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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hooray For St Patrick's Day is lucky 13!


Celebrating lucky 13 years 
of this lift-the-flap book's publication!
Can you find the leprechaun on each page?
Hooray!

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