#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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