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Celebrate the Haul-idays with Chronicle Books

Attention Book Bloggers and those who just love books:
Chronicle Books, publisher extraordinaire based in San Francisco, is helping us celebrate the holidays with a chance to win
$500 worth of Chronicle titles!
Celebrate the Haul-idays with Chronicle Books
If you’re a blogger, create your own list and add your own blog.
If you’re not a blogger, comment in the comments field on my blog for your own chance to win a Chronicle haul.

As the rules request, here is my list of Chronicle titles I would love to haul in if my blog name is picked to win. The hardest part of entering this contest? Keeping my list to only $500! Chronicle is one of my favorite publishers: the innovative design of their books, the unique children’s books they acquire, and the saucy adult books they publish all combine to make looking through the Chronicle catalogue similar to looking through a shoe catalogue (for me, anyway) – as in something to savor in my favorite chair with a glass of wine and an open checkbook.
Children’s Titles
Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types by Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss (9781934706787, $19.99)
(I have been coveting this book for over a year, and included it in my ABC book roundup here.)
Binth Matching Game by Binth (9780811869294, $24.95)
Bruno Munari:
Bruno Munari’s ABC by Bruno Munari (9780811854634, $19.99)
Bruno Munari’s Zoo by Bruno Munari (9780811848305, $17.99)

Classic Illustrated Editions:
(I love this entire series and have been slowly – slowly – collecting them for myself.)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, compiled by Cooper Edens (9780811875585, $14.99)
Robin Hood by E. Charles Vivian, compiled by Cooper Edens (9780811833998, $19.95)
Creature project:
(I can’t decide! One of these for sure, though.)
Creature by Andrew Zuckerman (9780811861533, $60)
Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman (9780811869782, $19.99)

Flash Cards:
Alphabet Flash Cards by Beth Nelson (9780811843942, $14.95)
Alphabet Animals Flash Cards by Lisa DeJohn (9780811864657, $14.95)
My Favorite Things Flash Cards by Lorena Siminovich (9780811867993, $14.95)
Alphabeasties Flash Cards by Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss (9781609050030, $15.99)
(I’ve decided when I have a child, I will buy packages of gorgeous flash cards like these, frame them in sets, and put those up as decorations in my child’s room. Read my earlier odes to mixed-media artists [including Lisa DeJohn & Lorena Siminovich] here.)
For Just One Day by Laura Leuck, illustrated by Marc Boutavant (9780811856102, $16.99)
(This was a favorite handsell of mine at the Odyssey Book Shop last winter season, and I still say it’s one of the best to give a 2-4 year-old. I can’t remember if I ever got a copy for myself!)
A Long Piece of String by William Wondriska (9780811874939, $15.99)
Out of Sight by Pittau & Gervais (9780811877121, $19.99)
Shadow by Suzy Lee (9780811872805, $15.99)
(Suzy Lee stole my heart with her first wordless picture book Wave. I continued to be enamored when I saw Mirror [read my review here] and now can’t wait to see what she does with Shadow.)
Wild Horse Winter by Tetsuya Honda (9780811812115, $6.95)

Young Adult Titles
Prisoners in the Palace: How Princess Victoria became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel by Michaela MacColl (9780811873000, $16.99)
(Wins the award for my favorite cover design.)
Adult Titles
All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John (9780811874557, $9.95)
(Masquerading as a picture book, this is actually intended for snarky-humored adults. I included it in my “Picturebooks for Adults” roundup here.)
Cake Pops by Bakerella: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for Irresistible Mini Treats by Angie Dudley (9780811876377, $19.95)
(Every year, my friend Mattie & I give each other books for various holidays – she gets cupcake books; I get interior decorating with flea market style coffee table books. She doesn’t actually bake and I’m not actually an interior decorator, but we both love looking at the pictures. Though these aren’t cupcakes, I think they’ll do. This book would be for her.)

Hot Type: 30 Sheets of Typographic Fabric Transfers by Brett MacFadden and Scott Thorpe (9780811870863, $12.95)


Let’s Bring Back: An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By by Lesley M.M. Blume, illustrated by Grady McFerrin (9780811874137, $19.95) 
(You may remember Ms. Blume as the author of one of my favorite middle grade novels called Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters; you can read my review of it here.)
Paper + Craft: 25 Charming Gifts, Accents, and Accessories to Make from Paper by Minhee and Truman Cho, with Randi Brookman Harris, & photographs by Johnny Miller (9780811874625, $19.95)
The Tagine Deck: 25 Recipes for Slow-Cooked Meals by Joyce Goldstein, photographs by Leigh Beisch (9780811865203, $14.95)
(My mother, international food cook lover, is getting a tagine for the holidays. She’ll need some recipes to go along with that, won’t she?)

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15 thoughts on “Celebrate the Haul-idays with Chronicle Books

  1. Great list…great giveaway.katklaw777 at yahoo dot comGood luck!

    Posted by katklaw777 | November 23, 2010, 12:49 pm
  2. Love your list! I put the Bruno Munari books on my list as well. He's amazing. Good luck!

    Posted by Vincent Desjardins | November 23, 2010, 3:43 pm
  3. nice picks, must have been hard.Lauren lauren51990 at aol dot com

    Posted by Shooting Stars Mag | November 23, 2010, 8:10 pm
  4. Great list! I have Shadow and Bruno Munari's Zoo on my list too. You have quite a few that I wish I'd listed. This is an amazing giveaway.Thanks!gaby317nyc at

    Posted by gaby317 | November 24, 2010, 12:41 am
  5. Great variety! good luck!ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

    Posted by TRAN! ( | November 24, 2010, 10:44 pm
  6. I love your list! Awesome choices! Good luck! Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

    Posted by Molly | November 25, 2010, 1:07 pm
  7. Nice list! I see some great gift potential here too! Good Luck!shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

    Posted by Lori L | November 28, 2010, 6:39 pm
  8. A wonderful list. Very similar–at least in spirit–to the ones I selected See My List Here I really want to read Prisoners in the Palace…I don't care if I'm not Young Adult :)Smiles,Teresa

    Posted by Teresa Thomas Bohannon | November 28, 2010, 11:40 pm
  9. Be still my wildly)beating heart- what a list! Mercedes

    Posted by Mercedes | December 2, 2010, 8:00 pm
  10. Wow please win! I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Posted by Haylee | December 9, 2010, 12:11 am
  11. What a great list of books!jowanjowan73(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Posted by Joanne | December 9, 2010, 11:15 pm
  12. What a nice list. Good luck to both of us! And thank you Chronicle Books.jcamp2020 at aol dot com

    Posted by jcamp2020 | December 10, 2010, 12:00 am
  13. Great list. Great blog.

    Posted by Lisa Mann | December 11, 2010, 1:52 am
  14. Fabulous choices!Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

    Posted by Lily | December 12, 2010, 3:57 pm
  15. GREAT choices!!

    Posted by home | December 13, 2010, 6:23 am

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