Thursday, May 12, 2011

Scholastic Online Charity Auction

Twelve top children’s book illustrators created original artwork for Scholastic’s month-long online charity auction, which opened to bids last week, to benefit Reading Is Fundamental and Reach Out and Read, two amazing literacy organizations that have lost all federal funding, making it even more difficult for them to help the kids who need it the most.

To view the spectacular original artwork by all 12 artists, simply go to From there, you can pick a favorite, place a bid, and put books into the hands of the neediest kids ~ and you’ll have a piece of original art by a beloved children’s artist that illustrates the important role of books in all our lives.

Here is a sampling of some of the artwork up for auction:

 Best-selling author-artist Mark Teague

Mary GrandPré, illustrator of the Harry Potter series

Best-selling author-artist David Shannon

Illustrator Sean Qualls

After the auction closes June 5, 2011, poster-sized reproductions will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the auction and sales of posters and other items will benefit the nonprofits Reading Is Fundamental and Reach Out and Read.

1 comment:

  1. Those pieces are all beautiful! It’s really a good step to encourage children to read books. Having good visuals will also help tickle their imagination. Great! Thanks for the share.

    Alison Perris


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