KidLit for the Philippines is an online
talent auction to benefit Mercy Corps and UNICEF relief efforts for
Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda). Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have
donated various services and items to be auctioned off to the highest bidder,
with donations being made directly to Mercy Corps and UNICEF.
Autographed Copies of I Took the Moon for a Walk
Description: The Moon connects us with our sorrowing neighbors in the Philippines,
reminds us of our smallness, inspires us to greatness. It evokes deep feelings.
It seems to reflect OUR light, OUR magic. It is a comfort, a flirt, a memory, a
I Took the Moon for a Walk is a picture book for all ages which
celebrates the special bond we share with the Moon. This lyrical adventure may
encourage your family to begin a new, nightly tradition of taking the Moon for
a walk! Items
Donated: One hardcover British version pre-signed by Alison Jay
and signed/inscribed at your request by Carolyn Curtis and one lapbook
(oversized board book) version signed/inscribed at your request by Carolyn
Estimated Value: $32
Minimum Bid: $25
Auction Ends: 12/4/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
Curtis is the author of I Took the Moon for a Walk (Barefoot Books, 2004), a
lyrical and luminous picture book illustrated by the internationally-renowned
artist Alison Jay. Scholastic Parent & Child magazine recently named I Took
the Moon for a Walk one of the Top 100 Children's Books of all time.
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Highest bid before the end of the auction wins.
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10pm EST, but because I have multiple auctions to close at that time (also
because I am human) it will not be precisely at 10pm EST. At any rate, the
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Winning bidder must donate the winning bid amount to a designated charity
organization and provide a copy of the receipt within three days of
For physical items, unless otherwise noted, donor pays standard shipping within
the U.S.; winning bidder pays for express shipping or for shipping outside the
This morning was a “head down and working” kind of morning. Too long sitting, writing, and looking at a screen. This afternoon I hit the woods for a little movement and nature pick me up.
Soon the leaves on these beech trees will turn yellowy orange and then tan. They’ll cling to their branches through the long winter until they shimmy down to the forest floor next spring. For now, they’re still a glorious green. #nature #nofilter
I love walking on the cranberry bogs with my friend each morning. It was a wee bit chilly today, though, with a strong wind. Good thing the sun was out.
I love @megmedinabooks writing. I love her honesty in these two podcasts. I appreciate her bravery in speaking about a difficult topic. Please go have a listen. If you are an author or illustrator, please also check out the research @jea_bradley and I did regarding school visits compensation. I believe it will help you. http://www.michellecusolito.com/blog/2018/9/18/school-visit-survey-part-5-next-steps
There’s something about trees, sky, and clouds reflected on water that is really calming. #nature #getoutside
Peaceful start to the day.
Powerful book. This must have been so hard for @studiojjk to write. Share it with the YA readers in your life. #yalit
Some highlights from today’s RI Festival of Children’s Books:
I got to meet @yuyimorales which makes me so happy. She’s as lovely her work. @shoodbooks21
gave a fantastic presentation (seriously... hire her for school visits) and I bought multiple copies of her book Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World.
I watched these cute kids lean in as close as possible to watch David Wiesner sign their books. #kidlit #kidlitart
#RochesterLife: Cervelli Farm. Fall has arrived. (Photos taken the other day...it’s raining today). #shoplocal #nofarmsnofood
A couple of my purchases @bearpondbooks this weekend. This is the second copy I’ve bought of Dreamers by @yuyimorales (I posted about how I came to give that copy to a stranger about a month ago). I was home for about 10 minutes before my daughter read We Are Grateful by @tracisorell @charlesbridgepublishing That book is a gift for my niece. (Shhh... don’t tell Z my sisters. I’ll mail it tomorrow. 😉).
Last weekend, I facilitated an event for Educators @bearpondbooks. I started by sharing behind the scenes tidbits about Alvin and my research process as I read the book. Then I moved on to share other books that could be paired with my book during classroom instruction. (Swipe left to see a photo of the books). Some suggested activities: students could compare the text features of the books, note differences in voice, or examine the back matter to learn about the author’s research process. Or, in the case of The Brilliant Deep by @katemessner, they could compare the shallow coral reefs in that book to the deep water corals that were discovered off the Carolinas last month using Alvin.