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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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #117 from Ellen Booraem

Auction #117: Signed hardcover of SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS and paperback of THE UNNAMEABLES from Ellen Booraem

Image provided by donorDescription: SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS is the story of a snarky 13-year-old endangered by the equally snarky fairies with whom her family has an ancient pact. In a starred review (one of three!), Publishers Weekly described it as “wistful, humorous, and clever.” THE UNNAMEABLES is about a modern-day island whose isolated culture has become strictly utilitarian, a boy who secretly makes art, and a magical creature who helps him shake things up. Kirkus Reviews deemed it a Best Book of 2008, calling it “an ever-surprising, genre-defying page-turner,” and it was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Both books are for ages nine and older.

Estimated Value: $24
Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 1:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #116 from Ashley Pérez

Auction #116: 2 signed and dedicated hard-cover (to buyer’s specifications) copies of What Can’t Wait from Ashley Pérez

Image provided by donorDescription: 2 signed and dedicated (to buyer’s specifications) hard-cover copies of What Can’t Wait. These are from the first printing of the book.

Estimated Value: $20 times 2 winners
Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 12:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 12:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #115b from Ann Manheimer

Auction #115b: A written critique from Ann Manheimer

Description: The winner of this auction will receive a written critique of the first 15 pages of your young adult or middle grade work of fiction or non-fiction. I will need to see a synopsis of the entire work, and would be happy to have an e-mail discussion in advance if your are looking for any specific kind of feedback. I will provide a detailed letter along with many in-text comments, looking at story structure (this holds true for non-fiction as well as fiction), plot, character, appeal, and language usage. I have been writing all of my adult life, first as a journalist, then for young people. I have been involved in critique groups and workshops for over fifteen years, and have attended the Vermont College MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

Estimated Value: $60
Minimum Bid: $30
Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 11:30AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 11:30AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #115a from Ann Manheimer

Auction #115a: A signed copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreaming of Equality from Ann Manheimer

Description: The winner of this auction will receive a signed copy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dreaming of Equality, designated a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the NCSS and CBC. Here’s how one reviewer described the book:

Readers will feel like they are sitting in King’s congregation or marching by his side to protest injustices because his voice resonates throughout this biography. Beginning with King’s childhood in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn neighborhood, his family and faith shaped him. King risked his personal comfort and safety to seek equality and tolerance for everyone and pursue ending segregation and discrimination. His wife, Coretta Scott King, and children supported him despite bombings, threats, and his imprisonments. Manheimer does not shy from telling unflattering aspects of King’s life and describing the hate, violence, and harassment he endured, ending in his assassination. King suffered exhaustion and despair but continued his work, which ultimately changed laws. This biography is based on solid historical sources, both primary and secondary, listed in the bibliography. Manheimer recognizes contributions of overlooked Civil Rights heroines. A document section provides portions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Claudette Colvin’s court testimony regarding her resisting bus segregation prior to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Carolrhoda/​Lerner, Ages 10 up.

— Elizabeth D. Schafer – Children’s Literature

Estimated Value: $30
Minimum Bid: $15
Shipping: Bidder will send donor a check to cover shipping
Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 11:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 11:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #114 from Megan E. Bryant

Auction #114: Four signed Easter books in a basket of Easter treats from Megan E. Bryant

Image provided by donorDescription: One signed copy of The Easter Bunny’s Workshop (Running Press, 2008)
One signed copy of A Surprise for the Easter Bunny (PSS!, 2010)
One signed copy of The Royal Easter Tea Party (Running Press, 2008)
One signed copy of The Sugar Egg (Running Press, 2011)
All beautifully packaged in an Easter basket full of little treats!

Estimated Value: $60
Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 10:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #113 from Judith Graves

Auction #113: 1 signed copy of Under My Skin, 1 set of 3 character cards, 1 gothic necklace and 1 bookmark. from Judith Graves

Description: 1 signed copy of Under My Skin, 1 set of 3 character cards, 1 gothic necklace (silver cross, blood red glass bead, black ribbon), and 1 double sided bookmark.

Estimated Value: $30
Minimum Bid: $25
Auction Begins: Friday 4/8 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/13 @ 9:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Friday 4/8 (Last New Items!)

When I first had the idea of creating my own auction to benefit the victims of the Japan earthquake, the first person I contacted was Holly Thompson. Holly is a longtime resident of Japan and currently serves as Regional Advisor for SCBWI Tokyo. She was able to give me some idea of what was happening on the ground and where our efforts might make the greatest impact. One of the last items in the auction is a copy of Holly’s novel-in-verse which is set in Japan and will be shipped from Japan to the winning bidder.

The very last item up for bid, and grand finale of the Kidlit4Japan auction, is a very special package of picture books from PaperTigers.org, a website devoted to multicultural books from around the world for children and young adults, with a particular focus on the Pacific Rim and South Asia.

Bidding on today’s items will continue until next Wednesday, 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 #112 from Caitlin Kittredge

Auction #112: YA fantasy or adult fantasy manuscript critique (first 50 pages) from Caitlin Kittredge

Image provided by donorDescription: I will critique the first 50 pages of a manuscript in the following genres: YA fantasy/sci-fi, paranormal romance, horror or steampunk, or urban fantasy, horror or steampunk written with an eye toward adult audiences. My critique will consist of line edits to your manuscript as well as a one-page (approximately) “edit letter” with overall suggestions.

Estimated Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $10
Buy It Now: $200
Auction Begins: Thursday 4/7 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/12 @ 4:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #111 from JoAnn Early Macken

Auction #111: autographed copy of BABY SAYS “MOO!” from JoAnn Early Macken

Image provided by donorDescription: Ask Baby what birds say, what horses say, or what dogs say, and Baby has only one answer: “Moo!” Ride along with Baby and family from the busy, dizzy city to the quiet countryside. They just might spot the animal that actually makes Baby’s favorite sound!

Estimated Value: $15.99
Auction Begins: Thursday 4/7 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/12 @ 3:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #110 from Michelle Cusolito

Auction #110: Field Class for up to 25 children from Michelle Cusolito

Image provided by donorDescription: I will facilitate a 2 to 2.5 hour field class/nature hike/ nature investigation for your class, home schooling group, or other group of children in grades 2-5 (or for elementary teachers in training). All work will be tied to state standards and tailored to meet the needs of your group.
Possible field work (not limited to these suggestions):

  • Tidal pool/ beach investigation for those near the ocean
  • Woodland or field investigation
  • Schoolyard garden development
  • “Nature in the city” investigation
  • Or, if field work is truly not possible, I will develop a science investigation to happen in a classroom or other indoor facility.

I’m flexible about the content of the session, but it must be a true science investigation with a hands-on component. I could also facilitate a poetry writing session following an investigation or field work, but all work must be completed in the 2 to 2 ½ hour time frame.
To get a sense of what you should expect from me, check out my blog. http://michellecusolito.blogspot.com/
Many different nature investigations I’ve facilitated are described there, including nature hikes, gardening, and field trips.
Limitations:

  1. Must be for a group within 50 miles of Rochester, MA according to Mapquest. For bids over $250, I’ll travel 75 miles.
  2. Bidders must provide a minimum of 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children.
  3. Must be scheduled between now and November 1, 2011. Summer dates are available for homeschoolers and other groups.

Estimated Value: $300
Minimum Bid: $100
Auction Begins: Thursday 4/7 @ 2:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/12 @ 2:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #109 from April Halprin Wayland

Auction #109: signed copy of award-winning novel-in-poems, GIRL COMING IN FOR A LANDING from April Halprin Wayland

Image provided by donorDescription: A signed, hardcover, first edition! This book traces the excitement and anguish of a young woman on the verge of adolescence who writes poetry. Afterward includes specific suggestions for writing and submitting poetry. Each of the 120 poems is illustrated in black and white collage by Elaine Clayton.

  • Winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Honor Award for Children’s Poetry
  • Winner of the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry
  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • Nominated as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • Nominated for 2003 ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
  • Ranked #2 in Kidzworld’s TOP READS
  • a Spectrum Chldren’s Book Club GOOD READ!

Estimated Value: $25 times 3 winners
Auction Begins: Thursday 4/7 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/12 @ 1:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #108 from Esther Hershenhorn

Auction #108: Novel Synopsis Critique from Esther Hershenhorn

Description: Winning this item entitles the writer to a personal (via the telephone) critique of a synopsis of a novel – middle grade or YA, up to 3 pages single-spaced, typed in 12 pt. font. Emailed notes/comments/suggestions are included. The writer may additionally submit his or her cover/query letter along with the synopsis.

Estimated Value: $250
Minimum Bid: $50
Auction Begins: Thursday 4/7 @ 12:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/12 @ 12:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #107 from Eleanor Rubin

Auction #107: Title: “Dreams of Repair” a book written and illustrated by Eleanor Rubin with foreword by historian Howard Zinn from Eleanor Rubin

Description: Much of the artwork in the book “Dreams of Repair” was inspired by the music of Hikari Oe, (b. Tokyo 1963). Autism makes spoken language difficult for Hikari. The music that Hikari’s composes is his best means of communication. The artwork that evolved from the author/artist’s appreciate of Hikari’s music is narrative . The images vary from black and white woodcuts to full color watercolors which evoke songs.
“Dreams of Repair” has a foreword by historian Howard Zinn and an essay, “Japan, the Vulnerable and All of Us” by Laura Hein who specializes in Japanese History and teaches at Northwestern University.

Estimated Value: $24.95 times up to 6 winners
Minimum Bid: $10
Auction Begins: Thursday 4/7 @ 11:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/12 @ 11:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #106 from Marilyn Taylor McDowell

Auction #106: Signed hardcover copy of Carolina Harmony from Marilyn Taylor McDowell

Description: This book is now a Yearling paperback and the hardcovers are hard to come by. The hardcover would make a lovely gift to a child or your local public library.

Estimated Value: $16.99
Auction Begins: Thursday 4/7 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/12 @ 10:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #105 from Debbie A. Taylor

Auction #105: Author Visit Via Skype – One Hour from Debbie A. Taylor

Image provided by donorDescription: Author Visit Via Skype
Presentations Options:
1) From Idea to Picture Book (reading, writing and revision)
2) Writing “Sweet Music in Harlem” (writing, revision and publication)
3) Writing Historical Fiction (writing, revision and research)
Audiences: elementary – high school (classroom)
general or multi-age audiences (public libraries and museums)
Available Times: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 2:00 (September – June)

Estimated Value: $100 times 2 winners
Buy It Now: $50
Auction Begins: Thursday 4/7 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/12 @ 9:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Thursday 4/7 (Penultimate Edition)

This is the 14th day of items out of 15 days total. If you haven’t seen anything worth bidding on so far, you haven’t been looking!

With auction numbers now in triple digits, you might think it would be hard for our generous donors to come up with items that truly stand out–but they have.

For example, we’ve been blessed with some really great critique options so far but maybe you’ve been holding out for a specialist in genre fantasy. Auction #112 from Caitlin Kittredge might be for you!

Or you might feel less confident in the synopsis of your novel than in the manuscript itself–in which case, check out Auction #108 for a novel synopsis critique from Esther Hershenhorn.

Finally, we’ve had lots of author visits up for auction so far, but only Michelle Cusolito is offering to guide a class on a field trip in Auction #110!

Our total so far is $6,848. Let’s make it another great day to raise money for Japan!

