Friday, January 15, 2016

This Little President: A Presidential Primer giveaway hop!

Welcome to my giveaway in the Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop hosted by Bookhounds!  
I'm giving away autographed copies of 2 board books
to 3 winners:
This Little President:
A Presidential Primer
for your little leaders-in-training.
Perfect timing for this election year and President's Day!
(and a bonus board book from my Mini Myths series)
Enter for a chance to win here:
I'll post winners names here within 2 weeks of close of contest and will email winners as soon as possible thereafter. Good luck!
Click here to see more great giveaways from other bloggers in this hop.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Goddess Girls: Hestia the Invisible giveaway hop

I'm giving away 3 autographed copies 
of the newest Goddess Girls book in the hop (hosted by
I Am a Reader Not A Writer & Bookhounds):
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Hestia-the-Invisible/Joan-Holub/Goddess-Girls/9781481449984
Publication Date: December 2015
Publisher: Aladdin / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Book Description:
Set at Mount Olympus Academy where Zeus is principal, the Goddess Girls series (ages 7-12) puts a middle school spin on Greek mythology. Hestia, the 12-year-old goddess of the hearth, struggles to create a symbol or logo for herself in Crafts-ology class and realizes she wants to make herself more visible. Because most MOA students don’t even seem to notice she’s around!

Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams are co-authors of three series: “Goddess Girls” (for ages 8-12, Greek mythology with a middle school twist), “Grimmtastic Girls” (for ages 8-12, fairy tale adventure with a middle school twist), and “Heroes in Training” (ages 6-11, Greek mythology adventure chapter books).
Accepting entries through midnight December 31. 
USA only.
I'll list winners names in this post and will 
mail a copy out to the winners within a week of receiving a mailing address. Contest open for entries 12:01 a.m. ET Friday Dec. 11th.
Click here to visit more blogs in the giveaway hop!
http://www.bookhounds.net/2015/11/midwinters-eve-giveaway-hop-sign-ups-now-open-2.html

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Knights Before Christmas best of 2015 giveaway hop!

Congratulations to the winner, Elizabeth Hyatt!

It's Christmas Eve and three knights are guarding
their castle against a jolly red-and-white invader!
Ho-Ho-Ho!
I'm giving away an autographed copy of
 a new picture book
by Joan Holub (that's me) and Scott Magoon!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2015/12/06/holiday-childrens-books-santas-star/76331104/
As seen on the holiday book list in USA Today
as one of
"seven jolly titles that will delight the budding reader"!
I'll mail a copy out week of December 18th to the winner
(delivery by Christmas cannot be guaranteed).

Contest open for entries 12:01 a.m. ET Friday Dec. 11th.
A list of fab bloggers participating in the hop:

When Marshmallows Fly: The Knights Before Christmas

Come ye little knights and catapult marshmallows with The Knights Before Christmas!
Scott Magoon will be making catapults with kids and launching marshmallows in celebration of our new book, The Knights Before Christmas. Popsicle stick catapult craft, drawing, (plus reading and signing) await your little squires! All at The Blue Bunny, Books and Toys in Dedham MA.
December 11, Friday night at 6:30

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Knights Before Christmas giveaway

Congratulations to erica stranahan, 
winner of an autographed copy!

Would the little knights in your castle like to have this autographed book catapulted into your mailbox this holiday season? Enter my giveaway for a chance to win!
~Joan Ho-Ho-Holub

THE KNIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
On Christmas Eve, three little knights guard their castle against a jolly red-and-white invader!

"These knights know how to keep the castle safe and the readers entertained.”
— Kirkus Reviews

"This rousing, ridiculous medieval “Night Before Christmas” parody jingles with castle- and holiday wordplay. Cheeky digital illustrations brim with good cheer."
— Horn Book

"A royal romp of holiday pratfalls and punnery. Yule love it!"
—Tom Lichtenheld,
bestselling illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site.

"A royal delight of a book! Sure to become a favorite holiday read-aloud in every household throughout the land!"
—Judy Schachner,
creator of the Skippyjon Jones books.

"A great premise...Magoon's illustrations are vibrant and fun...!"
— Publishers Weekly


http://www.amazon.com/Knights-Before-Christmas-Joan-Holub/dp/0805099328/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442844698&sr=8-1&keywords=the+knights+before+christmas

 
  
Amazon  •  Barnes and Noble  •  Books-A-Million
Indiebound
  •  Henry Holt /Macmillan


a Rafflecopter giveaway  
One winner will be notified via email by November 1st.
Books mailed within 1 week of receipt of a mailing address.
Addresses will not be shared or stored.
Not responsible for misdirected mailings.
Click Hop to return to blogger list.
http://www.iamareader.com/2015/08/spooktacular-giveaway-hop-2015-sign-ups.html

Goddess Girls: Amphitrite the Bubbly - spooktacular giveaway

Welcome! 
Enter for a chance to win the newest title 
in the Goddess Girls series for ages 8-12
autographed by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams.

