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Giveaway: Win $500 Worth of Chronicle Books

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 17, 2010

Now is your chance to win a haul of Chronicle Books! This San Francisco based publishing house is well known for their unique and beautifully designed books and stationary—it was no sweat to fill a shopping cart with $500 of goodies. There is fun stuff for the kids, family, dads, moms, grandparents; something for the cooks, crafters, doers, makers, jokesters … you name it.

Many blogs have posted a list of books valued up to $500! One blogger and one commenter on the winning post will each WIN the list! See the details below for your chance to enter. Winners will be announced on December 13th, 2010!

The Shopping Cart

For the Kids …

Scribble It!

Scribble It!

By Taro Gomi

Share your scribbles with the world! Taro Gomi’s latest installment of the best-selling Scribbles and Doodles series invites you to doodle and draw in 30 mailable ways with playful prompts and open-ended artwork.

Mini Lunch Notes

Mini Lunch Notes

By Peagreen

Busy parents will love this quick and easy way to add a personal touch to their child’s lunch. Includes 105 colorful cards for jotting notes and more than 100 silly stickers for brightening up lunch sacks and sandwich baggies.

A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas

A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas

By Ralph Covert
and G. Riley Mills
Illustrated by Wilson Swain

This is no ordinary Nutcracker! This time, it’s Fritz’s story. The traditional Nutcracker tale gets turned on its head in this rollicking Christmas adventure, based on the hit musical A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas.

The Little Books Boxed Set

The Little Books Boxed Set

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by Jen Corace

Three adorable characters in three adorable board books! These clever twists on dinnertime, bedtime, and clean-up time will delight all the little mess-makers, picky eaters, and night owls in your life.

Creature Floor Puzzles

Creature Floor Puzzles

By Andrew Zuckerman

The strikingly detailed nature of Andrew Zuckerman’s animal portraiture comes to bold life in this beautiful large-format floor puzzle for children. This keepsake package includes four 16-piece puzzles (2 double-sided puzzles)

The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Math, Ages 5-7

The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Math, Ages 5-7

By Lynn Brunelle

The No. 1–selling kids’ almanac becomes a fun educational tool in these portable decks tailored by age and subject. Seventy-five curriculum-based activities encourage children to develop their comprehension of a specific subject

The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Reading, Ages 5-7

The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Reading, Ages 5-7

By Lynn Brunelle

The No. 1 selling kids’ almanac becomes a fun educational tool in these portable decks tailored by age and subject. [Contains] Seventy-five curriculum-based activities.

Mini Masters Boxed Set

Mini Masters Boxed Set

By Julie Merberg
and Suzanne Bober

Four beautiful board books from the best-selling Mini Masters series, all packed in a colorful box. The set includes: Dancing with Degas, A Picnic with Monet, A Magical Day with Matisse, and In the Garden with Van Gogh.

For the Family …

Garden Anywhere

Garden Anywhere

By Alys Fowler

Have a small patch of soil? Or just a window box? Not a problem. Garden Anywhere shows how anyone can create an oasis in the smallest of spaces. We’re not talking just a simple pot of marigolds, here.

Fairy Parties

Fairy Parties

By Colleen Mullaney
Photographs by Jack Deutsch

Fairy Parties spills over with magical party themes, simple recipes, easy-to-follow craft projects, fun games, and imaginative costumes. These activities and treats will keep fairy partygoers entertained for hours.

City Walks: San Francisco

City Walks: San Francisco

By Christina Henry de Tessan
Maps by John Spelman

Ditch the usual tourist traps and see the City by the Bay on foot! City Walks: San Francisco will give you an insider’s experience of this breathtaking (and walkable) city. Each card in this deck offers a self-guided walking tour.

School Years

School Years

Illustrations by Stephen Britt

Families will love this cute and clever keepsake album for recording precious milestones and accomplishments. Both parent and child can fill each expandable pocket—there’s one for every year from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Poo Log

Poo Log

By Anish Sheth, M.D.
and Josh Richman
Illustrations by Peter Arkle

Finally, what every bathroom has been waiting for—the Poo Log, a journal for recording and studying the wondrous uniqueness of each bowel movement. With an extensive glossary, handy reference checklists, interesting nuggets …

Obsessed With Star Wars

Obsessed With Star Wars

By Benjamin Harper

Even the most die-hard Star Wars fans will find themselves challenged by this entertaining new approach to the details of the saga.

My Quotable Kid

My Quotable Kid

Outrageous, poignant, or bitingly witty—the things our children say always offer an unexpected glimpse into a world that is all their own. Filled with roomy pages for jotting down conversations or overheard saying[s].

Change the World for Ten Bucks

Change the World for Ten Bucks

By We Are What We Do

In 2004, a London-based community organization called We Are What We Do launched with the publication of a little book with a big idea: 50 simple actions to make the world a better place.

Ultimate Book of Card Games

Ultimate Book of Card Games

By Scott McNeely

Classic and comprehensive, this guide to over 350 games is sure to appeal to all ages. From Bridge to Poker and Solitaire to Hearts, card games are a beloved source of entertainment and competition (and they are recession proof!).

Handy Dad

Handy Dad

By Todd Davis
Photographs by Juli Stewart
and Todd Davis
Illustrations by Nik Shulz

Skate ramps, zip lines, go-carts, and more! In this super-fun book, Todd Davis—extreme sports athlete and host of HGTV’s Over Your Head—presents 25 awesome projects for dads to build with their kids. Busy dads can choose projects …

For the Grown-Ups …

The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks

The Book of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks

By Bethany Keeley

From the sarcastic to the suggestive, here are quotation marks as we love them best, doing horrible damage to the English language. Who wouldn’t have second thoughts about ordering the “hamburger” on the diner’s menu?

I Love Macarons

I Love Macarons

By Hisako Ogita

Cute-as-can-be, buttery macarons capture the whimsy and elegance of Paris, where they’re traditionally served with tea or wrapped up in ribbon to give as a gift. But the secrets of making perfect macarons have long eluded home bakers—until now!

Kitchen Sticky Notes

Kitchen Sticky Notes

This handy portfolio of sticky notepads lets busy home cooks keep track of recipes, write shopping lists, and flag cookbooks with notes and reminders.

Girl's World

Girl’s World

By Jennifer Paganelli
Photographs by Tim Geaney

Jennifer Paganelli designs one of the most popular fabric lines in the crafting marketplace. In Girl’s World, her debut book, she presents twenty-one adorable sewing projects to make for little girls—frilly dresses, ruffled …

I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids

I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids

By Trisha Ashworth
and Amy Nobile

“I don’t know how she does it!” is an oft-heard refrain about mothers today. Funnily enough, most moms agree—they have no idea how they get it done, or whether they even want the job.

The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles Anthology

By The Beatles

This extraordinary project has been made possible because Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have agreed to tell their combined story especially for this book.

Creative, Inc.

Creative, Inc.

By Meg Mateo Ilasco
and Joy Deangdeelert Cho

As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives—illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more—how to build a successful business doing what they love.

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment in the comments field below.
  • An extra entry will be given for each time you twitter about the giveaway and/or blog about it—this relates to TCBR’s shopping cart only. You will need to paste the link in a separate comment to make this entry valid. Click here to follow us on Twitter.
  • Maximum entries: Three (3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States address.
  • Giveaway begins November 12, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 13, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details.

Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

Comments
  • What a great set of resources. I would love to win these books.

    November 25, 2012
  • I would love to win these books.

    November 25, 2012
  • Fantastic assortment…I hope to win these books!

    September 28, 2016

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