–Greg

Auction #105
From Thursday 4/7 @ 9:00AM EDT to Tuesday 4/12 @ 9:00AM EDT
Debbie A. Taylor: Author Visit Via Skype – One Hour
Value: $100 times 2 winners

Auction #106
From Thursday 4/7 @ 10:00AM EDT to Tuesday 4/12 @ 10:00AM EDT
Marilyn Taylor McDowell: Signed hardcover copy of Carolina Harmony
Value: $16.99

Auction #107
From Thursday 4/7 @ 11:00AM EDT to Tuesday 4/12 @ 11:00AM EDT
Eleanor Rubin: Title: “Dreams of Repair” a book written and illustrated by Eleanor Rubin with foreword by historian Howard Zinn
Value: $24.95 times 6 winners

Auction #108
From Thursday 4/7 @ 12:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/12 @ 12:00PM EDT
Esther Hershenhorn: Novel Synopsis Critique
Value: $250

Auction #109
From Thursday 4/7 @ 1:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/12 @ 1:00PM EDT
April Halprin Wayland: signed copy of award-winning novel-in-poems, GIRL COMING IN FOR A LANDING
Value: $25 each

Auction #110
From Thursday 4/7 @ 2:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/12 @ 2:00PM EDT
Michelle Cusolito: Field Class for up to 25 children
Value: $300

Auction #111
From Thursday 4/7 @ 3:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/12 @ 3:00PM EDT
JoAnn Early Macken: autographed copy of BABY SAYS “MOO!”
Value: $15.99

Auction #112
From Thursday 4/7 @ 4:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/12 @ 4:00PM EDT
Caitlin Kittredge: YA fantasy or adult fantasy manuscript critique (first 50 pages)
Value: $50

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #104 from Lee Wardlaw

Auction #104: Get Your Paws on an Autographed Book! from Lee Wardlaw

Description: Copy of the picture/poetry book Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku (Holt, ages 5 and up) autographed by author Lee Wardlaw and illustrator Eugene Yelchin; Won Ton book bag; Won Ton T-shirt; stickers, bookmarks and toy mice for your kitties.

Estimated Value: $60
Reserve Bid: $25
Auction Begins: Wednesday 4/6 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/11 @ 4:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #103 from Joelle Anthony

Auction #103: Restoring Harmony, Anna and the French Kiss, Where She Went from Joelle Anthony

Image provided by donorDescription: A package of YA books. Included is a signed copy of RESTORING HARMONY and an RH magnet, a (gently read) copy of ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, and an ARC of Gayle Forman’s WHERE SHE WENT, the sequel to her novel IF I STAY.
I will only ship to the U.S. and Canada – sorry everyone else!

Estimated Value: $40
Reserve Bid: $25
Auction Begins: Wednesday 4/6 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/11 @ 3:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #102 from Melissa Wiley

Auction #102: Signed paperback copies of all four Martha Years books from Melissa Wiley

Image provided by donorDescription: Signed paperback copies of Little House in the Highlands, The Far Side of the Loch, Down to the Bonny Glen, and Beyond the Heather Hills–the complete set of Martha Years novels. These are the original, unabridged editions, illustrated by Renee Graef.

Estimated Value: $40
Auction Begins: Wednesday 4/6 @ 2:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/11 @ 2:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #101 from Holly Cupala

Auction #101: TELL ME A SECRET (HarperCollins 2010) – signed by the author from Holly Cupala

Image provided by donorDescription: In the five years since her bad-girl sister’s death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died. When two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears, Miranda must make a choice with tremendous consequences and finally face her sister’s demons and her own.

In this powerful debut novel, stunning new talent Holly Cupala illuminates the dark struggle of a girl who must let go of her past to find a way into her future.

Estimated Value: $12.50 times 2 winners
Auction Begins: Wednesday 4/6 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/11 @ 1:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #100 from Erin Murphy

Auction #100: Critique, partial middle-grade novel from Erin Murphy

Image provided by donorDescription: Detailed critique of the first five chapters (up to 50 pages) of a middle-grade novel, and dialogue afterwards via email to answer the writer’s follow-up questions. Erin has a closed submission policy and has not done conference critiques in some time (as she has switched to taking pitches at conferences of late), but has been praised for her kind and useful critiques that cut to the heart of concerns in the writing and positioning of a manuscript.

Estimated Value: $200
Auction Begins: Wednesday 4/6 @ 12:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/11 @ 12:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #99 from Marlene Perez

Auction #99: critique query letter/pitch from Marlene Perez

Image provided by donorDescription: I’ll critique one query letter and synopsis via e-mail. I have the most experience in mid grades and ya.

Estimated Value: $100
Auction Begins: Wednesday 4/6 @ 11:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/11 @ 11:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #98 from Penny Blubaugh

Auction #98: two signed books from Penny Blubaugh

Description: paperback of Serendipity Market — signed
hardback of Blood and Flowers — signed
I’ll be glad to personalize either or both

Estimated Value: $30
Auction Begins: Wednesday 4/6 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/11 @ 10:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #97 from Stacy Whitman

Auction #97: An ARC from Tu’s first season from Stacy Whitman

Description: The winner of this auction will get to choose an advance reader’s copy (ARC) of one Tu’s first three books, to be published Fall 2011. The ARCs will be available in early summer 2011. Choose between Galaxy Games: The Challengers by Greg Fishbone, Wolf Mark by Joseph Bruchac, or Tankborn by Karen Sandler.

Tankborn, by Karen Sandler

Image provided by donorBest friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated when the time comes for their Assignments. They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society. High-status trueborns and working-class lowborns, born naturally of a mother, are free to choose their own lives. But GENs are gestated in a tank, sequestered in slums, and sent to work as slaves as soon as they reach age fifteen.
When Kayla is Assigned to care for Zul Manel, the patriarch of a trueborn family, she finds a host of secrets and surprises—not least of which is her unexpected friendship with Zul’s great-grandson. Meanwhile, the children that Mishalla is Assigned to care for are being stolen in the middle of the night. With the help of an intriguing lowborn boy, Mishalla begins to suspect that something horrible is happening to them.

After weeks of toiling in their Assignments, mystifying circumstances enable Kayla and Mishalla to reunite. Together they hatch a plan with their new friends to save the children who are disappearing. Yet can GENs really trust humans? Both girls must put their lives and hearts at risk to crack open a sinister conspiracy, one that may reveal secrets no one is ready to face.

Wolf Mark, by Joseph Bruchac

Image provided by donorLuke King knows a lot of things. Like four different ways to disarm an enemy before the attacker can take a breath. Like every detail of every book he’s ever read. And Luke knows enough—just enough—about what his father does as a black ops infiltrator to know which questions not to ask. Like why does his family move around so much?

Luke just hopes that this time his family is settled for a while. He’ll finally be able to have a normal life. He’ll be able to ask the girl he likes to take a ride with him on his motorcycle. He’ll hang out with his friends. He’ll be invisible—just as he wants.

But when his dad goes missing, Luke realizes that life will always be different for him. Suddenly he must avoid the kidnappers looking to use him as leverage against his father, while at the same time evading the attention of the school’s mysterious elite clique of Russian hipsters, who seem much too interested in Luke’s own personal secret. Faced with multiple challenges and his emerging paranormal identity, Luke must decide who to trust as he creates his own destiny.

Galaxy Games: The Challengers, by Greg R. Fishbone

Image provided by donorThings are looking up for Tyler Sato (literally!) as he and his friends scan the night sky for a star named for him by his Tokyo cousins in honor of his eleventh birthday. Ordinary stars tend to stay in one place, but Ty’s seems to be streaking directly toward Earth at an alarming rate. Soon the whole world is talking about TY SATO, the doomsday asteroid, and life is turned upside down for Ty Sato, the boy, who would rather be playing hoops in his best friend’s driveway.

Meanwhile, aboard a silver spaceship heading for Earth, M’Frozza, a girl with three eyes and five nose holes, is on a secret mission. M’Frozza is the captain of planet Mrendaria’s Galaxy Games team, and she is desperate to save her world from a dishonorable performance in the biggest sporting event in the universe.
What will happen when Ty meets M’Frozza? Get ready for the most important event in human history—it’s off the backboard, around the rim, and out of this world!

Estimated Value: $10
Auction Begins: Wednesday 4/6 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/11 @ 9:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Wednesday 4/5 (coming attractions)

I know you’ve been waiting anxiously to see the items coming out on today’s auction. You might also be waiting anxiously to see the debut list from Lee & Low’s new F/SF imprint, Tu Books. The top bidder in Auction #97 is bound to be doubly happy.

–Greg

Auction #97
From Wednesday 4/6 @ 9:00AM EDT to Monday 4/11 @ 9:00AM EDT
Stacy Whitman: An ARC from Tu’s first season
Value: $10

Auction #98
From Wednesday 4/6 @ 10:00AM EDT to Monday 4/11 @ 10:00AM EDT
Penny Blubaugh: two signed books
Value: $30

Auction #99
From Wednesday 4/6 @ 11:00AM EDT to Monday 4/11 @ 11:00AM EDT
Marlene Perez: critique query letter/pitch
Value: $100

Auction #100
From Wednesday 4/6 @ 12:00PM EDT to Monday 4/11 @ 12:00PM EDT
Erin Murphy: Critique, partial middle-grade novel
Value: $200

Auction #101
From Wednesday 4/6 @ 1:00PM EDT to Monday 4/11 @ 1:00PM EDT
Holly Cupala: TELL ME A SECRET (HarperCollins 2010) – signed by the author
Value: $25

Auction #102
From Wednesday 4/6 @ 2:00PM EDT to Monday 4/11 @ 2:00PM EDT
Melissa Wiley: Signed paperback copies of all four Martha Years books
Value: $40

Auction #103
From Wednesday 4/6 @ 3:00PM EDT to Monday 4/11 @ 3:00PM EDT
Joelle Anthony: Restoring Harmony, Anna and the French Kiss, Where She Went
Value: $40

Auction #104
From Wednesday 4/6 @ 4:00PM EDT to Monday 4/11 @ 4:00PM EDT
Lee Wardlaw: Get Your Paws on an Autographed Book!
Value: $60

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #96b from Iza Trapani

Auction #96b: skype author visit(s) from Iza Trapani

Description: Five 45 minute skype presentations

Presentations include reading, singing, description of picture book making process (showing storyboards, dummies, final paintings, press sheets, etc.), drawing demonstration and Q+A

Estimated Value: $150 times 5 winners
Auction Begins: Tuesday 4/5 @ 4:30PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/8 @ 4:30PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #96a from Iza Trapani

Auction #96: in person author visit from Iza Trapani

Description: Author school visit (grades K-2)within 50 miles of Kingston NY (four 45 minute presentations)

Presentations include reading, singing, description of picture book making process (showing storyboards, dummies, final paintings, press sheets, etc.), drawing demonstration and Q+A

Estimated Value: $250 times 4 winners
Auction Begins: Tuesday 4/5 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/8 @ 4:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #95 from Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Auction #95: Signed and personalized, first edition of The Red Umbrella from Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Image provided by donorDescription: Signed and personalized copy of The Red Umbrella

Estimated Value: $17
Auction Begins: Tuesday 4/5 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/8 @ 3:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #94 from Lauren Bjorkman

Auction #94: My Invented Life–A YA novel about sisters, secrets, and Shakespeare from Lauren Bjorkman

Image provided by donorDescription: A signed hard cover copy of YA novel My Invented Life
With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest—who can snag the best role in the school play, have the cutest boyfriend, pull off the craziest prank. Still, they’re as close as sisters can be. Until Eva deletes Roz from her life like so much junk e-mail for no reason that Roz understands. Now Eva hangs out with the annoyingly petite cheerleaders, and Roz fantasizes about slipping bovine growth hormone into their Gatorade.
Roz has a suspicion about Eva. In turn, Eva taunts Roz with a dare, which leads to an act of total insanity. Drama geeks clamor for attention, Shakespearean insults fly, and Roz steals the show in Lauren Bjorkman’s hilarious debut novel.

