The Children’s Book Review | November 5, 2013
TCBR has partnered with the wonderful Chronicle Books to help spread the word and inspire people to Give Books for the holidays. In support of the #GiveBooks message, I’ll be gifting the awesome titles pictured above to my family and friends, and one of our lucky TCBR readers will win the whole set. Read on!
Take the #GiveBooks Pledge For Kids in Need
This holiday, pledge to Give Books! Share the love of reading, support your local bookstore, and help promote literacy! For every #GiveBooks tweet, pin, and online pledge, Chronicle Books will donate a children’s book to First Book, a non-profit organization that provides access to new books for children in need. Help Chronicle Books reach their goal of donating 10,000 books this holiday!
#GiveBooks & Win Books
In the spirit of giving and nurturing minds with literature, here is a list of the beautiful books I’ll be giving to my family and friends (hey, family and friends, take your pledge and then look away—no ruining any surprises). There is fun stuff for the kids, cooks, Star Wars fans, photographers, artists and zombie lovers in my life. The great news: You have a chance to win a set of everything listed below and pictured above ($220+ value).
- The Model Bakery Cookbook
75 Favorite Recipes from the Beloved Napa Valley Bakery
By Karen Mitchell, Sarah Mitchell Hansen, with Rick Rodgers • Photographs by Frankie Frankeny
- The Little Books Boxed Set
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illustrated by Jen Corace
- Boo Paper Doll Set
2 stand-up paper dolls, 1 wardrobe scene with a Mylar mirror, 15 die-cut outfits and 22 accessories
- Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones, and Other Galactic Goodies
By Robin Davis and Lara Starr, Photography by Matthew Carden
Bring You Wisdom, I Will
- Photographing Your Children
A Handbook of Style and Instruction
By Jen Altman
- Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful
Beauty Stories to Inspire Confidence—Start-to-Finish Makeup Techniques to Achieve Fabulous Looks
By Bobbi Brown
- Zombie Cribbage
The Classic Parlor Game that Just Won’t DieBy Forrest-Pruzan Creative
- One Pan, Two Plates
More Than 70 Complete Weeknight Meals for Two
By Carla Snyder • Photographs by Jody Horton
- 365 Things to Draw 2014 Daily Calendar
This giveaway os closed.
Prizing & samples courtesy of Chronicle Books.
You weren’t the winner?
Shop with 30% off + free shipping at ChronicleBooks.com (*excluding personalized products). Promo code GIVEBOOKS (valid through 12/31/13)
A shout-out to Gemma Correll for the custom #GiveBooks logo illustration and these super cute Catmas & Hanukcats gift tags available for free download.
I always give books as gifts! The bookstore is also our favorite hangout!
Yes, Chronicle books are the BEST!!!
These are fantastic books!
Fabulous! I love the idea of giving away books for Christmas instead of toys, clothes, etc.
My kids are crazy about Star Wars books, and so are their friends. These make great birthday/Christmas gifts.
What a fun selection of books! My kids love to listen to me read book to them before bed so they’d love this. They would also make great Christmas gifts!
Choices and Reading are Gifts
zombie cribbage the grandkids love zombies
I always give books or book GC for Christmas and birthdays.The Star Wars book my grandsons would love and the cookbooks everyone could use. Thanks for the opportunity.
Congratulations, Carol! You are the winner of this very awesome prize pack. Enjoy!
I always give books for holidays, birthdays, and every other occasion!
I agree, the last thing they need are more toys, plus I love hearing them read to me.
I buy books all year round and hand them out for halloween with candy and in my kids stockings. They love it when I throw a “cool” book in there bag or stocking. The star wars books are great in our house. Definitely Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones, and Other Galactic Goodies would be one to give out.
I love the idea of the #GiveBooks campaign. I am constantly trying to find new books to instill a love of reading in my students. This will be a great way to do that!
#GiveBooks is awesome. I give books in addition to whatever is asked for on the Christmas giving tree at church. I think it is a nice surprise!