Goddess Girls
puts a modern middle grade spin on a Greek mythology.
 Join students Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite and more
at Mount Olympus Academy, where Zeus is principal
and the teachers include Mr. Cyclops.
Amphitrite the Bubbly 
is #17 in the series.

Amazon   BarnesandNoble   Books-a-Million  
Indiebound   Kobo ebooks

a Rafflecopter giveaway
3 winners will be notified via email by November 1st.
Books will be mailed within one week of winner supplying a mailing address.
Addresses will not be shared or stored.
Not responsible for misdirected mailings.
Click Hop to return to blogger list
and enter more Spooktacular giveaways!
http://www.iamareader.com/2015/08/spooktacular-giveaway-hop-2015-sign-ups.html

Sunday, October 4, 2015

My castle hat in PW Children's Bookshelf!

 
I wore 3 hats at SIBA15, 
each representing a different one of my books. 
My castle hat for The Knights Before Christmas
wound up in this week's 


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Almost here! The Knights Before Christmas

On Christmas Eve, three little knights guard their castle 
against a red-and-white invader: Santa Claus!

Visit illustrator Scott Magoon’s site for his holiday playlist 
and a peek at his preliminary sketches 
 

Join Joan Holub at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC for a celebration of The Knights Before Christmas on September 26 (Saturday, 2pm). Castle catapult games and snacks!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Knights Before Christmas

http://www.amazon.com/Knights-Before-Christmas-Joan-Holub/dp/0805099328/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434229714&sr=8-1&keywords=knights+holub
Christmas in September?
Seriously, it's almost half off the cover price if you pre-order right now! 

'Twas December 24th, and three brave knights were just settling in for the night when out on the drawbridge, there arose such a clatter! The knights try everything to get rid of this unknown invader (Santa Claus!), a red and white knight with a fleet of dragons . . .
But nothing would stop
their white-whiskered foe.
No matter their efforts,
he just would not go!

Kirkus Reviews:
Three young knights defend their castle from "a red-and-white knight and eight dragons. Oh dear!" Santa travels back in time to a fanciful medieval Europe with knights, lords, and castles in this clever parody of "The Night Before Christmas." The text unfolds in pitch-perfect rhymes that follow the basic pattern of the classic poem, with the addition of witty wordplay incorporated into speech balloons and in signs, lists, and banners on the castle walls. The three knights are named Brave Knight, Polite Knight, and Silent Knight, each with a distinct, appropriate personality. When Santa arrives to deliver gifts to the castle, the knights see him as an intruder and try to repel his advances. Santa is just as determined as the knights to succeed in his own mission. He flings his presents and holiday decorations into the castle with an evergreen-tree catapult, which the knights then appropriate for the castle's Christmas tree. Digitally produced illustrations in deep jewel tones successfully bring to life the complex physical world of the castle and skillfully meet the logistical challenges of the knights' battle of airborne gifts with Santa. There's an excellent interplay between the amusing illustrations and the polished text, with lots of clever jokes for readers to discover in the art. These knights know how to keep the castle safe and the readers entertained. (Picture book. 4-8) 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mythology for preschoolers!

www.joanholub.com
Board books with mythology 
life lessons for little ones.
Illustrated by Leslie Patricelli, creator of Yummy Yucky!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Prince Charles and Medusa the Rich

http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?WRD=joan+holub&box=joan%20holub&pos=-1
at Barnes and Noble today!
(as Prince Charles looks on, bottom left)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Mighty Dads sighting (and signing)!

Signed, stickered, and set among friends. 
Dad construction trucks teach their little 
construction kids fun life lessons.
Happy almost Father's Day!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Itty Bitty Kitty finds an audience!

http://www.harpercollins.com/search-results/?search-term=Itty+Bitty+Kitty
Happy book birthday to Itty Bitty Kitty!
The first of four IBK adventures.
Illustrated by the awesome James Burks.
 
Ava wants a pet, but Mom and Dad say she's too little. So when she finds a kitty, Ava decides to name him Itty Bitty and keep him a secret. There's just one tiny problem: Itty Bitty starts growing and growing and growing . . . until he's neither itty nor bitty! 
Hardcover picture book, 32 pages

Sunday, May 17, 2015

NYTimes on Mini Myths: Make A Wish, Midas!

