Friday, March 6, 2015

Play Nice, Hercules! Caldecott pigs, and a curious monkey!

for March 
which means hanging out with good company--
Caldecott pigs and a curious monkey!
The Mini Myths board book series brings mythology
to preschoolers.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Kindle Daily Deal: Be Patient, Pandora! board book


http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=pe_170810_134242410_pe_row1_hdr/?docId=1000677541

A mere $1.99, less than the cost of therapy
if you don't find out what is in her green gift box.
You have till the stroke of midnight!
 
The Mini Myths board book series
brings mythology to preschoolers.
by readertotz co-founder Joan Holub
illustrated by Leslie Patricelli

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Be Patient, Pandora! on goodreads

I love when readers let me and goodreads
know they have enjoyed one of my books.
Especially when I start reading some of their other reviews 
and discover great books I hadn't found before.
My TBR stack has just increased, in a good way.
Thank you, Holly Letson!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Goddess Girls games!


Snowy package!

The color proofs for my Christmas 
picture book arrived today!
September 2015
Macmillan/Henry Holt

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Benefits of Fractured Fairy Tales

http://www.wherethebooksare.com/blog-1/2015/2/2/conversation-starters-fracturing-fairytales
Their wonderful blog highlights the benefits and 
fun factors of fractured fairy tales.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Goddess Girls fan poster

A Goddess Girls reader in Kansas 
made this fabulous beautifully-designed poster!
Which Goddess are you?


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My cat, always helpful

video
My first iMovie, made with a little help
from my cat, Scout.
Cover reveal of my March 2015
Mini Myths preschool board book,
Illustrated by Leslie Patricelli.

Book Birthday! Grimmtastic Girls: Sleeping Beauty Dreams Big

Happy Book birthday to Grimmtastic Girls #5: Sleeping Beauty Dreams Big, in stores today! Briar Rose (aka Sleeping Beauty) will turn twelve in five days. Because of a curse put on her at birth, she'll have to begin avoiding sharp objects. Yet she dreams of becoming a knight, and that involves swordplay. And what about her pet unicorn, Starlight?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Gold Rush Begins January 24, 1848!

http://www.joanholub.com
A carpenter named James Marshall was building 
a sawmill for John Sutter on the American River 
in Coloma, California when he discovered gold 
on January 24, 1848!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Goddess Girls, Mini Myths, Heroes in Training, Grimmtastic Girls blog hop giveaway!

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 Jan 16-26 on the rafflecopter below for a chance to
win the 4 books pictured (or another recent book in the series),
all autographed by Joan Holub.
2 winners will be notified via email and listed here on my blog post.
Congrats to winners Holly Letson and Melinda Stephens!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Books will be mailed out by February 10.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Heroes in writing

http://www.joanholub.com
Good thing I found this spiffy book about giving speeches 
because I'll be giving several in spring 2015!
The only topic I know for sure so far is that
I'll be part of a panel about heroes-in-writing
at an upcoming NC reading conference.

What's green, wears a spiked crown, and is a #1 bestselling book in category on Amazon?



Monday, January 5, 2015

Around the World with the Goddess Girls series

Sample covers of foreign editions of the Goddess Girls series.
I'm so lucky to have Suzanne Williams as co-author!
http://www.simonandschuster.com/series/Goddess-Girls

Friday, January 2, 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014

Hoping for snow

http://www.joanholub.com
Patiently waiting
and hoping for snow in 2015.

300 FREE 100th Day of School celebration ideas!

http://www.joanholub.com/100thDay.html
What is the 100th Day of School? 
It’s a fun way to teach basic math concepts to children including counting, sorting, measuring, sequencing, graphing, classifying, etc. It’s celebrated at many different grade levels, but most commonly in grades K-2. Anticipation builds from the very first day as classrooms count each day they attend school, one by one, until they reach the 100th day. Then it's time to celebrate!
by Angela Shelf Medearis, illustrated by Joan Holub.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Wrapping up

Today we are wrapping gifts for others
and talking about having the patience
to wait for good things yet to come.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

How many sleeps till Christmas?

