It's our chance to win $500 worth of books and such from Chronicle Books. And it gives me a chance to make a list, hooray! This year not only will a blogger and a reader win, but the blogger will get to choose a charity to receive $500 of goodies too.
If I win, I will choose my kids' school library - we are a very small Christian school. The economy has contributed to a shrinking enrollment and many budget cuts, particularly in extra places like the library where the librarian regularly purchases new books using her own money.
So let's begin....just leave me a comment to enter (and look around for other Happy Haul-idays bloggers and enter there...you can also follow along the twitter hashtag #happyhaulidays). This year my list includes more drawing & doodle books (for the O), a few for the girlie, and as always - home decor, design, and food books.
Press Here by Herve Tullet, $14.95
I love his books - our home library includes Night & Day and Pink Lemon.
Boo: The Life of the World's Cutest Dog by JR Lee, photographs by Gretchen LeMaistre, $12.95
I don't usually go for cutesy dog books, but how can you not look at the cover and giggle. I can only imagine how fun the whole book would be - and Evie would LOVE it.
Taro Gomi Board Book Box Set - Spring is Here, My Friends, Bus Stops, $19.95
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messn
er, illus by Christopher Silas Neal, $16.99
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder by Mark Cassino with Jon Nelson, PhD., $16.99
The Glorious Christmas Songbook compiled by Cooper Edens and Benjamin Darling, $18.95
642 Things to Draw, $16.95
a neat idea book for the boy who always asks, what should i draw?
Holiday Crafting & Baking with Kids by Jessica Strand, photographs by Aimee Herring, $19.95
Practice Makes Perfect: Sketching and Drawing by Matt Pagett, $24.95
This may be too old for the O, but I wouldn't mind brushing up on some skills.
Repro Depot Pattern Book: Flora by Djerba Goldfinger, $24.95
Graphic Design for Non-Designers by Tony Seddon & Jane Waterhouse, $22.95
I could use some help in this area, especially in regards to the etsy shop and a potential blog for it.
Silhouette Art by Vana Chupp, $18.95
The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries, text by Katrien Van der Schueren, $35.00
I haven't met a vintage educational chart I didn't like. How cool is this?
Decorate by Holly Becker & Joanna Copestick, $35.00
Do you have this book yet? Me neither. And I'd really like it.
Girl in the Kitchen by Stephanie Izard, $29.95
As a big fan of Top Chef, and of the "girl", I can't wait to have a looksie.
Time for Dinner by Pilar Guzman, Jenny Rosentrach & Alana Stang, $24.95.
Before her wonderful blog, Dinner: A Love Story, Jenny R. was an editor at Cookie magazine. Her philosophy on meal preparation and the family table is spot on.
Sunday Roasts by Betty Rosbottom, photographs by Susie Cushner, $24.95
We are big advocates of a proper Sunday dinner -but in order to enjoy the Sabbath it is also important for the meals to be simple and without much fuss. I think this would help.
Ruhlman's Twenty by Michael Ruhlman, $40.00
Ever since his first book The Making of a Chef, I've been a fan - he is able to communicate all things cooking in a highly readable way.
Ghost Wave by Chris Dixon, $24.95
I recently finished The Wave by Susan Casey and I am hooked - totally fascinated by the science and mystery of HUGE monster waves and the people who dare ride them.
Old School Ledger by Paper & Cup, $10.95.
What can I say, I love journals. Particularly when they look like school supplies.