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Haul-idays Giveaway from Chronicle Books

November 12, 2010

Have you finished your holiday shopping? Have you even begun? Books make the best gifts, especially for families and children. If you love books and love to win, then be sure to celebrate the Haul-idays with Chronicle Books.

Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books

Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books

I’ve posted a list of Chronicle Books valued at up to $500 that I’d like to haul in and if I do then one of you readers who comments on this post will win the list from Chronicle Books too!

My picks are fun family kinds of books that all ages of boys and girls would love to hear, see, and read. So, go ahead, follow the links and check out my selections for a great list of children’s books for the kids on your holiday list this year!

Be sure and leave a comment for your chance to win my choices if I win the Chronicle haul!

Bird Songs Bible
Edited by Les Beletsky
 Featuring audio sounds from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
From the best-selling Bird Songs series comes the most comprehensive bird book ever published. Bird Songs Bible covers the sights and sounds of every single breeding bird in North America—nearly 750 in all. This utterly …    MORE

The Small Object: Today Is Super Journal
By Sarah Neuburger
Complete with an adorable sticker sheet to track the journaler’s moods and progress, this colorful journal will keep writers on track and smiling all day. …    MORE

Day & Night
By Teddy Newton
Day meets Night and Night meets Day in this delightful picture book based on the Pixar short, Day & Night, which premiered with Toy Story 3 in 2010. Kids will delight in the way these two characters explore their …    MORE

The Story of Little Red Riding Hood
By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm 
Illustrated by Christopher Bing
From the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Casey at the Bat comes a rich and exquisitely crafted edition of one of the best-known tales by the Brothers Grimm. Christopher Bing captures the light and darkness—as well as the …    MORE

Out of Sight
By Pittau & Gervais
In this big, beautiful, astonishing book, more than 50 animals are hiding. In elegant drawings and graphic, eye-catching layouts, Out of Sight will enthrall children with the amazing variety of the animal kingdom. …    MORE

In My Forest
By Sara Gillingham 
Illustrated by Lorena Siminovich
Turn the colorful die-cut pages of this irresistible board book to discover just what makes little deer’s forest so cozy. Is it the fluffy snow? No, it’s their loving families! Bright pictures, sweet reassuring messages, unique layered …    MORE

The First Christmas
By Anthony Knott
 Illustrated by Maggie Kneen
The perfect stocking stuffer! This unique version of the first Christmas story is just right for snuggling and sharing around the tree. Lavish illustrations, eye-catching foil, and a sweet pocket-size format make each reading extra …    MORE

Eight Winter Nights
By Laura Krauss Melmed
 Illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg
Moishe’s Miracle author Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrator Elisabeth Schlossberg celebrate Hanukkah in joyful action rhymes, festive poems, and exuberant scenes of family life. From traditional holiday foods to the story of the …    MORE


Port-a-Pug has all the perks and benefits of real dog ownership without the exhausting cleanup or the expensive upkeep. Easy to assemble, easy to transport, difficult not to adore. 

• Certificate of Adoption…   

The Sounds of Star Wars®
By J. W. Rinzler
 Foreword by Ben Burtt
Any Star Wars fan can mimic Darth Vader’s voice or Chewbacca’s roar with ease. But how many of them would be able to identify the lion’s roar used in the sound of the Millenium Falcon’s engine? In this aurally astonishing and visually …    MORE

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition Boxed Set
By David Borgenicht,
Justin Heimberg,
and Robin Epstein
Boxed set includes:
• The Original Junior Edition
• Extreme Junior Edition
• Weird Junior Edition …    MORE

The Sock Monkey & Friends Kit
By Samantha Fisher
 and Cary Lane
Transform stray socks into stuffed-animal friends with this utterly cute craft kit! Featuring step-by-step instructions for 9 unique sock creatures—including a cat, bear, pig, rabbit, elephant, and even a crocodile—plus basic …    MORE

Create Your Own Planet
From Planet Color by Todd Parr
Create a world unlike any other with this one-of-a-kind jumbo coloring book. Best-selling illustrator and author Todd Parr takes kids on a quirky, inspiring journey through a planet they create. With the help of stickers and wacky …    MORE

By Suzy Lee
A dark attic. A light bulb. An imaginative little girl. 

Internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee uses these simple elements to create a visual tour de force that perfectly captures the joy of creative play and celebrates …    MORE

Classic Horse Stories
Compiled by Christina Darling
From Black Beauty to Pegasus, few animals inspire as much devotion and delight as horses. This collection has something for the horse-lover in everyone, including favorite horses in fiction, true stories of real horses, and a guide to …    MORE

Other Goose
Retold and Illustrated by J.otto Seibold
It’s Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack Be Nimble, Miss Muffet, Little Boy Blue, and more, like you’ve never seen them before! Renowned artist J.otto Seibold re-nursuries and re-rhymes over the Mother Goose classics in this must-have …    MORE

The Story of Snow
By Mark Cassino
 with Jon Nelson, Ph.D.
How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered in this visually stunning exploration of the science of snow. Perfect for reading on winter days, the book features …    MORE

Creature ABC
By Andrew Zuckerman
An elegant addition to any library, this deluxe alphabet book features 120 pages of Andrew Zuckerman’s breathtaking wildlife photography. From alligator to zebra, each featured animal boasts two striking studio portraits against a …    MORE

Lullaby Baby
Illustrated by Audrey Ficociello
Every new parent, whether musical or not, needs a good repertoire of lullabies. Filled with 50 classic songs, this beautiful, lavishly illustrated songbook features an on-board sound module that lets parents learn each song as they sing …    MORE

Moleskine Folio Squared Book A4

This new Squared Book A4 offers a wide squared pages to be filled with projects and writings. 100 g/m2 acid free paper. 
Folio is a new, top quality collection, dedicated to creativity, free expression and design. 
The Folio Collection …    MORE

Leave a comment and let me know if these are the books to fill your holiday list!

One blogger and one commenter on the winning post will each WIN the list!
Winners will be announced on December 13th!

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48 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2010 8:18 am

    what a great list!

  2. November 12, 2010 12:21 pm

    Great list! I have my list posted too at Debbie’s World of Books. Looks like we have some of the same books.

  3. Janna permalink
    November 12, 2010 12:22 pm

    What fun! These books all sound great.

  4. Amanda permalink
    November 12, 2010 12:42 pm

    What fun books! These would make such terrific gifts to the little people in my life!

  5. November 12, 2010 12:45 pm

    Bird Songs Bible has been on my list for a while now. My godson would love the rest!

  6. November 12, 2010 3:59 pm

    Great list! I would love to win these books!

  7. November 12, 2010 4:51 pm

    What a fun list! The Bird Songs Bible sounds wonderful.

  8. Erin permalink
    November 12, 2010 7:43 pm

    Fantastic selections! Best of luck!

  9. November 12, 2010 7:51 pm

    awesome books!

  10. Rui permalink
    November 13, 2010 1:08 am

    Shadow looks like a quality book!. love the illustrations.

  11. casey permalink
    November 13, 2010 12:02 pm

    awsome they souund great

  12. November 13, 2010 12:40 pm

    i’d love Day and Night as well. that was a cute sketch

  13. Kim permalink
    November 15, 2010 8:37 am

    Love the list – some great books that my twin boys would really enjoy! (And so would I!)

  14. November 16, 2010 6:35 pm

    I love the Small Object journal, my absolute favorite! Good choices!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  15. November 16, 2010 7:05 pm

    Lots of people are choosing the Star Wars books. Very cool.

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

  16. Cathy Wallace permalink
    November 17, 2010 2:50 am

    Nice list.
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  17. Stephanie S permalink
    November 20, 2010 12:27 am

    Excellent list! So pleased with this giveaway.

