KidLit Cares: Picture Book Critique from Susan Hood

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!

Susan Hood, 2017 E.B. White honoree, is the author of more than 200 children’s books including ADA’S VIOLIN and DOUBLE TAKE. She is offering a picture book manuscript critique for an aspiring picture book author.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends:Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9pm 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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  1. Nina Little
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for your donation and this opportunity!

  2. Nina Little
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Fingers crossed…

  3. Nina Haines
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 8:26 pm | Permalink
  4. Kaye Baillie
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 6:32 am | Permalink
  5. Nina Little
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 5:07 pm | Permalink
  6. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 8:24 pm | Permalink


  7. Posted September 1, 2017 at 9:03 am | Permalink
  8. Lily LaMotte
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    $150 FB me

  9. Lily LaMotte
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    $145 FB me

  10. Amy Lee-Tai
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  11. Posted September 6, 2017 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    $250. lindab414 at Thanks for doing this, Kate, and for the opportunity, Susan!

  12. Lisa Napoli Pierson
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 3:17 pm | Permalink
  13. Angela Dale
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    ahdale [at]

  14. Lisa Napoli Pierson
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:49 pm | Permalink


  15. Jennifer Lane Wilson
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    @jenwilsonkc $350

  16. Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 9pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with an 8:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Jennifer Lane Wilson!

    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:

    Global Giving:

    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: Please be sure to forward the receipt email from the organization – screen shots of landing pages and Paypal receipts will not be accepted. In the subject line or body of your email, please let us know which auction you won – that makes the paperwork easier. Thanks!

    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!

  17. Jennifer Lane Wilson
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:11 pm | Permalink


    Thanks so much for organizing this! I’m sure that your past few days have been super busy, but it will mean so much to all those people struggling with putting their lives back together after the hurricane.

    I made the donation and forwarded the receipt.

  18. Jennifer Lane Wilson
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    And a big thank you to Susan Hood for donating your time and expertise!

    • Posted September 8, 2017 at 7:14 am | Permalink

      Thank YOU, Jennifer, for supporting this auction. Looking forward to seeing your manuscript!

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