Estimated Value: $18
Auction Begins: Tuesday 4/5 @ 2:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/8 @ 2:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #93 from Jennifer Nielsen

Auction #93: “Elliot and the Goblin War” gift package from Jennifer Nielsen

Description: This will include a signed copy of “Elliot and the Goblin War,” along with some book-related swag.

Estimated Value: $5 times 3 winners
Auction Begins: Tuesday 4/5 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/8 @ 1:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #92 from Tom Dell’Aringa

Auction #92: Signed book and original art from A Tale of Two Robots from Tom Dell’Aringa

Image provided by donorDescription: A signed version of my book “A Tale of Two Robots” with a little character sketch on the inside as well. Also included is an original piece of art from the story “The Tallest Robot,” also signed.

Estimated Value: $15 times 2 winners
Minimum Bid: $10
Auction Begins: Tuesday 4/5 @ 12:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/8 @ 12:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #91 from Sheri Doyle

Auction #91: Critique of 3-6 poems, each 20 lines or less from Sheri Doyle

Description: I will offer critique of 3- 6 poems, each 20 lines or less . Feedback will include suggestions for line edits, detailed analysis of strengths and possible weaknesses, and advice on submission to appropriate children’s magazines or publishers.

Estimated Value: $15
Auction Begins: Tuesday 4/5 @ 11:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/8 @ 11:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #90 from Amy Brecount White

Auction #90: One signed book, swag & 10 page critique from Amy Brecount White

Image provided by donorDescription: Win a signed copy of FORGET-HER-NOTS, along with signed bookmarks and postcards. Amy will also be happy to read the first ten pages of your MG or YA WIP and give you advice on how to nail that opening.

Estimated Value: $50 times 2 winners
Minimum Bid: $15
Buy It Now: $50
Auction Begins: Tuesday 4/5 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/8 @ 10:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #89 from Ann Haywood Leal

Auction #89: Two signed, middle-grade novels by Ann Haywood Leal; ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER and A FINDERS-KEEPERS PLACE from Ann Haywood Leal

Image provided by donorDescription: 1. ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER by Ann Haywood Leal: Harper Lee Morgan is an aspiring poet, which isn’t surprising, seeing as how she’s named after her mama’s favorite writer, Harper Lee. And life is giving her a lot to write about just now. Daddy up and walked out, leaving them broke. Then Harper’s family gets evicted.
With Mama scrambling to find work, Harper has to skip school to care for her little brother, Hemingway. Their lives have been turned upside down, which Harper could just about handle—if it wasn’t for the writing contest at school. If only she could get up on that stage and read her poems out loud . . .
2) A FINDERS-KEEPERS PLACE by Ann Haywood Leal: Esther Page has been trying to keep things together for as long as she can remember. Valley—that’s her mama—has always gotten funny notions like gardening indoors or living as the Amish do, without any electricity. And Esther has always cleaned up after those notions and watched our for her little sister, Ruth.
But Valley’s notions are getting wilder, and too many people are asking questions about what’s going on at home. It seems to Esther that the only person who can help is Ezekiel—the father she can barely remember.
Ezekiel was a preacher, that much is certain, so Esther takes Ruth on a search through all the churches in town. Somebody, somewhere, must know about Ezekiel . . .

Estimated Value: $33.98
Auction Begins: Tuesday 4/5 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/8 @ 9:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Tuesday 4/5 (Catching Up)

Thanks for everyone’s patience while I battle against this flu. If you’ve won an auction in the past few days, you will be receiving your further instructions by email today.

Up to this point, we have raised $5,956 for UNICEF and Save the Children.

–Greg

More good stuff coming up today:

Auction #89
From Tuesday 4/5 @ 9:00AM EDT to Friday 4/8 @ 9:00AM EDT
Ann Haywood Leal: Two signed, middle-grade novels by Ann Haywood Leal; ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER and A FINDERS-KEEPERS PLACE
Value: $33.98

Auction #90
From Tuesday 4/5 @ 10:00AM EDT to Friday 4/8 @ 10:00AM EDT
Amy Brecount White: One signed book, swag & 10 page critique
Value: $100

Auction #91
From Tuesday 4/5 @ 11:00AM EDT to Friday 4/8 @ 11:00AM EDT
Sheri Doyle: Critique of 3-6 poems, each 20 lines or less
Value: $15

Auction #92
From Tuesday 4/5 @ 12:00PM EDT to Friday 4/8 @ 12:00PM EDT
Tom Dell’Aringa: Signed book and original art from A Tale of Two Robots
Value: $30

Auction #93
From Tuesday 4/5 @ 1:00PM EDT to Friday 4/8 @ 1:00PM EDT
Jennifer Nielsen: “Elliot and the Goblin War” gift package
Value: $15

Auction #94
From Tuesday 4/5 @ 2:00PM EDT to Friday 4/8 @ 2:00PM EDT
Lauren Bjorkman: My Invented Life–A YA novel about sisters, secrets, and Shakespeare
Value: $18

Auction #95
From Tuesday 4/5 @ 3:00PM EDT to Friday 4/8 @ 3:00PM EDT
Christina Diaz Gonzalez: Signed and personalized, first edition of The Red Umbrella
Value: $17

Auction #96
From Tuesday 4/5 @ 4:00PM EDT to Friday 4/8 @ 4:00PM EDT
Iza Trapani: in person or skype author visit(s)
Value: $1000

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #88 from Alison Ashley Formento

Auction #88: Alison will donate a copy of her newest book, THIS TREE, 1, 2, 3 and an in-depth picture book critique. from Alison Ashley Formento

Description: Alison will donate a copy of her newest book, THIS TREE, 1, 2, 3 and an in-depth picture book critique.

Estimated Value: $40 times 3
Buy It Now: $20
Auction Begins: Monday 4/4 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 4/7 @ 4:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #87 from Bonnie J. Doerr

Auction #87: Island Sting and Stakeout adventure mysteries for age 10 and up. from Bonnie J. Doerr

Description: Island Sting- 2011 EPIC Children’s eBook winner- Kenzie didn’t expect her first summer in the Florida Keys to be murder. Cute guys, awesome boats, endangered species, gun-toting thugs… In Angelo’s up and down world, Kenzie needed a life jacket and Dramamine.
Stakeout (sequel) New release- A haunting promise compels Kenzie to ensure sea turtle survival by ending a rash of nest robberies. Fearless, wheelchair-bound Ana and savvy, but troubled Angelo assist Kenzie in an undercover operation that grows increasingly complicated and treacherous. Problems compound as Kenzie fears losing her first romance, her mother’s trust, and her own life.

Estimated Value: $25
Buy It Now: $12.50
Auction Begins: Monday 4/4 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 4/7 @ 3:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #86 from Deborah Bruss

Auction #86: “Book! Book! Book!” picture book from Deborah Bruss

Image provided by donorDescription: All the animals want is a great new book to read. But the librarian just can’t seem to understand their requests.
“Baaah! Baaah!” says the goat.
“Neigh! Neigh,” whinnies the horse.
Only the hen knows exactly how to ask. But will she ever get her turn?

Estimated Value: $17.95
Shipping: Bidder will send donor a check to cover shipping
Minimum Bid: $15
Auction Begins: Monday 4/4 @ 2:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 4/7 @ 2:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #85 from Rick DeMille

Auction #85: Screenplay Critique from Rick DeMille

Description: I will offer feedback / critique / coverage for a standard length screenplay (up to 135 pages), depending on what type of help the author needs.

Estimated Value: $125
Auction Begins: Monday 4/4 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 4/7 @ 1:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #84 from Linda Oatman High

Auction #84: Critique (20 pages) from Linda Oatman High

Description: Linda Oatman High will critique 20 pages of fiction in any genre.

Estimated Value: $50
Auction Begins: Monday 4/4 @ 12:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 4/7 @ 12:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #83 from Edna Cabcabin Moran

Auction #83: Two signed picture books and KidLit for Japan Good Luck Cat tee. from Edna Cabcabin Moran

Image provided by donorDescription: Two signed and personalized books by Edna Cabcabin Moran: THE SLEEPING GIANT, an award-winning picture book and retelling of a Hawaiian folktale; CAN YOU CATCH A COQUI FROG?, a colorful picture book featuring the animals of Hawai’i; and a high quality, vintage ringer style t-shirt (available in Women’s, Men’s or Children’s sizes/styles) of the KIDLIT 4 JAPAN Good Luck Cat design (created by the author/illustrator herself).

Estimated Value: $55 times 2 winners
Minimum Bid: $25
Auction Begins: Monday 4/4 @ 11:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 4/7 @ 11:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #82 from Heather Ayris Burnell

Auction #82: Picture book manuscript and query critique from Heather Ayris Burnell

Description: Picture book manuscript and query assessment. This will be a line by line critique as well as an assesment of the overall story. Query/cover letter should be for the manuscript being critiqued.

Estimated Value: $50
Auction Begins: Monday 4/4 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 4/7 @ 10:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #81 from Lorraine Jean Hopping

Auction #81: Earthquake! & other signed disaster books from Lorraine Jean Hopping

Image provided by donorDescription: Help young children (ages 7-9) understand how and where natural disasters occur and what they can do to stay safe. This donation includes five signed chapter books in Scholastic’s Hello Reader line: Earthquake! Volcano! Floods! Hurricanes! Tornadoes!

Estimated Value: $25
Minimum Bid: $10
Auction Begins: Monday 4/4 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 4/7 @ 9:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Monday 4/4 (Short form)

Still recovering from my illness and working through a backlog of emails. A rough cut of what’s coming up today:

Auction #81
From Monday 4/4 @ 9:00AM EDT to Thursday 4/7 @ 9:00AM EDT
Lorraine Jean Hopping: Earthquake! & other signed disaster books
Value: $25

Auction #82
From Monday 4/4 @ 10:00AM EDT to Thursday 4/7 @ 10:00AM EDT
Heather Ayris Burnell: Picture book manuscript and query critique
Value: $50

Auction #83
From Monday 4/4 @ 11:00AM EDT to Thursday 4/7 @ 11:00AM EDT
Edna Cabcabin Moran: Two signed picture books and KidLit for Japan Good Luck Cat tee.
Value: $55

Auction #84
From Monday 4/4 @ 12:00PM EDT to Thursday 4/7 @ 12:00PM EDT
Linda Oatman High: Critique (20 pages)
Value: $50

Auction #85
From Monday 4/4 @ 1:00PM EDT to Thursday 4/7 @ 1:00PM EDT
Rick DeMille: Screenplay Critique
Value: $125

Auction #86
From Monday 4/4 @ 2:00PM EDT to Thursday 4/7 @ 2:00PM EDT
Deborah Bruss: “Book! Book! Book!” picture book
Value: $17.95

Auction #87
From Monday 4/4 @ 3:00PM EDT to Thursday 4/7 @ 3:00PM EDT
Bonnie J. Doerr: Island Sting and Stakeout adventure mysteries for age 10 and up.
Value: $25

Auction #88
From Monday 4/4 @ 4:00PM EDT to Thursday 4/7 @ 4:00PM EDT
Alison Ashley Formento: Alison will donate a copy of her newest book, THIS TREE, 1, 2, 3 and an in-depth picture book critique.
Value: $40 times 3 winners

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #80 from April Jones Prince

Auction #80: Picture book manuscript critique from April Jones Prince

Image provided by donorDescription: I will critique your picture book manuscript, providing written editorial comments and suggestions, and, where appropriate, a line edit.

Estimated Value: $80
Auction Begins: Friday 4/1 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/6 @ 4:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #79 from Uma Krishnaswami

Auction #79: Skype visit to the school of your choice from Uma Krishnaswami

Image provided by donorDescription: The school of your choice anywhere in the world gets a free 1 hour long Skype visit with children’s author Uma Krishnaswami anytime between now and December 2012. The visit will include a presentation on Uma’s books, the craft of writing, and time for a Q & A. A gift pack of 4 signed books will be shipped to the school 3 months before the the scheduled Skype visit. Designated schools must have internet access and Skype capability.

