16 Books Published by Chronicle Books on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

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by Snoop Dogg
Chronicle Books (Sep 12, 2023)
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The follow-up to From From Crook to Cook, this next-level cookbook is all about cooking for a crowd and bringing together memorable meals for any occasion, with 65+ recipes from rappers Snoop Dogg and E-40.

Following the breakout success of his first cookbook, From Crook to Cook, Snoop Dogg returns with this new collection of recipes in collaboration with his friend and iconic Bay Area rapper E-40.

Drawing inspiration from both rappers’ musical catalog, Snoop’s VH1 show with Martha, and E-40’s Filipino food business, Lumpia, here are 65+ crowd-pleasing dishes that range from drinks to main courses to desserts. Also included are suggested menus for celeb-worthy events ranging from Super Bowl Sunday to Father’s Day Feast, a 4/20 Potluck, and a Summertime Block Party. A number of Snoop and E-40’s well-known industry pals appear in recipe headnotes and in sidebar stories about their most epic dinner parties and nights out.

Seriously entertaining, this next-level cookbook is the follow-up that fans are waiting for. Packaged with a series look that gestures to From Crook to Cook but feels fresh with E-40’s distinctive influence, this book will draw home cooks who love Snoop Dogg and E-40, as well as the 300,000 people who bought and loved From Crook to Cook and are eager for more recipes straight from these rappers themselves.

SNOOP’S PLATFORM: Snoop is an integral part of our mainstream media and has been for over 20 years. With tens of millions of followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, there are tens of millions of diehard Snoop fans out there. In addition to writing his first cookbook and starring in a cooking show with Martha Stewart, he also released a gospel album in 2018 (Bible of Love), wrote and starred in a semi-autobiographical musical (Redemption of a Dogg), started his cannabis lifestyle company (Merry Jane), and set a Guinness World Record. This man is BUSY and continues to stay relevant in the media. His first book has sold through the roof thanks to this massive platform.

E-40’S PLATFORM: E-40 is a Bay Area rapper with 28 albums, a founding member of the group The Click, and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. His 2006 single "Tell Me When to Go" was one of the first singles to popularize ghost-riding and the hyphy movement on a national level. In addition to his prolific music career, he owns tequila, bourbon, and vodka companies, as well as Filipino food company, Lumpia. He has nearly 2 million followers on Instagram.

PROVEN TRACK RECORD: FROM CROOK TO COOK (Oct 2018) sold 300,000 copies in its first 2 years on sale. The book’s success can be chalked up to Snoop’s irresistible persona and massive platform, but also his highly entertaining writing style and his accessible, tasty recipes. This book uses that same formula, but ups the ante with more crowd-pleasing recipes, more photography of Snoop at home and in the kitchen, and more stories from Snoop’s celebrity friends.

SNOOP & MARTHA’S TV SHOW IS AMAZING: The third season of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party wrapped in February 2020. Through this appealing TV show, Snoop showed the world that he has serious cooking skills and entertaining chops. He collaborated with and learned a thing or two from the MVP of entertaining herself, and here in his second book, he shares all his secrets.

Perfect for:

Fans of Snoop Dogg; fans of E-40; the 300,000 people who bought From Crook to Cook in its first two years on sale; home cooks looking for easy, crowd-pleasing recipes or who enjoy entertaining; fans of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party show; fans of Snoop’s 19 Crimes wine or Indoggo gin; fans of E-40’s liquor companies or of Lumpia; those looking for the perfect host/hostess or white elephant party gift: useful but humorous.


Click for more detail about Spike by Spike Lee Spike

by Spike Lee
Chronicle Chroma (Nov 17, 2021)
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Spike Lee is a world-renowned, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, a cultural icon, and one of the most prominent voices on race and racism for more than three decades. His prolific career has included over 35 films, including his directorial debut She’s Gotta Have It (1986), his seminal masterpiece Do the Right Thing (1989), and more recently, his Oscar-winning film BlacKkKlansman (2018). Spike Lee’s provocative feature films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos, have shone the spotlight on significant stories and have made an indelible mark in both cinematic history and in contemporary society.

This career-spanning monograph titled SPIKE is a visual celebration of his life and career to date. The custom bold, typographic design is inspired by the LOVE/HATE brass rings that Radio Raheem wore in Do the Right Thing and that Spike Lee wore at the 2019 Academy Awards. The gold foil deboss on SPIKE on the vibrant fuchsia front cover is a bold and beautiful, eye-catching design.

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Featuring hundreds of never-before-seen photographs by David Lee, Spike’s brother and long-time still photographer, SPIKE the book, includes behind-the-scenes, insider images that underscore his creative process and his significant impact on the culture at large. From his critically acclaimed film Malcolm X (1992) starring Denzel Washington, to his recent film Da 5 Bloods (2020) featuring the late Chadwick Boseman, Spike Lee’s work continues to resonate now more than ever. Also included here are his beloved commercials with Michael Jordan for Nike, which helped launch the billion-dollar Jordan brand product empire, as well as his music videos with Prince and Michael Jackson. This is a must-have collector’s item and ideal gift for any cinephile and fan of one of the most prominent and influential filmmakers in history.


