Saturday, November 27, 2010

Giveaway: Happy Haul-idays From LitLad and Chronicle Books!

Chronicle Books is offering $500 worth of books to one blogger and one commenter. Just comment on this post and you'll have a chance to win the following books from Chronicle Books with us!

Here are our choices for beginning and independent readers (descriptions from Chronicle Books):

Let's Draw and Doodle Together: Blue Apple Books, Elise Gravel

Inside this clever and innovative activity book, each spread becomes a shared creative adventure. Draw airplanes or cars, birds or shapes, even each other! Great for long car or plane rides, rainy aft ... more

Faces, Faces Everywhere: Color and Draw Activity Book: Blue Apple Books, Yukiko Kido

Faces are everywhere in Yukiko Kido's universe. With 220 full-color stickers included, kids will enjoy stickering, creating kooky faces, and coloring—inside (and outside) the bold lines. more

Ants In Your Pants: Color-and-Draw and Read-and-Write Activity Book: Blue Apple Books, Yukiko Kido

Yukiko Kido's entertaining, engaging, all-in-one reading and coloring book offers a fresh and fun way to develop a child's creativity and literacy. By encouraging children to color, draw, sticker, and ... more


Monster Comics:Blue Apple Books, Mike Herrod

Drawing monsters is fiendishly fun in Mike Herrod's newest addition to his bestselling Comics to Go! series. The "invisible ink" pen and light reveal both the hidden images printed within the more

Comics to Go: Blue Apple Books, Mike Herrod

Mike Herrod's playful illustrations give the beginnings of many different stories, and it's up to the reader to complete them by adding just the right villain, musical instrument, ice cream cone. Once ... more

Other Goose: Re-Nurseried and Re-Rhymed Children's Classics, J. Otto Seibold

It's Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack Be Nimble, Miss Muffet, Little Boy Blue, and more, like you've never seen them before! Renowned artist J. Otto Seibold re-nurseries and re-rhymes over the Mothe ... more

Bear in Underwear: Blue Apple Books, Todd H. Doodler

Best-selling pop artist Todd Goldman makes his Blue Apple Books debut with this zany story about a bear, a backpack filled with underwear, and a group of furry friends who cheer him on. Readers of all ... more

Around the World with Mouk, Marc Boutavant

Filled with vibrant illustrations, search-and-find challenges, and 46 reusable stickers, this oversized book is a spectacular play space for future world travelers. And Mouk is the perfect tour guide! ... more

Long Tail Kitty: Blue Apple Books, Lark Pien

Lark Pien's clever, precise, unique comics are favorites with graphic-novel fans, and Long Tail Kitty marks her debut in the children's-book world. Meet Long Tail Kitty and his friends and ne more

Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles, J. Patrick Lewis, Lynn Munsinger

Thirteen witty and wacky poems pose riddles that challenge readers to "Name That Book." With a glass slipper here and a spiderweb there, Lynn Munsinger's adorable illustrations lead young readers to t ... more
Big Rabbit's Bad Mood, Ramona Bădescu, Delphine Durand

Big Rabbit has a mood. A bad mood. A mood with attitude. A big, disgusting mood that won't leave him alone. What's a rabbit to do? He tries watching TV, but the bad mood is on every channel. more



I Know a Lot of Things, Paul and Ann Rand

This reissue of the childhood classic I Know a Lot of Things is a celebration of all the new and intriguing knowledge children delight in possessing. Written from the simplicity of a child's more

Flip-a-Word: Quack Shack: Blue Apple Books, Harriet Ziefert, Yukiko Kido

The Flip-a-Word series has won accolades from consumers, teachers, and librarians with its fun, innovative approach to word families. Now two more books join the series! Learning phonics is even more ... more

Flip-a-Word: Wet Pet: Blue Apple Books, Harriet Ziefert, Yukiko Kido

The Flip-a-Word series has won accolades from consumers, teachers, and librarians with its fun, innovative approach to word families. Now two more books join the series! Learning phonics is even more ... more

The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Reading, Ages 7-9: Mind-Bending Brainteasers, Lynn Brunelle

The No. 1–selling kids' almanac becomes a fun educational tool in these portable decks tailored by age and subject. Seventy-five curriculum-based activities encourage children to develop their compreh ... more

The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Geography & the 50 States, Ages 7-9: Mind-Bending Brain Teasers, Lynn Brunelle

The No. 1-selling kids' almanac becomes a fun educational tool in these portable decks tailored by age and subject. Seventy-five curriculum-based activities encourage children as young as 3 to develop ... more

Kangodile: A Mix-and-Match Menagerie, Janet Landay

What's a kangodile? It's a kangaroo-crocodile! Mix and match heads and tails to make a kangodile, a babodile (baboon-crocodile), a shurtle (shark-turtle), and many more with this playful accordion-sty ... more

All Mixed Up: A Mix-and-Match Book, Carin Berger

Once you start to play with this clever mix-and-match book, you won't be able to stop. By flipping the cut pages, readers can create more than 13,000 quirky characters, each accompanied by its own sil ... more

Fillmore and Geary Take Off!: The Adventures of a Robot Boy and a Boy Boy, Mark Shulman, Phillip Fickling

Fillmore and his robot pal Geary are best friends and expert inventors. So it's only natural that when they decide they need a dog, they work together to build one. But Sbot (short for Super Dog Robot ... more

Find a Face, Francois Robert, Jean Robert, Jane Gittings

If you look hard enough, you can find a face in the most unexpected places: on a light switch, a shoe, a cardboard box, or a map. Look around. They're everyplace! With its funny illustrations, colorfu ... more

Sumo Mouse, David Wisniewski

"Grrr!" growl the cats. "Eeek!" squeak the mice. So it goes in the battle between cat and mouse. But when feline crime hits Tokyo, an unlikely hero strikes back. He's not lean and mean. He's round and ... more

