Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Out of the box and on your plate!

Out of the box and on your plate! 
Happy Book Birthdays to my Little Simon readers, 

Do Not Open: The Story of Pandora's Box 
The One-Eyed People Eater: The Story of Cyclops!  
https://tinyurl.com/owd56eu

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pencil + Eraser = Patent, 1858

In March 1858, Hymen Lipman was granted a patent for attaching a piece of rubber (aka an eraser) to the top of a pencil. While it was later revoked because putting two existing things together wasn't patentable, he remains my hero. 
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

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Grimmtastic Girls Book Blast sign-ups!

http://www.joanholub.com

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Goddess Girls & Grimmtastic Girls

Postcards in my mailbox. 
Goddess Girls on one side. Grimmtastic Girls on the other.
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/cinderella-stays-late#cart/cleanup

Monday, February 3, 2014

Grimmtastic Girls!

Grimmtastic Girls series puts a middle school spin on fairy tales at Grimm Academy! 
First up is Cinderella Stays Late, which is in the February 2014 Scholastic Arrow Book Club along with a sparkly slipper charm necklace.
By Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
authors of the Goddess Girls series

Friday, December 27, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Little Red Writing! Best of 2013 Giveaway Hop

MY GIVEAWAY:
One autographed copy of the new hardcover picture book,

Thanks for dropping by giveaway in the 
Best of 2013 Giveaway Hop
 December 11-18, 2013

I'm a picture book Little Red Writing.
The story of a brave red pencil who wanders while writing,
and meets a wolf pencil sharpener. 
Joan Holub wrote me.
Melissa Sweet illustrated me.
Chronicle Books published me.
I scribbled my way into bookstores in October 
and am in a 3rd printing.

Download the super spectacular Teaching Guide
created by the designers at Chronicle Books.
  
*School Library Journal, starred review
*Publishers Weekly, starred review 
A Booklist Best Book of 2013, 
A Kirkus Best Book of 2013, 
School Library Journal Best Book of 2013
Huffington Post Honorable Mention, Best Book of 2013
Follow me on Pinterest
Pin the book cover image to your pinterest board
Tweet about my giveaway.
+2 points for each method. Okay to enter any or all, daily.
I'm not doing rafflecopter this time due to tech difficulties.
Please simply post your Pinterest links and/or your @Twitter name
in a comment here, depending on how you choose to enter.

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Little Red Writing on Black Friday


My tall, red, pointy companion gets lost while shopping, but quickly makes new friends. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Little Red Writing, a Kirkus Best Book of 2013

Little Red Writing's path went from book birthday two months to two Kirkus Reviews lists today. Congrats to illustrator Melissa Sweet!


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

Monday, November 11, 2013

What Was the First Thanksgiving? (Staying Warm Giveaway Hop)

Happy Turkey Day!
Enter for a chance to win:
NEW illustrated hardcover chapter book for ages 7-13
(Grosset & Dunlap)
http://www.amazon.com/What-First-Thanksgiving-Joan-Holub/dp/0448464632/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373986200&sr=1-1&keywords=what+was+the+first+thanksgiving


Literary Lunch: Little Red Writing edibles from Mamabelly


http://www.mamabelly.com/2013/11/little-red-writing-literary-lunch.html

A literary lunch inspired by my and Melissa Sweet's picture book, Little Red Writing. The cream cheese Little Red Writing sandwich looks pencilicious, doesn't it? And the forest of cucumber trees and carrot flowers. So cute!
Prepared by Mamabelly's.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wolf munches book!

Authors at indie store Quail Ridge Books witness mayhem as the Wolf 3000 pencil sharpener from Little Red Writing tries to munch Nine Pound Hammer. Witnessed by authors Joan Holub, John Claude Bemis, Kelly Starling Lyons, and Nathan Kotecki.
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

Monday, October 14, 2013

Little Red Writing in I Am A Reader Not A Writer's 4th Annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop


Thanks for dropping by giveaway in the 
 Spooktacular Giveaway Hop
 October 15-31, 2013

MY GIVEAWAY:
One autographed copy of my new hardcover picture book,
Little Red Writing
The story of a brave red pencil who 
meets a wolf pencil sharpener. 

