Auction #43 – KidLit Cares: Skype Visit and 10 Signed Books from Author Katherine Applegate

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people 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!

Katherine Applegate is the author of the bestselling series, ANIMORPHS, the award-winning novel, HOME OF THE BRAVE, the early chapter series, ROSCOE RILEY RULES, and, most recently, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN.

The winner of this auction will receive a 30-minute Skype visit with Katherine, along with 10 signed copies of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 25. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

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 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 your help!

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21 responses

  1. zackids

    $50 (@zackids)

    November 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

  2. I would like to bid $75.00 for the opportunity for my students to chat with the author of The One and Only Ivan along with the books plus I just read she will have them name a character in her next book. Yahoo! Thanks, Katherine!

    November 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    • akgal68

      I would gladly bid $100 for this amazing opportunity!

      November 15, 2012 at 6:39 pm

  3. I would like to raise my bid to 150.00.

    November 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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  5. Robert Forbes

    Let’s do $200!

    November 19, 2012 at 3:24 am

  6. Kathleen Norton


    November 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

  7. lynnewhite

    Lynne White would like to bid $230for the students of Granger Middle School.

    November 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm

  8. Robert Forbes


    November 25, 2012 at 12:04 am

  9. $300- for this awesome opportunity. We read The One and Only Ivan with 75 happy to listen 5th and 6th graders during their lunch periods!

    November 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  10. $350. LOVE this book!

    November 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm

  11. Robert Forbes

    Ok, $400!

    November 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm

  12. 425

    November 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

  13. loveofxena

    I wish to bid $450.00 for all the 5th grade students in my building.

    November 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

  14. 460

    November 25, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  15. loveofxena


    November 25, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  16. 500

    November 25, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  17. loveofxena


    November 25, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  18. can be reached at

    November 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm

  19. 520

    November 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm

  20. This auction is now closed. The winner is the highest bidder whose comment and high bid are posted directly above this “end of auction” notice (any bids that are posted after this notice are void). If you’re the winner, please make sure your contact information is correct, so I can get a hold of you to let you know you’ve won. Once I confirm to you in an e-mail that you are the high bidder, please make your donation in the amount of your bid to the Red Cross at the link below. Please don’t make your donation until after I confirm to you that you’ve won, just in case.

    Once you have made your donation, please e-mail a copy of your receipt and the name/number of your auction to me at Once I’ve received that, I will get in touch with the donor so you can connect and work out the finer details of your auction.

    If you were not the winner, please consider still making a donation to the Red Cross—every little bit helps!

    Thank you for your donations, efforts and for spreading the word about this important cause.


    November 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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