Announcing the Kidlit4Japan benefit auction

What is this site?

For three weeks, beginning on March 21st, Kidlit4Japan will feature a children’s and YA literature auction to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. A Daily Auction Preview will appear each weekday morning at 8AM EDT. New items will appear at least hourly from 9AM to 4PM. Items include signed books, advance reader copies, artwork, critiquing services, book-related swag, author visits, or the chance to name a character in an upcoming book.

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Updated: 3/22/11

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Thank you everyone for your generosity!

The auction is officially over and we have raised a grand total of…

$10,039!!!

Give yourself a big hand!

If you’re waiting for an email from me on how to make your donation or what to do next, I will have those all out in the next couple of days.  It’s been an overwhelming month, but in a good way.  If I find any other ways to support the quake and tsunami survivors, I will post it here. Thanks again, everyone!

–Greg

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How are we doing?

Kidlit4Japan has raised a total $9,394 for Japan through the end of bidding yesterday afternoon. Thanks for your help, your generosity, and your patience when I fell behind a bit in correspondence.

A final push for Buy It Now items will continue until Friday at 4PM.  These items are generally marked at a minimum bid of 50% of the estimated value, but feel free to pledge more.

UPDATE: We’re at $9,914 with less than 5 hours left to go on “Buy It Now” items. Can we crack $10,000?

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#Kidlit4Japan last day of bidding!

Bidding ends today on the following items, and Buy It Now items will close at 4PM on Friday, April 15th. Thanks to everyone for your help over the past three weeks!

–Greg

Auction #113
From Friday 4/8 @ 9:00AM EDT to Wednesday 4/13 @ 9:00AM EDT
Judith Graves: 1 signed copy of Under My Skin, 1 set of 3 character cards, 1 gothic necklace and 1 bookmark.
Value: $30

Auction #114
From Friday 4/8 @ 10:00AM EDT to Wednesday 4/13 @ 10:00AM EDT
Megan E. Bryant: Four signed Easter books in a basket of Easter treats
Value: $60

Auction #115a
From Friday 4/8 @ 11:00AM EDT to Wednesday 4/13 @ 11:00AM EDT
Ann Manheimer: A signed copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreaming of Equality
Value: $30

Auction #115b
From Friday 4/8 @ 11:00AM EDT to Wednesday 4/13 @ 11:00AM EDT
Ann Manheimer: A written critique
Value: $60

Auction #116
From Friday 4/8 @ 12:00PM EDT to Wednesday 4/13 @ 12:00PM EDT
Ashley Pérez: 2 signed and dedicated hard-cover (to buyer’s specifications) copies of What Can’t Wait
Value: $20 times 2 winners

Auction #117
From Friday 4/8 @ 1:00PM EDT to Wednesday 4/13 @ 1:00PM EDT
Ellen Booraem: Signed hardcover of SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS and paperback of THE UNNAMEABLES
Value: $24

Auction #118
From Friday 4/8 @ 2:00PM EDT to Wednesday 4/13 @ 2:00PM EDT
Kimberly Marcus: Signed first edition of EXPOSED
Value: $20

Auction #119
From Friday 4/8 @ 3:00PM EDT to Wednesday 4/13 @ 3:00PM EDT
Nancy Viau: Signed copy of SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD and a 12-piece rock collection
Value: $15

Auction #120
From Friday 4/8 @ 3:30PM EDT to Wednesday 4/13 @ 3:30PM EDT
Holly Thompson: A signed copy of ORCHARDS and swag
Value: $20

Auction #121
From Friday 4/8 @ 4:00PM EDT to Wednesday 4/13 @ 4:00PM EDT
PaperTigers.org: A Spirit of PaperTigers 2010 Book Set of Seven Picture books, some signed.
Value: $150

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #121 from PaperTigers.org

Auction #121: A Spirit of PaperTigers 2010 Book Set of Seven Picture books, some signed. From PaperTigers.org from PaperTigers.org

Description: You are bidding for a set of seven high-quality picture books (all hardcover) which were selected as the Spirit of PaperTigers book set for 2010 to be sent to different schools and libraries around the world.

The Book Set comprises the following titles with some, as indicated, containing book plates signed by the author/illustrator:

First Come the Zebra – SIGNED
Written and illustrated by Lynne Barasch
Lee & Low, 2009. Ages 4-8

Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing – SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS
Written by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow, illustrated by Helen Cann
Barefoot Books, 2008. Ages 9-12

My Little Round House
Written and illustrated by Bolormaa Baasansuren
Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press, 2009. Ages 4-8

One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference – SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
Written by Katie Smith Milway, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Kids Can Press, 2008. Ages 7+

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai – SIGNED
Written and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. Ages 5-8

The Storyteller’s Candle / La velita de los cuentos – SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR
Written by Lucia Gonzalez, illustrated by Lulu Delacre
Children’s Book Press, 2008. Ages 4-8

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon – SIGNED
Written and illustrated by Grace Lin
Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009. Ages 9-12

Estimated Value: $150
Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 4:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #120 from Holly Thompson

Auction #120: A signed copy of Orchards and swag from Holly Thompson

Image provided by donorDescription: Signed copy of set-in-Japan verse novel Orchards plus a Tokyo Tower cell phone strap (the tower features in the novel). This item will be mailed from Japan to whoever wins it

Estimated Value: $20
Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 3:30PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 3:30PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #119 from Nancy Viau

Auction #119: Signed copy of SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD and a 12-piece rock collection from Nancy Viau

Image provided by donorDescription: A signed copy of SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD, a hardcover novel for kids 8-12 by Nancy Viau. See http://www.nancyviau for details and reviews.
A 12-piece rock collection similar to the one fourth-grader Sam Hansen creates for a school project.

Estimated Value: $15
Minimum Bid: $10
Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 3:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #118 from Kimberly Marcus

Auction #118: Signed first edition of EXPOSED from Kimberly Marcus

Image provided by donorDescription: The highest bidder will receive a signed first edition of EXPOSED.

Estimated Value: $20
Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 2:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 2:00PM EDT

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