It's hard to wait, isn't it?
We are practicing patience.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Outgoing santa mail

Dear Santa, please bring me patience and toys.

http://www.abramsbooks.com/Books/Mini_Myths__Be_Patient,_Pandora!-9781419709517.html
board book mythology with a twist for preschoolers
by Joan Holub & Leslie Patricelli

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Grimmtastic Girls postcard

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/grimmtastic-girls-1-cinderella-stays-late#c
Scholastic
ages 8-12
A twist on fairy tales at Grimm Academy.

Goddess Girls postcard

http://www.joanholub.com
Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Simon & Schuster
ages 8-12
22 titles

Happy holidays from Goddess Girls!

http://www.simonandschuster.com/series/Goddess-Girls/books

Playing nice with Legos

http://www.joanholub.com
We love how the Legos store lets you play!
 
Mini Myths: 
mythology with a twist for preschoolers.
by Joan Holub & Leslie Patricelli

Is there any line that seems slower and longer than the one to meet santa?

http://www.joanholub.com
We are being very patient waiting 
in line to see Santa tonight.

At the mall with little ones.
Board book series for ages 1 to 4
by Joan Holub & Leslie Patricelli


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Goddess Girls, Mini Myths, Heroes in Training, Grimmtastic Girls giveaway!

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 for a chance to win the 4 books pictured,
all autographed by Joan Holub.
2 winners will be notified via email 
and on the rafflecopter below.
Congratulations to the winners:
Erica H. Flory & Cheryl Booth Rogers!
(5 other winners received one book as well.)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Books will be mailed out by January 1st.
Not responsible for any lost mailings.
http://www.joanholub.com

Play Nice, Hercules! on Stacking Books

"Joan Holub’s simple short words and sentences are perfect for a toddler read aloud story. Leslie Patricelli well known for her colorful toddler books “Yummy, Yucky” is a natural fit for the Mini Myth set."
Ages 1-4
Abrams Appleseed

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holidays in my neighborhood

My neighborhood holiday party.
Everyone brought a toy donation for charity.
And there were donated door prizes on the tables.

 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Goddess Girls necklace. Too much?


 
My big fat Aphrodite necklace. 
I wear it and use it to begin my speech on writing book series.
My Goddess Girls bookshelf.
An awesome poster about Aphrodite the Diva, 
sent to us by a reader.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Little hands, Mighty Dads

Too adorable!
http://www.joanholub.com
written by me
a New York Times bestseller

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Be Patient, Pandora!

When you're a toddler, it's not easy to wait.
Especially to open presents.
illustrated by Leslie Patricelli

Goddess Girls: Aphrodite the Fair book dedication

http://www.joanholub.com
NEW! Goddess Girls series book, Aphrodite the Fair
In stores December 2nd!
We call for reader names for GG dedications
on our facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/goddessgirlsbooks

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Little Red Writing heads for China

A certain brave red pencil will soon be packing 
her pencilbox and heading for China and Taiwan.  
Chronicle Books sold the rights. 
http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/little-red-writing.html



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

15 Goddess Girls!

Suzanne Williams and my middle grade series, 
Book 16, Aphrodite the Fair, releases December 2.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Making Zero the Hero masks

Superhero second graders at Briarcliff Elem made
Zero the Hero masks and entertained 
with a Zero the Hero song last night.
Awesome!
Click for

Saturday, November 22, 2014

What's actress Quvenzhane Wallis reading?

Goddess Girls!
Spotted in her interview
in the December O Magazine,
she mentions she's reading
our Goddess Girls series,
Judy Moody, & Roald Dahl!
Can't wait for her Annie movie!

http://www.joanholub.com

Monday, November 17, 2014

Left alone in too long Target's holiday area, I . . .

. . . wrote Goddess Girls 
out of the holiday ornaments. 
Letter-ornaments are popular this year.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Pencil Museum, a red pencil's dream vacation

Little Red Writing's dream vacation.
The UK Pencil Museum
will be the perfect stop for her 2015 book birthday!
http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/little-red-writing.html




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Goddess Girls Aphrodite tells all to Middle Shelf Magazine!

Goddess Girls Aphrodite tells all in the Nov-Dec issue 
Aphrodite's interview is on page 40-41 
(or 42-43 depending on your browser). 
Here's a peek...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Book fairy!

What an adorable costume!
And a great repurposing of an old book.