Kindle Books by Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is the author of You Need to Hear This (2022), You're a Good Friend, Capybara (2021), 52 Alternatives to Screen Time (2021), 52 Cheap Dates at Home (2021) and other 32 books.

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You Need to Hear This

release date: May 03, 2022
You Need to Hear This
This little book has 365 pieces of advice, something for every life moment. Think of it like an oracle deck, a Magic 8 Ball, and an irreverent tarot reading all in one book. Have you ever needed an affirmation from someone who's been there? A too-real observation from your bestie? A calm voice to center your thoughts? Open this book of 365 pieces of advice to reveal what you need to hear right now. • Not sure what to do? Say yes to more cheese. • Feeling burned out? You are worth more than your productivity. • Need some uplifting words? Good news, you're perfect. Crack this book open at random or flip through the colorful pages until you find the one that feels right. Keep the words with you throughout the day. Come back to them for answers, a moment of clarity, or a quick chuckle. EASY INSPIRATION: Flip to a random page to find a dose of happiness, some kindness, or quirky quip to motivate you throughout the day. COLOFUL GIFT: A chunky package with colorful pages throughout, this book is perfect to give to friends, siblings, partners, for Galentine's Day, Mother's Day, birthdays, or as stocking stuffers. CUTE AND QUIRKY: For fans of Am I Overthinking This?, A Sloth's Guide to Mindfulness, and Affirmatiors!. DECOR OBJECT: Each striking and colorful page makes a great decoration for your desk and will keep you on track throughout the day. Or share on social media to inspire others! Perfect for: • Those looking for an achievable new year/new you goal • Fans of Ban.do; Refinery29, Brit + Co. • Bustle readers • Recent grads

You're a Good Friend, Capybara

release date: Sep 07, 2021

52 Alternatives to Screen Time

release date: Aug 03, 2021
52 Alternatives to Screen Time
Turn off those screens and start having fun with these 52 entertaining activities! In a compact package that's easy to use at home or on the go, this deck allows users to unplug and engage in offline activities like scavenger hunts, marble mazes, charades, and more. The whole family will enjoy these easy, inexpensive, and imaginative ideas! Compact Size: This petite package means you can easily carry the cards with you in a pocket or purse. Great for Gifting: Makes a great stocking stuffer or add-on gift; or treat yourself to the gift of unplugging. Analog Activities Throughout the Year: Choose one card a week to unplug all year long, or pick a card whenever you need a break from screen time in your life. Perfect for: • Men and women seeking new, distinctive ways to relax and reflect • People looking for "offline" experiences • New Year gifters • Parents looking for gifts for teens and graduates

52 Cheap Dates at Home

release date: Aug 03, 2021
52 Cheap Dates at Home
Enjoy date night from the comfort of your own home with these 52 inexpensive and imaginative ideas! This deck includes date night ideas like body painting, a home day spa, and more. Couples new and old will love these fun and flirty activities! Compact Size: This petite package means you can easily keep the cards at home on your bedside table, bookshelf, or coffee table. Great for Gifting: Makes a great newlywed or anniversary gift; or treat yourself and your partner. Date Night Activities for the Year: Choose one card a week, or pick a card whenever you need a date night. Perfect for: • Couples looking for date night ideas • Valentine's Day, anniversary, and birthday gifters • Newlywed, bachelorette party, and wedding shower shoppers

Oh Hell No

release date: Aug 03, 2021
Oh Hell No
There's a time for yes—and there's a time for no. Oh Hell No! is a collection of art and essays that serve a much-needed reminder to say no to anything that might waste our precious energy. Reclaim your time with the help of these sassy illustrated sayings and astute insights. • A timely celebration of the joy of saying no • Features passionate prose from feminist scholar Sara Ahmed • Includes actionable advice from author and journalist Dani Katz From polite refusal to emphatic rejection, we need that two letter word now more than ever. Oh Hell No! is a reminder and a celebration of the universal human right to say "I would prefer not to." • The ultimate naysayer's manifesto • The perfect self-purchase for feminists, introverts, activists, realists, or burned-out overachievers who are trying to say "no" more often • You'll love this book if you love books like The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson; Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend; and F*ck Feelings: One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems by Michael Bennett MD and Sarah Bennett.

