Attention Book Bloggers and those who just love books:
, publisher extraordinaire based in San Francisco, is helping us celebrate the holidays with a chance to win$500
worth of Chronicle titles!
In addition, new this year, Chronicle Books will give
$500 of books to a charity of your choice.
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.
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.
If I win, I would like $500 worth of books to be given to ReadBoston
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. My own rule: No choosing books I chose last year. For last year’s list, go here.
THE 2011 LIST
Black Cat Bone by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Gary Kelley (9781568461946, $24.95)
I’m not sure this is actually a children’s book,
but I can’t wait to see the rest of the illustrations.
The Conductor by Laetitia Devernay (9781452104911, $18.95)
A classic reimagined by a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator.
The Orphan of Awkward Falls by Keith Graves (9780811878142, $16.99)
This looks like a delightfully gothic tale for middle grade readers.
And the author’s last name is “graves”!
Also, it’s illustrated. Score.
A Zeal of Zebras: An Alphabet of Collective Nouns by Woop (9781452104928, $17.99)
I have a deep, DEEP love of alphabet books.
It’s a sickness really.
I really need two copies of this – one for each parent,
both of whom are educators and need this book in their offices.
I got this for my BFF years ago.
Time to get my own copy.
This looks like one of those realistic fiction YA novels with SO much potential.
I hope it lives up to it.
For my amazing Momma, who just came back from 2 weeks in Morocco.
I really do love veggies,
and am always looking for new ways to cook them.
by Sarah Billingsley and Rachel Wharton, photographs by Ellen Silverman (9781452102146, $19.95)
The more comfort food, the better.
Even if I don’t win this, I’m buying it.
It looks that good.
by Nick Bantock and Edoardo Ponti (9780811843522, $24.95)
Loved Nick Bantock’s Griffin & Sabine books.
Figured I’d give this one a try.
Ghosts! Ruined architecture! What’s not to love?
Because this is what I want my home to be like.
As a perpetual nester, this book could become my Bible.
So my grandmother and I can have pretty cards to use to write to each other.
For my Babci (grandmother in Polish).