11/13/10

$500 of books I'd happily buy at Chronicle...

Chronicle Books has just made the following offer to bloggers: "Post a list of the books you'd like to haul in in a $500 Chronicle books spending spree and you could win your list." Visiting lists, (you can find participating blogs here, beginning Monday), and commenting also gets you chances to win, even if you don't post your own list.

Such fun to have $500 to spend...and this is what I came up with! $493.61 of great looking books (two of which were on my gift giving list already...and one of which I hadn't heard of but will buy regardless).

Shadow

Shadow

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 ...




The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition

By David Borgenicht,
Nathaniel Marunas,
and Robin Epstein

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. Find out how to survive boogers, bloody ...




The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition Boxed Set

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 ...




How the Sphinx Got to the Museum

How the Sphinx Got to the Museum

By Jessie Hartland

Within New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the sphinx of the Pharaoh Hatshepsut holds court. But how did this ancient artifact get to the museum? Acclaimed author and illustrator Jessie Hartland beautifully presents this informative ...




Show and Tell

Show and Tell

By Dilys Evans

For over 30 years, Dilys Evans has been deeply involved in the fine art of children's book illustration. In 1980 she founded The Original Art, an annual exhibition in New York featuring the best children's book illustration of the year. ...




Bird Songs Bible

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 ...




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Birdscapes

By Miyoko Chu
with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Illustrations by Julia Hargreaves

Get ready for the most groundbreaking entry to date in the best-selling Birdsongs series (more than 400,000 copies sold!). Birdscapes delivers an immersive birding experience never before seen—or heard—in any book. ...




Sightings

Sightings

By Sam Keen
Illustrations by Mary Woodin

Sam Keen, the New York Times best-selling author of Fire in the Belly, has spent a lifetime reflecting on nature. In Sightings, a collection of essays, bird watching forms the basis for observations spiritual and ...




The Meaning of Trees

The Meaning of Trees

By Fred Hageneder

The tree is beloved as Mother Nature's visible symbol of power and grace. The Meaning of Trees is a beautiful celebration of their lore and spirit, botany and history. Genera from aspen to willow are captured in 70 dramatic ...




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. Together with Yoko Ono Lennon, they have also made available the ...




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Backroads of New England

By Kim Grant

Head down the road less traveled with this fabulous collection of outings that showcase New England's hidden backroads. Each card includes detailed driving instructions and insider tips on the best places to eat, shop, and explore ...




Apples I Have Eaten

Apples I Have Eaten

By Jonathan Gerken

Of the thousands of known apple varieties, only about twenty can be found in grocery stores. Apples I Have Eaten is a tribute to a bushel of the harder-to-find heirloom apple cultivars—including the Goldrush, Burgundy, ...




Monster Comics

Monster Comics

By Mike Herrod

Drawing monsters is fiendishly fun in Mike Herrod's newest addition to his bestselling Comics to Go! series. The "invisible ink" pen and light reveal both the hidden images printed within the pages and the drawings and doodles kids ...




Create Your Own Planet

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 ...




Scary Stories

Scary Stories

Illustrated by Barry Moser
Introduction by Peter Glassman

Goose bumps along your arms, the hairs rising on the back of your neck, these are the sure signs you're immersed in a great scary story. Featuring classic stories by such timeless authors as Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, Bram Stoker, Washington ...


The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Math, Ages 11-13

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—from ...


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


Doodle 123!

By Taro Gomi

Taro Gomi is back with a new addition to the wildly popular Scribbles, Doodles, and Squiggles series. Playful drawings plus fun-to-follow instructions will have kids of all ages doodling, drawing, and ... MORE

33 comments:

  1. Oh, what an enticing contest. When I worked in the book world, the Chronicle Books catalog was always my favorite one to peruse. I hope you win the contest and that I'm your winning commenter! gvboiko(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I'm leaving a comment here! I'd love to have these books also! Good luck, fellow blogger!

    margo_tanenbaum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. There are so many good books from this publisher. The Beatles ones would be especially popular at my library.

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  4. Wow what a great list! I love those birding books.

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  5. May the best library win! Actually, it was fun just to make a list and dream a little. There's a significant amount of overlap between yours and mine though Charlotte - no surprise there!

    :paula

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  6. I forgot to put The Beatles on my list! Thanks for visiting my site.

    Roseumbrella.blogspot.com

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  7. Your list is oh so awesome! My daughter and I would be busy with the comic making book. Good luck!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  8. Nice list! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

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  9. My children and I would love these books. Great list!!!

    -Brandy
    brandyzbooks@yahoo.com

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  10. I'm very much lusting after Show and Tell. What a clever idea by Chronicle Books. :)

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  11. I'm having so much fun with this! I hope one of us wins :)

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  12. Nice list...I see a few that would make great gifts. Good luck!

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  13. Great list of books. Chronicle has some amazing choices.

    Thanks,
    Jules

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  14. Great list - I've got Shadow on my list too.

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

    gaby317nyc at gmail.com

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  15. The Birdsong Bible looks really neat and you have a great selection. Thanks for the entry.

    bamagv at aol dot com

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  16. Excellent list! The Bird Song Bible was on my list too. Good luck!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I love your list! I hope you win!!! Stop by my blog to check out my list too!

    jamie.l.torres at gmail dot com

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  18. ooh good choices. :)

    lauren51990 at aol dot c om

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  19. Oh, you found some awesome books. I have to say the birding books caught my eye too.

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  20. A wonderful list. Very very similar to the ones I selected See My List Here A really delightful list. I would absolutely love to win either one.
    Teresa [AT] LadySilk [DOT] Net
    Smiles,
    Teresa

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  21. what a great list! here's hoping we win!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

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  22. Oh to win, perchance to read - one of the coolest contests ever!

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  23. Great list! Best of luck.

    If you'd like to comment on mine: http://ticklemebrahms.blogspot.com/2010/11/chronicle-books-contest.html

    pmathers at jps dot net

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  24. WOW I love this contest. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

    I love your list.I love the birdsongs book.

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

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. Great List. Thanks!
    thurbs8 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Cool giveaway! Interesting book wish list. Good luck!

    smdrazic(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

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  29. What a great list of books!

    jowanjowan73(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Fabulous choices, especially the Beatles book!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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