Welcome To Shape School!

release date: Jun 08, 2021
Welcome To Shape School!
The perfect baby present and self-purchase for just the right moment in a baby and parent's life. Introducing Beginning Baby, a new line of novelty board books and gifts from the Chronicle Children's group. Based on over 30 years of distinctive, innovative, bestselling, and award-winning children's publishing, Beginning Baby is the ultimate series for new parents and their children. We've taken our experience as creative professionals, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, siblings, and friends to create a line of books and gifts that we would want to share with the little ones in our lives. Every Beginning Baby book, toy, or game features simple icons to denote which developmental milestones it supports, along with the intended age range. With its distinctive yet accessible art, lovable characters, and educational concepts, Beginning Baby is designed to make growing and learning as easy as playing and dreaming—and will become the must-have gift or self-purchase for every baby's first library. Because a strong beginning sets the groundwork for a bright start! In Welcome to Shape School!, readers join Gabriel Giraffe, Elijah Elephant, Riley Narwhal, Mia Monkey, Layla Llama, Paisley Octopus, and Mateo Red Panda as they tap, trace, and count the nine different shapes that they encounter during their day at school! • DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE: Every book is conceived and written to address milestones in a baby's life, from fine motor skills to shape recognition and emotional awareness. • A CHARMING WAY TO LEARN TO COUNT: Like Counting Kisses, this counting book teaches very young children how to count to ten and express their affection in many delightful ways. • CUTE CHARACTERS: Evoking Richard Scarry's classic characters but for much younger readers, these adorable characters—from an artistic llama to a musical elephant and gardener octopus—teach toddler concepts while promoting socialization and community. • BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED FOR DISCERNING EYES: Bright, peppy colors and patterns make this series of books attractive for both babies and adults! • MORE TITLES COMING: Beginning Baby will launch with 3 titles and publish 2–3 titles per season through 2022. Perfect for: • Parents of babies and toddlers • Grandparents • Uncles and aunts • Teachers and educators at daycare and early childhood centers

52 Awesome Things to Try Once in Your Life

release date: Feb 16, 2021
52 Awesome Things to Try Once in Your Life
This little box of enriching experiences—a refreshing update of a classic bestseller—contains 52 prompts for living life to the fullest. Make every day count with this illustrated deck of 52 experiences everyone should have at least once. This updated version of a classic from the bestselling 52 deck series offers ideas ranging from the wild and adrenaline-pumping (such as skinny-dipping and skydiving) to the mundane but meaningful (such as watching the sun rise and set in one day, or writing a love letter). As the gift of a life less ordinary, this electronic deck of cards is a fun way to refresh at the start of the new year or a sweet present for anyone turning a new leaf. INSPIRES NEW EXPERIENCES: The activities in this deck range from adventurous to poignant. Draw a card daily, once a week, or whenever you want to invigorate your routine. GREAT GIFT FOR ANY OCCASION: Gift friends and family a year's worth of life-changing experiences. This deck is a fun and festive present for holidays, birthdays, graduations, housewarmings, or any celebratory occasion.

Cute Animals for Hard Times

release date: Sep 15, 2020
Cute Animals for Hard Times
Cute Animals for Hard Times offers an adorable oasis, the tried-and-true cure for a sad day—ridiculously cute animals. In a world full of political meltdown, social media fatigue, and the constant mental health struggle, it's hard to find solace. Luckily, these adorable animals are guaranteed to get anyone out of a bad mood. • The perfect palate cleanser for a bad day • Over 75 full-color photographs • Cute, calming photos help fight the bad news blues. What else could possibly be cuter than some floofs and boops? Cute Animals for Hard Times is your ticket to a better day. • Great for friends and family, whether for the holidays or anytime • The perfect read to cheer up anyone bogged down by the news • You'll love this book if you love books like Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer S. Holland, Tomorrow : Adventures in an Uncertain World by Bradley Trevor Greive, and A Teaspoon of Courage: A Little Book of Encouragement for Whenever You Need It by Bradley Trevor Greive.

