Help Us (& You) Win Literary Ocean Loot

Chronicle Books has just launched a Happy Haul-iday promotion that we can’t resist.  Here’s the deal: by posting a list (here on our blog) of Chronicle Books valued at up to $500 that we’d like to haul in, we are automatically entered into a drawing to WIN our list of books.  If we win, one of our readers who comments on the post will win the list, too!

We pulled together a collection of ocean-themed books that we’d like to put to good use in our marine education programs:  some will be added to our office library, others will be used for ocean education activities for youth, and a few may even be up for grab by the winners of our Winter REEF Fest snorkel survey contestants.  So check out the list and if you’d like a chance to add this collection to your library, just post a comment below.  Best fishes for a literary holiday sea-son!

102 Responses to “Help Us (& You) Win Literary Ocean Loot”

  1. I like how Kelley Slater and SURFER Magazine made the list! 🙂

  2. Great choices. It’s awesome that Chronicle has so many that relate to the ocean.

    Thanks for sharing!

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

  3. The Drawing Nature journal would be an awesome gift for my son.

  4. The Jill Bliss book is awesome! Good luck!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  5. Cute blog.

    This Haul-idays contest is so much fun, and I get to visit blog I never visited and to re-visit blogs I have stopped by before.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see what I chose.

    silversolara AT gmail DOT com

  6. What a wonderful list

  7. What an amazing contest and an amazing list! 🙂 I hope we win!

  8. I. love. Jill Bliss. !!

    I’m itching to get her new series of journals and cards! :]

  9. waves/ocean/fish/sea flowers… great books about ocean life. Good luck.

  10. I need new books!!! This is a great giveaway!!!!

  11. Awesome collection! Love the art in the book Wave!

  12. Love this list! Bet it would be great prep for a scuba trip

  13. This is a neat idea! I had no idea they offered so many neat ocean themed books!

  14. AWESOME selection! Here’s to a win! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  15. Great books – you’re the first I’ve seen with an overall theme.

  16. Hi. Those are some great pics. My children and I are nature lovers and they love to learn about the ocean. We watch Disc and PBS constantly. I couldnt tell you my favorite because we would love them all. Great picks!!!


  17. Oh I love your themed list! I imagine there are some spectacular images in these books! Good Luck!

  18. You have picked some very interesting books! I would love to win, too.

  19. Thanks for the chance, you have a lovely blog. Isn’t it nice that Chronicle has books that fit just about any niche one could fit in?

    Good luck,

  20. Very nice list! I see some great gift potential here!

  21. Great choices! I didn’t realize how many books they had on the ocean and nature.

    I love Chronicle – this is such a generous giveaway. Thanks for the entry.

    gaby317nyc at

  22. Great list of books,I’d have went totally all cookbooks,
    cupcakes,baking books. Good luck to both of us!
    barb g. directorylanesuperstore(at)

  23. fascinating list! would love to win!

  24. Fun list! Love that it is centered around your blog, great job & good luck!

  25. Several of these are on my list too – love looking at photos of the beach and ocean. Good luck.

  26. These books would be great to donate! I hope you win!!


  27. great list, and great give-away!

  28. Great list—I am sensing a water theme,

  29. Nice list of books. Especially when it’s sleeting outside here with gusty winds

  30. Oh this is fascinating. I love water/sealife.

  31. Whew! That’s quite the list! I hope, for my husband’s sake, we win. I think he’s getting sick of our library full of nothing but teenage fantasy. 🙂

  32. Interesting list of books! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

  33. Oh, fabulous! I work with young children, and our preschoolers would *love* this collection! Thanks for the chance to swim away with this treasure!

  34. i’m guessing that Manfish A Story of Jacques Cousteau would be a fascinating read.
    vvb32 at

  35. Maybe we both can win, I like your book list.

  36. Wow, great list of books! I’d love to win this and get a visit from “bookish Santa!”

  37. I would love to win this. Count me in!

  38. I completely love how you picked all books within the same theme 🙂 Such a fun idea!

  39. I like the list and would have added at least one book by Wayne Levin who recently published a book of photos from Papahanaumokuakea.

  40. kinda confused do i just leave a comment for a chance to win?

