ABBFE Children’s Art Auction

Josie Leavitt -- November 25th, 2013

Lovers of children’s book art, now is your chance to make someone’s holiday truly unique with one-of-a-kind art. The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression is having on-line auction that starts Tuesday at noon. The auction runs until December 2nd.

There are more than 70 pieces of art available for bidding. Some of the artists who have donated art include: Chris Raschka, Judy Schachner and Eric Carle, to name just a few. If you didn’t get to Book Expo this year, or were outbid, this is your chance to get some truly original art. I’ve always been delighted by the art I get at these auctions. There is something lovely about having Skippyjon Jones in my living room; he makes me happy every day.

The really lovely thing about this auction is that it benefits ABFFE’s Kids’ Right to Read Project, which supports freedom of reading. There really isn’t a better way to support your need for original children’s art and your desire to end reading censorship. This link gets you to ABFFE’s page where you can sign up for the auction at noon tomorrow.

Though I’m an avid fan of the ABFFE-sponsored auction at Book Expo, this online auction is all the more fun without having to camp out next to the one piece you’re willing to fight for. It allows you to bid from the comfort of your home, in your jammies if you’re so inclined, secure in the knowledge that you’re about to make someone’s holiday truly special.

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