imagery to explain the love a parent has for their little girl or little Chamorrita. Chamorro illustrator, Gerard Aflague takes his time to illustrate vivid and artful images. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


 

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Ai Adai Guali’ek Everywhere is a rhyming story about island geckos. It uses tropical imagery to poke fun at the little critters that are found all around the island in places one would not expect. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


 

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Chamorro Christmas Hymns is our 2nd Edition that offers eighteen novena songs in Chamorro. Sing these songs and bring back memories of the islands and the novena during Christmas time. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


 

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The Twelve Days of Chamorro Christmas With a Gayu on a Coconut Tree is a lyrical illustrated book that offers you the opportunity to sing a familiar tune – Chamorro-styled. It uses tropical imagery to illustrate the 12 days of Christmas. It’s a fun and entertaining book. You’ll love to own this and share it with family as you sing around the Christmas tree with family and friends. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


 

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The Chamorro Fiesta Table is One Islander’s Amusing Journey Through the Well-Known Party Table. Mary Aflague authored this book using her poetic prowess to depict one islander’s own journey across the fiesta table. You’ll find some of the scenes memorable and it may even conjure up some of your own personal experiences at the fiesta table. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


 

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Prayers, Proverbs, & Healing Words in Chamorro & English is a title authored by Fermina Sablan. Fermina is formerly from the island of Rota, and now resides in Guam. Her love for her Christian faith, and desire to share her cultural identity through words inspired her to work with Gerard in offering this beautiful soft-cover book. Each page is set among breath-taking images of the Mariana Islands, with English and Chamorro prayers, proverbs, and healing words. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.

 


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Chamorro & English Prayers and Poetry is a title authored by Fermina Sablan. Fermina is formerly from the island of Rota, and now resides in Guam. Her love for her Christian faith, and desire to share her cultural identity through words inspired her to work with Gerard in offering this beautiful soft-cover book. Each page is set among breath-taking images of the Mariana Islands, with English and Chamorro prayers, proverbs, and healing words. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.

 


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Alphabets Using American Sign Language with Children’s Illustrations offers a simple and illustrative way to teach young children their alphabets from A-Z using American Sign Language. Gerard had the desire to offer customers across the United States another book title that provides ease of learning and fun.


 

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25 Fun-Filled Guam Word Search Puzzles is a new title that provides fun and entertainment to young and old. A simple brain game to keep one occupied, the twenty five Guam-centric puzzles are sure to please. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


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Legend of the Children of Guam’s Green Jungle is a fictional short story about Guam’s occupation and influence that the Spanish, Japanese, and Americans had on the native people. It is a folktale of sorts about colored children which tries to urge young minds to consider the many generations of influence upon their land and to question the identity that they hold. It is a great short-story for young minds. Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


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John & Napu’s Wintry Guam Adventure is a fun read for young minds. It is a rhyming adventure about snow on Guam and the fun that John & Napu gets themselves into. While it is truly a dream-come-true, it will truly inspire the young ones to yearn for snow! Or will they? Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.


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My Magic Mångga Tree Listens to Me is a fun and simple interactive tropical story. It is a magical read about a magic mango or mångga in Chamorro. With the pages artfully and simplistically illustrated, children together with their parents can partake in the different things that the child does to make the mango and mango tree listen to him or her. It’s a simple but fun book.  Order on Gerard Aflague Collection as a first-time customer and use discount code FIRST5OFF at checkout to get a discount on your total order. This title may be available in-store at Guam and CNMI’s Best Seller Books and Guam’s Faith Bookstore.

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