Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Haul-idays!

Chronicle Books is hosting quite the fantastic contest for the holidays - they're giving away $500 worth of books to one lucky blogger and one lucky commenter. How absolutely wonderful!

So, of course I chose the books below for my library. A few of them I will most certainly purchase (like Chicken Big!) if I don't win, but the majority will just have to wait for another day and time when money grows on trees in library courtyards. :) It's a pleasant dream, isn't it? Wish me and my students luck!

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ETA: After visiting some other blogs entering the contest, I noticed that there's a handy Wishlist on Chronicle Books' website that you can use. Not that I spent a ridiculous amount of time composing my bookboxes or anything. Or even more time going back to create a Wishlist. Okay, maybe I did. Here's my Wishlist, including 2 more books because I was a little under $500. Don't make my mistake! Create a Wishlist! Or if you're too lazy and actually like the books I chose, just comment here and you're entered.


Mrs. DeRaps said...

Thanks for the tip about the wishlist. I love your book choices! So colorful and fun. Thanks for sharing!

mrderaps @ hotmail . com

kimberlyaustin said...

good selection!

katklaw777 said...

Great list...great giveaway.
katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
Good luck!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

nice, best of luck

lauren51990 at aol dot com

gaby317 said...

Great list! The children's books are gorgeous. This is an amazing giveaway.

gaby317nyc at

Gretta said...

Thanks for the wishlist link and for the chance to win with you!

bamagv at aol dot com

Molly said...

I love your list! Awesome choices! Good luck!

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

Thanks for sharing, please be sure to let me know when money starts to grow on those trees :) A wonderful list. Very different from the ones I selected See My List Here but I would absolutely love to win either list...or any of the great ones I've seen posted.

The Book Maven said...

Wish I had read your post before I created my list...I did it the hard way apparently! The Story of Snow looks so's on my list too. You can view my list at

I love these types of events because I always find great blogs like yours.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Any school would be lucky to get all those titles. I have similar titles on my list as well.

Tina Peterson said...

Hi! You have a great list of books. I picked out a lot of kids books but also added some for me. I'd love to have you come comment on my blog when you get a chance, my list is at:

I also have a family friendly book review/giveaway linky Sat - Monday and you are welcome to add your (fiction/non-fiction) books at the same blog. It's usually up either Friday night or Saturday AM.

Thanks! Tina "The Book Lady"

Emmalinda said...

Great choices! Would love to add these our school's library.

emilyrstu (at) gmail (dot) come

bluehour said...

What an amazing list on illustration inspiration.
Fingers crossed for us to win.

Haylee said...

Wow please win! I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


Susanne Drazic said...

You've got a great book wish list. I'd like a lot of these titles myself. Good luck!


Joanne said...

What a great list of books!


jcamp2020 said...

What a nice list. Good luck to both of us! And thank you
Chronicle Books.

jcamp2020 at aol dot com

Catherine Blair said...

I can't decide whether my favorite cover is Shapes That Roll, Creature, or Shadow. Good luck!

sewspun said...

What a fun list. Good Luck!

nicole s said...

Great list of kids' books!

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