Click for more detail about From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen by Snoop Dogg From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen

by Snoop Dogg
Chronicle Books (Oct 23, 2018)
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From Crook to Cook sold 205,000 copies in 2020, nearly twice as many as it had sold in 2019. —Tyrrell Mahoney, the president of Chronicle Books

Looking for cookbooks with a little more personality? Welcome to tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen.The first cookbook and recipe book from Tha Dogg, From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen. You’ve seen Snoop Dogg work his culinary magic on VH1’s Emmy-nominated Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, and now Tha Dogg’s up in your kitchen…with his first cookbook.

Recipe book that delivers 50 recipes straight from Snoop’s own collection: Snoop’s cookbook features OG soul food cookbook staples like Baked Mac & Cheese and Fried Bologna Sandwiches with Chips, and new takes on classic weeknight faves like Soft Flour Tacos and Easy Orange Chicken. And it don’t stop…Snoop’s giving a taste of the high life with remixes on upper echelon fare such as Lobster Thermidor and Filet Mignon. But we gotta keep it G with those favorite munchies too, ya know? From chewy Starbursts to those glorious Frito BBQ Twists, you should have an arsenal of snacks that’ll satisfy. And of course, no party is complete without that Gin and Juice and other platinum ways to entertain.

If you’re a fan of celebrity books and cookbooks such as Bob’s Burgers, Magnolia Table Cookbook, Margaritaville cookbook, Thug Kitchen cookbook, or the Gilmore Girls Eat Like a Gilmore; the Snoop Dogg cookbook has got you covered - complete with epic stories and behind-the-scenes photos that bring his masterpieces to life.


Click for more detail about We Inspire Me: Cultivate Your Creative Crew to Work, Play, and Make (Book for Creatives, Book for Artists, Creative Guide) by Andrea Pippins We Inspire Me: Cultivate Your Creative Crew to Work, Play, and Make (Book for Creatives, Book for Artists, Creative Guide)

by Andrea Pippins
Chronicle Books (Oct 02, 2018)
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The best thing a creative person can have is a crew of friends, allies, and mentors to support them. Packed with inspiration and ideas from author-illustrator Andrea Pippins, this is a one-of-a-kind handbook for doers and makers looking to expand and nourish their creative community. Drawing on her own network of talented artists, designers, and friends, Pippins offers tips on how to: reach out to your heroes; use your art or work to empower your community; learn about a new culture and shake up your perspective; take a class, join a team, plan brunch—have fun! And she delivers her advice in style. Colorful pages feature patterns, portraits, and hand-lettered quotes alongside tips for fostering genuine connections and supportive relationships.


Click for more detail about March: 30 Postcards to Make Change and Good Trouble by Marcus Guillory March: 30 Postcards to Make Change and Good Trouble

by Marcus Guillory
Chronicle Books (Feb 27, 2018)
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These postcards showcase the words and artwork of MARCH, the New York Times bestseller about the life of Congressman John Lewis.

Featuring a special essay by Andrew Aydin on the power of written engagement, this book of postcards invites civic involvement and makes a special gift for activists, comics fans, and collectors alike.


Click for more detail about Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case

by Patricia Hruby Powell
Chronicle Books (Jan 31, 2017)
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From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and Mildred Loving were at the heart of a Supreme Court case that legalized marriage between races, and a story of the devoted couple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won.


Click for more detail about One Love (Board Book) by Cedella Marley One Love (Board Book)

by Cedella Marley
Chronicle Books (Sep 09, 2014)
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Now in board book for the first time, One Love brings Bob Marley’s most beloved song to life for a new generation. Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her friends, family, and community to help transform her neighborhood for the better.


Click for more detail about Josephine: The Dazzling Life Of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell Josephine: The Dazzling Life Of Josephine Baker

by Patricia Hruby Powell
Chronicle Books (Jan 14, 2014)
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Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, Honor

In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine’s powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.


Click for more detail about The Moon Ring by Randy DuBurke The Moon Ring

by Randy DuBurke
Chronicle Books (Feb 26, 2013)
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In the light of a blue moon, the second full moon in a month, Maxine discovers something amazing in the grass: a magical moon ring! Ahead lies a night of adventure beyond anything Maxine could have imagined, as she is whisked around the globe, from the ice floes of Antarctica to the sunbaked African savannah to the neon lights of New York City. Is it all just a dream? Only Maxine and her grandmother know for sure. Playful illustrations make this exciting adventure story one that children will ask for over and over again! Plus, this version includes audio and a read-along setting.


