Chicklish editor Luisa Plaja’s top picks

Luisa Plaja is the author of several novels for teenagers, including the transatlantic parallel-life tale Split by a Kiss and its body-swap sequel Swapped by a Kiss. Her next novel, Kiss Date Love Hate, will be out in July. She blogs about books at Chicklish.

She was asked for five Children’s/YA picks and, ahem, she obviously can’t count, but in her defence there are somany great items to bid on…

148 Signed copies of all four books in the Skate School series by KAY WOODWARD

This is a fantastic children’s series about ice-skating. I wish I could live in this world! Of course, the next best thing would be to own the entire series, signed by the lovely author…

140 Signed original drawing of Charlie from CASTLE OF SHADOWS by Ellen Renner

The author’s original illustration of her defiant, brave heroine at a major moment. Wow.

138 Signed copy of DARK RIDE by Caroline Green

A signed debut novel by a brilliant author – I want it, I want it!

93 Critique of a submission package for a children’s or YA novel + signed copy of HOW ALI FERGUSON SAVED HOUDINI by Elen Caldecott

Elen Caldecott’s books are perfect for young readers and I adore the feisty, realistic characters she creates. This is a wonderful lot – bid bid bid!

70 Paperback edition of TALL STORY, signed and drawn on by Candy Gourlay

Who wouldn’t want a copy of this charming, magical book, signed with an original cartoon by its amazing author Candy Gourlay. I know I would… *scrabbles for extra pennies*

42 Chapter critique + character name + signed proof of LIA’S GUIDE TO WINNING THE LOTTERY by Keren David

I love Keren David’s books and I can’t wait to read her next one, Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery. This lot has everything: a guaranteed great read, the chance for your name to feature in a future Keren David novel, and sound writing advice.

33 Children’s YA manuscript report by EMILY GALE

Manuscript advice from Emily Gale? Utterly priceless.