Tilbury House Publishers Gift Basket Donor: Tilbury House
This gift basket includes:

Signed Hardcover – One of Us by Peggy Moss, illustrated by Penny Weber (pub date 6/1)

Signed Hardcover – Moon Watchers: Shirin’s Ramadan Miracle by Reza Jalali, illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien (pub date 6/1)

Signed F&G of The Lunch Thief by Anne Bromley, illustrated by Robert Casilla (pub date 7/1)

Minimum Bid: $35

Tilbury House Publishers Gift Basket Donor: Tilbury House
This gift basket includes:

Set of children’s books by Peggy Moss

Signed Hardcover – One of Us (pub date 6/1)

Signed Hardcover – Our Friendship Rules

Signed Hardcover – Say Something

Minimum Bid: $30

WondLa Muthr Maquette

May 11, 2010

The WONDLA Muthr Maquette Donor: Simon and Schuster
The WONDLA Muthr Maquette —a character from Tony DiTerlizzi’s new book—The Search for WondLa coming September 21st , 2010.  Tony is the illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles and author/illustrator of Kenny and the Dragon and G is for One Gzonk. MUTHR is brilliantly sculpted and painted by Martin Meunier, the award-winning sculptor/model maker and graphic designer whose film credits include Coraline, James and the Giant Peach, and The Spiderwick Chronicles the film on which he met author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi. Martin has worked for FX Company as well as film studios Industrial Light and Magic, Pixar, Disney, and Universal. The maquette is cast in hard resin.

The MUTHR Maquette is a limited edition of 100 worldwide, signed by Tony DiTerlizzi.

The Search for WondLa—Book description:

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, “WondLa.” Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children’s literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child’s wish for a place to belong.

Breathtaking two-color two-page spreads plus spot illustrations throughout reveal another aspect of Tony DiTrlizzi’s vision, and, for those readers with a webcam, the book also features Augmented Reality in several places, revealing additional information about Eva Nine’s world in three dimensions, with audio.

Minimum Bid: $40

$100 Powells Gift Card Donor: TLC Book Tours
1 winner will receive a Powell’s Books gift card in the sum of $100

Minimum Bid: $50

Book Club in a Box

May 11, 2010

Book Club in a Box Donor: Book Club in a Box
Bookclub-in-a-Box literary guides are a great resource for book clubs, students, teachers and the interested reader. Every guide examines background information for the story, the author’s personal history and career, the book’s writing style, structure, themes and symbols and offers suggested beginnings to kick off a lovely discussion. This six-month bookclub package includes the guides for Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policement Union, Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Kim Edwards’ The Memory Keepers’ Daughter, Geraldine Brooks’ The People of the Book, Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. A $100 value!

Minimum Bid: $40

Sarah Johnson’s Historical Fiction II: A Guide to the Genre Donor: Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson’s Historical Fiction II: A Guide to the Genre is a single-volume introduction to recent and popular historical novels.  It focuses on English-language historical fiction for adults published between mid-2004 and mid-2008. The author’s unique approach involves classifying titles by subgenres, rather than strictly by geography and chronology; thereby grouping similar reads together. Chapters include traditional historical novels, multi-period epics, romances, sagas, historical westerns, historical mysteries, historical adventure, thrillers, literary historical novels, Christian fiction, time-slip novels, alternate history, and historical fantasy.  The book will give users a deeper understanding of the genre, an update on new titles, and an easy way to identify read-alikes and book club selections. More than 2,700 historical fiction titles, about 2,000 new to this volume, are organized and briefly reviewed. Historical Fiction II is a popular book on library reference shelves; here’s a chance to own a copy for yourself!

Minimum Bid: $20

Susan Kelly’s By Accident (signed) Donor: Susan Kelly
By Accident portrays a year in the life of a woman after the accidental death of her teenage son. Laura Lucas is numbed by the loss, a loss that is paralleled in the spate of upscale construction — and attendant destruction — in her starter-home neighborhood. It’s about Laura’s relationship with a transient young tree surgeon who may be her boy-child replacement, or who may be an object of desire; and her relationship with her husband, whose ambitions have outdistanced Laura’s to the point of a secretive betrayal of what Laura loves best. The story debates where solace becomes sex, the role of men and

women as unmarried friends, and examines grief in a marriage. It portrays the pain of change and the poignancy of acceptance through Laura’s eyes, and occasionally, through

the quirky outlook of her ten-year-old daughter, the surviving child. Before the story ends, another brutal, random accident will redefine Laura’s life again.

By Accident is a novel concerned with randomness in relationships, in marriage, and in nature. The story poses tough questions: What constitutes betrayal between husband and wife? Can a savior be a lover? Are either ever justified? Even as By Accident portrays a woman’s loss, grief, and recovery, it examines how friendship can dangerously evolve

into desire.

Two lucky winners will each win a signed copy of this book.

Minimum Bid: $20