Click for more detail about Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley Every Little Thing

by Cedella Marley
Chronicle Books (Sep 12, 2012)
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Bob Marley’s songs are known the world over for their powerful message of love, peace, and harmony. Now a whole new generation can discover one of his most joyous songs in this reassuring picture book adaptation written by his daughter Cedella and exuberantly illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. This upbeat story reminds children that the sun will always come out after the rain and mistakes are easily forgiven with a hug. Every family will relate to this universal story of one boy who won’t let anything get him down, as long as he has the help of three very special little birds. Including all the lyrics of the original song plus new verses, this cheerful book will bring a smile to faces of all ages—because every little thing’s gonna be all right!


Click for more detail about Best Shot In The West: The Adventures Of Nat Love by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack Best Shot In The West: The Adventures Of Nat Love

by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack
Chronicle Books (Jan 18, 2012)
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From acclaimed authors Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. comes a thrilling biography of an unforgettable man told in compelling graphic novel form. Born into slavery in 1854, Nat Love, also known as Deadwood Dick, grew up to become the most famous African-American cowboy in the Old West. A contemporary and acquaintance of Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, Nat was widely known as an expert roper and driver, a crack shot, and a real Wild West character. Featuring lively full-color artwork by Randy DuBurke, Best Shot in the West is an exhilarating mix of high-interest historical fiction and nonstop adventure.


Click for more detail about One Love by Cedella Marley One Love

by Cedella Marley
Chronicle Books (Sep 21, 2011)
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Adapted from one of Bob Marley’s most beloved songs, One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics of his music to life for a new generation. Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her community to help transform her neighborhood for the better. Adapted by Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s first child, and gorgeously illustrated by Vanessa Newton, this heartwarming picture book offers an upbeat testament to the amazing things that can happen when we all get together with one love in our hearts.


Click for more detail about Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe by Joanne Chang Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe

by Joanne Chang
Chronicle Books (Oct 20, 2010)
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Every day 1,500 Bostonians can’t resist buying sweet, simple treats such as Homemade Pop-Tarts, from an alumna of Harvard with a degree in economics. From Brioche au Chocolat and Lemon Raspberry Cake to perfect croissants, Flour Bakery-owner Joanne Chang’s repertoire of baked goods is deep and satisfying. While at Harvard she discovered that nothing made her happier than baking cookies leading her on a path that eventually resulted in a sticky bun triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network’sThrowdown. Almost 150 Flour recipes such as Milky Way Tart and Dried Fruit Focaccia are included, plus Joanne’s essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker.


Click for more detail about I Can Do It Too! by Karen Baicker I Can Do It Too!

by Karen Baicker
Chronicle Books (Jun 23, 2010)
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This heartwarming story reminds us how satisfying it is to grow up surrounded by love. I Can Do It Too! affirms a little girl’s growing independence as she, too, can begin to do all the things she sees her parents, relatives and neighbors do: pouring juice at breakfast, strumming a guitar, and even riding a bike! The simple cadence of text and direct-to-the-heart art result in a book as warm and generous as its message, providing reading pleasure for toddlers, older siblings, and the grown-ups who love them.


Click for more detail about Noah’s Ark by Jerry Pinkney Noah’s Ark

by Jerry Pinkney
Chronicle Books (Oct 01, 2002)
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(Caldecott Honor Book) For 40 days and 40 nights rain poured from the heavens, enveloping the world. Only Noah had been warned by God of the great floodand only Noah could save life on earth. This powerful story of salvation has fascinated people of all ages for centuries. Now, four-time Caldecott Honor-recipient Jerry Pinkney captures all the courage, drama, and beauty of this ancient parable in rich, glorious paintings. Full of sensitive detail and emotion, his art brings new life and meaning to an important message of peace. This elegant edition of Noah’s Ark promises to give readers strength and hope for many years to come.


Click for more detail about Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence by John Duggleby Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence

by John Duggleby
Chronicle Books (Oct 01, 1998)
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The paintings of Jacob Lawrence tell stories. Stories of enslavement and freedom, of human migration and renaissance, of struggle and of triumph. A collection of these stunning paintings provides the backdrop for this exceptional biography which tells the story of one of our finest living painters-from his family’s experience in the great migration North, to his growing up in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance, to his rise as one of the most renowned painters of African American life. With over twenty-five full-color reproductions and an insightful glossary, not only is this an easy-to-read, engaging biography, it’s also an excellent starting point for discussions about American history. Awards and honors for Story Painter: 1998 CCBC Choices, Biography/Autobiography 1999 IRA/CBC Notable Trade Books—Social Studies 1999 Carter G. Woodson Award 1999 Parents’ Guide/Children’s Media award, non-fiction category Publishers Weekly, starred review Smithsonian Notable Award Parent Council Ltd. - Gold