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/14/books/review/14childrens.html
So grateful for this totally unexpected lovely nod from the NY Times
to the Mini Myths board book series
at


Friday, May 8, 2015

Itty Bitty Kitty goodreads giveaway



Ava wants a pet, but Mom and Dad say she's too little. So when she finds a kitty, Ava decides to name him Itty Bitty and keep him a secret. There's just one tiny problem: Itty Bitty starts growing and growing and growing . . . until he's neither itty nor bitty! 
Hardcover, 32 pages, available May 19, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

On my lap: Medusa the Rich

When I find myself near a bookstore, I try to duck in
and sign stock -- that is, sign any of my books
that are on the shelves.
www.joanholub.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Autograph night at B&N

Signing the new Goddess Girls: Medusa the Rich,
at Barnes and Noble Brier Creek, NC tonight.
Also signed at Quail Ridge Books, our local indie!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Goddess Girls: Medusa the Rich!

http://www.simonandschuster.com/series/Goddess-Girls
Happy book birthday to:
ages 8-12
When Medusa is given the "Midas Touch" and is suddenly able to turn objects into gold just by touching them, she is thrilled. Gold, gold, everywhere! But it’s not just objects that become golden—it’s also food, and, even people! Her new ability turns out to be more dangerous than delightful, but can she do anything to reverse it?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Grimmtastic Girls book birthday

Celebrating a book birthday:
Welcome into the world, Goldilocks Breaks In!
Number 6 in the Grimmtastic Girls series I co-author with Suzanne Williams.
www.joanholub.com

Monday, April 20, 2015

Zero the Hero makes the Mathematical Sciences & Children's Book Council Inaugural Awards List!


http://www.joanholub.com/ZeroTheHero.html 

Illustrated by the fabulous Tom Lichtenheld!
Read more at:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mathical-books-for-kids-from-tots-to-teens-inaugural-award-winners-announced-2015-04-17

Friday, April 17, 2015

Heroes in Training at the Avengers premier!

http://www.amazon.com/Heroes-Training-Collection-Books-1-4/dp/1481422006/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429283916&sr=1-2&keywords=heroes+in+training
Our editor sent this to us. It'll appear in the trailers 
at select theaters through May 1st.
Young heroic Greek gods and Avengers.
Seems like a good pairing.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Make A Wish, Midas!

http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Mini_Myths__Make_a_Wish,_Midas!-9781419709524.html

Little Midas wants everything to be yellow!
Mythology with a modern twist for preschoolers.
Joan Holub and Leslie Patricelli

Monday, March 30, 2015

Brush Your Hair, Medusa! at Bees Knees


A friend has started Bees Knees Vintage Rentals
in the Raleigh/Triangle area of NC.
These were taken in her storage unit
of awesomeness.


March 30 is National Pencil Day!

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Red-Writing-Joan-Holub/dp/0811878694/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374000241&sr=1-1&keywords=little+red+writing
And new friends came to visit!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mini Myths: Make A Wish, Midas! book birthday

http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Myths-Make-Wish-Midas/dp/1419709526/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_title_0
Little Midas wishes everything could be yellow.
His favorites are yellow undies, yellow bananas, yellow paint.
When he paints his dinoboo yellow, he regrets his wish.
Can dinoboo be returned to normal?
Wishy washy, wishy washy...
 
Abrams Appleseed
Joan Holub and Leslie Patricelli


What Were the Salem Witch Trials?

One of Amazon's #1 Children's New Releases in category today.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mythology for Preschoolers: Brush Your Hair, Medusa! Make A Wish, Midas!


http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Myths-Make-Wish-Midas/dp/1419709526/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=03CKVNM72431R257M4T7 
Celebrating the release of two board books in the Mini Myths series today. Mini Myths bring Greek mythology to preschoolers by using real-world toddler experiences to retell each myth (includes a short summary of the original myth at the end.) Leslie Patricelli's illustrations are so cute!

Play Nice, Hercules! is a kindle monthly deal 
on Amazon for $1.99 through March 31.

Author: Joan Holub
Illustrator: Leslie Patricelli
Abrams Appleseed, March 2015



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Coming soon! Mythology board books: Brush Your Hair, Medusa! Make A Wish, Midas!


http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Myths-Make-Wish-Midas/dp/1419709526/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=03CKVNM72431R257M4T7
NEW! This week!
are board books that bring updated Greek myths
(and the simple, positive life lessons therein) to preschoolers!
Brush Your Hair, Medusa!
Author: Joan Holub
Illustrator: Leslie Patricelli
Abrams Appleseed, March 2015



Monday, March 16, 2015

Goddess Girls, Mini Myths, & More in the Lucky Leprechaun giveaway hop!

http://www.joanholub.com
Like your mythology with a twist?
middle grade series puts a modern spin on Greek mythology at Mount Olympus Academy where students are godboys and goddessgirls and Zeus is the principal.
chapter books are an adventure series 
about 10 year old Greek gods and goddesses led by Zeus. 
board books bring the lessons of
updated Greek myths to preschoolers! 
And how about fairy tales with a spin?
series features strong middle grade fairy tale characters who have adventures.

Enter between March 17-29 for a chance to
win the 4 books pictured (or another recent book in the series),
all autographed by Joan Holub.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
2 winners will be notified via email and listed here on my blog post.
Books will be mailed out within 2 weeks of contest close.
Lucky Leprechaun Hop 2015