Last year, Chronicle Books–one of my favorite publishers–started the Happy Haulidays Giveaway. This year, they have made it even bigger and better, giving bloggers, commenters, and charities a chance to win $500 worth of their books! There are also ways to increase your chances of winning.
To read all the details, please visit: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/happyhaulidays?utm_source=Marketing&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=HappyHaulidays_110811 You must enter by December 2nd in order to be eligible.
Here is the stash of books on my list:
Christmas Scratchers by Eric Golden for $9.95
Eddie Van Halen by Neil Zlozower with a foreward by Slash (great present for the hubby) $29.95
Follow the Star by Andy Mansfield (present for our little nephew, nicknamed The Little Olive) $19.99
Holiday Crafting and Baking with Kids by Jessica Strand, photos by Aimee Herring $19.95 (The girls and I love to craft and bake together.)
Ivy and Bean Paper Doll Set by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall (The Lil Princess is a huge Ivy & Bean fan.) $14.99
The Story of Christmas by Pamela Dalton (text based on the King James Version) $17.99
Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats, and Drinks by Stephanie Izard with Heather Shouse, photos by Dan Goldberg $29.95 (Okay, this one’s for me. :))
Botanicals Notebook Collection by Rifle Paper Co. (Great gifts for any lady on your list.) $12.95
Botanicals Stationery Collection by Rifle Paper Co. (Did I mention this would make a great gift? :)) $14.95
Ivy and Bean What’s the Big Idea? by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall $5.99
One Love by Cedella Marley, based on the music of Bob Marley $16.99
Boo The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog by J.H. Lee, photos by Gretchen LeMaistre (The Lil Diva would go crazy for this one.) $12.95
Brainjuice: American History, Fresh Squeezed! by Carol Diggory Shields, Illustrated by Richard Thompson $7.95
Brainjuice: Science, Fresh Squeezed! by Carol Diggory Shields, Illustrated by Richard Thompson $14.95
52 Amazing Science Experiments by Lynn Gordon,Illustrations by Karen Johnson (Don’t think I like science. I really don’t. The kids dig it, though, so I should be happy.) $6.95
From last year’s list I would still like:
Lincoln in 3-D: Amazing and Rare Steroscopic Photographs of His Life and Times by Bob Zeller,and John J. Richter,Prologue by Harold Holzer $35.00 (I’m a Civil War buff.)
The Little Book of Saints $19.95
Deadgame by Kirk Russell $13.95
Shell Games by Kirk Russell $23.95
Christmas with Rita and Whatsit by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod,Illustrated by Olivier Tallec $14.99
The Circus Horse: Horse Crazy Book 2 by Alison Lester, Illustrated by Roland Harvey(I read the first book and loved it.) $4.99
The Sea Rescue: Horse Crazy Book 3 by Alison Lester, Illustrated by Roland Harvey (Did I tell you I already love this series?) $4.99
The Royal Show: Horse Crazy Book 4 by Alison Lester, Illustrated by Roland Harvey $4.99
Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall $5.99
The Ivy and Bean Secret Treasure Box: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, and a Cool Secret Surprise by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall $19.99
Nana Cracks the Case! by Kathleen Lane, Concept by Cabell Harris, Illustrations by Sarah Horne (We read Nana Takes the Reins this year. Very funny!) $14.99
The World’s Greatest: Poems by J. Patrick Lewis,Illustrated by Keith Graves (The Lil Diva loves poetry.) $16.99
The Whitby Witches by Robin Jarvis (Both girls would love this one.) $17.95
Pocket Cash by Jim Marshall,Introduction by John Carter Cash,,with essays by Kris Kristofferson,and Billy Bob Thornton $19.95
D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratchy Vanessa Barrington, Photos by Sara Remington $24.95
If I can still add–which is debatable considering the early snowstorm, lack of heat and power, sewer water in my basement, and fallen trees–that comes to $480.07.
As for my charity, I choose the Wilbraham Public Library. As a writer, I have to perform research for my books and market research to find agents and publishers to which to submit my projects. The WPL has been an invaluable resource over the past few months. I would especially like to mention Children’s Librarian Elaine Wrubel, and Asst. Child Librarian/Early Childhood Specialist Heidi Kane, both of whom went digging into the basement storage to find books for me. They’ve been truly wonderful.
REMEMBER: ONE LUCKY PERSON WHO COMMENTS ON THIS POST COULD BE A WINNER TOO, SO DON’T BE SHY!