Friday, November 18, 2011

Chronicle Books Happy Haul-idays Giveaway



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

$19.95






2. Cake Pops Kit by Bakerella

$19.95











3. Perfect Pops by Charity Ferreira

$16.95











4. Quick and Easy Mexican Cooking by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

$22.95







5. Boo by J.H. Lee

$12.95








6. Best Friends Forever by Rachael Hale McKenna

$14.95








 7. Creature by Andrew Zuckerman

$60.00










8. The Space Between Trees

$17.99












9. Keys Journal by enormouschampion

$9.95












10. Bike Journal

$9.95












11. Evolve Eco-Journal by Nikki McClure

$10.95












12. Stuff on My Cat Journal by Mario Garza

$10.95












13. Fat Journal by Oh Boy

$12.95










14. Curious Cats by Mitsuaki Iwago

$16.95










15. The Kittens of Boxville by Ryosuke Handa, Yoneo Morita, and Tracy Sunrize Johnson

$14.95







 16. Kittenwar Card Game by Fraser Lewry and Tom Ryan

$10.95





17. Kittenwar by Fraser Lewry and Tom Ryan

$9.95








18. Funny Bunnies Notecards by Laurie Frankel

$13.95













19. ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats by James R. Richards

$24.95











20. ASPCA Complete Guide to Dogs by Sheldon Gerstenfeld

$24.95









21. The Art and Making of Stars Wars: The Old Republic by Frank Parisi and Daniel Erickson

$40.00









22. The Art of Toy Story

$18.95












23. Paul Frank: Rock Out with Julius! Journal

$12.95











24. The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Dinosaur Science by Christine Economos

$9.99












25. Vunce Upon a Time by J.otto Seibold and Siobhan Vivian

$16.99









26. Cath Kidston Masking Tape: Yellow Stars by Cath Kidston

$8.95











27. Cath Kidston Cupcake Liners by Cath Kidston
$9.95











28. The Sock Knitting Kit by Alyce Benevides and Jaqueline Milles

$19.95







TOTAL: $494.82


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.

24 comments:

  1. Apparently either I need to win and then you need to win with me for my comment, or you need to win and then I need to win with you. ;) Great choices! Good luck to both of us! ;)

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  2. I would be perfectly okay with either of those options! Let's hope for the best!

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  3. I take it you like cats! Love the cake pops! I have followed Bakerella for a while!

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  4. I thought I put every single animal book from Chronicle on my list, but you found a bunch that I didn't even see. The Book Bus sounds like a wonderful organization. Good luck to us both and thanks for your comment.

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  5. Oh I do love the cake pops books and all of the animal book choices you made are just too cute! I have not heard of the Book Bus but what a fantastic charity! Best of luck to us all =}

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  6. Great choices! Good luck to both of us!

    Danielle
    Itisajoiseywayofthinking.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your list as well :) Good luck!
    langleylove@gmail.com

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  8. Don't you just love the covers of Chronicle Books?

    Great choice of charity too. :)

    Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. My girls would go nuts for this list considering all the cat books on it.

    Good luck!

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  10. Love the cat books :) We have some of the same books!

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  11. I love your taste and diversity in books! That's why you must be a great reviewer!

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  12. Based on the lists I've seen, I think the book options offered by Chronicle are immense.

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  13. haha awesome list. i have the cake pops books on my list, too. good luck to you. please feel free to comment on my post as well.

    http://rnslnitelite.blogspot.com/2011/11/happy-haul-idays-from-chronicle-books.html

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  14. My grandkiddies would have a ball with your stack of books. What fun they would have!

    good luck to both of us on this thing
    THank you Chronicle Books :D
    jeaneC from CA
    jcamp2020 at aol

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  15. Looks like a fun list, and I adore the Cath Kidson items!

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  16. What? There's a Cake Pops kit? How come I didn't see that when I was putting my list together? :)

    Wonderful, eclectic list (I have the Rock Out With Julius Journal and The Space Between Trees on my own list as well)

    Wonderful charity as well - I believe yours is the second mention I've seen of this one!

    Good luck!

    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Don't know if this is too late or not, but that Star Wars book pulled me in.

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  18. wow your book choices are great!! I think I would have chosen all the same ones. I sooo hope you win!!

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  19. love, love the bike journal.

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  20. Lovely choices! I'm having as much fun seeing what everyone else picked as I did making my own blog list!

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  21. Love your choices...and the journals are simply gorgeous, aren't they? Count me in! ^_^ Happy holidays...feel free to check out my list as well! Thanks for the chance and happy reading....

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  22. I love your choices and especially love your charity choice. Anything that helps children read more is a worthy choice and I love the concept behind The Book Bus. How wonderful!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win, I know my kiddos would love many of these books as much as I would! :o)

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