  18. November 20, 2010 5:43 am

    Would love to win your selections! You picked some awesome selections!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  19. November 20, 2010 11:02 am

    The port-a-pug cracks me up. Good luck!

  20. November 21, 2010 1:37 am

    Our lists are very similar! Check mine out for another chance to win. 🙂

  21. November 21, 2010 8:33 am

    Great selection! I missed a lot of these on my list!

  22. November 21, 2010 9:52 pm

    Nice list! The Bird Song Bible is on my list too!

  23. November 21, 2010 9:57 pm

    Lovely list! Here’s to hoping that you and I both win it 🙂


  24. November 21, 2010 11:24 pm

    Great list! I have Shadow by Suzy Lee on my list too.

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

    gaby317nyc at

  25. November 22, 2010 10:42 am

    Great list of books,I’d have went totally all cookbooks,
    cupcakes,baking books. Good luck to both of us!
    barb g. directorylanesuperstore(at)

  26. November 22, 2010 7:16 pm

    Nice list! Wouldn’t it be amazing to win?

  27. Anne B. permalink
    November 23, 2010 12:17 am

    Interesting list of books! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

  28. ncnguyen514 permalink
    November 23, 2010 10:16 am

    This is a great list for kids!!

    ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

  29. November 23, 2010 2:12 pm

    nice picks, must have been hard.


  30. November 23, 2010 6:02 pm

    the port-a-pug is on my list too. such a creative piece, i think.
    vvb32 at

  31. November 25, 2010 10:49 pm

    port a pug looks super cute

  32. November 26, 2010 1:49 am

    That’s a great list! We share Day and Night, the Worst Case Scenario set, and The First Christmas on our lists! We have Other Goose and Shadow here, and Other Goose was a great hit! (Shadow is waiting to go into a Christmas book box!) Good luck! I hope we win!


  33. November 26, 2010 8:26 pm

    Great list, my kids would love it! I’d love that moleskin 🙂

  34. November 28, 2010 8:17 am

    A wonderful list. I wish I had noticed the bird songs one–my mom would love this one for Christmas. Very different–for the most part–from the ones I selected See My List Here but a really delightful list nevertheless. I would absolutely love to win either one.
    Teresa [AT] LadySilk [DOT] Net

  35. kisah permalink
    November 29, 2010 1:07 pm

    i’m completely loving your list! here’s hoping we both win!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  36. Liza permalink
    November 29, 2010 9:31 pm

    I just love that Port-a-Pug!!!

  37. November 30, 2010 9:37 pm

    Hi! You have a great list of books. I too picked out a lot of kids books but also added some for me. I’d love to have you come comment on my blog when you get a chance, my list is at:

    I also have a family friendly book review/giveaway linky Sat – Monday and you are welcome to add your (fiction/non-fiction) books at the same blog. It’s usually up either Friday night or Saturday AM.

    I thought the christmas book and the 8 nights (hanukkah) book looked interesting.
    Thanks! Tina “The Book Lady”

  38. stilettostorytime permalink
    December 4, 2010 5:32 pm

    We really chose a lot of the same children’s books. I know my son would adore them! Good luck to you and perhaps me as well! What a great contest from a fabulous publisher!

    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

  39. December 4, 2010 7:31 pm

    Great list! Good luck!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  40. Mirja permalink
    December 6, 2010 7:19 am

    Great list!

  41. December 6, 2010 8:27 pm

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


  42. December 7, 2010 1:30 am

    Good luck!

  43. nik permalink
    December 8, 2010 1:14 am

    great list! best of luck!

  44. December 8, 2010 6:11 pm

    I like your list!

  45. Jeane permalink
    December 10, 2010 3:11 pm

    Good selection of titles. Good luck to both of us. And Thank You to Chronicle Books.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

  46. tori lynn permalink
    December 11, 2010 10:56 am

    great list! good luck to both of us!

  47. Nicole S permalink
    December 12, 2010 11:13 pm

    Great list of childrens books!

  48. leah permalink
    December 13, 2010 12:41 am

    GREAT list!!!

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