  41. We agree, great idea! For the purposes of this contest, however, the booklist is comprised of titles available from *Chronicle Books*.

  42. A wonderful list. Very different from the ones I selected See My List Here but a really delightful list nevertheless. I would absolutely love to win either one.
    Teresa [AT] LadySilk [DOT] Net

  43. Hello, I am a new follower and I will be adding it to my Blog as well so Please come by and visit when you have a second.

  44. Curlyredheadgirl November 28, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Wow! What a great contest!!! There are so many great books to choose from!! It’d sure be a nice giveaway to win!

  45. Yes please. Aspiring dolphin trainer here. Need some inspiration.

  46. i’m completely loving your list! here’s hoping we both win!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  47. I didn’t even know Chronicle had so many on this topic. Love all of your selections. Awesome giveaway, would love to win! Thanks for taking the time to share with us…

  48. Great theme, how awesome!!! Love this title – The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Ocean Science, Ages 5–7,

    best of luck to us both! 😉

  49. This would be great for our classroom- hope we win!

  50. i put ‘great white: the majesty of sharks’ on my list, too! i have such a fear/fascination thing going with sharks!

    julie_reuter92 at yahoo dot com

  51. Just reading your list instantly transported me to the beach. I do hope you receive your selection.

  52. best day ever if i win!!

  53. I would enjoy all of these books and sharing them with others!
    A favorite would be Sea Flowers Eco-Journal, by Jill Bliss..
    Many thanks to you!

  54. I’m liking the ocean theme. If I can’t get a seaside vacation then I’d love to read about it! Chronicle Books are the best!

  55. I didn’t realize that Chronicle Books had so many great books about the ocean.

  56. I’m getting seasick from reading your list! jk 😉 I’m in!

  57. Love the theme list! Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  58. and ocean care is so important – I hope you win!

  59. Great ocean-themed list. Thanks!

  60. I have the Shark book on my list and would love all the rest of these. (Glad to have found your blog too!) Good luck!

  61. Plastiki looks very interesting, as does the rest of the list.

  62. what an awesome list of books to win!!! pen4dav143 @ yahoo.coom

  63. Great list! Best of luck.

    If you’d like to comment on mine:

    pmathers at jps dot net

  64. great list! good luck to you!

  65. What a great list! There is something very soothing about being around the salt water…it renews your soul and makes everything right in the world for the time that you’re there!

  66. stilettostorytime December 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Wow what a great “aquatic” list you have! I know in a few years my son would love a few of the children’s titles and the adult titles would interest me…Good Luck!

    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

  67. A sea lover I “see”? Good luck!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DoT com

  68. We love visiting oceans and aquariums, these books sound wonderful!

  69. great collection of books

  70. what a great compilation of books!

  71. Um please please PLEASE win. Wow I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


  72. How great is it that you are able to make a list of so many thematically related books!

  73. I want to win these books!

  74. This would be amazing! My husband is a huge surfer, and I would be the best wife ever if I won!

  75. great list! best of luck!

  76. Alex H. (Lexigurl) December 8, 2010 at 2:58 am

    What a fun collection of books. I like your theme.

  77. Amazing list! Good luck!

  78. I love your theme. Hope to win!

  79. The Cousteau book is new to my Wish List…didn’t know that this was coming out.

  80. YOu must have one of the best lists, because there sure are a lot of comments-I hope WE win!!

  81. I love Wave.

  82. Oh my gosh- as an oceanographer I lap up absolutely anything relating to marine worlds. The creatures of the deep book is especially enticing- I love those freaks from the abyss.

  83. What a great list of books!


  84. Excellent choices! I’d love the chance to win these.
    pennyt at hotmail dot com

  85. oooo…pick me, pick me!

  86. Good selection of titles. Good luck to both of us. And Thank You to Chronicle Books.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

  87. Sharon Walling (sharon54220) December 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Nice variety of books. I’m crossing everything I can

  88. What a great list!

  89. It’s a race! I hope I win!

  90. Great choice of books! My grandson would enjoy a number of them.

  91. My children and I would learn much from this collection.

  92. great list! good luck to both of us!

  93. What a great list of books!

  94. great choices!!!


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