Jessica's books

The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
Tuck Everlasting
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Birchbark House
The Hobbit
The Witch's Daughter

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Haulidays from Chronicle Books Giveaway!

Chronicle Books is having their 2nd annual Happy Haulidays giveaway!  They are so generous giving up to $500 worth of their books for you, a friend and best of all, your favorite charity!

I had so much fun going through their books and chosing what I would pick.  I homeschool my 3 young children so it is so important that we have a good library to read from.  These are some of the books I would chose:

Eye-Popping 3-D Bugs by Barry Rothstein and Betsy Rothstein
Ivy & Bean Boxed Set by Annie Barrows
The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino with Jon Nelson, Ph.D
The Whitby Witches by Robin Jarvis
Vincent's Colors by Vincent Van Gogh, published by MoMA
The Nutcracker by Michael Hague
Over & Under the Snow by Kate Messner
One Love by Bob Marley
Twelve Dancing Princesses by Brigette Barrager
The World Almanac for Kids for Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades (3 seperate books) by Molly Smith,Christine Economo and Lynn Brunelle
The First Christmas an Angel Came to Nazareth by Anthony Knott
Sylvia Long's Thumbelina by Sylvia Long

and I am sure there are many more!  This would be an awesome giveaway to win for the Holidays!  If I won I would choose Doernbecher's Children's Hospital as my charity.  I would love to give those children new books to read while they deal with their illness.  And remember, if I win I get to choose one lucky commenter on this post to receive the same haul of books!  Don't miss out on this one guys!



  1. Very nice! Fingers crossed...for both of us!

  2. I enjoyed picking out my own list, but I'd be happy to win yours if I don't win my own!

  3. Great list! I picked out a few children's books myself, for my little niece and nephew. Chronicle has some lovely books! Good luck.

  4. It sure would be fun to win! xx good luck! Drop by & enter mine if you like.

  5. Love your list and your charity. Good luck. Check out my list at Two Kinds of People.

  6. I would love to win your list! The Van Gogh book looks wonderful and I am very intrigued by the Ivy and Bean series.
    Good luck!

  7. I love the twelve dancing princesses! And what a beautiful charity you've chosen! Best of luck!

  8. I chose a couple of your selections for my list too! And ooh look, we love some of the same blogs... I think I shall Follow you. :)

    Good luck!

  9. Great choice for a charity. Good luck!

  10. Awesome list. My daughter loves Ivy & Bean!

    Good luck!


  11. My kids would love some of the books you have chosen. Thanks for the chance to win with you!

    bamagv at aol dot com

  12. My mom turned me into a reader and library fanatic from the time I was still in a stroller. Glad to see mom's promoting literacy. Hope you win. I don't have kids, but I would donate the books you chose to the library.

  13. Good luck and great list! Check out my list and comment for a chance to enter and win!

  14. Oh, The Nutcracker is one of my favorites. I read it to the girls every year and have used it for mystery reading at school.

    Good luck!


  15. Great list! If I won, I'd definitely have to send these to my charity!!! Best of luck to everyone!

  16. Just stopping by to check out your list- I've got similar ones on mine! And I love your blog. I think the best part about this contest is the connection to other bloggers who are likeminded! Can't wait to read more of your site and Good luck- I hope you win!

  17. Good list of books. Found you via the Chronicle site. I love books, so I'll sign up for your posts, too. Good luck.

  18. Love the list! Especially the 12 Dancing Princes!
    I love their selection of kids books, I choose a lot of the Amazing Animals books! Good Luck with the contest! Feel free to check out my list if you want!

  19. Great list, being a teacher and soon to be aunt, kids books are definitely what I am looking for!


    rg86 at nau dot edu

  20. We love Ivy & Bean, I actually just reviewed the first book on my haulidays post. Good luck!

  21. Great list! I'd love to win these, if I don't win my own. Good luck!

  22. What a great list of kids books! I would love to win these books :) Good Luck!

  23. Good luck to you! Someone's gonna have some book fun.

    My list can be found here:
    Tossing It Out

  24. seems like whoever wins, there will be kids getting books! good luck

  25. Great list of books in your choices.
    amhengst at verizon dot net

  26. My grandkiddies would love to share that pile of great books! Thanks for a thoughtful selection.

    good luck to us both ;D

  27. You have some wonderful choices here (I have The Whitby Witches and Vincent's Colors on my own list as well)! Good luck!


  28. The 3d bug book looks really fun.