Journals & Sketchbooks

Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Journal
Carle, Eric

Introducing a lively and adorable baby journal created with page after page of the art of Eric Carle: bright and colorful collage butterflies, trees, flowers, and, of course, a very famous caterpillar! With full pages for photos and journaling, as well envelopes for keepsakes, and places to record sonograms to first birthday and beyond.

Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Journal will become a lasting and classic baby journal for parents to be, for grandparents, and anyone who loves a little one.

Introducing a lively and adorable baby journal created with page after page of the art of Eric Carle: bright and colorful collage butterflies, trees, flowers, and, of course, a very famous caterpillar! With full pages for photos and journaling, as well envelopes for keepsakes, and places to record sonograms to first birthday and beyond.

Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Journal will become a lasting and classic baby journal for parents to be, for grandparents, and anyone who loves a little one.

Item No. 9780399246678
$24.99
642 Things to Write (Young Writer Edition)
826 Valencia
Write a to-do list for a villain. Describe your dream tree house. Create a haiku about your shoes.

Young writers will get their creative juices flowing with this collection of smart, funny, and thought-provoking writing exercises. Kids can open to any page to find inspiration, express themselves, and jump-start their literary genius. Collected from the clever minds of 826 Valencia, 642 Things to Write About: Young Writer's Edition is the ultimate playground for imaginative children.

Item No. 9781452127842
$16.95
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San Francisco Writers' Grotto
"This is a great book if your creative juices are running dry." -- Portland Book Review

A collection of 642 outrageous and witty writing prompts: Banish writer's block with 642 Things to Write, a fun and playful journal that invites inspiration with plenty of space to write it all down. Brimming with entertaining exercises, this writing prompt journal is sure to get the creative juices flowing.

- From crafting your own obituary and penning an ode to an onion, to telling a dying houseplant why it should live and making a case for your favorite fruit, writers of all levels will stretch their imaginations and put pen to paper.
- From ridiculous to philosophical, the 642 writing prompts are sure to stimulate the mind and encourage creativity- From the literary minds of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, a workspace and creative community in downtown San Francisco. Thirty-five writers from The Grotto contributed to this prompt journal.

642 Things to Write About prompt journal will appeal to both novice and seasoned writers.

Inspire creativity with 642 Thing to Write About.

- The ultimate gift for writers of all shapes, sizes and genres
- Creative writing journal offers hours and hours of amusing scenarios to reflect and write on

Item No. 9781452105444
$16.95
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Chronicle Books
This pocket-sized drawing journal is packed with just as much clever, imaginative fun as the original bestselling 642 Things to Draw. All 642 drawing prompts invite doodlers to draw teeny-tiny things--from "a keyhole" and "a marble" to "an atom" and "your house, from space." Sure to keep creative folks inspired on the go, or wherever the doodle bug strikes!
Item No. 9781452137575
$9.95
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San Francisco Writers' Grotto
The next installment in the bestselling series presents 642 writing prompts in an irresistible new format. Delightful and thought-provoking, this book is perfect for stumped writers, journalers, or any creative type needing a tiny flash of inspiration.
Item No. 9781452142173
$9.95
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Abrams Noterie

What brings you joy? Is it the scent of spring rain? Warm towels from the dryer? Potato chips in your sandwich? Your definition of happiness is as unique as your fingerprints. This guided journal provides 99 prompts to help you make a list of things that you hold dear: a sentimental possession, your best traveling companion, your favorite type of weather, a compliment you've received, and an achievement well-earned. Filling in the journal will immediately boost your mood, and flipping through it later is a wonderful reminder of life's distinctive pleasures. It is also a wonderful gift for milestone events such as birthdays, graduation, and retirement.