His Shoes Were Far Too Tight, Edward Lear, Daniel Pinkwater, Calef Brown

Renowned author Daniel Pinkwater and best-selling poet and artist Calef Brown team up to champion the ridiculous! These endlessly fascinating and imaginative poems are as fresh and delightful today as ... more

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition Boxed Set, David Borgenicht, Justin Heimberg, Robin Epstein

Boxed set includes: • The Original Junior Edition • Extreme Junior Edition • Weird Junior Edition more
The Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure: Everest: You Decide How to Survive!, David Borgenicht, David Morton, Yancey Labat

An interactive adventure like no other! On this epic climb up Mount Everest, readers are part of the youngest team ever to climb the world's tallest peak. Only YOU can make the right choice about your ... more

Balloon Toons™: Adopt a Glurb!: Blue Apple Books, Elise Gravel

With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons™ are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrati ... more

Balloon Toons™: Super Crazy Cat Dance: Blue Apple Books, Aron Nels Steinke

With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons™ are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrati ... more

Balloon Toons™: Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors: Blue Apple Books, Ethan Long

With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons™ are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrative tal ... more

Balloon Toons™: Doggie Dreams: Blue Apple Books, Mike Herrod  

Do dogs really dream? In Mike Herrod's hilarious Doggie Dreams, they do! And this pooch has dreams of grandeur: dining in a fancy restaurant, being a rock star, and becoming a brave knight. more

The World of Noodoll: Ricehead's Revenge: Blue Apple Books, YiYing Wang

Who is Noodoll? He's the number one singer, dancer, athlete, and star of Noodletown, where everyone and everything is made of noodles. But not far away lives Ricehead, the number one troublemaker of R ... more

L Is for Lollygag: Quirky Words for a Clever Tongue

A is for apple? B is for ball? Humbug! Forget about that hackneyed gobbledygook. In this lexicon of linguistic delights, word lovers of all ages will discover that A is for alle more

Children's Miscellany: Useless Information That's Essential to Know, Matthew Morgan, Samantha Barnes, Niki Catlow

Do you know . . . . . . how to milk a cow? . . . the symptoms of a venomous spider's bite? . . . where to find the fastest roller coasters? You won't find such an eclectic col more

 Children's Miscellany Too: More Useless Information That's Essential to Know

Do you know... ...how to hypnotize a chicken? ...why the sky is blue? ...which animals are most commonly named "Jaws"? ...how to make invisible ink? ...where to find the town more
Even More Children's Miscellany: Smart, silly, and strange information that's essential to know, Guy Macdonald, Nikki Catlow

Even more fascinating and bizarre facts to excite and entertain young readers! How to talk like a pirate . . . which snakes can eat a 6-foot crocodile . . . whose favorite food is caterpillar milk . . ... more

Mazescapes, Roxie Munro

On your mark, get set, GO! It's time for hours of fun with Roxie Munro's A-to-Z round-trip search-and-find. more

Circus: Over 50 flaps plus seek-and-find!, Roxie Munro

From the Astounding Agile Acrobats and the Elephant Ballet, to terrific trapeze stunts and high-wire acts at dizzying heights, there's always lots to see at the circus—and lots to do, too! more

Books to Check Out for Kids: A Journal, Imagineering Company, Grady McFerrin

Following up on the success of Books to Check Out, this version for youngsters offers space to track books they've read and want to read, plus provides mad-lib style book reviews, a time chart, 




And for me:

The Exquisite Book: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game, Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, Matt Lamothe, Dave Eggers

In The Exquisite Book, one hundred indie artists play an ingenious version of the Exquisite Corpse drawing game. Each adorns a page with artwork—having seen only the page of the artist immedi more

52 Fun Family Games, Lynn Gordon, Karen Johnson

These 52 entertaining activities include a wide range of games that will amuse family members of all ages and interests. They're perfect for any family that finds itself stranded on a desert island, t ... more




Don't forget to comment for a chance to win these books. Winners will be announced December 13. And if you want to win just one book from Blue Apple/Chronicle Books, check out my other giveaway.

20 comments:

Danelle said...

I love your choices of books- I have not even heard of a lot of them and am writing down titles so that I can go and read them to my little one.

danellejohns at gmail dot com

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Great choices! Makes my read-aloud mouth water! Good luck on the giveaway!

Teri said...

Wow! What an awesome collection of books!

Kelly said...

Those are great books! How exciting!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Wow! What a great collection!

Blue Apple Books said...

Hi - just want to point out that about half of the books are from Blue Apple Books - currently sold by Chronicle Books but an independent publisher just the same! Thanks.

Claudia said...

What an awesome collection!

Misty said...

Awesome!

The1stdaughter said...

Oh my! I LOVE your choices (of course) and would be thrilled to win even one or two of these books. They all look fantastic! Good luck!

Michelle said...

You mean all of them? Wow! That's great prize! :)

Nina said...

Wow, I would love to win these books, they look amazing!
hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

Molly said...

Here's hoping for a win! Good luck!

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

what excellent choices! don't they publish just the most fun read-aloud books ever!!!! best of luck!

anovelsource@gmail.com

Brimful Curiosities said...

Love your children's book pictures...so different than my own list, but a good eye opener. Also, thanks for the intro to Flip-a-Word books!

Alexandra Knaub said...

Every single one of these would be new to me and my 4 kids! They look like fantastic and entertaining books that would be a great addition to our ever-growing library!!

moonsword said...

great list! best of luck!

Haylee said...

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

happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

You picked some AWESOME kid's books! We have Other Goose, and it's fabulous! Good luck!

knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

jcamp2020 said...

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

jcamp2020 at aol dot com

Joanne said...

What a great list of books!

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