Estimated Value: $150 x 2 winners
Auction Begins: Friday 4/1 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/6 @ 3:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #78 from Diane Mayr

Auction #78: Signed copy of Littlebat’s Halloween Story from Diane Mayr

Image provided by donorDescription: In the attic of a library, a bat hears stories being read to children. Intrigued, he wants to get close enough to see the pictures. But, oh, when will the time be right?
Written by Diane Mayr and illustrated by Gideon Kendall, Littlebat is a favorite for story hours!

Estimated Value: $16.99 times 2 winners
Auction Begins: Friday 4/1 @ 2:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/6 @ 2:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #77 from Mira Reisberg

Auction #77: 1hr picture book text or art critique from Mira Reisberg

Description: Receive a one-hour picture book story or idea consultation with next steps critique from Dr. Mira Reisberg via Skype (contact her and she’ll teach you the basics of using it). Mira will guide you in shortening, refining, or deepening your story to make it more publishable.

Estimated Value: $35 times 2 winners
Minimum Bid: $30
Buy It Now: $50
Auction Begins: Friday 4/1 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/6 @ 1:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #76 from Margo Sorenson

Auction #76: ALOHA FOR CAROL ANN (Marimba Books 2011) illustrated by Priscilla Garcia Burris, signed by the author from Margo Sorenson

Image provided by donorDescription: ALOHA FOR CAROL ANN
Signed by the author
Illustrated by Priscilla Garcia Burris
Marimba Books, March 2011

Beautiful palm trees, pretty flowers and a warm breeze are all waiting to welcome 8-year-old Carol Ann to her new school in Hawaii. But Carol Ann doesn’t want a new school. She doesn’t want new friends, or palm trees, or a warm breeze. She wants her old friends. She wants her old home. She wants things the way they used to be. How will she remember her new classmates’ names? Who will she play with at recess? How will she ever feel at home in this new place? Then the teacher introduces Carol Ann to the term, “aloha.” She says the little word means “hello,” “welcome,” and a lot more. Carol Ann finds out for herself just how much “aloha” means as she makes a place for herself at her new school.

Estimated Value: $20
Minimum Bid: $25
Auction Begins: Friday 4/1 @ 12:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/6 @ 12:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #75 from Liz Waniewski

Auction #75: Manuscript critique from Liz Waniewski

Description: A detailed critique of the following (please choose one):
-One full picture book manuscript
-First three chapters of a middle grade novel
-First three chapters of a YA novel

Estimated Value: $35 (this is what SCBWI ususally charges for a critique)
Auction Begins: Friday 4/1 @ 11:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/6 @ 11:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #74 from Jan Godown Annino

Auction #74: autographed copy, SHE SANG PROMISE: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader from Jan Godown Annino

Description: This book is beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Lisa Desimini.
http://www.lisadesimini.com
The copy won & mailed with loving care to the auction winner will be signed by both Lisa & Jan.
This is a fine addition to any family bookshelf, public library, or school media center.
The book was vetted with the curatorial staff of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum of the Seminole Tribe of Florida on the Big Cypress Reservation.
The artwork Lisa created for this project & printed in the book, is stunning.

Estimated Value: $30
Minimum Bid: $5
Auction Begins: Friday 4/1 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/6 @ 10:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #73 from Gail Langer Karwoski

Auction #73: nonfiction book for middle grades readers that explains deadly tsunamis from Gail Langer Karwoski

Image provided by donorDescription: The book, Tsunami the True Story of an April Fool’s Day Disaster, focuses on the tsunami that washed into a schoolyard in Hawaii, in 1946. Through eyewitness accounts written by survivors at the school and in the nearby city of Hilo, middle grade readers share the experience of a deadly tsunami. Other chapters review deadly tsunamis throughout history, the causes of these natural disasters, and how the warning system works to save lives. The Pacific Tsunami Warning System was developed in response to the 1946 “tsunami in the schoolyard.”

Estimated Value: $17.95 X 2 winners
Auction Begins: Friday 4/1 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/6 @ 9:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Friday, 3/31 (65th Anniversary Edition)

Sorry if I’ve been slow to respond over the past couple of days—I’m fighting off a fever that has me pinned down to the bed for much of the day.

As the devastating and deadly force of tsunamis is on all our minds these days, it’s a good time to remember another Pacific tidal wave that struck exactly 65 years ago today. The Aleutian Islands Tsunami of 1946 caused deaths in Alaska and Hawaii and prompted the creation of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. That is the topic of Auction item #73, signed copies of Gail Langer Karwoski’s Tsunami: The True Story of an April Fool’s Day Disaster, our featured item of the day and an excellent way to introduce young readers to the topic.

Carry on, I’m going back to bed.

–Greg

UPCOMING ITEMS:

Auction #73
From Friday 4/1 @ 9:00AM EDT to Wednesday 4/6 @ 9:00AM EDT
Gail Langer Karwoski: nonfiction book for middle grades readers that explains deadly tsunamis
Value: $17.95 X 2 winners

Auction #74
From Friday 4/1 @ 10:00AM EDT to Wednesday 4/6 @ 10:00AM EDT
Jan Godown Annino: autographed copy, SHE SANG PROMISE: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader
Value: $30

Auction #75
From Friday 4/1 @ 11:00AM EDT to Wednesday 4/6 @ 11:00AM EDT
Liz Waniewski: Manuscript critique
Value: $35

Auction #76
From Friday 4/1 @ 12:00PM EDT to Wednesday 4/6 @ 12:00PM EDT
Margo Sorenson: ALOHA FOR CAROL ANN (Marimba Books 2011) illustrated by Priscilla Garcia Burris
Value: $20

Auction #77
From Friday 4/1 @ 1:00PM EDT to Wednesday 4/6 @ 1:00PM EDT
Mira Reisberg: 1hr picture book text or art critique
Value: $35 x 2 winners

Auction #78
From Friday 4/1 @ 2:00PM EDT to Wednesday 4/6 @ 2:00PM EDT
Diane Mayr: Signed copy of Littlebat’s Halloween Story
Value: $16.99 times 2 winners

Auction #79
From Friday 4/1 @ 3:00PM EDT to Wednesday 4/6 @ 3:00PM EDT
Uma Krishnaswami: Skype visit to the school of your choice
Value: $150 x 2 winners

Auction #80
From Friday 4/1 @ 4:00PM EDT to Wednesday 4/6 @ 4:00PM EDT
April Jones Prince: Picture book manuscript critique
Value: $80

ENDING TODAY:

Auction #49
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 9:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 9:00AM EDT
Tara Lazar: 2 Picture Book Critiques
Value: $100

Auction #50
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 10:00AM EDT
Karen Day: Critique of one 20-page realistic fiction MG or YA manuscript
Value: $75

Auction #51
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 11:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 11:00AM EDT
Lindsay Ribar: Partial Manuscript Critique
Value: $100

Auction #52
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 12:00PM EDT
Shirley Parenteau: Rhyming picture book
Value: $16

Auction #53
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 1:00PM EDT
Chris Eboch: Self-Publishing Mentorship
Value: $400

Auction #54
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 2:00PM EDT
Mark A. Hicks: Three of my children’s books
Value: $30

Auction #55
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 3:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 3:00PM EDT
Sarah Jamila Stevenson: Signed Copy of THE LATTE REBELLION with Swag
Value: $15

Auction #56
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 4:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 4:00PM EDT
Nancy Raines Day: On a Windy Night, 1 copy
Value: $16.95

BUY IT NOW:

Auction #28
From Thursday 3/24 @ 12:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT
Kathryn Reiss: 5 packs of three signed books
Value: $40 times 5 winners
Buy It Now for $20

Auction #29a
From Thursday 3/24 @ 1:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT
Deborah Davis: Critique of up to 20 pages of YA or MG novel
Value: $200 times 3 winners
Buy It Now for $120

Auction #29b
From Thursday 3/24 @ 1:30PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:30PM EDT
Deborah Davis: Signed copy of YA novel Not Like You
Value: $25 times 5 winners (bidder pays shipping)
Buy It Now for $20

Auction #30
From Thursday 3/24 @ 2:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT
Lindsay Eland: A signed copy of the paperback addition of Scones and Sensibility along with a 20 page critique!
Value: $30
Buy It Now for $10

Auction #7a
From Monday 3/21 @ 3:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/24 @ 3:00PM EDT
Marlo Garnsworthy: Signed Books
Value: $30
Buy It Now for $15

Auction #19
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 11:00AM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 11:00AM EDT
Gloria Hatrick: Signed hardback book.
Value: $25
Buy It Now for $12.50

Auction #20a
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 12:00PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 12:00PM EDT
Maryam Tabibzadeh: Signed copy of Persian Dreams
Value: $25
Buy It Now for $12.50

Auction #20b
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 12:30PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 12:30PM EDT
Maryam Tabibzadeh: Signed copy of Persian Dreams and Author Visit
Value: $50
Buy It Now for $25

ONGOING ITEMS:

Auction #57
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 9:00AM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 9:00AM EDT
Nancy Raines Day: picture book manuscript critique
Value: $75

Auction #58
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 10:00AM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 10:00AM EDT
Ammi-Joan Paquette: 50-page MG or YA manuscript critique
Value: $250

Auction #59
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 11:00AM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 11:00AM EDT
Grace Lin: Kissing is like Drinking Salted Water Proverb Print
Value: $20

Auction #60
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 12:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 12:00PM EDT
Grace Lin: The Spirit Illuminates Proverb Print
Value: $20

Auction #61
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 1:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 1:00PM EDT
Grace Lin: A Book is a Garden Proverb Print
Value: $20

Auction #62
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 2:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 2:00PM EDT
Casey G.: 3 Prints of Your Choice from My Set of Animals in Alphabet
Value: $30

Auction #63a
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 3:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 3:00PM EDT
Shelli Wells: Book Marketing Consultation – For Published Authors
Value: $500

Auction #63b
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 3:30PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 3:30PM EDT
Shelli Wells: 1 hour marketing consulting session (unpublished authors)
Value: $100

Auction #64
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 4:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 4:00PM EDT
Joyce A. Stengel: P/B St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice
Value: $16.00 times 2 winners

Auction #65
From Thursday 3/31 @ 9:00AM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 9:00AM EDT
Joan Stradling: Custom Beaded Bookmark
Value: $8 times 2 winners

Auction #66
From Thursday 3/31 @ 10:00AM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 10:00AM EDT
Mary Newell DePalma: Original artwork; an illustration from Now It Is Winter
Value: $750

Auction #67
From Thursday 3/31 @ 11:00AM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 11:00AM EDT
Kat O’Shea: critique-50 pages
Value: $250 times 3 winners

Auction #68
From Thursday 3/31 @ 12:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 12:00PM EDT
Sandra Alonzo: Two signed copies of Riding Invisible and two signed copies of Gallop-O-Gallop.
Value: $33

Auction #69
From Thursday 3/31 @ 1:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 1:00PM EDT
Doraine Bennett: Signed copy of READERS THEATRE FOR GLOBAL EXPLORERS
Value: $30

Auction #70
From Thursday 3/31 @ 2:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 2:00PM EDT
Muriel L. Dubois: Ten non-ficition books suitable for middle grades.
Value: $160

Auction #71
From Thursday 3/31 @ 3:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 3:00PM EDT
Laura Atkins: Critique of picture book manuscript plus a cover letter
Value: $125

Auction #72
From Thursday 3/31 @ 4:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 4:00PM EDT
Teresa Flavin: Original Artwork
Value: $125

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #72 from Teresa Flavin

Auction #72: Original Artwork from Teresa Flavin

Description: Original acrylic painting with gold wax gilt on watercolor paper, approximately 7 x 10 inches; mounted in ivory matboard (overall size approximately 15 x 18 inches). Subject is a girl riding on an origami crane.

