KidLit Cares: Research & Nonfiction Skype visit & signed books OR in-person author visit (in CT) from Sarah Albee

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here. Now, on to the auction!

Author Sarah Albee has donated two options for  this auction:
1. An in-person author visit (one presentation) within one hour of Watertown, CT (check your maps!). This talk can be for any size group of kids, grades 3 through 8. OR she’s happy to offer an “informational writing workshop” for a group of up to 40 kids. Your choice!
OR
2. A 30-minute Skype visit with a signed copy of each of Sarah’s latest books (POOP HAPPENED: A HISTORY OF THE WORLD FROM THE BOTTOM UP, BUGGED: HOW INSECTS CHANGED HISTORY, WHY’D THEY WEAR THAT, and her latest, POISON: DEADLY DEEDS, PERILOUS PROFESSIONS, AND MURDEROUS MEDICINES. Sarah’s engaging Skype visits get kids genuinely excited about research & nonfiction!
Sarah is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 books for kids, ranging from preschool through middle grade. Recent nonfiction titles have been Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections, Notable Social Studies Trade Books, and winners of Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards. These days she writes primarily nonfiction, and especially loves writing about topics where history and science connect.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 10pm EST.

Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void. (Please note: bidding at the last second isn’t a good idea. Websites get overloaded & there’s always a chance that your bid might not post on time. So please bid your best offer with plenty of time to spare.)

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

Good luck, and thanks for bidding!

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8 Comments

  1. Stacy Mozer
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    $50 Greenwich, CT

  2. Kristin Crouch
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    $75

  3. Posted September 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Downers Grove, IL Skype: $85

  4. Mary Melaugh
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Sarah Albee – I love your non-fiction books and so do the middle school students at my school. I bid $200 for option 2, the Skype visit and set of books!

  5. Sue Bartle
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    $215
    @smbartle

  6. Mary Melaugh
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 9:25 pm | Permalink
  7. Posted September 5, 2017 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 10pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with a 9:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Mary Melaugh!

    At this time, you should make a donation in the amount of your high bid to either the Red Cross or Global Giving Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts. Here are the two links:

    Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?campname=Harvey&campmedium=aspot

    Global Giving: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/

    All donations should be made within 24 hours of the auction’s close. After you have made your donation, you will receive an email from that organization with your official receipt. To have your donation recorded, you must forward this email to the following address: kidlitcaresdonations@gmail.com. Please be sure to forward the receipt email from the organization – screen shots of landing pages and Paypal receipts will not be accepted.

    After you’ve forwarded your email, your donation will be recorded, and within a day or two, you’ll receive an email from me connecting you with the donor of your item so that you can share necessary information and work out the details. (Donors, please sit tight until you get that email from me!) Thanks for your patience – we’re processing all the paperwork from 200+ auctions in three days, so we’ll do our best to be quick, but it won’t be immediate. And thanks so much for supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts!

    • Mary Melaugh
      Posted September 5, 2017 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

      Awesome!! Thank you!

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