Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle books (2nd Annual)

Yey!It's finally here hooray! ^_^

To celebrate the holidays, Chronicle Books, an independent publisher of distinctive books and gifts with fine art titles in design, art, architecture, and photography, is offering one lucky blogger and one of their readers the opportunity to win a selection of Chronicle books valued at up to $500. In addition, they will donate $500 in books to a charity chosen by the winning blogger.

Here are some of the list of books that I've chosen though I'm not sure which charity I'll donate (in case I win) but I'm thinking about our local library over here it would be great to include these awesome books in their bookshelf selections ^_^

Treasured Classics
By Michael Hague

Hardcover Acclaimed illustrator Michael Hague brings his hallmark artistry to 15 classic stories that have delighted children for generations. From “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty” to “The Gingerbread Man” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” each story is lush with detail and loaded with magic. A wealth of fable and fantasy, truly to be treasured. Learn More

Kokeshi Kimonos

By Annelore Parot
Hardcover This irresistibly cute book introduces girls to the Kokeshis’ fabulous world of pretty kimonos, unique hairdos, cheerful friends, and more! Learn More

Ultimate Book of Card Games: The Comprehensive Guide to More Than 350 Games By Scott McNeely $19.95
Hardcover Classic and comprehensive, this guide to over 350 games is sure to appeal to all ages. From Bridge to Poker and Solitaireto Hearts, card games are a beloved source of entertainment and competition (and they are recession proof!). Thisauthoritative boo... Learn More

Fortune-Telling Book of Dreams By Andrea McCloud $9.95
Hardcover Inspired by a vintage book, this delightful guide deciphers dreams to predict the future. It compiles over 1,000 dream symbols and reveals what they portend for the dreamer. This gilded, faux-leather book is irresistible to pick up; its content is so comp... Learn More

A Child's Garden of Verses: A Classic Illustrated edition
By Robert Louis Stevenson $19.99
Hardcover Here is a classic, illustrated edition of one of the best loved poetry collections in the world. Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 pictures by the most distinguished children's book artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this... Learn More

Yoshitomo Nara : The Complete Works By Yoshitomo Nara $250.00

Hardcover This lavishly produced two-volume catalog raisonnĂ©, created with the full participation of Yoshitomo Nara, is the most extensive, authoritative, and beautiful expression of the artist’s work ever published. Featuring two 400-page volumes bound in fabric featuring Nara’s designs, the catalog covers all of the artist’s prolific output over the span of his career to date, including more than 4,500 paintings, drawings, editions, sculptures, photographs, and collaborations with other artists.Learn More

Bird Songs Bible
The Complete, Illustrated Reference for North American Birds $125.00

Bird Songs Bible covers the sights and sounds of every single breeding bird in North America, nearly 750 in all. This utterly distinctive package features a state-of-the-art digital audio player that brings to life the birds’ songs and calls with the touch of a button.
Botany History Healing Love $19.95
By Fred Hageneder

Featuring 50 different types of tree, this informative compendium describes each by way of botanical qualities; medicinal uses for their leaves, bark, and wood; cultural symbolism; magical associations; and so much more. Fascinating facts abound: the Druids believed that only the wood of the yew tree was fit to make wands; a Ukrainian tonic of birch leaves contains the same healing properties as aspirin.

For your chance to win these books, a $500 value, leave a comment. Be sure to include your email address in the comment Enter by midnight EST December 2nd. US residents only (Sorry international readers, sponsor’s rules). That’s it! Good luck to all of us and Happy Haul-idays! ^_^ To learn more click here and read the official rules over here.


  1. Hey, WOW!! what a fun Giveaway!!! Thx for such a great opportunity! I love the idea of such a great haul PLUS $500 in books for a charity! Yay!!!!!!

    I'm an old GFC! burgandyice at live dot com

  2. yes indeed well hopefully my blog/name would get pick so I could select one lucky reader/commenter ;)

  3. You have a few books on your list that almost made my cut. If I don't win my own haul, I'd be proud to win yours!

  4. Thanks Kelly I'm glad it's quite hard picking which is which they got such amazing book collections out XD

  5. Great list! I was poring over the children's titles, too, thinking how beautiful they all were... *sigh* I miss being a kid and looking through fairy books! Good luck!

  6. I just love this contest. I was so much fun making my list and reading over yours. Good luck.

  7. I picked Kokeshi Kimonos too! It looks sooo cute. ^_^

    Good luck!

    -- Rhianna

  8. I'd love to have the Ultimate Book of Card Games. Good luck!

  9. The Bird Songs Bible looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win with you.

    bamagv at aol dot com

  10. Great list! I'd love to win these, if I don't win my own. Good luck!

  11. You've got some very interesting picks. A library is a great place to choose as the recipient of books.

    My list can be found here:
    Tossing It Out

  12. This list works for me..nice selection.

    good luck to both of us ;D hehehe

    jcamp2020 at aol

  13. Bird Songs Bible look nice. A selection of one for kids is good

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  14. Great picks! Good luck :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  15. What a great list! I don't have any of these on my own list, but I'm drooling over the Yoshitomo Nara collection! Good luck!


  16. That Kokeshi Kimonos books seems like a really popular choice! :)
    Good luck and happy holidays!

  17. Nice list. Would love to win that Birdsong Bible!