Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books : You and I Could Win Books Worth $500

You know I love books. You know I love children's books, so it's not as if I could really pass up a chance to win a pile of books from Haul-i-days with Chronicle Books worth $500! Chronicle Books is an independent publisher that offers bright, colorful, creative and innovative books for children (they have books for grown-ups too but I love the childrens books most). My kids and I own and frequently enjoy several books published by Chronicle Books. We especially love the boxes of letter block books and learning block books that Neal got for Christmas when he was just a baby--read them or build a tower. They really are irristible. I dare you not to pick them up--even if you're a grown up.

So, if I win the contest for a 500 dollar book shopping spree, this is the list of books I would pick: (If I win, one of you will win these books too.)

Olive, the Other Reindeer

Deluxe Edition
By J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh

A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas
By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills
Illustrated by Wilson Swain

Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance
By Keith Graves

Out of Sight
By Pittau & Gervais

Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2
Books 4, 5, and 6 Boxed set
By Annie Barrows
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Rosie Flo's Kitchen Coloring Book
By Roz Streeten

A Long Piece of String
By William Wondriska

By Suzy Lee

Day & Night
By Teddy Newton

Prisoners in the Palace
How Princess Victoria became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel
By Michaela MacColl

Creature ABC
By Andrew Zuckerman

It's a Money Thing!
A Girl's Guide to Managing Money
By The Women's Foundation of California
Illustrated by Susan Estelle Kwas

Other Goose
Re-Nurseried and Re-Rhymed Children's Classics
Retold and Illustrated by J.otto Seibold

Walk the Dog
A Parade of Pooches from A to Z
By Bob Barner

Vunce Upon a Time
By J.otto Seibold and Siobhan Vivian
Illustrated by J.otto Seibold

The Castaway Pirates
A Pop-Up Tale of Bad Luck, Sharp Teeth, and Stinky Toes
Story and pop-ups by Ray Marshall
Illustrated by Wilson Swain

The Lonesome Puppy
By Yoshitomo Nara

An Egg Is Quiet
By Dianna Aston
Illustrated by Sylvia Long

Emily's Balloon
By Komako Sakai

Little Pea
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by Jen Corace

Twelve Dancing Princesses
Retold and illustrated by Brigette Barrager

The Ivy and Bean Secret Treasure Box
Includes Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, and a Cool Secret Surprise!
By Annie Barrows
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Fairy Tree House
By Saviour Pirotta
Illustrated by Susanna Lockheart

52 Cool Tricks for Kids—Revised Edition
By Lynn Gordon
Illustrations by Susan Synarski and Karen Johnson

Cook It in a Cup!
Quick Meals and Treats Kids Can Cook in Silicone Cups
By Julia Myall
Photographs by Greg Lowe

Eric Carle Animal Lacing Cards
Ten Cards and Laces
By Eric Carle

My A to Z Recipe Box
An Alphabet of Recipes for Kids
By Hilary Karmilowicz
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

The Enchanted Dolls' House
Handprint Books
By Robyn Johnson

Sylvia Long's Mother Goose Block Books
16 Board Books in a Box
Illustrations by Sylvia Long

To be eligible to win the books from Chronicle Books you must leave a comment on this post. The winner of the Haul-i-days with Chronicle Books will be announced on December 15th. I'm feeling lucky, so don't miss your chance to win some new books too!


Tara L. said...

Fun, I love books too. I hope you win and me too!

Kerri said...


Catey said...

Oh my word-I don't think I've ever wanted to win a giveaway so much!!
(although I don't know if Aaron would agree with me when he sees the box of books I bought "for christmas"

mandy said...

great book choices!

Rheanna said...

Love children's books! There really is nothing better!

Momnerd said...

Wow, so how does this work? They have some amazing books!

oona. said...

We are huge Rosie Flo and Ivy & Bean fans here! Great choices and good luck!
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Love all of the great books you chose! And, your children are super adorable. Hope you win (and me too)!

mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

Annika said...

This is seriously awesome! I'm giddy just thinking about it!

Candice said...

What a great giveaway! Here's to hoping... :)

alana said...

I was so selfish I didn't even pick any books for my son. Horrible I know. Anyhoo, good luck!

Molly said...

Awesome choices! My boys would love all of them! Good luck and here's to a win!

mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

corrin said...

Love love love The Lonesome Puppy
By Yoshitomo Nara. Good luck!

betsy said...

We love Emily's Balloon.

NatalieSap said...

Oh man, how did I miss Frank is a Monster...?! Such a great list!

Henrietta said...

I keep seeing books I missed too! 52 Tricks for Kids looks awesome! Good Luck 7 stop by to enter mine too!

Lori L said...

I see some great gift potential here! Good luck!

gaby317 said...

Great list! I have some of the same books. Chronicle has such amazing children's books - and this is such a generous contest.

Good luck to us!

gaby317nyc at

Gretta said...

As a Mom to 4 kids, I love your selections! Thanks for the chance to win with you.

bamagv at aol dot com

Diabetic Snacker Reviews said...

Great list of books,I'd have all cookbooks & baking books,cupcake books on my list. barb g. directorylanesuperstore(at)

Jamie said...

I love your list! I hope you win!!! Stop by my blog to check out my list too!

jamie.l.torres at gmail dot com

HayleyK said...

Nice list! Wouldn't it be amazing to win?

Anne B. said...

Interesting list of books! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

Cathy said...

Hi there
Great book list
the lacing cards are awsome

hmsgofita said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Great list! Good luck!

floating said...

wow great kids books

jewelknits said...

What a great list! We have Other Goose and Shadow, and they are so cool! We also share a few others on our 'wishlists' as well! Good luck! I hope we win!


Ginny said...

Great list! I want that Nutcracker book!

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

An adorable collection. Nothing at all like the ones I selected See My List Here but a really delightful list nevertheless. I would absolutely love to win either one.
Teresa [AT] LadySilk [DOT] Net

k_sunshine1977 said...

i'm completely loving your list! here's hoping we both win!

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

Michele said...

Great list. I'd have so much fun reading these to my kids.

Irene said...

Hi, Great List! My kids are all grown up but I still love children's books and collect them to pass on to my grandchildren.

Tina Peterson said...

Hi! You have a great list of books. I too picked out a lot of kids books but also added some for me. I'd love to have you come comment on my blog when you get a chance, my list is at:

I also have a family friendly book review/giveaway linky Sat - Monday and you are welcome to add your (fiction/non-fiction) books at the same blog. It's usually up either Friday night or Saturday AM.
Thanks! Tina "The Book Lady"

sharon54220 said...

I love you choice of books. I have a new granddaughter that is going to be 1 in January and this would be a nice collection for her.

Thanks for the chance

Emmalinda said...

What a great collection! I'm an elementary school librarian and would love to add these to our school's collection.

emilyrstu (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

May I first say...your children are lovely. This is my first time on your site. I love your selection and as a fellow Mommy...perfect for me as well! Good Luck!

Stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

nfmgirl said...

You'll have some very happy kids if you win!

nfmgirl AT gmail DoT com

Mrs. Hacking said...

So I teach school...Always need books.

Mirja said...

what a wonderful selection of books

Haylee said...

Um please please PLEASE win. Wow I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


shastas said...

Good luck!

moonsword said...

great list! best of luck!

LyndaB said...

What a sweet list!

Hanna said...

awesome! this would be great to donate to my mom's school.

Joanne said...

What a great list of books!


Kathryn said...

LoVe to ReAd!!! Especially picture books!!!!

tori lynn dickson said...

great list! good luck to both of us!

nicole s said...

What a great list of childrens books!

home said...

LOVE these!