I'm a new picture book Little Red Writing.
Joan Holub wrote me.
Melissa Sweet illustrated me.
Chronicle Books published me.
I scribbled my way into bookstores this month!

Download the super spectacular Teaching Guide
created by the designers at Chronicle Books.
  
*School Library Journal, starred review
*Publishers Weekly, starred review
A very funny picture book that, I guarantee you, lots of savvy teachers will be eagerly sharing with students as part of the process of teaching creative writing. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
And/or you can do non-rafflecopter entries:
Follow me on Pinterest
Pin the book cover image to your pinterest board
(+ 2 points per pin, follow, tweet, fb)
If you do not use rafflecopter, please comment on this post
with the link to your follow or pin. Thanks.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

No animals were harmed during the making of this video



A brave red pencil and an uninvited guest (at the end).
Tuesday, October 17, 7pm at indie Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh NC.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Little Red Writing picture book in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop.


Thanks for dropping by my 2-book giveaway in the 
 Spooktacular Giveaway Hop
hosted by The Review Wire
October 4-18, 2013
I'm a new picture book Little Red Writing.
Joan Holub wrote me.
Melissa Sweet illustrated me.
Chronicle Books published me.
I scribbled my way into bookstores October 1st!

Download the super spectacular Teaching Guide
created by the designers at Chronicle Books
*School Library Journal, starred review
*Publishers Weekly, starred review
A very funny picture book that, I guarantee you, lots of savvy teachers will be eagerly sharing with students as part of the process of teaching creative writing. 

ONE WINNER WILL WIN AUTOGRAPHED
Little Red Writing
and
Boo Who? A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book
a Rafflecopter giveaway

For non-rafflecopter entries,
you can follow me on Pinterest
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If you don't use rafflecopter, please comment on this post
with the link to your follow or pin. Thanks.

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Spooktacular Halloween Hop 
Welcome to the SPOOKtacular Giveaway Hop hosted by The Review Wire! With Halloween being only a few shorts weeks away, we decided that a Hop to help you get ready was in order! This event will run from October 4 through October 18, that gives you enough time to hop on down the list and enter all the SPOOKtacular Giveaways for your GHOULS and GOBLINS! Each blogger is giving away prizes valued $25 or more. Make sure to stop by The Review Wire to Enter The GRAND PRIZE: a $75 Gift Certificate to HalloweenExpress.com! Disclaimer: All giveaways end at 11:59 PM EST on October 18, 2013. The SPOOKtacular Event Bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prize or sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by The Review Wire.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Um, Jack, you're cute and all, but please stop staring.

 
in Barnes & Noble New Jersey. It was the 2nd book I wrote and got published (Scholastic)!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Book Birthday! Little Red Writing pencil party

Your pencil is cordially invited to Little Red Writing’s release week pencil party!
Send your pencil in costume (tutu, hat, mask?) and be sure to Tweet or Facebook or Pinterest a photo, and send me a link. I'm @joanholub on Twitter and FB
We'll be here WOLFing down the cake, waiting. 
Oh, and there's a
and a buy link:  

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Little Red Writing: Off to Oz Giveaway Hop!

Off to Oz Giveaway Hop Kid Lit Giveaway Hop  
September 10-17, 2013

Enter for a chance to win a an autographed copy of me before I'm in stores!
I'm a picture book named Little Red Writing.
Joan Holub wrote me.
Melissa Sweet illustrated me.
Chronicle Books published me.
I'll be scribbling my way into bookstores October 1st!

Download the super spectacular Teaching Guide
created by the designers at Chronicle Books.
  