Hot Cheese

release date: Sep 01, 2020
Hot Cheese
Turn up the heat, it's time to get cheesy! The cookbook Hot Cheese celebrates the magical combination of heat and cheese in over 50 recipes. Whether melted between crusty bread, baked until browned and bubbly, or fried for the perfect crunch-to-ooze factor, there are limitless ways to enjoy the thrill of hot cheese. • Includes no-fuss snacks, hearty and healthy-ish meals, and party favorites • Features twists on beloved classics and inventive, cheesy combinations • Filled with bright and stylish photography to satisfy any cheese lover Melt over delectable recipes like Easy Poutine, Smoked Gouda Chicken Cordon Bleu, and The Best Nachos in the World. This cheesy cookbook also features handy guides to throwing your own fondue or raclette party. • Filled with plenty of guilty pleasures, kid-friendly recipes, and crowd-pleasers, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves cheese and comfort food. • Good for newbie chefs, parents who cook for picky kids, and hosts who want to serve something they know everyone will enjoy. • You'll love this book if you love books like The Mac + Cheese Cookbook: 50 Simple Recipes from Home by Allison Arevalo and Erin Wade, QUESO! Regional Recipes for the World's Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip by Lisa Fain, and World Cheese Book by Juliet Harbutt.

Christmas Is Coming! An Advent Book

release date: Oct 15, 2019
Christmas Is Coming! An Advent Book
Every day of December brings a delightful new Christmas tradition in this unique advent book. Each day features a festive activity to countdown towards Christmas. It might be a recipe for a delicious homemade treat, instructions for a cozy craft, a game to play, a carol to sing, or a beautifully illustrated story to read with the whole family. This inviting twist on the traditional advent calendar is perfect for families who love to put their own spin on celebrating the holidays • Offers fun-filled activity based advent calendar for families • Designed to be shared together year after year • Beautifully illustrated with accessible and stylish images Fans of Once Upon a Magic Book and Cookie Advent Cookbook will love this book. This book is perfect for: • Anyone who celebrates Christmas • Families who love holiday traditions • Parents, grandparents, and gift givers

AlphaBit

release date: Aug 27, 2019
AlphaBit
Inspired by classic video games of the '80s and '90s, this clever board book sets out to level up the ABCs. Within these pages lies an alphabet adventure, rendered entirely in striking 8-bit artwork. Young gamers will love guiding their daring hero through the story to learn new words, discover hidden pictures, and find the missing treasure in an epic quest that will have kids and adults ready to press restart!

The Red Book of Luck

release date: Aug 14, 2018
The Red Book of Luck
This illustrated guide to good fortune shares lucky charms, symbols, and traditions from around the world—plus advice on avoiding curses and bad omens. In The Red Book of Luck, you will discover the potential luck in everyday things; learn to decipher the auspicious meanings of numbers, colors, clothing, and the days of the week; find new ways to be lucky in love; and encounter superstitions and practices from around the world. Author Amy Treadwell uncovers fascinating details, such as why ancient peoples used acorns to ward off lightning bolts, and what an ant colony might have to say about your financial security. Lively illustrations enhance the text as it ranges from lucky talismans to birthstones to movies about luck. With The Red Book of Luck, you’ll be able to create your own good fortune no matter what fate sends your way.

Make Change!

release date: Mar 06, 2018
Make Change!
A joyful testament to our ability to rise to new challenges and shape the world for the better, Make Change! collects art celebrating inclusivity, love, and civic engagement in one compelling, petite hardcover volume. Filled to the brim with artwork from a diverse roster of celebrated illustrators and designers, this book is a font of encouragement for aspiring activists, artists, teachers, graduates, and movers and shakers. Whether fighting for social justice or striving towards personal growth, Make Change! will inspire readers to face each new hurdle with grace and perseverance. A portion of the proceeds from each sale of this book will be donated to the ACLU.

