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Welcome to Lucky Thirteen, an ongoing series of 13 quick questions (some bookish, some not) for our magnificent authors and illustrators. Most Bay Area residents and tourists need no introduction to Karl the Fog, San Francisco’s wittiest weather system. When he isn’t eating neighborhoods, shrouding Sutro Tower, or cooling off folks hiking up SF’s hills,

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High school teacher Tim Clancy has been finding the funny in student writing assignments for 25 years. From mangled metaphors (“If you’re quiet enough, you can hear a pin drop in a haystack.”) to uproarious usages (“We conglomerated at Paul’s house.”) Clancy saves his pupils’ most memorable passages all year. On the last day of the school,

The post School’s Out: A Veteran Teacher’s Favorite Snippets of Student Writing appeared first on Chronicle Books Blog.

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Cards, journals, and pencils that swear just as much as you do.

The post Stationery for People Who Love Swearing + Calligraphy appeared first on Chronicle Books Blog.

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It’s graduation season and it’s time to celebrate (with books)! Whether they’re completing nursery school or middle school, delight the graduate in your life with these inspiring reads. Tomorrow Most Likely By Dave Eggers, illustrated by Lane Smith Ages 3-5 What new experiences will tomorrow bring? This is the exciting question behind Dave Eggers’s new

The post Perfect Books for Young Grads appeared first on Chronicle Books Blog.

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Celebrated doula, healer, yoga teacher, and parenting coach Lori Bregman wrote Mamaste to be a holistic guide to being a more balanced, authentic, and joyful mother. She introduces the “five expressions of motherhood”—Action Mama, Flow Mama, Rebel Mama, Vulnerable Mama, and Free Mama—and offers supportive advice, exercises, meditations, and yoga practices to cultivate a healthy balanced life

The post What Kind of Mama Are You? appeared first on Chronicle Books Blog.

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Things that look like other things. It’s a staple genre in children’s books and internet memes. Kids can almost always catch on in books. (We usually can, too.) Confused identity is also at the heart of I’m a Baked Potato!, a new story about a dog, not a baked potato, who gets lost and finds out a lot

The post Can You Tell the Difference Between a Potato and a Dog? appeared first on Chronicle Books Blog.

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It’s almost here! April 27th is Independent Bookstore Day. It’s a daylong, nationwide celebration of the indie bookstores at the heart of our communities. There’s so much to do that it can get overwhelming! We asked the experts from the Worst-Case Scenario Handbook to give us some tips on prepping for the biggest, most bookish day of the year.

The post How to Survive Indie Bookstore Day appeared first on Chronicle Books Blog.

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April is National Poetry Month. Spoken-word stars Andrea Gibson and Megan Falley believe poetry can open our minds, combat loneliness, and maybe even change the world. In How Poetry Can Change Your Heart, they guide novices and seasoned readers alike in opening up to the magic of words. Step one? Ask poetry out on a

The post How to Go on a First Date with a Poem appeared first on Chronicle Books Blog.

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Solo travel is becoming increasingly popular, especially among millennial women who are seeking adventure in nature. Gale Staub, a seasoned adventurer and founder of SheExplores.com, captures the stories and breathtaking photographs of 40 women in the book She Explores. These women share inspiring stories of living in vans and trucks and vintage trailers, exploring wild

The post Go it Alone: Plan a Safe Solo Hike appeared first on Chronicle Books Blog.

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Shewolfe and Beatrix Gravesguard are the authors of The Astrological Grimoire: Timeless Horoscopes, Modern Rituals, and Creative Altars for Self-Discovery. They tell us how astrology is relevant today, what they didn’t want to put in their book, and what they found when they visited an occult book vault. When we sat down to conjure The Astrological

The post Finally: An Astrology Guide for Modern Times appeared first on Chronicle Books Blog.

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