Chronicle Books Happy Haulidays! If I win, one of my commentors wins too! - GIVEAWAY

11/30/2011 02:18:00 PM

 Chronicle Books Friends & Family Sale

One of my favorite online bookstores, Chronicle Books, is at it again!  For this second year of Happy Haulidays,  not only do we bloggers get to create our own "wishlist" of books up to $500 in value to win ... not only does the winning blogger get to pick one of the people who comment as a winner of their same great haul ... BUT the winning blogger gets to pick a charity/non-profit/library/literacy program to pick up to $500 of books for themselves as well!

From now through December 8, Chronicle Books is also offering 35% off purchases AND free shipping if you use the code FRIENDS at checkout.  (Yes, I WILL be HAVE taking taken advantage of this one!)

My charity of choice would be the Oglala Lakota College at Pine Ridge Reservation.  I find it shameful that such poverty exists in our country. I know that literacy and a love of reading offer a respite from the cares of a difficult life as well as inspiring a love of knowledge and learning for its own sake that can help anyone determined to rise above their circumstances.  I'm also aware that the library is more underfunded than most, with one of the greatest needs.  For a way that you can help individually, please see my September 22, 2011 This and That post

After spending a pleasurable hour or so on Chronicle Books' website, here is the list I came up with (some for me, some for Bebe Boy James, a couple for Not-So-Bebe-Girl Autumn, and some for the grandbebes):

Chronicle Books Tote Bag
Moleskine NotebookTartine Bread
Flower Portraits Birthday BookAll My Friends Are DeadPaper Blossoms
Enchanted Paper Dolls HattieEnchanted Paper Dolls LucindaSpring is Here/My Friends/Bus Stop
The Worst Case Scenario Junior Boxed SetBlinky Bugs3-D World Atlas and Tour
The Space Between TreesPaul Frank Rock Out with Julius JournalThe Whitby Witches
A Beautiful Bowl of SoupDelicious DipsFondue
PuffIvy and Bean Paper Doll Boxed Set52 Great Art Projects
Thirteen O'ClockEmily's BalloonVincent's Colors
BiscottiThe Wishing BoxAesop's Fables
DwellStudio Peacock JournalOlive, the Other ReindeerIck the Game

All of these lovelies for around $497 worth of books!  If you like this list, and you'd like a chance to get all of these books into your own home, simply leave a meaningful comment on this post by December 2nd!

Disclosure:  I am an affiliate of Chronicle Books, and any purchases made through these links may result in a small stipend.

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  1. Great list, and a very deserving charity (one I'm sure far too many people overlook). I think people with fully stocked libraries at their disposal take books for granted all too often.

  2. I think it's great that you've named this excellent charity as the beneficiary if (when? ;-) you win the Chronicle prize) and I've gotten some great book ideas from your terrific list!

    patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

  3. You have great taste in books! "All my friends are dead" has been on my wishlist for a while.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  4. Great book list! - I hope you and the College win!
    rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

  5. We do have similarly-themed lists! :o)

    Here's to great reads, great charities, and happy Decembers!


  6. I had no idea there were Ivy and Bean paper dolls! Wishlisting them for my daughter, feel free to enter the giveaway on my blog as well!

  7. Oh, there are some books on your list that my grandkiddies would love. What fun they would have!

    So I wish the both of us good luck on this thing.
    Thank you Chronicle books ;D
    jeaneC from CA
    jcamp2020 at aol

  8. Thanks for visiting my Hauliday giveaway. I like your list, too. Good luck!

  9. Your choice of books is excellent! Good luck!

  10. What fun this is to see everyone's lists. You have some great finds here and a very appropriate charity.

    Good luck!

  11. You've picked a great charity too!There's a couple of books on your list that I wanted to put on mine (but I ran out of $) like "All my friends are daea" and "Thirteen o'clock). Good Luck!!

  12. Nice variety of books. Chronicle has a such a great selection.

  13. I would love your books, too! My library is not nearly what I would like it to be. Thanks for commenting on my post and good luck!

  14. The cookbooks left me drooling, and I loved the paper dolls books; so pretty!

    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  15. What a nice selection of books
    Hope you win. Puff looks good.
    follow by gfc dayleb
    dayleb @telus dot net

  16. I really like the soup, dip and fondue cookbooks. Good luck!


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