*School Library Journal, starred review
*Publishers Weekly starred review
A very funny picture book that, I guarantee you, lots of savvy teachers will be eagerly sharing with students as part of the process of teaching creative writing. 
-Richie Partington MLIS, Richie’s Picks

Giveaway is closed.
Thanks to everyone who participated or entered!
You are awesome!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Maryann Cocca-Leffler's Princess K.I.M. the Musical

Little Red Writing loves PRINCESS K.I.M. The Musical. 
This is the literacy ad that will appear in the Playbill for an upcoming performance of my author pal, Maryann Cocca-Leffler's, book.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Little Red Writing: Best of Summer 2013 Kid Lit Giveaway Hop

Best of Summer 2013 Kid Lit Giveaway Hop  
August 26-September 6, 2013

Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of me!
I'm a picture book named Little Red Writing.
Joan Holub wrote me.
Melissa Sweet illustrated me.
Chronicle Books published me.
I'll be scribbling my way into bookstores October 1st!

Download the super spectacular Teaching Guide
created by the designers at Chronicle Books.
A very funny picture book that, I guarantee you, lots of savvy teachers will be eagerly sharing with students as part of the process of teaching creative writing. 

Enter via Rafflecopter (below) and/or + 2 points each if you:
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sweet illustrator!


From the illustrator of Little Red Writing, Melissa Sweet
She made her envelope look SO cool!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

What Was the First Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is just a few months away.
Happy Book Birthday to my new chapter book today!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Goddess Girls 11: Persephone the Daring book release day!

Truth or Dare? takes center stage in this modern spin on middle school and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Happy Book Birthday to . . .

Sunday, August 4, 2013

6th birthday party, Goddess Girls style.

Photo by Mom Tobi-Dawne Smith, of her daughter, Lily-Ann's 6th birthday party, Goddess Girls style. SO CUTE!!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Reedarama rocks Little Red Writing

Hey Reedarama, you are the best!
~ signed Little Red Writing

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Oh, that pesky price tag!

Spotted in Kmart and perfectly positioned on the shelf by author and pal Anna Divito. Oh, that pesky price tag. Just imagine the word "You!" there.
 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Little Red Writing cards from Chronicle Books!

Just got home from vacation to find these cute
Little Red Writing cards on my doorstep.
A gift from the creative folks at Chronicle Books.
Melissa Sweet's art looks awesome big or small!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Heroes in Training #3: Hades and the Helm of Darkness ~ Showers of Books Giveaway Hop!



Hi! Welcome to our giveaway in the
Signed Book Giveaway Hop
April 24-30, 2013
Hosted by Books a la Mode and I Am A Reader Not A Writer.
My giveaway:
2 winners will both receive our 2 new April 2013 releases
signed by me and the fabulous Suzanne Williams!
Goddess Girls #10: Pheme the Gossip ages (ages 8-12)
Heroes in Training #3: Hades and the Helm of Darkness (ages 7-10) 
Each book in the Goddess Girls series puts a modern spin on Greek myths in stories set at Mount Olympus Academy, where middle-school gods and goddesses hone their mythical skills.
More about the Goddess Girls & Heroes in Training series & Buy links
WAYS TO ENTER:
Pin photo above on Pinterest or post on your blog with a mention of the titles +2 points each.
Facebook or Twitter via Rafflecopter = see points below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Get to know Goddess Girl Pheme…the original “gossip girl”!
As the goddess girl of rumor and gossip, Pheme prides herself on being “in the know” and having the most up-to-date info on anyone and everyone at Mount Olympus Academy. To make sure that people really get her VIP messages, her words tend to linger in cloud letters above her head—just in case people don’t catch what she says!
But not everyone is thrilled with Pheme’s insider knowledge on everything MOA—including the Goddess Girls. Can Pheme ever be trusted? Or will this “gossip girl” find herself on the other end of the rumors?
 
