Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Haulidays! Chronicle Books Giveaway

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

Undercover Golf

For Mom:


For the Traveler: (aka me)

City Walks Deck: New York

Travel Yoga

The Smart Traveler's Passport

For the New Year's Resolutions Maker:

1001 Ways To Live In The Moment

Gratitude: A Journal

Everyday Calm


For the Chef:
The Winemaker Cooks

Dinner Parties

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!


  1. What a great giveaway. Your list is glorious. I want Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee for myself! Although that Winemaker Cooks looks dreamy.

  2. What a fantastic list.

    BTW, LOVE your header!

  3. I came back by to drool over those Irish recipe books ;)

  4. Great variety!

  5. Here's hoping for a win!!You've got a GREAT list! Good luck!

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  6. Great list. Love your kids book choices.

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  7. Love those books - especially the ones for the traveller! Happy Thanksgiving too :)

  8. Terrific list of books! Some great gift ideas, too. There are so many great ones to choose from!
    What a wonderful contest Chronicle Books is hosting!

    My list post is up on my blog, too!
    Good luck!

    ~ Amy

  9. Great set of books! My list is HERE if you want to comment! Thanks.

  10. What an excellent list! I've got a list up on my blog too if you're interested. :) Happy Haul-idays!

  11. A wonderful list. Very different from my choices but half the fun is seeing other people's selections See My List Here

  12. I like your list! Check out mine HERE!

  13. Nice list! The Penguins, Penguins book looks really cute. Good luck!

  14. Great list! The children's books are so cute! Good luck! (my list is here if you want to take a gander)

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


  16. great kids books, good luck

  17. This is a great list - something for everyone in the familiy, literally. (PS. Haylee, you would cry if she won everything. Dear, that's annoying.)

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

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