Monday, December 2, 2013

Auctions for ABFFE and KidLit for the Philippines

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving. Although I stayed local this year, I still had a pleasant and event-packed long weekend with my family. Hoping to avoid the company of stampeding shoppers, I steered clear of malls and mass market retailer stores on Black Friday. But on Friday evening, we headed to our local Barnes & Noble where I did some holiday shopping while my dear husband watched our kids as they played with the building toys in the kids section...

...Some news:

Last month, I was troubled to hear about the horrible typhoon in the Philippines and the thousands who have died, and the many more people living in this Pacific island country who are still affected by the damages from the disaster. Author Michelle Cusolito stepped up and organized KidLit for the Philippines, an online auction intended to assist typhoon survivors. If you head over, you can bid on a number of items donated by members of the kidlit community, including books, critiques, art work, and school visits. The event ends on December 8, and auctions are closing daily this week.  

American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) advocates on the bookseller's behalf to battle censorship. The organization is hosting the Holiday Children's Book Art Auction, where you can bid on art work by a number of artists, such as Eric Carle. The auction will end tomorrow morning. 

How was your Thanksgiving weekend?

Do you know of other kidlit (or lit) themed fundraisers going on right now?