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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Signed Advanced Reader Copies from Kate Messner #KidLitForHaiti


KID LIT FOR HAITI:  Kate is donating signed advanced reader copies (ARCs) of her two January 2015 books, ALL THE ANSWERS (Bloombery) and RANGER IN TIME (Scholastic). She will mail the books directly to highest bidder; bidder must have U.S. mailing address.

I became a huge fan of Kate Messner after I heard her speak at an SCBWI awards ceremony. Her beautiful book OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW won the Golden Kite Award for nonfiction picture book text.  Kate Messner has a colossal fan-base—she has almost a million views on her TED talk “How to Build a Fictional World.”

More about the books you’ll win in this auction:

ALL THE ANSWERS: What if your pencil had all the answers? Would you ace
every test? Would you know what your teachers were thinking? When Ava
Anderson finds a scratched up pencil she doodles like she would with any
other pencil. But when she writes a question in the margin of her math
quiz, she hears a clear answer in a voice no one else seems to hear.
With the help of her friend Sophie, Ava figures out that the pencil will
answer factual questions only – those with definite right or wrong answers
– but won't predict the future. Ava and Sophie discover all kinds of uses
for the pencil, and Ava's confidence grows with each answer. But it's
getting shorter with every sharpening, and when the pencil reveals a scary
truth about Ava's family, she realizes that sometimes the bravest people
are the ones who live without all the answers...

time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always
saves the day! Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but
can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by
squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in
the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy
named Sam Abbott. Sam's family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and
soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger
thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the
Abbotts need Ranger's help more than they realize! 

More about Kate:

More about Kate from her publishing house bio:
“Kate Messner grew up in Medina, a small town in western New York. She received her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University and spent seven years as a television news producer and on-air reporter before returning to her family's passion of teaching. "I grew up in a family of educators, but it took me a little time to find my way to the field," Kate says. "Somehow I felt the classroom was calling me, so I went back to school to get my teaching degree."
Kate's been teaching middle school English in Plattsburgh, New York, since 1996. She says that her favorite part of teaching is reading and writing with her students. "My classroom is very workshop oriented, so we're all on this reading-writing journey together. We share books, conference about our reading, recommend titles in person and on Goodreads, and spend lots of time reading and reflecting."
Her first national book for young readers, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., was published in 2009; since then, she's written more than a dozen other books for young readers. "I write every night at home and I share both my successes and my struggles with my kids," says Kate. "I bring in revision letters from my editors so they get a good look at revision in the real world and know that it's not just a classroom exercise."
Kate is a National Board Certified teacher. She lives on Lake Champlain with her husband and two kids and loves spending time outside--cross-country skiing and skating in the winter, and hiking, swimming, biking, and kayaking in the summer.”

This auction item: signed advanced reader copies (ARCs) of Kate Messner’s two January 2015 books, ALL THE ANSWERS (Bloombery) and RANGER IN TIME (Scholastic). She will mail the books directly to highest bidder; bidder must have U.S. mailing address.

How do I bid?
Place your bid in the comment section by increasing the previous bid. Please include information about how I may contact you if you are the winning bidder; you can ask me question here or at  ktomsic@gmail.com

When does this item auction close?
**This Auction will close on December 12, 2014** at 11:59PM

Official UPDATE: Auction items close on their respective date at 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST)

here's the math time for U.S. residents (you can simply Google the time comparison if you live somewhere else in the world) :
 Pacific Time is one hour behind mountain time; central time is one hour ahead of mountain time; eastern time is two hours ahead of mountain time so:

11:59 om MST = 10:59 pm Pacific Time or 12:59 am Central Standard Time or 1:59 am Eastern Time

What are other items on the Kid Lit for Hait (#KidLitForHaiti) Auction?

To Visit a full list of all the auction items featured on Kid Lit for Haiti: PLEASE CLICK HERE

What happens if I win an auction item?

I will contact the winning bidder (remember to provide your contact information!). You will make your donation at this donationlink and then you will email a copy of your receipt to me at ktomsic@gmail.com Then I will put you in touch with Kate  

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Ana Crespo said...

Let's start it with $20. You know where to find me...

Kim Tomsic said...

Congratulations, , Ana! You are the winner of Kate Messner's ARCs. Nice!!

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