Chronicle Books I Hate to Read!

Victor Dickens hates to read, and nothing can change his mind. Or can it? How about a parrot with a peg leg? Or a rabbit with black barn boots? Or a field mouse with gold coins? Anything can happen on the whimsical, wonderful night when a l...ittle boy with a stubborn hatred of books discovers that printed words can take on lives of their own. Reissued here with a text crafted for even younger readers, I Hate to Read! won the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award upon its original publication. Read More

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Iconic Girl Scouts imagery graces the covers of these irresistible flexi journals. Your favorite Girl Scout Cookies adorn one, vin...tage badges and pins, the other. Be prepared with both! Featuring full-color illustrations on select pages, these journals will delight Girl Scouts (and Girl Scout Cookie fans!) of all ages. Read More

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Prepare to enter a fantasy world. A world where clothes get folded just so, delicious dinners await, and flatulence is just not th...at funny. Give the fairer sex what they really wantbeautiful PG photos of hunky men cooking, listening, asking for directions, accompanied by steamy captions: "I love a clean house!" or "As long as I have two legs to walk on, you'll never take out the trash." Now this is porn that will leave women begging for more! Read More

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Polaroid film may have been discontinued, but its dreamy evocative spirit lives on in this covetable keepsake box of notecards.

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For serious bread bakers, this guided journal tracks a year?s worth of baking artisan bread. Checkboxes, open spaces, and an educa...tional bell curve on which bakers plot their success show progress at a glance or allow a deeper dive into protein levels, flour choice, kitchen temp and tasting notes. Read More

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Written with a true insider's perspective, A Time to Run is the remarkable literary debut of United States Senator Barbara Boxer, ...one of the most admired and respected figures on the political scene. Senator Boxer, writing with Mary-Rose Hayes, tells an exciting tale of friendship and betrayal, idealism and pragmatism, in-fighting and public spin. The novel follows Ellen Fines from her days as a college student through romantic entanglements and a difficult marriage to a rising political star. When her husband is killed in a car accident during his campaign for the Senate, Ellen assumes his candidacy and achieves an upset victory over a political machine. On the eve of a crucial vote, past and public worlds collide when Ellen's former lover, now a journalist with strong right-wing connections, gives her sensitive documents that could either make or break her career. From hideaways deep under the U.S. Capitol to wealthy southern California ranches to the political unrest on the streets of Berkeley, A Time to Run is a great read, and a fascinating, up-close story of power and trust. Read More

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Bawdy, joyous, messy, hysterically funny, and guaranteed to offendregardless of religion, race, national origin, sexual orientatio...n, or professionBetween the Bridge and the River is the debut novel by Craig Ferguson, host of CBS's The Late Late Show. Two childhood friends from Scotland and two illegitimate half-brothers from the American South suffer and enjoy all manner of bizarre experiences which, as it turns out, are somehow interconnectedand, surprisingly enough, meaningful. An eclectic cast of characters includes Carl Jung, Fatty Arbuckle, Virgil, Marat, Socrates, and Tony Randall. Love, greed, hope, revenge, organized religion, and Hollywood are alternately tickled and throttled. Impossible to summarize and impossible to stop reading, this is a romantic comic odyssey that actually deliversand rewards. Read More

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A look at the origins, leaders, growth, and holdings of eBay, the online auction and shopping company that was founded in 1995 and... today sells a multitude of collectibles and other consumer products. Read More

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Back in print after an absence of nearly 70 years, the facsimile edition of E. C. Large's novel Sugar in the Air is what we now ca...ll a "mash-up," made up of scientific research, social satire, and fictional flights of fancy. Sugar in the Air (1937) is a "scientific romance" in which the idea of extracting sugar from the air is held, for the duration of the book, in suspended disbelief by characters desperate for work in a period of economic recession. A description of the product development and manufacturing process doubles as a critique of capitalism's stewardship of technological progress that suggests alternative production models for today's designers. Read More

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A look at the origins, leaders, growth, and products of Apple, the consumer electronics company that was founded in 1976 and today... manufactures some of the world?s most popular computer products. Read More

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