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Auction #59 – KidLit Cares: Signed Books, Character Naming and Murdered Darlings Box from Author Gina Damico

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Gina Damico is the author of CROAK, SCORCH, and the forthcoming third book in the Croak trilogy, to be released in Fall 2013. She has worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker and breadmonger. She lives outside Boston with her husband, two cats, one dog, and a closet full of black hoodies. Visit her blog at http://ginadamico.wordpress.com

This auction contains signed copies of CROAK and SCORCH, your name or a name of your choice written into the third CROAK book on a tombstone, and a spidery coffin box, to store any darlings you may have had to murder.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 26. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #58 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit and Signed Books from Author Katie Davis

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Author/illustrator Katie Davis has published nine books for children and one for adults. She’s all about kidlit: from her podcasts Brain Burps About Books and Brain Burps About Books: Marketing, a blog and newsletter to her monthly appearances on Good Morning Connecticut, recommending great kid’s books. Her book trailers have been finalists in both the Moby and SLJ Trailee awards and her trailer for Little Chicken’s Big Day just won a Trailee and now she’s teaching people how to make videos! Katie presents at schools and conferences internationally, has taught children’s writing in a maximum security prison and is on the advisory board for the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a literacy-based charity.

For the winner of this auction, Katie is offering a one hour Skype visit including a full presentation on the process and creation of Katie’s latest picture book, Little Chicken’s Big Day! As well as a set of signed and personalized books, including the bestsellers Who Hops? and Kindergarten Rocks!, plus Who Hoots?, I Hate To Go To Bed!, The Curse of Addy McMahon, Party Animals, and Scared Stiff.

Opening Bid: $50

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 26. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #57 – KidLit Cares: Class Set of Signed Books from Author Gary Paulsen

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

From garypaulsen.com: Three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen is one of the world’s most popular authors for young readers, and has written over 200 books that generations of book-lovers have enjoyed. Hailed as “one of the best-loved writers alive” by The New York Times, Paulsen is a masterful storyteller, and has been the recipient of numerous starred reviews, awards, and accolades. He has appeared on national television programs such as ABC News and Anderson Cooper 360, and has been interviewed in such widely-read publications such as The New York Times. With over 20 million copies of his books sold, Paulsen continues to publish quality literature that children, parents, and educators, can embrace.

The winner of this auction will receive a class set (up to 35) of autographed novels from Gary and surprise goodies for the classroom library.

Opening Bid: $100

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 26. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #51 – KidLit Cares: Signed Books from Author John Green

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

John Green is the author of several books, including Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars. His web site is http://www.johngreenbooks.com

This auction contains signed copies of all of John’s novels: Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson Will Grayson (signed only by John), and The Fault in Our Stars.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 26. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #48 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit and Signed Book from Author Marisabina Russo

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Marisabina Russo is the award winning author/illustrator of 25 picture books and 2 young adult novels. Her books include THE LINE UP BOOK, ALWAYS REMEMBER ME; HOW ONE FAMILY SURVIVED WORLD WAR II, THE BUNNIES ARE NOT IN THEIR BEDS, A VERY BIG BUNNY, and I WILL COME BACK FOR YOU; A FAMILY IN HIDING DURING WORLD WAR II.

This auction contains a signed copy of I WILL COME BACK FOR YOU; A FAMILY IN HIDING DURING WORLD WAR II and a 30 minute Skype visit with your class or book club with a presentation on how a picture book is made. There will also be time for a Q&A.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #45 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit and Signed Books from Author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is a writing teacher, children’s poet, and blogger at The Poem Farm. Amy’s poems appear in many anthologies, and she is the author of FOREST HAS A SONG (Clarion, 2012) and READING TIME (WordSong, date TBA).

