Hi Everyone! I am participating in the Happy Haul-idays contest by Chronicle Books. Up for grabs: $500 worth of books!
How to participate:
Bloggers: Write a blog post with a list of books from Chronicle valued at up to $500. Also, choose a charity that you would like to receive $500 worth of books from Chronicle.
Readers: If I win, I get to choose one lucky reader who comments on this post to win all of the books on my list! So leave me your comments for your chance to win!
Here is my list of books:
1. Cake Pops by Bakerella
2. Cake Pops Kit by Bakerella
3. Perfect Pops by Charity Ferreira
4. Quick and Easy Mexican Cooking by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee
5. Boo by J.H. Lee
6. Best Friends Forever by Rachael Hale McKenna
7. Creature by Andrew Zuckerman
8. The Space Between Trees
9. Keys Journal by enormouschampion
10. Bike Journal
11. Evolve Eco-Journal by Nikki McClure
12. Stuff on My Cat Journal by Mario Garza
13. Fat Journal by Oh Boy
14. Curious Cats by Mitsuaki Iwago
15. The Kittens of Boxville by Ryosuke Handa, Yoneo Morita, and Tracy Sunrize Johnson
16. Kittenwar Card Game by Fraser Lewry and Tom Ryan
17. Kittenwar by Fraser Lewry and Tom Ryan
18. Funny Bunnies Notecards by Laurie Frankel
19. ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats by James R. Richards
20. ASPCA Complete Guide to Dogs by Sheldon Gerstenfeld
21. The Art and Making of Stars Wars: The Old Republic by Frank Parisi and Daniel Erickson
22. The Art of Toy Story
23. Paul Frank: Rock Out with Julius! Journal
24. The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Dinosaur Science by Christine Economos
25. Vunce Upon a Time by J.otto Seibold and Siobhan Vivian
26. Cath Kidston Masking Tape: Yellow Stars by Cath Kidston
27. Cath Kidston Cupcake Liners by Cath Kidston
28. The Sock Knitting Kit by Alyce Benevides and Jaqueline Milles
For my charity I have chosen The Book Bus. This is a great charity that is helping young children explore the wonderful world of reading. Here is a little bit of info about this organization:
The Book Bus Foundation (Charity number 1117357) aims to improve literacy rates in Africa and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them. The Book Bus currently provides a mobile library service for children from disadvantaged communities and families in Zambia, Malawi and Ecuador. Our Book Buses tour schools, hospitals and orphanages to promote reading and storytelling to children who would otherwise have little or no access to books. There's no doubt that stories can make a difference to children's lives and with story tellers onboard, the Book Bus can help maintain the link between local society and its own stories as well as providing inspiration with new stories from afar.
The idea of using a bus to bring books to children is not a new one but our Book Buses are more than simple mobile libraries. Our onboard volunteer crews engage with children and their teachers, promoting reading in a way that is creative, inspiring and above all, fun. By mixing books with enjoyment, our volunteers can encourage an early interest in reading. Through repeat visits, regular book donations and help with developing library spaces, they are working hard to sustain that interest.