Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Haul-iday Wish for Chronicle Books


Chronicle Books is giving bloggers a chance to win up to $500 in books and one of their readers will win as well!  I'm super excited about this!  The first step is to come up with a list of books valued up to $500.  I could be entirely selfish and just shop for myself but I know that Z would never forgive me if I left out some of the amazing Chronicle Kids books.




Beach: A Book of Treasure by Josie Iselin ($24.95)


Great White: The Majesty of Sharks by Chris Fallows ($50)


Bird by Andrew Zuckerman ($60)




The Anatomy of the Sea: Over 600 Creatures of the Deep by Dr. David Ponsonby and Professor Georges Dussart ($16.95)




Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson ($40)










Ramayana: Divine Loophole by Sanjay Patel ($29.95)




His Shoes Were Far Too Tight by Edward Lear ($16.99, March 2011)






Sukie Iron-On Craft Pad ($14.95)

I think this is $498.56 worth of books. Wow!  Now I can't bear to not win this list.  :)

The next step is for you to leave a comment here to be entered to win a matching set of all of the books on our list.  Don't be shy!  Be sure and leave a valid email address if you don't have one in your profile.  This contest is open to U.S. residents only.  Contest ends on December 10.  Winners will be announced on December 13.

I'm dreaming of a ... big stack of books!
K and Z

134 comments:

  1. I knew this sounded too good to be open to non-US citizens. Nevertheless, I hope you win. (But I am going to be honest enough to say that I am wishing that for all my blogging friends who enter).

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  2. mmm...homemade ice cream. nice!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  3. I saw this contest on another blog and they had a totally different set of books ... such a diverse publisher!!!

    Loving the kid's books, and we have a set of those City Walks cards but for NYC! Love 'em!

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  4. I love all the city walk options! Great selection - good luck!

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  5. sweet list!! good luck!! check out mine if you get a chance! :)
    j.

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  6. Yay! Exciting contest - good luck!

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  7. I love looking at everybody's different lists! So good!

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  8. I aggree with Jenners, Chronicle has an incredible arra of books. There is something wrong with a person if they can't find a book they's like from Chronicle! BEst of luck to you and Z!

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  9. Love your selection of books - this would make an awesome haul-iday collection!

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  10. Very cool choices! You can see more here: http://reniazen.blogspot.com

    Best of luck to all!

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  11. Great list! I love all the recipe titles!

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  12. Those books are all so very gorgeous! And, such a wide variety of topics. Nice picks!

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

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  13. The Sukie Iron Ons book would be great for holiday break to keep the kids busy.

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  14. love them..i think flour,milky cookies best cookbook :)

    gokchecoskun@gmail.com

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  15. Fun book choices! utahmomslifeATgmailDOTcom

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  16. The Suki Iron ons look too cute!! :]

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  17. The Ramayana, a love of nature, cookies, and ice cream -- what more could a human want!!!

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  18. What a wonderfully generous giveaway from Chronicle and you! Thank you both.

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  19. New books are always a good thing!

    kimberlyaspark@ymail.com

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  20. Your list is totally wonderful!! The Birds book is gorgeous, everything would be so nice to curl up with on a rainy day. Good luck!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  21. What fun and good luck! Love the Sukie Iron-Ons!

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  22. please enter me!
    margo_tanenbaum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Great selection of books. The ice cream and the cookies books look Yummy!
    BookNoise at gmail dot com

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  24. Wow! Love your choices. This is such a fantastic giveaway Good luck!

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  25. I love Audrey Hepburn and I love the art books you've selected!

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  26. I so want that Audrey Hepburn book! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

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  27. Just love Taro Gomi.


    betsy_349 at hotmail dot com

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  28. Wow they carry alot of different books its awesome!!!

    -Brandy
    brandyzbooks@yahoo.com

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  29. Great list- give yourself another chance to win here:
    http://reniazen.blogspot.com/2010/11/please-help-me-with-haul-idays.html

    Best of luck to all!

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  30. love the books you have chosen!
    ape2016@aol.com

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  31. You've made up a great list. I love the variety.

    Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!
    Jules

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  32. My sister would love the Audrey Hepburn book - she looks so much like her. Good luck!

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  33. Great list - I have some of the same books on my list (Ramayana, Vincent's Colors, and Flour).

    I love Chronicle - this is such a generous giveaway. If you'd like to see my list (many cookbooks and children's books), drop by

    http://www.startingfreshnyc.com/2010/11/chronicle-book-giveaway-500-worth-of.html

    Thanks for the entry.

    gaby317nyc at gmail.com

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  34. I love the Flour book!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  35. The shark book is so eye-catching and you have a great selection. Thanks for the chance to win with you.

    bamagv at aol dot com

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  36. Literally so many sweet items on your list. I love the mix that you have curated!

    Come on over and check out my short list: http://blog.nolawest.com/2010/11/happy-haul-idays.html

    Good luck!

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  37. I like your list, would love to have these too.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  38. Love your list of books!

    There are so many greta ones to choose!

    Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

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  39. Excellent list! I see some great gift potential here too!
    Good luck!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Those cookbooks look SOOO good!! Mmmmm! I hope we win! Thanks so much!

    christauf4(at)gmail.com

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  41. I bought Vincent's Colors for my daughter. She really enjoyed it.

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  42. Awesome! Those are some fabulous looking books! Good luck and happy holidays to all!

    gsarnak410@gmail.com

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  43. These books look great and I'd love to partake!

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  44. I love the big, beautiful nature books! I have such fun reading those. My current favorite highlights European castles. Amazing!

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  45. Wow - this is a most amazing and diverse list - I love it! I'm a crafter and ealry childhood educator, my 13 year-old son loves to cook (and so do I), and both my preschoolers and my son are budding scientists and lovers of the natural world. I would *love* to haul home a copy of your treasury - thanks for the chance!

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  46. good god their cookbooks are beautiful. on second thought, all their books are gorgeous!

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  47. You've got a great variety listed here.. good luck!

    ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  48. I would love to win some books too, so good luck to you.

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  49. Wow, I'm always dreaming of a big stack of books (not to mention tripping over the big stack of books next to my bed), so this would be great to win!

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. I would love to win this. Count me in!

    Risingsouth at verizon dot net

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  51. Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Girl looks like a great book!

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  52. kinda confused do i just leave a comment for a chance to win?

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  53. What an excellent list! Thanks for sharing! Great gift ideas.

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  54. Oh how I would love to win this list of books - for Bird and Anatomy of the Sea alone...but you've included so much more!

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  55. Wow, love the book selections! Hope you are the winner.

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  56. A wonderful list. Very different--for the most part--from the ones I selected See My List Here However, we both chose to feature the book about the lovely Audrey Hepburn. I would absolutely love to win either one.
    Teresa [AT] LadySilk [DOT] Net
    Smiles,
    Teresa

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  57. I am a new follower and I would Love to win the Giveaway and I am going to add my Blog to it so Please stop by.

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  58. Great list! I also have Flour on mine as well. It sounds sooooo yummy! lol Please feel free to check out my list:
    http://www.cafeofdreamsbookreviews.com/2010/11/who-wants-to-win-500-worth-of-books.html

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  59. Can't ever have enough books!! What an awesome giveaway!! Best of luck to you & me!!

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  60. excellent list!! I've been wanting that Sukie iron-ons for a long time. Some of your foodie books are also on my list. come over and register for mine too.

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  62. Fabulous list. Why isn't anyone else commenting on the shark book?!

    Go team.

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  63. Fabulous choices, Kristen! I put Ramayana on my list too. :)

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  64. Love your list! we match in the recipe books, and A.Hepburn, Van Gogh....the list goes on and on :) fingers crossed for the win

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

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

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  66. Love all of your selections. I would love the Sukie iron on book. Awesome giveaway, would love to win! Thanks for taking the time to share with us...

