Tuesday, November 23, 2010
With the approach of Thanksgiving, my anxiety about the "gift list" is starting to build. I like to get my shopping done well in advance of Christmas so that I can enjoy the holiday. At the Chronicle Books site, I could literally shop for everyone on my list - what an amazing selection of unique books!
Right now, Chronicle is hosting an amazing giveaway - Happy Haulidays - bloggers create a wish list of Chronicle Books valued up to $500 and are entered for a chance to win the entire list! The best part is that one commenter will also win the entire list if the blogger wins! Wow wow!
Here is the list I have assembled (organized by recipient):
For the children:
Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee One winter morning, Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee, head out bright and early to learn how to ski. But what begins as a pleasant day in the snow quickly goes downhill when a run-in with a curious moose sends them flying through the air and hanging above an abyss! How will Dee and Magee find their way out of this snowy situation?
Penguins, Penguins Everywhere! A parade of irresistible penguins—from climates warm and cold—swim, slide, and waddle across the pages of Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!
A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas 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 by the popular family music rock star Ralph Covert and playwright G. Riley Mills. Includes a bonus CD of songs from the musical, featuring a read-aloud track with the music and story woven together.
The Little Books Boxed Set 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.
What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best After reading what brothers do best, simply flip the book over and enjoy the story again—from a sister's perspective!
Mini Masters Boxed Set 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.
Dinosaurs! Matching Game Bob Barner's colorful paper-collage dinosaurs spring to life in this classic 72-card matching game.
For the Golfers:
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf
For the Traveler: (aka me)
City Walks Deck: New York
The Smart Traveler's Passport
For the New Year's Resolutions Maker:
1001 Ways To Live In The Moment
Gratitude: A Journal
For the Chef:
The Winemaker Cooks
Dean and DeLuca: The Food and Wine Cookbook
For a chance to win, please leave a comment below. Winners will be drawn by Chronicle.
In the meantime, Chronicle is running a 35% off sale (+ free shipping) until December 5th - stop by their site and finish off your list!
Posted by Booksnyc at 8:00 AM