Welcome to the 2013 Children’s Book Art Auction! I’m Kristen Gilligan Vlahos and I’m running this year’s auction and reception at BookExpo America in May. A collaborative effort between ABFFE and ABA in support of the free speech rights of young readers, we invite you to join our enthusiastic team as we embark on an exciting, fun and creative journey through the world of art and illustration in children’s literature. Some of which you could own. Literally. C’mon all you bookish people… Are you ready?