Kitchen Confidant

release date: Feb 27, 2018
Kitchen Confidant
The go-to adulting book for food and beverages—from pasta shapes, to beer styles, to basic knife techniques, and much, much more. This handy reference is the perfect partner for anyone who loves to bake, cook, or whip up a cocktail. Armed with the wealth of helpful reference material in this invaluable guide—including weight-to-volume conversions, the basics of stocking a baker’s tool kit, tips on where to store things in the fridge, and more—home cooks will learn to be more confident, competent, and efficient in the kitchen. Featuring separate sections for baking, drinking, and cooking, this is a must-have resource for both seasoned chefs and new cooks.

The Little Book of Prayers

release date: Feb 13, 2018
The Little Book of Prayers
A collection of more than seventy-five classic Christian prayers accompanied by beautiful vintage illustrations. Full of wisdom, hope, and opportunities for contemplation, this elegant little book features more than seventy-five classic Christian prayers paired with beautiful illustrations taken from vintage missals and prayer books. Gorgeous representations of holy figures are accompanied by beloved litanies—including the Lord’s Prayer, Gloria, Prayer of Saint Francis, and the Apostle’s Creed—to recite in moments of celebration or times of need.

Go Forth!

release date: Apr 11, 2017
Go Forth!
Go Forth! is the perfect dose of positivity and kick-in-the-pants motivation to get out and get living, making, and doing. Chock-full of uplifting text-based art with an emphasis on being brave, courageous, and authentic, it's the perfect gift for grads, travelers, or anyone else in need of inspiration as they embark on a new adventure. Think Everything Is Going to Be OK and You Are So Loved with an audacious new look—bold, rather than sweet—fit for the contemporary reader.

Cats of 1986: The Book

release date: Apr 05, 2016
Cats of 1986: The Book
A celebration of cats and the totally awesome '80s, this book takes readers through the playful lives of furry felines living in 1986. Filled with colorful snapshots of cats as they go to school, hang at the mall, veg out at home, and do their thing, this hilarious volume captures the essence of the '80s—and takes it to the max with cats! Featuring the greatest trends of that decade—from fashion fads (neon, big hair, and shoulder pads) to pop-culture highlights (Jane Fonda, WHAM!, and more)—this paw-sitively irresistible mash-up is sure to delight those who love cats and all things '80s. Radicat!

Dear Santa

release date: Sep 15, 2015
Dear Santa
Take a heartwarming trip into Christmas history with these children’s letters to Santa Claus from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This first-ever collection of children’s letters to Santa written between 1870 and 1920 presents more than one hundred charming and endearing missives. Along with its vintage charm, timeless sentiments, and non-denominational perspective, this heartwarming book is filled with historical discoveries that will delight everyone who loves this holiday ritual. Dear Santa is a unique celebration of one of Christmas’s most enduring traditions—and a tribute to the millions of households that keep it alive.

Grill Eats & Drinks

release date: Apr 14, 2015
Grill Eats & Drinks
A taste of the good life! This collection showcases 20 special recipes, all with photographs, that will inspire food lovers to take the party outside. Selected from some of Chronicle Books' best-loved cookbooks, here are easy-peasy drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic), quick appetizers, simple salads and sides, and great-for-the-grill main dishes. Whether it's the South Seas Sangria, Corn with Chipotle Butter, or the Honey-Glazed Spareribs that beckon, everything tastes better out on the patio. And grilling will be all the more relaxing for the cook who has this just-right repertoire at hand.

Cake & Ice Cream

release date: Apr 14, 2015
Cake & Ice Cream
Make life a little sweeter with this curated collection of special desserts for any occasion. Who doesn’t love a taste of cake and ice cream? Featuring recipes and accompanying photographs culled from Chronicle Books’ most popular cookbooks, this collection is an ideal treat for dessert lovers looking for foolproof recipes perfect for any occasion. With twenty scrumptious treats, from Sky-High Strawberry Shortcake to Spiderweb Pumpkin-Ginger Cupcakes, Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches with Walnut Brownies, and Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Cream, there’s something here for every sweet tooth.

