Friday, November 12, 2010

Haul-idays Giveaway!

Enter here for a chance to win a "haul" of Chronicle books valued at nearly $500!

Comment at the end of this post by Dec. 10 and you'll be automatically entered in a drawing to win the 29 books listed below.

Be sure to leave a way to contact you, either through your comment profile or by emailing me with your email address.

Yesterday, Chronicle contacted bloggers across the web to post their favorite Chronicle books for the "Haul-idays."

In turn, each blogger and the readers who comment on their lists are entered in the giveaway to win those books.

That means one set of Chronicle books will be given to a reader and another to a blogger, for a total value of about $1,000.

To enter, you must be a U.S. resident 18 years or older. Chronicle will announce the winners Dec. 13!

Here are my picks!

Magical Menagerie: 20 Punch-Out Animals for Play and Display by Junzo Terada ($24.95)
Scribbles: A Really Giant Drawing and Coloring Book by Taro Gomi ($19.99)
Fairy Tree House by Saviour Pirotta and Lockheart ($19.99)
Little Snowman: Finger Puppet Book ($6.99)
Wave, By Suzy Lee ($15.99)
Olive, the Other Reindeer: Deluxe Edition by J.otto Siebold and Vivian Walsh ($19.99)
Up by Jim LaMarche ($16.95)
Rosie and the Nightmares by Philip Waechter ($15.95)
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace ($14.95)
Bruno Munari's Zoo by Bruno Munari ($17.99)
Eric Carle Decorative Prints by Eric Carle ($24.95)
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld ($16.95)
Daily Doodle: 2011 Daily Calendar ($12.99)
The Sock Monkey & Friends Kit by Samantha Fisher and Cary Lane ($17.99)
Noonie's Masterpiece by Lisa Railsback and Sarajo Frieden ($18.99)
The Chore Board: A Helping-Around-the-House Game by Sarah Malarkey and J.otto Siebold ($14.99)
All Mixed Up: A Mix-and-Match Book by Carin Berger ($8.95)
Ivy and Bean: What's the Big Idea by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall ($14.99)
Little 1 by Ann and Paul Rand ($16.99)
I Heard it from Alice Zucchini by Juanita Havill and Christine Davenier ($15.95)
The Other Side by Istvan Banyai ($15.99)
Wookie Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook ($18.99)
Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones ($24.95)
Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Fuzzy Felted Friends ($14.95)
Cake Pops by Bakerella ($19.95)
MoMa Modern Play House ($19.99)
Handy Dad: 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids ($24.95)
Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman ($19.99)
Bear and Ball by Cliff Wright ($5.95)

For a grand total = $499.24

 For more about the contest and for links to other blogs in the giveaway, go to Chronicle Books here.


  1. How generous of Chronicle! Really fun titles!

  2. WOW! This would be fabulous to win. All the books look great.

  3. What a great collection of books!

  4. its great to see such a substantial collection of books being given away to kids. the more educational the better. the sooner you tap in to their love of reading the sky is the limit. i first saw my love of reading after i got a book from a great African-American Book Publisher

  5. WOW! This is really generous of Chronicle! Good luck to everyone!

  6. This is a really wonderful giveaway!

  7. What a wonderful choice of books.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  8. Such a great contest! Thanks for the chance to win!


  9. I would love to win! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway.

  10. What a fun giveaway! I would love to win!!

  11. My good friend Jen just recommended your blog to me. I've been enjoying your reviews. :) Love the giveaway!


  12. This looks like it would be an awesome addition to any child or schools collection. Thanks for posting this:

    contemplate AT rapplean DOT net
    (Westminster Community School)

  13. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. I love this site!

  14. aw, cute list you have!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  15. Hooray for Ivy and Bean and Cake Pops!
    Good luck!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  16. Nice list.
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  17. What an amazing giveaway! Westgate could use these books.



  18. We are a book family. This would be a dream come true. Nothing beats a good book.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  19. Great list! If I won, I'd keep some and give the rest to our library. Nice blog, too. Thanks!

  20. Awesome list!


    Westminster Elementary

  21. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

    Janice Zamora

  22. Let's GO Fairview Elementary!! Miss Hefner is the best teacher EVERRRRR

  23. Great list. Count me in.

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  24. Great choices! Great giveaway.
    As a future English teacher this makes my heart sing.

  25. Love your list! Would love win them! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  26. Great list - Noonie's Masterpiece is terrific.

  27. Clever marketing idea and great books, too!

  28. thanks for the chance! would love to win this for my preschool class.

    miclauer3 AT gmail DOT com

  29. That's a great collection! My daughter would love some of these titles! Good Luck!

  30. Here's a vote for Fireside, where my grandsons go to school. Great web site! There's nothing more
    important to a child's education than reading to them every day, from day one.

  31. MY vote for fireside

  32. This sounds amazing!
    And a vote for Fairview Elementary

  33. Nice list! I see great gift potential here!

  34. Great list! I have Wave by Suzy Lee and Bruno Munari's Zoo on my list too.

    I love Chronicle - this is such a generous giveaway. Thanks for the entry.

    gaby317nyc at

  35. Great list of books,I'd have went totally all cookbooks,
    cupcakes,baking books. Good luck to both of us!
    barb g. directorylanesuperstore(at) I wish I could have been on this blog campaign but alas I guess we'll just have to win it!

  36. My vote is for Fairview: I love books as do my children my grandchildren; greatgrand children;and nephews and nieces. Thank You for the opportunity to win such a fabulous ocollection. Sincerely maxine bueno

  37. Voting for Fairview Elementary School!!!!

  38. AWESOME LIST!!! This would be great for a school!

    ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

  39. I loved Noonie's Masterpiece. It is one of my favorite books.

    You can check out my list at if you're interested.

    Good luck!


  40. Wow! Lots of awesome children's books! I mixed mine up a bit more, but I still think the kids' books won out! Cake Pops! I didn't see it before I put my list together, or it would have been on there. But we do share Olive, the Other Reindeer and Moma Modern Play House! Good luck!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  41. Fun books, such an amazing giveaway

  42. Awesome list. I would love to win.
    Teresa [at] LadySilk [dot] Net

  43. Terrific blog and kids book choices. Happy Haul-idays and good luck! :) You can comment on my list here.

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

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  45. I love your list. God luck to us both. :)

  46. Good luck and happy holidays!

    k j zammas (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. Lots of great kids books on your list. Count me in! :)

  48. What a great list! I am a school librarian, and would LOVE to add these books to our collection.

    emilyrstu (at) gmail (dot) com

  49. Looks like you'll have some happy kids if you win!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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


  51. Some really good choices there! Good luck!

  52. What a great list of books!