Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Haulidays is Back!

Enter now to win a "haul" of Chronicle books valued at nearly $500!

Leave a comment at the end of this post by Dec. 2 and you'll be entered in a random drawing to win the 29 books listed below.

Be sure to leave a way to contact you in your comment or by emailing me with your email address here.

Last week, Chronicle contacted bloggers across the web to post their favorite Chronicle books for its 2nd annual Happy Haulidays Giveaway.

In exchange, bloggers and the readers who comment on their lists will be entered for a chance to win the books listed on their blogs.

In addition, a charity of the bloggers' choice will be entered to win the same books. I've chosen Fairview Elementary School in Denver's poorest neighborhood.

That means if Where the Best Books Are! wins, one set of Chronicle books will be sent to one of you, to Fairview and to my blog!

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

Here are my picks!

Winter's Night: Pop-Up Advent Calendar by Beth Krommes ($10.99)
Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli ($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)
Snow Baby: Finger Puppet Book ($6.99)
Shadow, 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)
The Conductor by Laetitia Devernay ($18.95)
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld ($16.95)
Daily Doodle: 2012 Daily Calendar ($12.99)
The Sock Monkey & Friends Kit by Samantha Fisher and Cary Lane ($17.99)
I Love the Rain by Margaret Park Bridges and Christine Danvenier ($15.95)
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 Paper Doll Play Set by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall ($14.99)
Little 1 by Ann and Paul Rand ($16.99)
I Heard it from Alice Zucchini: Poems About the Garden by Juanita Havill and Christine Davenier ($15.95)
Mrs. Mustard's Baby Faces Stroller Cards by Jane Wattenberg ($9.99)
A Zeal of Zebras by Woop ($17.99)
Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones: 20 Keepsake Sewing Projects for Baby and More ($24.95)
Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Fuzzy Felted Friends ($14.95)
MoMa Modern Play House ($19.99)
Handy Dad: 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids ($24.95)
Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman ($19.99)

For a grand total = $497.19


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  3. Love your blog, Jenny, and love that you chose Fairview! Think you probably have my email but just in case, it's :-)

  4. My son was just commenting on the fact that he has run out of books to read. Never mind the fact that we have shelves full in the basement. As a nook-loving family, we love your blog and love your contests! Thanks for all you do, Jennifer.

  5. I love your picks as well :) I love hopping blogs with this giveaway too, it lets me see a variety of books to think about.
    Good luck!

  6. That is an awesome list! I didn't see that Handy Dad one when I made mine. >_<

  7. I love your blog, and your picks. Thanks for commenting on my list at Two Kinds of People. BTW, are you on Twitter?

  8. We have a lot of similar books! (Great job getting it as close to $500 as possible too!)

    Feel free to comment back on my post:
    the bookish mama

  9. Great list - Some of those books look so interesting :)

  10. What a fantastic list! Good luck to you and your charity!

  11. Nice post. Good luck with the competition.

  12. :D love your choices, lots of awesome kid bookage!

    Good luck!

  13. Nice picks for kids books and I see Milk & Cookies was picked again LOL
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  14. The Sock Monkey & Friends Kit looks like fun! Good luck :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  15. My grandkiddies would have a field day with your stack of books. So much fun to be had!

    So, good luck to us both ;D

    jeaneC from CA
    jcamp2020 at aol

    p.s Did you understand what Alastairanson said? I had to go look up two words..and I still don't think I do. :)

  16. Olive, the Other Reindeer and the Ivy and Bean Paper Doll set are on my list as well. What a great charity you have chosen - my brother runs a non-prof in Denver tutoring high-school age students and I know the need is great there. Good luck to you!


  17. Wow, you really crammed a lot into your picks! I made my own list, but I'd be just as thrilled to win someone else's haul --especially one this big!

  18. congrats! i just saw Chronicle Books' tweet that you won :)

  19. Just saw your win! Congrats Jennifer and Fairview Elementary!

  20. Congrats on your big win!! Yay for you and Fairview Elementary! :)


  21. Congratulations! Your school will be so happy!
    Have a great weekend.

  22. congrats on your win!! how fun for you and the school you chose!!