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 …
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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!).
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
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
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
This handy portfolio of sticky notepads lets busy home cooks keep track of recipes, write shopping lists, and flag cookbooks with notes and reminders.
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
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
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.
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.
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- Maximum entries: Three (3)
- 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.