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Goddess Girls 10: Pheme the Gossip signed book giveaway hop!

Hi! Welcome to my giveaway in the
Signed Book Giveaway Hop
April 16-22, 2013
Hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer & Wholly Books.
My giveaway:
2 winners receive these 2 books (in paperback)
signed by me and the fabulous Suzanne Williams!
Goddess Girls #10: Pheme the Gossip ages (ages 8-12
Heroes in Training #3: Hades and the Helm of Darkness (ages 7-10) 
Each book in the Goddess Girls series puts a modern spin on Greek myths in stories set at Mount Olympus Academy, where middle-school gods and goddesses hone their mythical skills.
More about the Goddess Girls & Heroes in Training series & Buy links
WAYS TO ENTER:
Pin photo above on Pinterest or post on your blog with a mention of the titles +2 points each.
Facebook or Twitter via Rafflecopter = see points below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Get to know Goddess Girl Pheme…the original “gossip girl”!
As the goddess girl of rumor and gossip, Pheme prides herself on being “in the know” and having the most up-to-date info on anyone and everyone at Mount Olympus Academy. To make sure that people really get her VIP messages, her words tend to linger in cloud letters above her head—just in case people don’t catch what she says!
But not everyone is thrilled with Pheme’s insider knowledge on everything MOA—including the Goddess Girls. Can Pheme ever be trusted? Or will this “gossip girl” find herself on the other end of the rumors?
 
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Goddess Girls: Pheme the Gossip giveaway in the Hoppy Eastery Eggstravaganza Hop!


Hi! Welcome to my giveaway in the
Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop
March 29th to April 5th
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Read Now Sleep Later
Word is that Pheme the Gossip is new in stores April 2nd!
It's the 10th book in the Goddess Girls series
I co-write with the fabulous Suzanne Williams!
Each book in the series puts a modern spin on Greek mythsin stories set at Mount Olympus Academy, where middle-school gods and goddesses hone their mythical skills.
ages 8-12
More about the Goddess Girls series & Buy links
Enter on Facebook or Twitter via Rafflecopter below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Get to know Goddess Girl Pheme…the original “gossip girl”!As the goddess girl of rumor and gossip, Pheme prides herself on being “in the know” and having the most up-to-date info on anyone and everyone at Mount Olympus Academy. To make sure that people really get her VIP messages, her words tend to linger in cloud letters above her head—just in case people don’t catch what she says!

But not everyone is thrilled with Pheme’s insider knowledge on everything MOA—including the Goddess Girls. Can Pheme ever be trusted? Or will this “gossip girl” find herself on the other end of the rumors?
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Friday, March 8, 2013

Goddess Girls in Korea!


















Korean hardcover editions of Goddess Girls 1: Athena the Brain (left) and Goddess Girls 2: Persephone the Phony just arrived in the mail. So interesting to see the illustration styles different countries choose to appeal to their readers. These books have a pink ribbon bookmark attached. Cute!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Goddess Girls: Leap into Books Giveaway Hop!

Hi! Welcome to my giveaway in the Leap into Books giveaway hop,
co-hosted by the fabulous I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Jinky Is Reading!
Pandora the Curious is the first book in the Goddess Girls series to release in both paperback and hardcover in the US. 
It puts a modern spin on the Greek myth of Pandora's Box, in a story set at Mount Olympus Academy, where middle-school gods and goddesses hone their mythical skills.
ages 8-12
a Rafflecopter giveaway 
Is Pandora about to open up a box of trouble?
One of the few mortals at Mount Olympus Academy, Pandora is famous for her mega-quizzical nature--not that she thinks there's anything wrong with curiosity of course!
Her curiosity kicks into high gear when a godboy named Epimetheus brings a mysterious box to school. Pandora can't help but take a peek inside this new box when it unexpectedly lands in her lap. What could be the harm in that, right? Little does she know that opening the box will open up far more trouble than she ever expected!
 
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