Estimated Value: $125
Estimated Value: $25
Auction Begins: Thursday 3/31 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/5 @ 4:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #71 from Laura Atkins

Auction #71: Critique of picture book manuscript plus a cover letter from Laura Atkins

Image provided by donorDescription: I will offer a full critique of a picture book manuscript plus a cover letter. Feedback will come in the form of comments and tracked changes (with suggested edits/corrections) on your manuscript, plus an email with more general comments. You can read more about my picture book critiques here: http://www.lauraatkins.com/newblog/blog7.php/critiquing-picture-books-how-does

Estimated Value: $125
Auction Begins: Thursday 3/31 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/5 @ 3:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #70 from Muriel L. Dubois

Auction #70: Ten non-ficition books suitable for middle grades. from Muriel L. Dubois

Description: Ten books from Apprentice Shop Books featuring several from the America’s Notable Women series. Bid on these books for your home library or donate them to the school libary of your choice.

Estimated Value: $160
Reserve Bid: $50
Auction Begins: Thursday 3/31 @ 2:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/5 @ 2:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #69 from Doraine Bennett

Auction #69: Signed copy of READERS THEATRE FOR GLOBAL EXPLORERS from Doraine Bennett

Image provided by donorDescription: READERS THEATRE FOR GLOBAL EXPLORERS gives social studies teachers and librarians a tool to introduce students to the determined men and women who ventured into unknown territory. This collection of short scripts for 4th-8th grade students teaches about explorers, their native cultures, and the lands they found. They make learning history fun.

Estimated Value: $30
Auction Begins: Thursday 3/31 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/5 @ 1:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #68 from Sandra Alonzo

Auction #68: Two signed copies of Riding Invisible and two signed copies of Gallop-O-Gallop. from Sandra Alonzo

Image provided by donorDescription: I am donating one signed copy of my YA novel, RIDING INVISIBLE, and one signed copy of my picture book, GALLOP-O-GALLOP.

Estimated Value: $33
Auction Begins: Thursday 3/31 @ 12:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/5 @ 12:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #67 from Kat O’Shea

Auction #67: Critique-50 pages from Editor Kat O’Shea

Description: Critique of the first 50 pages of any YA or MG manuscript

Estimated Value: $250 times 3 winners
Auction Begins: Thursday 3/31 @ 11:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/5 @ 11:00AM EDT

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Kidlit4Japan Auction #66 from Mary Newell DePalma

Auction #66: Original artwork; an illustration from Now It Is Winter from Mary Newell DePalma

Image provided by donorDescription: “Sledding” is an original painting by illustrator Mary Newell DePalma.
This is an illustration from the picture book Now It Is Winter, written by Eileen Spinelli (pp10-11). This acrylic painting with cut paper snowflakes is framed, and measures 21.5″w x 18″h

Estimated Value: $750
Reserve Bid: $350
Auction Begins: Thursday 3/31 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/5 @ 10:00AM EDT

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Kidlit4Japan Auction #65 from Joan Stradling

Auction #65: Custom Beaded Bookmark from Joan Stradling

Image provided by donorDescription: The winner of the auction will send me their top three choices for the charm of the bookmark (I can get almost anything, but ask for three just in case). They’ll also send me their top three color preferences (again, I can get almost any color). From there, I will create a custom beaded bookmark. I’ll send pictures of the finished product and will redo it if winner isn’t satisfied. When winner is happy with results, I’ll ship the bookmark. This process can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks.

For examples of bookmarks made in the past, see my Etsy shop at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/bookblinger

Estimated Value: $8 times 2 winners
Auction Begins: Thursday 3/31 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/5 @ 9:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Friday, 3/31 ($4,106 raised so far!)

Drumroll please…

So far we have raised $4,106 for UNICEF and Save the Children! Some exciting items close today. Thanks again for your generous bids.

–Greg

UPCOMING ITEMS:

Auction #65
From Thursday 3/31 @ 9:00AM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 9:00AM EDT
Joan Stradling: Custom Beaded Bookmark
Value: $8 times 2 winners

Auction #66
From Thursday 3/31 @ 10:00AM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 10:00AM EDT
Mary Newell DePalma: Original artwork; an illustration from Now It Is Winter
Value: $750

Auction #67
From Thursday 3/31 @ 11:00AM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 11:00AM EDT
Kat O’Shea: critique-50 pages
Value: $250 times 3 winners

Auction #68
From Thursday 3/31 @ 12:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 12:00PM EDT
Sandra Alonzo: Two signed copies of Riding Invisible and two signed copies of Gallop-O-Gallop.
Value: $33

Auction #69
From Thursday 3/31 @ 1:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 1:00PM EDT
Doraine Bennett: Signed copy of READERS THEATRE FOR GLOBAL EXPLORERS
Value: $30

Auction #70
From Thursday 3/31 @ 2:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 2:00PM EDT
Muriel L. Dubois: Ten non-ficition books suitable for middle grades.
Value: $160

Auction #71
From Thursday 3/31 @ 3:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 3:00PM EDT
Laura Atkins: Critique of picture book manuscript plus a cover letter
Value: $125

Auction #72
From Thursday 3/31 @ 4:00PM EDT to Tuesday 4/5 @ 4:00PM EDT
Teresa Flavin: Original Artwork
Value: $125

ENDING TODAY:

Auction #41
From Monday 3/28 @ 9:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 9:00AM EDT
Leslie Bulion: two signed books, one 45 minute skype visit
Value: $230

Auction #42
From Monday 3/28 @ 10:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 10:00AM EDT
Sarah Albee: author visit within 1 hour drive or free skype visit anywhere
Value: $500

Auction #43
From Monday 3/28 @ 11:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 11:00AM EDT
Amy Huntington: Three picture books
Value: $50

Auction #44
From Monday 3/28 @ 12:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 12:00PM EDT
Joanne Friar: 2 signed copies of illustrated books
Value: $25

Auction #45
From Monday 3/28 @ 1:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 1:00PM EDT
Hester Bass: First edition of Orbis Pictus winner “The Secret World of Walter Anderson” signed by author Hester Bass and illustrator E. B. Lewis
Value: $25 times 2 winners

Auction #46
From Monday 3/28 @ 2:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 2:00PM EDT
Karyn Henley: Autographed ARC of Breath of Angel plus bookmarks
Value: $10

Auction #47
From Monday 3/28 @ 3:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 3:00PM EDT
Lynda Mullaly Hunt: 20 page critique
Value: $50

Auction #48
From Monday 3/28 @ 4:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 4:00PM EDT
Janet Gurtler: Three Chapter Critique of Young Adult MS and sign ARC of I’M NOT HER
Value: $100

BUY IT NOW:

Auction #28
From Thursday 3/24 @ 12:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT
Kathryn Reiss: 5 packs of three signed books
Value: $40 times 5 winners
Buy It Now for $20

Auction #29a
From Thursday 3/24 @ 1:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT
Deborah Davis: Critique of up to 20 pages of YA or MG novel
Value: $200 times 3 winners
Buy It Now for $120

Auction #29b
From Thursday 3/24 @ 1:30PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:30PM EDT
Deborah Davis: Signed copy of YA novel Not Like You
Value: $25 times 5 winners (bidder pays shipping)
Buy It Now for $20

Auction #30
From Thursday 3/24 @ 2:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT
Lindsay Eland: A signed copy of the paperback addition of Scones and Sensibility along with a 20 page critique!
Value: $30
Buy It Now for $10

Auction #7a
From Monday 3/21 @ 3:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/24 @ 3:00PM EDT
Marlo Garnsworthy: Signed Books
Value: $30
Buy It Now for $15

Auction #19
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 11:00AM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 11:00AM EDT
Gloria Hatrick: Signed hardback book.
Value: $25
Buy It Now for $12.50

Auction #20a
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 12:00PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 12:00PM EDT
Maryam Tabibzadeh: Signed copy of Persian Dreams
Value: $25
Buy It Now for $12.50

Auction #20b
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 12:30PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 12:30PM EDT
Maryam Tabibzadeh: Signed copy of Persian Dreams and Author Visit
Value: $50
Buy It Now for $25

ONGOING ITEMS:

Auction #49
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 9:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 9:00AM EDT
Tara Lazar: 2 Picture Book Critiques
Value: $100

Auction #50
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 10:00AM EDT
Karen Day: Critique of one 20-page realistic fiction MG or YA manuscript
Value: $75

Auction #51
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 11:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 11:00AM EDT
Lindsay Ribar: Partial Manuscript Critique
Value: $100

Auction #52
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 12:00PM EDT
Shirley Parenteau: Rhyming picture book
Value: $16

Auction #53
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 1:00PM EDT
Chris Eboch: Self-Publishing Mentorship
Value: $400

Auction #54
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 2:00PM EDT
Mark A. Hicks: Three of my children’s books
Value: $30

Auction #55
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 3:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 3:00PM EDT
Sarah Jamila Stevenson: Signed Copy of THE LATTE REBELLION with Swag
Value: $15

Auction #56
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 4:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 4:00PM EDT
Nancy Raines Day: On a Windy Night, 1 copy
Value: $16.95

Auction #57
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 9:00AM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 9:00AM EDT
Nancy Raines Day: picture book manuscript critique
Value: $75

Auction #58
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 10:00AM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 10:00AM EDT
Ammi-Joan Paquette: 50-page MG or YA manuscript critique
Value: $250

Auction #59
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 11:00AM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 11:00AM EDT
Grace Lin: Kissing is like Drinking Salted Water Proverb Print
Value: $20

Auction #60
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 12:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 12:00PM EDT
Grace Lin: The Spirit Illuminates Proverb Print
Value: $20

Auction #61
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 1:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 1:00PM EDT
Grace Lin: A Book is a Garden Proverb Print
Value: $20

Auction #62
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 2:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 2:00PM EDT
Casey G.: 3 Prints of Your Choice from My Set of Animals in Alphabet
Value: $30

Auction #63a
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 3:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 3:00PM EDT
Shelli Wells: Book Marketing Consultation – For Published Authors
Value: $500

Auction #63b
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 3:30PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 3:30PM EDT
Shelli Wells: 1 hour marketing consulting session (unpublished authors)
Value: $100

Auction #64
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 4:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 4:00PM EDT
Joyce A. Stengel: P/B St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice
Value: $16.00 times 2 winners

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #64 from Joyce A. Stengel

Auction #64: P/B St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice from Joyce A. Stengel

Description: When St. Patrick has driven all but one crafty snake out of Ireland, the mice – Ryan, Brian, and Tulla – devise a risky plan of their own to outwit the wily reptile.

Estimated Value: $16.00 times 2 winners
Minimum Bid: $16.00
Auction Begins: Wednesday 3/30 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/4 @ 4:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #63b from Shelli Wells

Auction #63b: 1 hour marketing consulting session (unpublished authors) from Shelli Wells

Description: Meet for a one hour phone consultation to discuss marketing.
We can discuss your author branding, talk through ways to create online presence, and talk through getting started in social media.

Estimated Value: $100
Auction Begins: Wednesday 3/30 @ 3:30PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/4 @ 3:30PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #63a from Shelli Wells

Auction #63a: Book Marketing Consultation – For Published Authors from shelli wells

Description: A standard bookmark design and 1 hour of marketing consulting on the phone.
The bookmark design – I would design a standard size bookmark that would be designed around your book jacket (would need high res file of book jacket).
The one hour session – We can brainstorm ideas on creating a marketing plan, how you can better market your book, or we can review/discuss current marketing materials together.

Estimated Value: $500
Minimum Bid: $100
Auction Begins: Wednesday 3/30 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/4 @ 3:00PM EDT

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Kidlit4Japan Auction #62 from Casey G.