The winner of this auction will receive, in spring, 2 signed copies of FOREST HAS A SONG (release March 2013), a 20 minute Skype visit (Q & A or writing lesson) to a classroom, and a classroom feature of children’s poems at The Poem Farm.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #43 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit and 10 Signed Books from Author Katherine Applegate

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Katherine Applegate is the author of the bestselling series, ANIMORPHS, the award-winning novel, HOME OF THE BRAVE, the early chapter series, ROSCOE RILEY RULES, and, most recently, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN.

The winner of this auction will receive a 30-minute Skype visit with Katherine, along with 10 signed copies of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #41 – KidLit Cares: Limited Signed Edition of Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories Isaac Bashevis Singer and illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here. Others looking for ideas to raise funds for a cause that they care deeply about have even considered leveraging the power of the internet to crowdfund using platforms like GoFundMe which will allow them to reach a wider online audience and more potential donors.

Now, on to the auction!

Heather Hawke is an ecologist with a weakness for endangered species, an untalented hammered dulcimer player, reluctant debate judge, possessor of far too many chickens and makes the best fig jam ever to sweeten the universe. She also writes YA SF/F.

Heather has very generously offered to donate her copy of Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories; Limited Edition by Isaac Bashevis Singer and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. New York: Harper & Row, (1966). A beautiful and rare book signed by author and illustrator. This was Nobel Prize winning Singer’s first book for children with seven tales of Jewish folklore. Sendak offered to illustrate it and stated his parents were finally impressed with him now that he collaborated with Singer (three years after Where the Wild Things Are was published). When he died this spring and Neil Gaiman said, “He was a unique, grumpy, brilliant, gay, wise, magical and made the world better by creating art in it.” The book went on to win a Newbery Award. Limited Fine Press Edition. #253 of only 500 copies. Perfect condition in original marbled paper slipcase. Hardcover, beige linen, mounted cover illustration, gilt spine titles, 90 pages, 17 black &white tipped-in illustrations by Sendak. Range in price of recently sold copies: $650 – $1600.

Opening Bid: $500 – We realize that’s a higher starting bid than many items we’ve listed, but because of the rare nature of this book, the donor wants to make sure it brings a fair-market-value price donation to the Red Cross, and if it doesn’t sell at this level, she told us she’d like to auction it elsewhere to make a Red Cross donation on her own. Thanks for understanding!

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time. After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when. All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #39 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit and Signed Books from Author Louise Borden

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Louise Borden is the author of 27 picture books, including some biographies and nonfiction titles. Louise lives in Cincinnati, OH and also the D.C. Metro area. She has spoken in over 600 schools across the country. Interviews of Louise have appeared in the NYT, USA Today, and The Writer Magazine. She has been interviewed on the BBC, NPR , and appeared in a segment on Dunkirk on the Weather Channel. Her website is www.louiseborden.com, and Louise is on Twitter: @LouiseBorden.

The winner of this auction will receive a Skype visit or two 45 minute in-person presentations (within Ohio or in the DC Metro area) and signed copies of The Journey That Saved Curious George, His Name was Raoul Wallenberg, Big Brothers Don’t Take Naps, America Is…, The Little Ships, and Sleds on Boston Common.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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Auction #38 – KidLit Cares: A Set of 5 Signed Books from Author Leslie Bulion

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Leslie Bulion writes funny science poetry and middle grade novels for readers ages 6-100. Her newest novel, THE UNIVERSE OF FAIR, a zany middle grade adventure released August 2012. Leslie’s poetry collection AT THE SEA FLOOR CAFE: ODD OCEAN CRITTER POEMS is a Bank Street College Best Book, was on the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2011 summer reading list, and was a 2011 Parents’ Choice Award winner. Visit lesliebulion.com for information on Leslie’s workshops and virtual visits.

This auction consists of a set of five signed books: two funny science poetry books for readers 7-12, HEY THERE, STINK BUG! and AT THE SEA FLOOR CAFE , in which each poem is about a different critter, and each is a different form of poetry. These books include science and poetry glossaries. Leslie will also include signed copies of her three children’s novels, UNCHARTED WATERS, THE TROUBLE WITH RULES, and her brand-new THE UNIVERSE OF FAIR.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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