Friday, November 29, 2013

#KidLitPhil Auction item 23 from April Jones Prince

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.

Auction #23: DIG IN! to Signed Board Books With Moving Parts!

Description: Dig In! and Dive In! are newly published board books from Abrams Appleseed. Both feature "diggers" and big machines, a surprise ending, and moving parts that are just right for little hands. Your copies will be signed by illustrator Michelle Berg and signed/personalized by author April Jones Prince. Both books are Amazon Best Books of the Year and Parents' Choice Fun Stuff Award Winners. Dive in and bid!

Estimated Value: $16

Minimum Bid: $10

Auction Ends: 12/5/2013 at 10:00 PM EST

Bio: April Jones Prince is a children’s book author and freelance editor. She has worked in the editorial departments of William Morrow and HarperCollins Children’s Books, and has also been a children’s bookseller. Currently, she works at Studio Goodwin Sturges, an illustrator’s agency in Providence that represents nearly 40 children’s book authors and illustrators. April is the author of eight books for young readers, including the award-winning Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing and What Do Wheels Do All Day? She especially loves history, biography, and all kinds of picture books.

Donor April Jones Prince’s website:

Auction Instructions:
* Bid by posting a comment with your bid amount in U.S. dollars; no anonymous bidding.
* Do not bid unless you intend to pay that amount to Mercy Corps or UNICEF.
* To automatically receive updates on the latest bids, check the “Notify Me” box when you submit your comment.
* Highest bid before the end of the auction wins.
* A note about last-minute bidding: If you are used to online auctions that end at an exact, given second, please know that the KidLitPhil auctions don’t work quite that way. Each auction ends when I post the “Auction closed” comment. I do that when my computer turns to 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 winning bid is the high bid before the Auction Closed comment, even if the time on your computer reads slightly after 10:00. Thanks for understanding!
* Winning bidder must donate the winning bid amount to a designated charity organization and provide a copy of the receipt within three days of notification.
* 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 U.S.


  1. Replies
    1. Katy, you are the highest bidder. Please make a donation in the amount of your high bid to MercyCorps or UNICEF.

      After you have made your donation, please email me at michelle(at)michellecusolito(dot)com with your receipt attached or embedded in the email. I’ll provide you with the information you’ll need to get in touch with the donor of your item and carry out the terms of the auction.

      Thank you for your support in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Your generosity will be enable MercyCorps and UNICEF to help survivors rebuild their lives.