Books are great , would love to win to read to my Great-Nephew
I have given books for Christmas to my nieces and nephews and now to their children. They look forward to it every year!
I always give books, birthday, holidays, my friends and relatives can count on me to find a good book for them. I don’t always get it right, but I try. Thanks for this!
i love to get books as gifts and to give them! always looking to convert someone to a reader. 🙂
Reading is fun.
I always give books as gifts 🙂 I just saw a fantastic idea to do 25 days of books where you give a stack of 25 individually wrapped books to someone and they open one book a day every day from December 1st-25th 🙂 I may be doing that this year!
I have always been the “book giver” in our family….mostly because it is the gift I most enjoy receiving. Any of the books from the Ivy and Bean series make amazing gifts.
I love encouraging and seeing kids with books in their hands, so I find giving books as gifts is a wonderful idea. Book giving is terrific,as Tony the tiger would say.
My daughter loves R. L. Stine and always wants his books. Some of the Goosebumps have been hard to track down for her but can’t say no to books haha. 🙂
What a wonderful way to encourage reading. I am trying hard to help my son catch the reading bug. These look like some great books!
Great idea – books really are the best!
We love books to read and to look through in our home. From fairies to Froto, from Sedaris to boring technical stuff, we are reading it! Happy holidays!
I am so glad that the haft of X-mas presents my kids wants in books!
I’d like to have Photographing with kids book.
thanks, this is awesome! especially Boo Paper Doll Set
great opportunity. thanks
I love to give my students books for the holidays! They would LOVE some Star Wars books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, and the new Ranger’s Apprentice! #GiveBooks is a great idea!!
I love to diversify what my daughter reads, so this is great.
My son would love them all!
This is a wonderful opportunity! THANKS!!!
Love this! And the idea behind it. Thanks to both you and Chronicle! 🙂
I love to #GiveBooks to my grandkids – there is no better gift! Books are great to give for every holiday.
There’s never a birthday or Christmas where I don’t give books – great idea!
This would be a great Christmas gift for my godson!
No one person can have too many books, books open the mind, books teach us, books enlighten us, I love books and to read and I am constantly encouraging my grand daughters to do the same
Fabulous! I love the idea of giving away books for Christmas instead of toys, clothes, etc.
This holiday season, the greatest gifts you can give a child is a sense of belonging and the gift of loving to read. Books can take you anywhere!
I love giving my class of students choices for independent reading time. Thank you for the chance.
I will be giving books to my family for Christmas. But if I win this giveaway I will gift the books to my Library 🙂
i would love to win these for my classroom library i am trying to start, thanks!
I think books are a great gift as it is a fun way to encourage reading and the benefits that comes from a child reading.
Would love this for my family we all love to read
Books make perfect gift!!
Books make the perfect gift!
I always give books for gifts to my family. nothing makes us happier.
What a great site! I just found this and will be using it often.
#GiveBooks is a great message. I always always give books to children/teens. They last longer than any other gift I can think of and have a lasting impact.
As a bookseller I am constantly suggesting books, but one I always try to make sure I suggest for kids is Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. I grew up reading them, and am now mildly obsessed.
I always give books as gifts. And for absolutely no reason at all. My family loves books!
A love of books is one of the great gifts anyone can give to a child.
I like to have books available in my class for my students.
I donate books to Santa’s Helper’s a local organization that adopts families for the holiday.
I always give books as gifts for every occasion. I feel very strongly that it is important to encourge reading for all ages. There is nothing better than getting lost in a good book!
I have always loved books. I always try to give my nieces and nephews and now my great nieces and nephews a book for birthdays and Christmas.
I always give books to my children, grandchildren, and other relatives for birthdays as well as Christmas. They would be suspicious if I didn’t!
The gift of literacy is the gift that just keeps on giving. It is one that will last a lifetime.
The Yoda wisdom book looks awesome!
Books are the best gifts for children! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Fabulous list of books and such wonderful generosity from Chronicle Books. I tweeted a message using #GiveBooks : https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/407666339105349632
Thanks CB, loving the Yoda book.
Congratulations to our winner, Carol L.!