Auction #62: 3 Prints of Your Choice from My Set of Animals in Alphabet from Casey G.

Image provided by donorDescription: You will receive three letters from my illustrated alphabet of your choice. Only the X isn’t available.

These are quality colored matched prints.Printed on heavy weight epson paper and carefully packaged in plastic with backing board and signed by me!
Image size: 6 x 8 (appr.)
Paper size: 8.5 x 11

They are part of my series of animals in alphabet. All but the X are illustrated. The original illustrations were done in colored pencil.

At this link you can view all the choices: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CaseyGirard?section_id=7524738

Estimated Value: $30
Auction Begins: Wednesday 3/30 @ 2:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/4 @ 2:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #61 from Grace Lin

Auction #61: A Book is a Garden Proverb Print from Grace Lin

Image provided by donorDescription: Digital inkjet print of “A Book is a Garden in One’s Pocket” from Grace’s series of proverb paintings that began as part of the Small Graces charity project.
Unframed and signed by the artist. Can be personalized (ex.”To Sam With Best Wishes, Grace Lin”) upon request.
Image size: 6 x 6 (appr.)
Paper size: 8.5 x 11
Print is not archival. This print will last longest when kept away from natural light.

Estimated Value: $20
Auction Begins: Wednesday 3/30 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/4 @ 1:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #60 from Grace Lin

Auction #60: The Spirit Illuminates Proverb Print from Grace Lin

Image provided by donorDescription: Digital inkjet print of “The Spirit Illuminates Everything” from Grace’s series of proverb paintings that began as part of the Small Graces charity project.
Unframed and signed by the artist. Can be personalized (ex.”To Sam With Best Wishes, Grace Lin”) upon request.
Image size: 6 x 6 (appr.)
Paper size: 8.5 x 11
Print is not archival. This print will last longest when kept away from natural light.

Estimated Value: $20
Auction Begins: Wednesday 3/30 @ 12:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/4 @ 12:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #59 from Grace Lin

Auction #59: Kissing is like Drinking Salted Water Proverb Print from Grace Lin

Image provided by donorDescription: Digital inkjet print of “Kissing is like Drinking Salted Water” from Grace’s series of proverb paintings that began as part of the Small Graces charity project.
Unframed and signed by the artist. Can be personalized (ex.”To Sam With Best Wishes, Grace Lin”) upon request.
Image size: 6 x 6 (appr.)
Paper size: 8.5 x 11
Print is not archival. This print will last longest when kept away from natural light.

Estimated Value: $20
Auction Begins: Wednesday 3/30 @ 11:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/4 @ 11:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #58 from Ammi-Joan Paquette

Auction #58: 50-page MG or YA manuscript critique from Ammi-Joan Paquette

Description: A detailed critique of up to the first 50 pages of your children’s or YA manuscript, delivered via email

Estimated Value: $250
Auction Begins: Wednesday 3/30 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/4 @ 10:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #57 from Nancy Raines Day

Auction #57: picture book manuscript critique from Nancy Raines Day

Image provided by donorDescription: I will critique your picture book manuscript of up to 1,000 words, returning your manuscript with suggested edits and a 2-3 page letter detailing its strengths and what could be improved upon.

Estimated Value: $75
Auction Begins: Wednesday 3/30 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/4 @ 9:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Wednesday 3/30 (Artwork Day!)

It’s Artwork Day here at Kidlit4Japan! Let your eyes feast on upcoming auction items from Grace Lin and Casey Girard. We also have marketing consultations for published and pre-published authors from Shelli Wells, picture book critique opportunity from Nancy Raines Day, and a 50-page MG/YA critique from Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency!

Ending today are two chances to achieve literary immortality by naming a character in an upcoming book by Danielle Joseph or myself. If people are always telling you that you’re a real character, now’s the chance to prove them right!

Today also marks the midpoint of items for the Kidlit4Japan auction. So far, we have raised $3,724 for UNICEF and Save the Children.

–Greg

UPCOMING ITEMS:

Auction #57
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 9:00AM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 9:00AM EDT
Nancy Raines Day: picture book manuscript critique
Value: $75

Auction #58
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 10:00AM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 10:00AM EDT
Ammi-Joan Paquette: 50-page MG or YA manuscript critique
Value: $250

Auction #59
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 11:00AM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 11:00AM EDT
Grace Lin: Kissing is like Drinking Salted Water Proverb Print
Value: $20

Auction #60
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 12:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 12:00PM EDT
Grace Lin: The Spirit Illuminates Proverb Print
Value: $20

Auction #61
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 1:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 1:00PM EDT
Grace Lin: A Book is a Garden Proverb Print
Value: $20

Auction #62
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 2:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 2:00PM EDT
Casey G.: 3 Prints of Your Choice from My Set of Animals in Alphabet
Value: $30

Auction #63a
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 3:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 3:00PM EDT
Shelli Wells: Book Marketing Consultation – For Published Authors
Value: $500

Auction #63b
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 3:30PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 3:30PM EDT
Shelli Wells: 1 hour marketing consulting session (unpublished authors)
Value: $100

Auction #64
From Wednesday 3/30 @ 4:00PM EDT to Monday 4/4 @ 4:00PM EDT
Joyce A. Stengel: P/B St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice
Value: $16.00 times 2 winners

ENDING TODAY:

Auction #33
From Friday 3/25 @ 9:00AM EDT to Wednesday 3/30 @ 9:00AM EDT
Carol Gordon Ekster: Signed book and classroom visit
Value: $60

Auction #34a
From Friday 3/25 @ 10:00AM EDT to Wednesday 3/30 @ 10:00AM EDT
Danielle Joseph: Signed books
Value: $15 times 2 winners

Auction #34b
From Friday 3/25 @ 10:20AM EDT to Wednesday 3/30 @ 10:20AM EDT
Danielle Joseph: Character name
Value: $120

Auction #34c
From Friday 3/25 @ 10:40AM EDT to Wednesday 3/30 @ 10:40AM EDT
Danielle Joseph: 15-page Critique
Value: $50

Auction #35
From Friday 3/25 @ 11:00AM EDT to Wednesday 3/30 @ 11:00AM EDT
Lindsey Leavitt: Signed copy of PRINCESS FOR HIRE
Value: $20

Auction #36
From Friday 3/25 @ 12:00PM EDT to Wednesday 3/30 @ 12:00PM EDT
Lindsey Leavitt: Signed Copy of SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD
Value: $20

Auction #37
From Friday 3/25 @ 1:00PM EDT to Wednesday 3/30 @ 1:00PM EDT
D. Diorio: Artwork: Waterfall, Prospect Park
Value: $60

Auction #38
From Friday 3/25 @ 2:00PM EDT to Wednesday 3/30 @ 2:00PM EDT
A.C.E. Bauer: Signed first edition copies of two A.C.E. Bauer’s middle grade novels and one audio production (5-CD set).
Value: $53

Auction #39
From Friday 3/25 @ 3:00PM EDT to Wednesday 3/30 @ 3:00PM EDT
Erin Dionne: Critique of first 15 pages of YA or MG manuscript
Value: $30

Auction #40
From Friday 3/25 @ 4:00PM EDT to Wednesday 3/30 @ 4:00PM EDT
Greg R. Fishbone: Name a character in an upcoming GALAXY GAMES book and receive a signed copy
Value: $100

BUY IT NOW:

Auction #28
From Thursday 3/24 @ 12:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT
Kathryn Reiss: 5 packs of three signed books
Value: $40 times 5 winners
Buy It Now for $20

Auction #29a
From Thursday 3/24 @ 1:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT
Deborah Davis: Critique of up to 20 pages of YA or MG novel
Value: $200 times 3 winners
Buy It Now for $120

Auction #29b
From Thursday 3/24 @ 1:30PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:30PM EDT
Deborah Davis: Signed copy of YA novel Not Like You
Value: $25 times 5 winners (bidder pays shipping)
Buy It Now for $20

Auction #30
From Thursday 3/24 @ 2:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT
Lindsay Eland: A signed copy of the paperback addition of Scones and Sensibility along with a 20 page critique!
Value: $30
Buy It Now for $10

Auction #7a
From Monday 3/21 @ 3:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/24 @ 3:00PM EDT
Marlo Garnsworthy: Signed Books
Value: $30
Buy It Now for $15

Auction #19
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 11:00AM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 11:00AM EDT
Gloria Hatrick: Signed hardback book.
Value: $25
Buy It Now for $12.50

Auction #20a
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 12:00PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 12:00PM EDT
Maryam Tabibzadeh: Signed copy of Persian Dreams
Value: $25
Buy It Now for $12.50

Auction #20b
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 12:30PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 12:30PM EDT
Maryam Tabibzadeh: Signed copy of Persian Dreams and Author Visit
Value: $50
Buy It Now for $25

ONGOING ITEMS:

Auction #41
From Monday 3/28 @ 9:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 9:00AM EDT
Leslie Bulion: two signed books, one 45 minute skype visit
Value: $230

Auction #42
From Monday 3/28 @ 10:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 10:00AM EDT
Sarah Albee: author visit within 1 hour drive or free skype visit anywhere
Value: $500

Auction #43
From Monday 3/28 @ 11:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 11:00AM EDT
Amy Huntington: Three picture books
Value: $50

Auction #44
From Monday 3/28 @ 12:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 12:00PM EDT
Joanne Friar: 2 signed copies of illustrated books
Value: $25

Auction #45
From Monday 3/28 @ 1:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 1:00PM EDT
Hester Bass: First edition of Orbis Pictus winner “The Secret World of Walter Anderson” signed by author Hester Bass and illustrator E. B. Lewis
Value: $25 times 2 winners

Auction #46
From Monday 3/28 @ 2:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 2:00PM EDT
Karyn Henley: Autographed ARC of Breath of Angel plus bookmarks
Value: $10

Auction #47
From Monday 3/28 @ 3:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 3:00PM EDT
Lynda Mullaly Hunt: 20 page critique
Value: $50

Auction #48
From Monday 3/28 @ 4:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 4:00PM EDT
Janet Gurtler: Three Chapter Critique of Young Adult MS and sign ARC of I’M NOT HER
Value: $100

Auction #49
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 9:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 9:00AM EDT
Tara Lazar: 2 Picture Book Critiques
Value: $100

Auction #50
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 10:00AM EDT
Karen Day: Critique of one 20-page realistic fiction MG or YA manuscript
Value: $75

Auction #51
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 11:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 11:00AM EDT
Lindsay Ribar: Partial Manuscript Critique
Value: $100

Auction #52
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 12:00PM EDT
Shirley Parenteau: Rhyming picture book
Value: $16

Auction #53
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 1:00PM EDT
Chris Eboch: Self-Publishing Mentorship
Value: $400

Auction #54
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 2:00PM EDT
Mark A. Hicks: Three of my children’s books
Value: $30

Auction #55
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 3:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 3:00PM EDT
Sarah Jamila Stevenson: Signed Copy of THE LATTE REBELLION with Swag
Value: $15

Auction #56
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 4:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 4:00PM EDT
Nancy Raines Day: On a Windy Night, 1 copy
Value: $16.95

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #56 from Nancy Raines Day

Auction #56: On a Windy Night, 1 copy from Nancy Raines Day

Image provided by donorDescription: On a Windy Night (Abrams, 2010), picture book signed by the author as winning bidder desires

Estimated Value: $16.95
Minimum Bid: $20
Auction Begins: Tuesday 3/29 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/1 @ 4:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #55 from Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Auction #55: Signed Copy of THE LATTE REBELLION with Swag from Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Image provided by donorDescription: A signed copy of my YA novel THE LATTE REBELLION, 2 pads of Latte Rebellion Post-It notes, and 5 bookmarks.