Special features:

  • Paperback with textured cover stock, gold foil stamping, and flaps
  • 2 ribbon markers
  • Full-color design with illustrations throughout
  • 99 prompts to help you list all the things you love
  • Item No. 9781419719813
    $12.95
    Author-Illustrator Starter Kit (One Big Book)
    A new release in our popular Author-Illustrator Starter Kit series! One giant, premium-quality hardcover unlined blank book — 32 pages, 13" square — ready to be turned into a picture book. Just add crayons, markers, and ideas. The blank book is shrinkwrapped with a removable title card that offers a handful of inventive prompts to inspire young writers and artists.
    Item No. 9781938073700
    $13.95
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    Galison
    A Galison Avian Friends activity journal is a great gift for creative friends. The journal measures 7 x 8-3/4" with a lay-flat opening that makes it inviting to use. Best of all, the book is fully designed throughout with charming birds, flowers, and still lifes by internationally acclaimed illustrator Geninne D. Zlatkis. A bonus interview sheds light on the artist's creative process and inspiration.
    Item No. 9780735338500
    $16.99
    Avian Friends Pocket Planner
    Galison
    Cute little birds illustrated by Geninne D. Zlatkis will keep you organized all year long--from winters in the south through summers in the tundra and all along the migration back! Galison's Avian Friends pocket planner's interior pages have collage-like illustrations of birds combined with butterflies, vintage post cards, and ticket stubs on the interior pages. Quotations about birds are interspersed, and the message the birds are tweeting--in the old-fashioned way--is "write everyday."
    Item No. 9780735330726
    $13.99
    Black Paper Spiral Sketchbook

    A great, easy-to-manage, black paper sketchbook for all of your wonderful black paper creations. This Black DIY Cover Sketchbook is the perfect companion for many of our colorful products which look great on black paper (Sparkle Watercolor Gel Crayons, Natural Beeswax Crayons, Metallic Appeel CrayonsMetallic Colored Pencils, and Super Mix Oil Pastels). You can make your sketchbook your own by putting your art right on the cover. The 75 sheets of perforated paper are 8” x 10.5”, acid free and heavy weighing 110g. It comes with a built in elastic strap to protect your stuff too.

    Item No. 118-SK-BLK
    $14.95
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    Moleskine
    Make the reading experience last longer. Fully embossed cover, 3 ribbon place markers and double expandable inner pocket. Alphabetically organized sections to fill in. 6 tabbed sections to personalize and 14 blank pages in which to unleash your passion's creativity. A free customized bookmark. Several adhesive labels: 40 to be used on the blank tabs, 150 colored with icons and 12 to customize the cover. 13x21 cm, 5"; x 8 1/4"; 240 pages, acid-free paper.

    Specifications:
    - Layout: Structured
    - Dimensions: 5" x 8-1/4"
    - Hard Cover with elastic closure and three bookmark ribbons.
    - Color: Black
    - Pages: 240
    - Double-Expandable Inner Pocket
    - Paper Weight: 70 gsm/47 lb.; FSC Certified Paper; Acid-Free (pH Neutral)

    Item No. 9788862933193
    $22.95
    Caterpillar Hardbound Journal

    Hardbound blank notebook featuring Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Features 42 blank pages and a yellow fabric bookmark for keeping your place. Perfect for journaling, sketching or classroom notes. Measures 9" tall x 5.5" wide. Pair with a Caterpillar pencil for the perfect gift for any budding artist or author!

    Item No. 4250915930466
    $9.95
    Citrus Peach Notebook

    5" x 7" notebook featuring 56 unruled pages and gorgeous heavyweight linen texture cover illustrated by Kelsey Garrity Riley. Offset printed with foil details.

    Item No. KGR1741NBK
    $9.95
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    Susie Ghahremani
    Printed on 100% recycled papers with soy inks, this colorful journal features the adorable woodland-themed art of Chronicle stationery favorite Susie Ghahremani.
    Item No. 9781452100746
    $10.95
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    Galison
    Takes artistic notes anywhere with a stylish Create Every Day pocket journal from Galison. Samantha Hahn created the illustrations of pens, glasses, paintbrushes, and other artist supplies!
    Item No. 9780735336902
    $8.99
    Finish This Book
    Smith, Keri
    From the internationally bestselling creator of Wreck This Journal, a collaborative creative journey where you become the author...

    One dark and stormy night, author Keri Smith found some strange scattered pages abandoned in a park. She collected and assembled them, trying to solve the mystery of this unexpected discovery, and now she's passing the task on to you, her readers.

    Your mission is to become the new author of this work. You will continue the research and provide the content. In order to complete the task, you will have to undergo some secret intelligence training, which is included in this volume. Since no one knows what lies ahead, please proceed with caution, but know...this book does not exist without you.

