Chronicle Nonfiction Books

What is better than all the Black Friday bargains? A chance at some free children’s books without ever leaving the house!

Chronicle Books is getting into the spirit of the season with a Happy Haul-idays give-away contest open until December 10, 2010. If you are a blogger, create a list of your favorite Chronicle books (up to $500 worth) and send your URL to the link.

And, if you leave a comment on this post and I win the blogger contest, then you might win too. One blogger and one commenter on the winning post will each win the books listed on that particular blog.

I had fun looking through all the books at Chronicle and figuring out what some of the children I know might appreciate. Of course, my list is full of nonfiction titles, and Chronicle has some very fine ones.

Children’s Nonfiction from Chronicle

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino
with Jon Nelson, Ph.D.

Show and Tell:  Exploring the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration by Dilys Evans

Sparky:  The Life and Art of Charles Schulz by Beverly Gherman

Cave Detectives:  Unraveling the Mystery of an Ice Age Cave by David L. Harrison

Wideness and Wonder: The Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe by Susan Goldman Rubin

Delicious: The Art and Life of Wayne Thiebaud by Susan Goldman Rubin

The Kid Who Named Pluto:  And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science by Marc McCutcheon, Illustrated by Jon Cannell

Prisoners in the Palace:  How Princess Victoria became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel by Michaela MacColl

Sprout Your Own Sweet Scents

Animals Marco Polo Saw:  An Adventure on the Silk Road by Sandra Markle
Illustrated by Daniela Terrazzini

And for avid birders:

Nests:  Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them by Sharon Beals
Introduction by Scott Weidensaul
Foreword by Jack Dumbacher and Maureen Flannery

Birdscapes:  A Pop-Up Celebration of Birdsongs in Stereo Sound

By Miyoko Chu
with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Illustrations by Julia Hargreaves

(I’ve been drooling over this one for ages)

Of all these wonderful titles, which one is your favorite?  Leave a comment, and you might have a chance of winning it.

19 Replies to “Chronicle Nonfiction Books”

  1. Great idea to concentrate on the non-fic. I love your present graphic! I think my entire family would love the Birdscapes: A Pop-Up Celebration of Birdsongs in Stereo Sound. Good luck with the giveaway!

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

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

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