From Rain to Rainbows

release date: Mar 17, 2015
From Rain to Rainbows
This sweet and modern little ebook proves that after the rain always comes the rainbow. A treasure trove of delightful work by beloved indie art stars and emerging talents, this cheering collection echoes the uplifting transformation of rain into rainbows: the book begins with raindrops and umbrellas, transitions midway through, and concludes with a glorious bouquet of colorful rainbows. Perfect for bringing smiles to anyone who needs a little pick-me-up, this ebook of feel-good art is a reminder to appreciate the dark with the light, because nothing stays the same forever—and things are about to look a whole lot brighter.

Baby Animals on the Farm

release date: Sep 18, 2013
Baby Animals on the Farm
With charming baby animals in the wild, this ebook set is sure to engage curious toddlers. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks nearly identical to the print edition.

The Art of I Love You

release date: Aug 13, 2013
The Art of I Love You
This valentine of a book is brimming with hip contemporary art celebrating matters of the heart. Flowers, hearts, doilies, chocolates, and couples holding hands are all reinvented here with a cool modern twist to create a new visual vocabulary that expresses all those tender sentiments we can't quite find the words for. Featuring contributions by such beloved artists as Gemma Correll, Julia Rothman, Rifle Paper Co., and many more, this showcase of creative talent will tug at the heartstrings and delight the eyes. Chock-full of inventive ways to say "I Love You," this little treasure will win the heart of any art lover and the heart of that special valentine.

Let's Go to the Beach

release date: Apr 02, 2013
Let's Go to the Beach
Let's Go to the Beach provides twenty activities and games for children to play on the sand and even ideas for beach art projects!

Yiddish Wisdom

release date: Apr 02, 2013
Yiddish Wisdom
“The tongue is the pen of the heart/Di tsung iz der feder fun di hartz” and more sayings that sum up Jewish character and culture from generations past. Decade after decade, Yiddish proverbs continue to capture the humor, warmth, and traditions of Jewish life. Now, the beloved Yiddish Wisdom has been expanded with even more proverbs and fresh illustrations to be cherished by a new generation. With more than 150 folk sayings translated in Yiddish and English—from the whimsical and witty (Dress up a broom and it will also look nice/Az men batziert a bezem iz er oich shain) to the poignant (When one must, one can/Az me muz, ken men) and practical (When you look to the heights, hold on to your hat/Az du kukst oif hoicheh zachen, halt tsu dos hitl)—this treasured volume is the perfect gift for any celebration.

You Are So Loved

release date: Nov 16, 2012
You Are So Loved
A follow-up to the bestselling Everything Is Going to Be Okay—bold words of affirmation with audaciously positive art, craft, photography, and design. Good vibes are back—and are exactly what the world needs now. And uplifting messages of hope, love, and encouragement continue to crop up everywhere in contemporary art and design. You Are So Loved serves up a second delightful helping of optimism from a mix of favorite artists from the first book—including Enormous champion, Katie Daisy, and Jen Renninger—and new talent like Dallas Clayton, Lisa Congdon, and Jessica Hische. Each artist offers warm and fuzzy sentiments packaged in cutting-edge art. Whether it’s an invitation to stay in the “here and now” or a reminder that “everything’s alright forever,” there’s a breath of fresh air on every page. “The printed version of a giant hug.” —Design*Sponge

Texas Hold 'Em

release date: Oct 19, 2012
Texas Hold 'Em
Poker is 10% luck, 90% psychology. This illustrated guide to Texas Hold 'Em, the world's most popular poker game, gives players the strategy and skills they need to make some cold, hard cash. An essential companion for any poker night, online tournament, or casino trip, this quick-reference manual allows players to keep vital tips and tactics close at hand. Accessible to beginners and enlightening to poker devotees, Texas Hold 'Em belongs in the hands of anyone with a stack of cards and a competitive spirit.

The Perfect Calm Deck

release date: Jul 06, 2012
The Perfect Calm Deck
Figuring out how to tap into inner calm—even for a few minutes each day—is essential for well-being and peace of mind. With an inspirational image and a simple guided exercise on each card, this handy deck will help you relax both mind and body and appreciate the simple pleasures all around you.