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  67. I covet 'Flour'... and all the others!! Sweet giveaway!

    jenni.lenhart at gmail dot com

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  68. I love the City Walk - London selection, and The Other Goose. Fun variety in your selections!

    mielkec@hotmail.com

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  69. i picked several of the same books for my list - the 'flour' one and the 'great white' one - hope we win!!

    julie_reuter92 at yahoo dot com

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  70. i really, really want that "birds" book! i keep adding it to my shopping cart and taking it out...

    but hey, just a thumbs up, i have "ramayana" and it is AMAZING!

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  71. I can personally recommend several of the selections on your list. Nice job. Hope you win and get to enjoy them too.

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  72. Delightful selection of books!
    I especially like His Shoes Were Far Too Tight by Edward Lear to share with my children...
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  73. Oh, please, oh please I hope I win! These titles are great (and great for gifts, too!)
    THanks for the chance.
    I esp like the ice cream book, the bread book, and my son would be ALL OVER The shark book.

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  74. One of the best lists I've seen so far. I am an elementary art teacher and would love to add this list to my library.

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  75. Wow! This is an awesome list. If I had one, Ramayana would be on my Christmas list.

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  76. now that's a happy haul o' books!

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  77. Excellent selections you chose! Good luck.

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  78. Love the list and thank you for the chance to win with you.

    Happy Holiday to all

    Cynthia

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  79. You've got some great coffee table books! I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  80. These books are right up my alley. I’m in!

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  81. My favorite list so far! Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

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  82. As Brits say, "brillian" list and many would make divine gifts....
    Mercedes

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  83. Just looking through the cover art of your lists is a pleasant experience. So many that I would like to read!
    Thank yOU!

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  84. Lovely! I hope you win (and that I could win as your comment person)!

    libgirl9 [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  85. His Shoes Were Far Too Tight looks interesting!

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  86. Looks like a neat group of books. Hope you win.

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  87. Great list! I want that Flour cookbook and the Tartine one too! Good luck!

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  88. Good luck!!! You have an amazing stack of books here!! I was drooling over some of those cookbooks!! And, so many stood out for my son too!! :)

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  89. I would like the Audrey Hepburn book. Good luck!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  90. What an awesome list! I'm an elementary school librarian and would LOVE to add the kids books you included to our collection.

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  91. 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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  92. What amazing picks! Love them all!! Especially those cookbooks!!

    sultansmom at gmail dot com

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  93. What a unique and great giveaway! I’m not sure if I’d give the books as gifts or re-gift them after I read

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  94. that vincent color's book looks awesome!

    tosha.b (at) aggiemail.usu.edu

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  95. ha ha i feel like i've stumbled upon half of my book wish list. I've added half of those cooking and baking ones to my list. Can't wait to try them. Hope you win!! Check my list out if you get a chance

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  96. 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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  97. Love the list. I also posted my books. See them here:

    http://www.brandyharman.com/2010/12/chronicle-books.html

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  98. Great List! I have Other Goose on mine too. Good Luck!

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  99. OOoooh! Good luck! Those are great picks. Here are mine

    http://tellmeyarns.blogspot.com/2010/12/chronicle-books-to-haul.html

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  100. Would be awesome to win Chronicle Books.

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  101. I love all of the great books on your list! I love Hepburn too!!!
    lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  102. thats a kinda eclectic list but I like it!

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  103. The Zuckerman Bird book continues in his series of realistic photography. Coveted.

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  104. awesome list of books - the scribbles one is a fave 'want' as are some of the others! Hope to win!

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  105. Flour, Tartine,electric insects and iron ons!!! wow

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  106. another great list, good luck
    NewBorrowedUsed@gmail.com

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  107. Oh my, these are some beautiful books - and now I'm hungry for Flour!

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  108. Ooh, all those awesome ocean-related books! I'd love to win this one.

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  109. What fun! Isn't this the coolest contest?

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  110. Ooh, that bird book looks so cool! And 'Other Goose' totally made my list too.

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

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

    "Other Goose" too cute!

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  112. What a great list of books!

    jowanjowan73(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. Great list of books; especially the children's books.
    nicolesender@yahoo.com

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  114. Great choices--my children and I would enjoys those books very much.

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  115. Great list....it is beautifully displayed, too.
    All I want for the holidays is for everyone to read ROOM by Emma Donahue!

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