Estimated Value: 15
Auction Begins: Tuesday 3/29 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/1 @ 3:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #54 from Mark A. Hicks

Auction #54: Three of my children’s books from Mark A. Hicks

Image provided by donorDescription: I will donate a signed copy of three of my latest books. The Picnic Day, Elwood’s Plans, and the Grand Adventure. These books can be viewed at http://www.Pumpkinsproutbooks.com and http://www.BookLanding.com.

Estimated Value: 30
Auction Begins: Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/1 @ 2:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #53 from Chris Eboch

Auction #53: Self-Publishing Mentorship from Chris Eboch

Description: Are you considering self-publishing your novel? Let a mentor help you through the process, from determining if your work is really ready for print, to understanding the details of proper layout and hiring a cover artist, to the nitty-gritty of making your book available through e-book services and print on demand. You’ll even get tips for marketing the work once it’s available. (Please note, this includes advice on what type of editing, proofreading, and other services you might need, but does not include those services.)

Estimated Value: $400
Minimum Bid: $50
Auction Begins: Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/1 @ 1:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #52 from Shirley Parenteau

Auction #52: Signed rhyming picture book from Shirley Parenteau

Description: BEARS ON CHAIRS, a rhyming picture book published by Candlewick Press, emphasizes sharing and problem solving as five cuddly bears try to decide how to fit five bears on four chairs. Signed by the author.

Estimated Value: $16
Auction Begins: Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/1 @ 12:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #51 from Lindsay Ribar

Auction #51: Partial Manuscript Critique from Lindsay Ribar

Description: I will read and evaluate the opening chapters of one Middle Grade or Young Adult fiction manuscript (up to 10,000 words) within three weeks of submission. I will write a general evaluation of the book, with a focus on character, language, and story structure. Line- and copy-editing are not included. Representation is not a guarantee, but not out of the question either.

Estimated Value: $100
Minimum Bid: $50
Auction Begins: Tuesday 3/29 @ 11:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/1 @ 11:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #50 from Karen Day

Auction #50: Critique of one 20-page realistic fiction MG or YA manuscript from Karen Day

Description: Winning bidder will send first 20 pages of MG or YA (realistic fiction) manuscript to me. I will read and critique, then provide written response as well as half hour phone call.

Estimated Value: $75
Minimum Bid: $50
Auction Begins: Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/1 @ 10:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #49 from Tara Lazar

Auction #49: 2 Picture Book Critiques from Tara Lazar

Image provided by donorDescription: Tara Lazar will critique two fiction picture books of 800 words or fewer. Preferably prose, but she will crit rhyming manuscripts, too. The critiques do not have to be submitted together and can be claimed at any time. Bid now, write later!

Estimated Value: $100
Auction Begins: Tuesday 3/29 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 4/1 @ 9:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction Daily Preview: Tuesday 3/29 ($2800 raised so far)

Last week, it rained here in the Boston area. The rain tested positive for radioactive particles that most probably originated from failing nuclear reactors in Japan. They say there’s no health risk here, but it does go to prove that the world is smaller than we imagine and we are all connected to events in other places.

After three days of closing items, we have raised $2,800 for UNICEF and Save the Children. Thanks for your bids and for helping to get the word out.

–Greg

UPCOMING ITEMS:

Auction #49
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 9:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 9:00AM EDT
Tara Lazar: 2 Picture Book Critiques
Value: $100

Auction #50
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 10:00AM EDT
Karen Day: Critique of one 20-page realistic fiction MG or YA manuscript
Value: $75

Auction #51
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 11:00AM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 11:00AM EDT
Lindsay Ribar: Partial Manuscript Critique
Value: $100

Auction #52
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 12:00PM EDT
Shirley Parenteau: Rhyming picture book
Value: $16

Auction #53
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 1:00PM EDT
Chris Eboch: Self-Publishing Mentorship
Value: $400

Auction #54
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 2:00PM EDT
Mark A. Hicks: Three of my children’s books
Value: $30

Auction #55
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 3:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 3:00PM EDT
Sarah Jamila Stevenson: Signed Copy of THE LATTE REBELLION with Swag
Value: $15

Auction #56
From Tuesday 3/29 @ 4:00PM EDT to Friday 4/1 @ 4:00PM EDT
Nancy Raines Day: On a Windy Night, 1 copy
Value: $16.95

ENDING TODAY:

Auction #25
From Thursday 3/24 @ 9:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 9:00AM EDT
Tiffany Trent: Complete Hallowmere series
Value: $45

Auction #26
From Thursday 3/24 @ 10:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:00AM EDT
Dani Jones: My Sister the Freak / Frosty the Gourdman Book and Art Pack
Value: $170

Auction #27
From Thursday 3/24 @ 11:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 11:00AM EDT
Lisa Schroeder: ARC of SPRINKLES AND SECRETS
Value: $15

Auction #28
From Thursday 3/24 @ 12:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT
Kathryn Reiss: 5 packs of three signed books
Value: $40 times 5 winners

Auction #29a
From Thursday 3/24 @ 1:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT
Deborah Davis: Critique of up to 20 pages of YA or MG novel
Value: $200 times 3 winners

Auction #29b
From Thursday 3/24 @ 1:30PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:30PM EDT
Deborah Davis: Signed copy of YA novel Not Like You
Value: $25 times 5 winners (bidder pays shipping)

Auction #30
From Thursday 3/24 @ 2:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT
Lindsay Eland: A signed copy of the paperback addition of Scones and Sensibility along with a 20 page critique!
Value: $30 times 10 winners

Auction #31
From Thursday 3/24 @ 3:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 3:00PM EDT
Janet Fox: copy of FAITHFUL, book swag, and 10-page novel critique
Value: $200

Auction #32
From Thursday 3/24 @ 4:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 4:00PM EDT
Kathryn Erskine: 2 Books, 1 ARC, much Swag
Value: $25

BUY IT NOW:

Auction #7a
From Monday 3/21 @ 3:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/24 @ 3:00PM EDT
Marlo Garnsworthy: Signed Books
Value: $30
Buy It Now for $15

Auction #19
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 11:00AM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 11:00AM EDT
Gloria Hatrick: Signed hardback book.
Value: $25
Buy It Now for $12.50

Auction #20a
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 12:00PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 12:00PM EDT
Maryam Tabibzadeh: Signed copy of Persian Dreams
Value: $25
Buy It Now for $12.50

Auction #20b
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 12:30PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 12:30PM EDT
Maryam Tabibzadeh: Signed copy of Persian Dreams and Author Visit
Value: $50
Buy It Now for $25

ONGOING ITEMS:

Auction #33
From Friday 3/25 @ 9:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 9:00AM EDT
Carol Gordon Ekster: Signed book and classroom visit
Value: $60

Auction #34a
From Friday 3/25 @ 10:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:00AM EDT
Danielle Joseph: Signed books
Value: $15 times 2 winners

Auction #34b
From Friday 3/25 @ 10:20AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:20AM EDT
Danielle Joseph: Character name
Value: $120

Auction #34c
From Friday 3/25 @ 10:40AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:40AM EDT
Danielle Joseph: 15-page Critique
Value: $50

Auction #35
From Friday 3/25 @ 11:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 11:00AM EDT
Lindsey Leavitt: Signed copy of PRINCESS FOR HIRE
Value: $20

Auction #36
From Friday 3/25 @ 12:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT
Lindsey Leavitt: Signed Copy of SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD
Value: $20

Auction #37
From Friday 3/25 @ 1:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT
D. Diorio: Artwork: Waterfall, Prospect Park
Value: $60

Auction #38
From Friday 3/25 @ 2:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT
A.C.E. Bauer: Signed first edition copies of two A.C.E. Bauer’s middle grade novels and one audio production (5-CD set).
Value: $53

Auction #39
From Friday 3/25 @ 3:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 3:00PM EDT
Erin Dionne: Critique of first 15 pages of YA or MG manuscript
Value: $30

Auction #40
From Friday 3/25 @ 4:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 4:00PM EDT
Greg R. Fishbone: Name a character in an upcoming GALAXY GAMES book and receive a signed copy
Value: $100

Auction #41
From Monday 3/28 @ 9:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 9:00AM EDT
Leslie Bulion: two signed books, one 45 minute skype visit
Value: $230

Auction #42
From Monday 3/28 @ 10:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 10:00AM EDT
Sarah Albee: author visit within 1 hour drive or free skype visit anywhere
Value: $500

Auction #43
From Monday 3/28 @ 11:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 11:00AM EDT
Amy Huntington: Three picture books
Value: $50

Auction #44
From Monday 3/28 @ 12:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 12:00PM EDT
Joanne Friar: 2 signed copies of illustrated books
Value: $25

Auction #45
From Monday 3/28 @ 1:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 1:00PM EDT
Hester Bass: First edition of Orbis Pictus winner “The Secret World of Walter Anderson” signed by author Hester Bass and illustrator E. B. Lewis
Value: $25 times 2 winners

Auction #46
From Monday 3/28 @ 2:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 2:00PM EDT
Karyn Henley: Autographed ARC of Breath of Angel plus bookmarks
Value: $10

Auction #47
From Monday 3/28 @ 3:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 3:00PM EDT
Lynda Mullaly Hunt: 20 page critique
Value: $50

Auction #48
From Monday 3/28 @ 4:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 4:00PM EDT
Janet Gurtler: Three Chapter Critique of Young Adult MS and sign ARC of I’M NOT HER
Value: $100

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #48 from Janet Gurtler

Auction #48: Three Chapter Critique of Young Adult MS and sign ARC of I’M NOT HER from Janet Gurtler

Image provided by donorDescription: Receive a detailed critique of the first three chapters of a YA manuscript. Janet has extensive experience critting and has served as a judge for many writing contests including the RWA Golden Heart Awards.
Janet will also send the winner a signed copy of the ARC for I’M NOT HER which releases May 1, 2011 from Sourcebooks Fire.

Estimated Value: 100
Auction Begins: Monday 3/28 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/31 @ 4:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #47 from Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Auction #47: 20 page critique from Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Description: I will critique the first 20 pages of your mid-grade or YA novel. My strong suits would be to help you hone a reader-grabbing beginning, develop your character(s), and heighten emotion in your writing.
I’ll provide written notes but will, also, be happy to chat on the phone to answer any questions you may have.

Estimated Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $40
Auction Begins: Monday 3/28 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/31 @ 3:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #46 from Karyn Henley

Auction #46: Autographed ARC of Breath of Angel plus bookmarks from Karyn Henley

Image provided by donorDescription: One autographed copy and bookmarks of Breath of Angel, a YA fantasy novel to be released June 2011. “Melaia is only a young priestess until she witnesses the murder of a stranger with wings. Angels, shape-shifters, and mythical creatures collide as her destiny unfolds.”

Estimated Value: $10
Auction Begins: Monday 3/28 @ 2:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/31 @ 2:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #45 from Hester Bass

Auction #45: First edition of Orbis Pictus winner “The Secret World of Walter Anderson” signed by author Hester Bass and illustrator E. B. Lewis from Hester Bass

Image provided by donorDescription: Passion for the beauty of nature defines the life and work of Walter Anderson, who may be the most famous American artist you’ve never heard of. His legacy, threatened with destruction by Hurricane Katrina, is revealed in “The Secret World of Walter Anderson” (Candlewick Press, 2009), winner of the 2010 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award. This first edition is signed by both author Hester Bass and illustrator E. B. Lewis.