One Good Deed a Day

release date: Apr 06, 2012
One Good Deed a Day
Kindness is contagious: 365 seemingly simple actions that have the power to ignite a chain reaction of compassion. Each brightly illustrated page of this uplifting book features an inspiring prompt (“tell a friend why she means the world to you,” “leave your change in the vending machine for the next person,” “say a blessing for one thing you’re grateful for today”) encouraging people to make meaningful connections with loved ones, build community, spread cheer to strangers, or prioritize their own happiness. If you want to be the change you want to see in the world, this little book is a great place to start—and it’s sure to inspire you to come up with your own creative ideas for making someone’s day . . . as well as your own.

Deep Sleep

release date: Jan 20, 2012
Deep Sleep
Fifty drug-free ways to ease yourself into sleep. Tired of staring at the ceiling or watching late-night television while the precious hours tick by? For those who twist and turn from dusk to dawn, Deep Sleep: Reference to Go will let you save those night moves for the dance floor. Spend your nights in restful repose with these fifty easy and practical non-sheep-counting techniques and exercises—and wake up rested and refreshed.

Princess Cupcakes

release date: Jan 13, 2012
Princess Cupcakes
Create stunning cupcakes fit for a princess, with scrumptious recipes, designer liners, and wraparound crowns! Princesses meet cupcakes and it's tastily ever after! Princess Cupcakes has all the instructions parents and kids need to create majestic, princess-themed cupcakes in a booklet that includes decadent decorating tips and recipes for Pink Velvet Cupcakes, Deep Dark Chocolate Cupcakes, Sugar and Spice Cupcakes, and more! This book is perfect for young bakers.

Fortune-Telling Birthday Book

release date: Apr 29, 2011
Fortune-Telling Birthday Book
Discover the meaning behind your birthday, identify your ideal mate, and more with this handy little guide. Forget cookies and crystal balls—this little book has a personalized fortune for you and everyone you love. Harkening back to the 1930s, the nostalgic illustrations in the Fortune-Telling Birthday Book accompany a perennial calendar for you to keep track of (and interpret) the birthdays of all your friends and family. Other traditions and folklore are also included—birthstones and their meanings, astrological signs, ideal mates, flowers of the month, and anniversary symbols.

Everything Is Going to Be OK

release date: Mar 09, 2011
Everything Is Going to Be OK
A little inspiration goes a long way. It's the end of the naughties, and things are starting to look up: cropping up everywhere are messages of sincerity, optimism, and hope, and the good cheer has spread to the world of art and design. This pocket-sized volume is filled with artwork bearing mottos of encouragement and affirmation. Featuring work from a diverse roster of indie artists, designers, and crafters—including beloved figures such as Mike Perry, Marian Bantjes, Marc Johns, Enormous Champion, and Yee-Haw Industries, as well as a host of emerging new talents—this hip take on the classic cheer-you-up gift book is the perfect visual treat for anyone whose spirits need a little lift from time to time.

Fortune-Telling Book of Dreams

release date: Jul 01, 2010
Fortune-Telling Book of Dreams
A handy little reference guide packed with information to help you predict your future through interpreting your dreams. Inspired by a vintage book, this delightful guide deciphers dreams to predict the future. It compiles more than one thousand dream symbols and reveals what they portend for the dreamer. This handy little book is irresistible to pick up; its content is so compelling, it’s impossible to put down.

Essential Meditations: Reference to Go

release date: Jul 01, 2010
Essential Meditations: Reference to Go
We often forget to bring quiet, meditative time into our lives. With a contemplative image and a simple guided exercise on each page, this ebook provides an enjoyable entre to the practice of meditation—helping you focus, reflect, and find balance.

L Is for Lollygag

release date: Jul 01, 2010
L Is for Lollygag
Go beyond the typical ABCs with a foray into unusual vocabulary in this illustrated dictionary for wordsmiths of all ages. 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 alley-oop, B is for brouhaha, and L is for, well, lollygag! Packed with quirky illustrations, fun trivia, and lists within lists, this is one humdinger of a dictionary.
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