    Item No. 9780399536892
    $16.00
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    Susie Ghahremani
    Hand-painted bunnies, foxes, and beavers greet the first signs of spring in this sweet-as-can-be journal. Includes a bonus sheet of sticker tabs in animal shapes that fold over to flag--and cutify--important pages.
    Item No. 9781452105833
    $10.95
    Forest Blue Notebook

    5" x 7" notebook featuring 56 unruled pages and gorgeous heavyweight linen texture cover illustrated by Kelsey Garrity Riley. Offset printed with foil details.

    Item No. KGR1722NBK
    $9.95
    Forest Friends Pocket Planner
    Galison
    Quill and Fox illustrated the whimsical fox, deer, beehive, mushrooms, flowers, leaves, and insects that will make you smile as you make your plans.
    Item No. 9780735336353
    $13.99
    How To Be an Explorer of the World
    Smith, Keri
    From the internationally bestselling creator of Wreck This Journal, an interactive guide for exploring and documenting the art and science of everyday life.

    Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists.

    The mission Smith proposes? To document and observe the world around you as if you've never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to.

    Through this series of beautifully hand-illustrated interactive prompts, readers will enjoy exploring and discovering the world in ways they never even imagined.

    Item No. 9780399534607
    $16.00
    I Love Science Journal
    Ignotofsky, Rachel

    A guided journal based on Rachel Ignotofsky's New York Times bestselling book Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World.

    Full of writing, drawing, and creativity prompts, I Love Science inspires kids (and adults) of all ages to fill the pages with ideas, self-exploration, and big dreams for the future. Opening with a short reference section that contains basic equations, the periodic table, basic HTML codes, and a measurement converter, the journal then invites the user to write and dream through writing prompts like, "What is a challenge you've overcome recently?" The journal also includes inspirational quotes from notable women who've achieved greatness in the science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields, such as famous primatologist Jane Goodall's, "Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together can we reach our full potential."

    With illustrations, quotes, and nifty science infographics, this journal will encourage you to ponder the world through tinkering, discovering, doodling, and more!


    Item No. 9781607749806
    $14.99
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    Moleskine
    The Moleskine Art Plus Pocket Japanese Album offers a unique notebook whose design is influenced by the traditional Japanese horizontal emakimono scrolls. Perfect for drawings, collages, and sequences, this book contains one sheet of heavy-weight sketch paper that is folded into 60 accordion pages.

    Specifications:
    - Layout: Plain Paper
    - Dimensions: 3-1/2" x 5-1/2"
    - Hard Cover with elastic closure.
    - Color: Black
    - Pages: 60 Accordion Pages
    - Internal Accordion Pocket
    - Paper Weight: 165 gsm/111 lb.; FSC Certified Paper; Acid-Free (pH Neutral)

    Item No. 9788883701047
    $13.95
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    Redmond, Lea
    Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

    Letters to My Dad will inspire you to tell your father just how much he means to you.

    Each letter begins with a unique prompt like:

  • From you, I learned the importance of...
  • One thing I'm glad we share is...
  • In the future, I hope we...
  • Included are 12 letters that will surprise and delight dad with memories, appreciations, and hopes for the future.

    Each letter has a space to write when it was sealed and when it should be opened (will it be tomorrow or in 20 years?). Seal letters with the included stickers before giving this time capsule to your remarkable dad!

    Item No. 9781452149226
    $14.95
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    Redmond, Lea
    An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2015
    At once a priceless memento and a journey forward in time, this innovative book of 12 fold-and-mail style letters offers a unique way to capture the moment. Each letter bears a prompt to inspire self-reflection. Once written, the letters can be sealed with the stickers included and postdated. The keepsake bundle of letters is like a dozen diary entries for the future. A thoughtful present for anyone embarking on a new stage in their life's journey, Letters to My Future Self offers both the gift of looking forward and the delight of remembering times past.
    Item No. 9781452125374
    $14.95
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    Redmond, Lea
    An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2015
    Nothing is more romantic than a handwritten love letter. Like a dozen grand gestures in one, this innovative format invites romantics to declare their affection to their beloved in 12 fold-and-mail letters to be opened in the future. Ideal for wedding anniversaries, long-distance relationships, or engaged couples, this paper keepsake captures a moment in time and serves as an enduring expression of love.
    Item No. 9781452142678
    $14.95