IBBY ebay Auction

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In November, bidders on eBay will be given the opportunity to own an original Emily Gravett illustration, a rare first edition set of a Darren Shan novel or appear as a character in the next Cliff McNish book. These are just a few of the long list of pledges that children's writers and illustrators have generously donated for the IBBY World Congress Benefit auction.

London is hosting the 2012 Olympic Games but more importantly for worldwide reading promotion and literacy it will also host the IBBY World Congress, a biennial conference for publishers, authors, illustrators, librarians, teachers, booksellers, cultural institutes and reading organisations. Attracting 1,000 delegates from over 70 countries, this congress will provide professional and academic opportunities and cultural exchange for those working to develop children's reading and access to books. Plans for a children's congress, to support IBBY's mission to promote international understanding through children's books and reading are also underway.

To support the development of this event of national and international importance and prestige, IBBY UK is mounting the eBay benefit auction, which will be held between the 8th and 22nd November (final auctions closing on the 22nd November).

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