Estimated Value: $25 times 2 winners
Minimum Bid: $25
Auction Begins: Monday 3/28 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/31 @ 1:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #44 from Joanne Friar

Auction #44: 2 signed copies of illustrated books from Joanne Friar

Description: one signed copy of O CHRISTMAS TREE written by Jacqueline Farmer, illustrated by Joanne Friar
one signed copy of THE BALD EAGLE’S VIEW OF AMERICAN HISTORY written by C.H. Colman, illustrated by Joanne Friar

Estimated Value: 25
Auction Begins: Monday 3/28 @ 12:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/31 @ 12:00PM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #43 from Amy Huntington

Auction #43: Three picture books from Amy Huntington

Image provided by donorDescription: Two sets of three picture books signed by Amy Huntington

  • Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck by Katie Clark (Picture book, age 4-8)
  • Grandma Drove the Snowplow by Katie Clark (Picture book, age 4-8)
  • Seagull Sam by Katie Clark (Picture book, age 4-8)

Estimated Value: $50
Auction Begins: Monday 3/28 @ 11:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/31 @ 11:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #42 from Sarah Albee

Auction #42: author visit within 1 hour drive or free skype visit anywhere from Sarah Albee

Image provided by donorDescription: I can do a one-day author visit to your school (best for grades 3 – 8) up to three presentations if your school is within a one-hour drive from my home (Watertown, CT), or a 45-minute Skype visit anywhere. I will also donate two signed copies of Poop Happened! to your school or library.

Estimated Value: 500
Auction Begins: Monday 3/28 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/31 @ 10:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Auction #41 from Leslie Bulion

Auction #41: two signed books, one 45 minute skype visit from Leslie Bulion

Description: Two signed copies of new science poetry collection AT THE SEA FLOOR CAFE: Odd Ocean Critter Poems.
One 45 minute skype author visit for up to 100 elementary or middle school students, winners choice of the programs offered on my website.

Estimated Value: $230
Minimum Bid: $55
Auction Begins: Monday 3/28 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/31 @ 9:00AM EDT

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#Kidlit4Japan Daily Auction Preview for Monday, March 28 (and new badges!)

Today is the start of the second week of the Kidlit4Japan auction. I’m amazed at the generosity shown by donors and bidders, and it feels good to have so many people working together on this event. Thanks to you, we raised over $2,000 for UNICEF with the first two days of items. You guys rock!

If you’ve won or contributed an item, check out the new badges created by Edna Cabcabin Moran for your website or blog. These can be linked back to the main page or to any specific auction you want.

Kidlit4Japan Contributor Kidlit4Japan Winning Bidder Kidlit4Japan Overbidder

We’re hoping to see the Over-Bidder badge pop up in more and more places this week!

–Greg

UPCOMING ITEMS:

Auction #41
From Monday 3/28 @ 9:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 9:00AM EDT
Leslie Bulion: two signed books, one 45 minute skype visit
Value: $230

Auction #42
From Monday 3/28 @ 10:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 10:00AM EDT
Sarah Albee: author visit within 1 hour drive or free skype visit anywhere
Value: $500

Auction #43
From Monday 3/28 @ 11:00AM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 11:00AM EDT
Amy Huntington: Three picture books
Value: $50

Auction #44
From Monday 3/28 @ 12:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 12:00PM EDT
Joanne Friar: 2 signed copies of illustrated books
Value: $25

Auction #45
From Monday 3/28 @ 1:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 1:00PM EDT
Hester Bass: First edition of Orbis Pictus winner “The Secret World of Walter Anderson” signed by author Hester Bass and illustrator E. B. Lewis
Value: $25 times 2 winners

Auction #46
From Monday 3/28 @ 2:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 2:00PM EDT
Karyn Henley: Autographed ARC of Breath of Angel plus bookmarks
Value: $10

Auction #47
From Monday 3/28 @ 3:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 3:00PM EDT
Lynda Mullaly Hunt: 20 page critique
Value: $50

Auction #48
From Monday 3/28 @ 4:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/31 @ 4:00PM EDT
Janet Gurtler: Three Chapter Critique of Young Adult MS and sign ARC of I’M NOT HER
Value: $100

ENDING TODAY:

Auction #17
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 9:00AM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 9:00AM EDT
Jacqueline Houtman: Signed copy of The Reinvention of Edison Thomas
Value: $17.95

Auction #18
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 10:00AM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 10:00AM EDT
Kerry Sparks: Pre-teen books for girls (self published)
Value: $20

Auction #19
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 11:00AM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 11:00AM EDT
Gloria Hatrick: Signed hardback book.
Value: $25

Auction #20a
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 12:00PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 12:00PM EDT
Maryam Tabibzadeh: Signed copy of Persian Dreams
Value: $25

Auction #20b
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 12:30PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 12:30PM EDT
Maryam Tabibzadeh: Signed copy of Persian Dreams and Author Visit
Value: $50

Auction #21
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 1:00PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 1:00PM EDT
Sarah Lamstein: Critique of picture book ms. no longer than ten pages.
Value: $125

Auction #22
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 2:00PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 2:00PM EDT
Becky Levine: Signed book and critique.
Value: $100

Auction #23
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 3:00PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 3:00PM EDT
Kate Messner: A collection of signed books & Skype session
Value: $200

Auction #24
From Wednesday 3/23 @ 4:00PM EDT to Monday 3/28 @ 4:00PM EDT
Angie Smibert: Signed ARC of Memento Nora
Value: $15

BUY IT NOW:

Auction #7a
From Monday 3/21 @ 3:00PM EDT to Thursday 3/24 @ 3:00PM EDT
Marlo Garnsworthy: Signed Books
Value: $30
Buy It Now for $15

ONGOING ITEMS:

Auction #25
From Thursday 3/24 @ 9:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 9:00AM EDT
Tiffany Trent: Complete Hallowmere series
Value: $45

Auction #26
From Thursday 3/24 @ 10:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:00AM EDT
Dani Jones: My Sister the Freak / Frosty the Gourdman Book and Art Pack
Value: $170

Auction #27
From Thursday 3/24 @ 11:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 11:00AM EDT
Lisa Schroeder: ARC of SPRINKLES AND SECRETS
Value: $15

Auction #28
From Thursday 3/24 @ 12:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT
Kathryn Reiss: 5 packs of three signed books
Value: $40 times 5 winners

Auction #29a
From Thursday 3/24 @ 1:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT
Deborah Davis: Critique of up to 20 pages of YA or MG novel
Value: $200 times 3 winners

Auction #29b
From Thursday 3/24 @ 1:30PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:30PM EDT
Deborah Davis: Signed copy of YA novel Not Like You
Value: $25 times 5 winners (bidder pays shipping)

Auction #30
From Thursday 3/24 @ 2:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT
Lindsay Eland: A signed copy of the paperback addition of Scones and Sensibility along with a 20 page critique!
Value: $30 times 10 winners

Auction #31
From Thursday 3/24 @ 3:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 3:00PM EDT
Janet Fox: copy of FAITHFUL, book swag, and 10-page novel critique
Value: $200

Auction #32
From Thursday 3/24 @ 4:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 4:00PM EDT
Kathryn Erskine: 2 Books, 1 ARC, much Swag
Value: $25

Auction #33
From Friday 3/25 @ 9:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 9:00AM EDT
Carol Gordon Ekster: Signed book and classroom visit
Value: $60

Auction #34a
From Friday 3/25 @ 10:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:00AM EDT
Danielle Joseph: Signed books
Value: $15 times 2 winners

Auction #34b
From Friday 3/25 @ 10:20AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:20AM EDT
Danielle Joseph: Character name
Value: $120

Auction #34c
From Friday 3/25 @ 10:40AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 10:40AM EDT
Danielle Joseph: 15-page Critique
Value: $50

Auction #35
From Friday 3/25 @ 11:00AM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 11:00AM EDT
Lindsey Leavitt: Signed copy of PRINCESS FOR HIRE
Value: $20

Auction #36
From Friday 3/25 @ 12:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 12:00PM EDT
Lindsey Leavitt: Signed Copy of SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD
Value: $20

Auction #37
From Friday 3/25 @ 1:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 1:00PM EDT
D. Diorio: Artwork: Waterfall, Prospect Park
Value: $60

Auction #38
From Friday 3/25 @ 2:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 2:00PM EDT
A.C.E. Bauer: Signed first edition copies of two A.C.E. Bauer’s middle grade novels and one audio production (5-CD set).
Value: $53

Auction #39
From Friday 3/25 @ 3:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 3:00PM EDT
Erin Dionne: Critique of first 15 pages of YA or MG manuscript
Value: $30

Auction #40
From Friday 3/25 @ 4:00PM EDT to Tuesday 3/29 @ 4:00PM EDT
Greg R. Fishbone: Name a character in an upcoming GALAXY GAMES book and receive a signed copy
Value: $100

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Kidlit4Japan Auction #40 from Greg R. Fishbone

Auction #40: Signed book and name a character in a future GALAXY GAMES book from Greg R. Fishbone

Description: A signed copy of the first GALAXY GAMES book, when it is available later this year, and a chance to name a minor character in a future book in the GALAXY GAMES series, either after yourself or a special person in your life. GALAXY GAMES: THE CHALLENGERS is one of the three launch books for Lee and Low’s new YA/MG SF/F imprint, Tu Books.

Image provided by donorThings are looking up for Tyler Sato (literally!) as he and his friends scan the night sky for a star named for him by his Tokyo cousins in honor of his eleventh birthday. Ordinary stars tend to stay in one place, but Ty’s seems to be streaking directly toward Earth at an alarming rate. Soon the whole world is talking about TY SATO, the doomsday asteroid, and life is turned upside down for Ty Sato, the boy, who would rather be playing hoops in his best friend’s driveway.

Meanwhile, aboard a silver spaceship heading for Earth, M’Frozza, a girl with three eyes and five nose holes, is on a secret mission. M’Frozza is the captain of planet Mrendaria’s Galaxy Games team, and she is desperate to save her world from a dishonorable performance in the biggest sporting event in the universe.

What will happen when Ty meets M’Frozza? Get ready for the most important event in human history—it’s off the backboard, around the rim, and out of this world!

Estimated Value: 100
Auction Begins: Friday 3/25 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 3/30 @ 4:00PM EDT

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Kidlit4Japan Auction #39 from Erin Dionne

Auction #39: Critique of first 15 pages of YA or MG manuscript from Erin Dionne

Image provided by donorDescription: Erin will read and thoroughly review the first 15 pages of a middle grade or YA manuscript, offering comments and feedback on the story’s set up, pacing and character.

Estimated Value: $30
Auction Begins: Friday 3/25 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 3/30 @ 3:00PM EDT

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Kidlit4Japan Auction #38 from A.C.E. Bauer

Auction #38: Signed first edition copies of two A.C.E. Bauer’s middle grade novels and one audio production (5-CD set). from A.C.E. Bauer

Image provided by donorDescription:

  1. A signed first edition hardcover copy of the middle grade novel COME FALL by A.C.E. Bauer, published in 2010 by Random House Children’s Books. It tells the story of a friendship between three kids on the fringes of the middle school social order who become pawns in a game of jealous one-upmanship between Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of Faery. Loosely based on the changeling’s tale in Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, this is a story of magical intervention in the least magical of settings: a public middle school. COME FALL received a starred review from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, and was placed on the on the CCBC Choices 2011 for best books for children published in 2010.
  2. A signed first edition hardcover copy of the middle grade novel NO CASTLES HERE by A.C.E. Bauer, published in 2007 by Random House Children’s Book. It tells the story of a bullied 11-year-old boy who finds respect with the help of the meanest teacher in school, a mentor from the Big Brothers program who is gay, and the last of the fairy godmothers. NO CASTLES HERE received a starred review from KIRKUS REVIEWS, and is on the 2009 ALA Rainbow List.
  3. A signed 5-CD set of the unabridged audiobook for NO CASTLES HERE, read by John H. Mayer and produced by Listening Library in 2009.

Estimated Value: $53
Minimum Bid: $15
Auction Begins: Friday 3/25 @ 2:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 3/30 @ 2:00PM EDT

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