Scholastic's Read Every Day program is hosting a charity auction to raise funds for Reading Is Fundamental and Reach Out and Read, two literacy programs that recently lost federal funding. The auction is here and features original artwork by twelve children's artists. Lots close on June 5, so don't wait to long to bid if you're interested.
For those interested in owning one of the works but unable to afford the original, poster-sized reproductions will be sold after the auction closes. The proceeds from these sales will also benefit RIF and Reach Out and Read.
Artists include Mary GrandPré (Harry Potter, pictured above), Norman Bridwell (Clifford), Bruce Degen (Magic School Bus), and nine others.
|Jon J Muth (ZEN SHORTS)|
In other Scholastic news, the first two Animorphs novels by K. A. Applegate are now available for purchase. You don't even know how crazy I was about this series. You will soon . . .
But the thing you should know is that everyone is in danger. Yeah. Even you.
ETA: 4/29/12: Reach Out and Read has a three-star rating from Charity Navigator. Same for Reading is Fundamental.