Thanks to Vasilly for connecting me with this Santa-rific way to kick off the holidays! Apparently, Chronicle Books is offering this sled-full of books giveaway, and once I saw it, I just had to throw my name in. Here's the deal (actually, here's the official deal; mine is the condensed soup version):
Browse the Chronicle stash.....
Choose your favorite $500 worth (it goes a long way, people!).....
Post on your choices.....
Get a chance to win said $500 worth of books for you, a commenter (hint, hint, that's you!), and a charity of choice.
That's pretty fantastic, n'est pas?
Without further ado, here's my hoped-for haul:
Chronicle has some pretty awesome small-people selections, so I have focused almost exclusively on that category, but definitely check out their art or photography books or stationary, and oh, did I mention they put out Moleskine? I wonder if anyone will just wish for $500 worth of Moleskines? That would be note(book)worthy.
First, is my most wished-for book of the year: Press Here
This book is seriously amazing. See?
Next, for my ongoing quest for beautiful and informative books for the offspring:
My son's favorite dinosaur.
The covers of these books are lovely. I want several in each series.
These Art Activity Packs include information and several activities to spark the artist's imagination. Also, I just had to include the doodle planner - seems like something my daughter would love.
In preparation for our upcoming (2013) trip to Europe, I am always on the lookout for titles that will pull my kids across the ocean. This Charlotte series and the Citywalk books are perfect.
I don't have to have a good reason, do I?
These two will be perfect for our annual Halloween Bash:
And with my interest in the Caldecott medal winners and illustrators in general, this book was a no-brainer:
Beautiful books for my kitchen habit:
Last but not least,
it is Christmas after all:
So, what do you think? Looks amazing, right? Comment between now and December 2nd. If my post is the winner, you'll win the same stash, and my kids' school, The Montessori School of Chattanooga, will get $500 to bring home their own Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books. Bon chance!