Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Haul-idays!

Chronicle Books has a brilliant giveaway this holiday that puts a literary spin on shopping hauls that are all the rage with fashion bloggers.

Just post a list of Chronicle Books (up to $500 in value) that you’d love to haul in this holiday season and you’re entered to win your entire list! If you win, one of your readers that comments on your haul-iday post wins, too!  So make sure to comment!

Here’s my list –

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition

By David Borgenicht,, Nathaniel Marunas,, Robin Epstein
Paperback Leave it to the authors of the best-selling Worst-Case Scenario series to serve up a hilarious and totally "gross" handbook that will guide kids through all things slippery, slimy, and stinky

Mini Goals Notepad

Mini Goals Notepad

By Mary Kate McDevitt
This pad of 150 cute, clever, and charming fill-in to-do lists will turn even the most notorious procrastinators into highly organized masters of efficiency.

Art of McSweeney's

Art of McSweeney's

By the Editors of McSweeney
Hardcover A novel with each cover hand-illustrated by the author. Literary journals bound by magnets, or designed to look like junk mail. The sharp wit, gorgeous design, and playful why not invention of indepen ...

MoMA Modern Play House

MoMA Modern Play House

Create a delightfully modern house with this innovative set of modular nesting boxes! Aspiring architects and designers of all ages can create modern spaces, arrange furniture and accessories, and pac ...

Scribble It!

Scribble It!: 30 Postcards

By Taro Gomi
Paperback 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 p

Mom's One Line a Day

Mom's One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

Hardcover Who has time to scrapbook? Not Mommy! For the busy mom-on-the-go, this memory keeper offers a quick and easy way to capture the everyday moments of motherhood. With enough space to reco

A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas

A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas

By Ralph Covert, G. Riley Mills, Wilson Swain
Hardcover 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 Nutc

Craft Inc. Business Planner

Craft Inc. Business Planner: The Ultimate Organizer for Turning Your Crafts into Cash

By Meg Mateo Ilasco
Paperback This action-oriented take-along planner is packed with advice and worksheets that guide creative entrepreneurs in their hot pursuit of profit. From big picture goals (writing a mission statement, deve ...MORE
Home Sweet Home Decorative Prints

Home Sweet Home Decorative Prints

By Suzy Ultman
Ready to frame and hang, this collection of large-format nursery art—inspired by the colors and seasonal sights of rustic New England—features bright apple orchards, homespun townscapes, sunlit harbor ...

Lotta Jansdotter Labels & Stickers
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Lotta Jansdotter Labels & Stickers

Featuring charming new designs from Lotta Jansdotter, this handy booklet holds more than 100 multipurpose peel-and-stick labels and stickers that suit every embellishing need.MORE
Magical Menagerie
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Magical Menagerie: 20 Punch-Out Animals for Play and Display

By Junzo Terada
Build a magical menagerie with these 20 different animal sculptures. Simply pop out the pieces and fit the matching slots together—no scissors or glue needed! These adorable creatures come in a keepsa ...MORE
One Line a Day: A Five Year Memory Book
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One Line a Day: A Five Year Memory Book

Hardcover This classic memorykeeper is the perfect way to track the ups and downs of life, day by day. The 365 daily entries appear five times on each page, allowing users to revisit previous thoughts and memor ...

Like I Give a Frock

Like I Give a Frock: Fashion Forecasts and Meaningless Misguidance

By Michi, Kat Macleod
Hardcover Wonder when a baguette became a bag and not just a hunk of bread? (Fendi, 1998.) Or when it became acceptable to wear a tracksuit to the supermarket? (It didn't.) Fishnets at work? How to conceal the

The Best Dance Moves in the World . . . Ever!

The Best Dance Moves in the World . . . Ever!: 100 New and Classic Moves and How to Bust Them

By Matt Pagett
Paperback Capturing centuries of rhythmic wisdom just in time for Saturday night, this must-have compendium of classic dance moves and exciting new gyrations is cause for footloose celebration. Here are the ill ...MORE
A Dictionary of Dance

A Dictionary of Dance: Blue Apple Books

By Liz Murphy
Hardcover Dance is not just an art, it's a whole different language! In A Dictionary of Dance, readers will learn about arabesques, break dancing, choreographers, and the zones of the body—everything tha

Ultimate Book of Card Games

Ultimate Book of Card Games: The Comprehensive Guide to More Than 350 Games

By Scott McNeely
Hardcover 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 (

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Classic Illustrated Edition

By Lewis Carroll, Cooper Edens
Paperback One hundred and forty-five years since its publication, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the most beloved children's stories of all time. Here, with Lewis Carroll's incomparable texMORE
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By Lewis Carroll, Arthur Rackham, Peter Glassman
Hardcover The classic tale of that ever-curious little girl who tumbled down a rabbit hole into Wonderland has enchanted readers for nearly 140 years. Today, Alice and the eccentric creatures that she meets-the ...MORE
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Classic Illustrated Edition

By Lewis Carroll, Cooper Edens
Hardcover Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the most celebrated children's books of all time. Since its publication in 1865 most editions of the beloved tale have featured the work of a single a

Dante's Divine Comedy

Dante's Divine Comedy: Boxed Set

By Sandow Birk, Marcus Sanders
Paperback Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a work of profound satiric fury" and by Bookpage as "funny and deeply affecting," Birk and Sanders' masterwork is now available for the first ti

The Enchanted Dolls' House

The Enchanted Dolls' House: Handprint Books

By Robyn Johnson
Hardcover For the child who loves dolls, for the adult who cherishes dolls, the most sumptious celebration ever in an exquisite, multidimensional presentation, featuring pop-up period dollhouses, secret letters ...

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katklaw777 said...

Great list...great giveaway.
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Good luck!

Vincent Desjardins said...

Wonderful list, I'd love to have most of those in my library as well! Good luck!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

nice picks, must have been hard.


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gaby317 said...

Great list - such an interesting mix! Chronicle has such gorgeous books. This is an amazing giveaway.

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shastasother said...

good luck!

Terra H. said...

Looks like a great list of books. They'd make a nice addition to my book collection. Thanks.

Gretta said...

I love your variety of books ~ great selections

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TRAN! ( said...

Great list! Good luck!

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Molly said...

I love your list! Awesome choices! Good luck!

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Anonymous said...

awesome list!

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

A wonderful list. Your selections are very different from the ones I selected See My List Here but then looking at all the different selections is half the fun.

Erin said...

Fun list! Thanks for sharing.

Lexie said...

::crosses fingers:: Here's hoping we win!!

Lexie C.

Disjecta Membra said...

Great list! Best of luck.

If you'd like to comment on mine:

pmathers at jps dot net

Chris said...

A fellow Alice fan! Good luck!!

Airamty said...

Great list!!!! Good luck!

moonsword said...

great list! best of luck!

Haylee said...

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


Joanne said...

What a great list of books!


jcamp2020 said...

What a nice list. Good luck to both of us! And thank you
Chronicle Books.

jcamp2020 at aol dot com

Lily said...

Fabulous choices, especially the McSweeney's book!
Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

Kelly Robinson said...

oh, you picked some FUN stuff. I enjoyed picking out mine, but I'm having almost as much fun seeing everyone else's picks!

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