World’s biggest signed book auction! Children in Read

Children in Read is the biggest signed book auction in the world. Libertà books suggests some books to bid for, and it’s for a great cause

Children in Read 2021

Children in Read mascotYou really won’t want to miss this year’s Children In Read Author’s and Illustrators’ Auction for BBC Children in Need.

There are fabulous signed books in every genre you can think of, all donated by their authors for this great cause.

All funds raised go to Children in Need, a great cause which supports children’s charities both in the UK and overseas.

If you were thinking of buying a book for yourself, or as a gift for a booklover you know this Christmas – or both! – the auction site is definitely worth a browse. You’ll be helping a very worthwhile cause and you’ll have your booked signed by the author.

More than 650 Lots…

This is the biggest signed book auction in the world and you’ll find donations from world famous, best-selling authors; familiar and much-loved names.

An Act of Love by Carol DrinkwaterAuthor and actress Carol Drinkwater, whose Year in Provence is showing on Channel 5 at the moment, has donated An Act of Love. her wartime romance, set in the French alps.

Her “olive grove” books have been hugely successful and the reviews for this one are stellar.

Before the Crown by Flora HardingAward Winning Authors

There are lots from many wonderful, award-winning authors such as Sarah Morgan, Milly JohnsonFlora Harding and Iona Grey, and there’s a romance to suit every taste.

Rescued by Her Highland Soldier by Sarah Mallory

Sarah Mallory has donated  signed copies of her historical romance, Rescued by Her Highland Soldier and the anthology of short stories,  Miss Moonshine’s Emporium of Happy Endings.

A Ration Book Daughter by Jean FullertonLove a saga?

Here’s Ration Book Daughter, the latest wartime saga from Jean Fullerton. Her books are perfect for those of you who love Call the Midwife.

Not forgetting Christmas…

A Special Cornish Christmas by Phillipa AshleyThere’s a special “Christmassy” section that’s perfect for those stocking fillers.

Here’s one from best-selling author, Phillipa Ashley. Cornwall and Christmas – how much better can it get?

The authors

The Wizards of Once by Cressida CowellBooks have been donated by authors in every genre, fiction and non-fiction, for adults and children.

This beauty is from Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell.


3 books by Liz Fielding plus torch pen

Some lots have added little extras such as pens and chocolate.

Mine comes with my famous torch pen and I’ll be adding a pair of Christmas socks when I send it out to the winner. And I’ll be paying the postage.

You can bid here.

I’ve given you links to the individual authors and their contributions, but here again is a link to the whole site.

Happy Bidding!

In Memory of Lucinda Riley : A huge advocate of Children in Read 

  • The 7th Authors’ & Illustrators’ Auction in support of the 2021 BBC Children in Need Appeal.
  • All items are despatched by the authors and illustrators personally.
  • All proceeds go to Children in Need. Charity Ref; 802052



6 thoughts on “World’s biggest signed book auction! Children in Read

  1. Joanna

    Thanks so much for telling us about this, Liz, and in time for everyone to get involved. Somehow I missed the call to contribute books or I would have done so. But well done you for getting involved. I do hope that the auction raises oodles of money for such a worthy cause.

  2. Jenny

    Oh Liz, that’s a gorgeous list. So many I’m going to bid for.
    And whoever gets your torch pen bonus is onto a good thing. The one you gave me many moons ago, took me round half Europe, ending its active life in the Arctic Circle.

  3. Liz Fielding

    I could only mention a few of the books on offer, Jenny. The site is packed with offers from fabulous authors. And I’m so glad your pen was so useful. I’m always using mine for finding things in the back of cupboards.

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