Friday, August 22, 2014

Free deck of Who Was? Biography series playing cards at B&N



Got this deck of "Who Was" chapter book biography series 
playing cards free with the purchase of 2 "Who Was" 
books at Barnes & Noble. Such a deal! 
Guess who the king is in the deck? 
(hint: Egypt) Each card has bio facts. 
(Thank you to my neighbor for letting me 
photograph on his man cave game table.)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Play Nice, Hercules! Be Patient, Pandora!

Coming September 16, 2014!
The first 2 books in the Mini Myths board book series:
Illustrated by the amazing, bestselling Leslie Patricelli.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mighty Dads is a New York Times Bestseller



http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2014-06-29/picture-books/list.html
Mighty Dads
James Dean, illustrator
Joan Holub, author
NYTimes list
Buy links
Thank you, Jeff, James, Ken, David, Liza, and the Scholastic team.
Hooray for dads and their little ones!
 


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Little hands getting creative with Mighty Dads at B&N

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mighty-dads-joan-holub/1116995778?ean=9780545609685&itm=1&usri=9780545609685
What a fun time with little hands and might dad hands
getting creative at Barnes & Noble Cary, NC the day
before Father's Day in celebration of my picture book,
illustrated by James Dean, creator of Pete the Cat
Scholastic

Friday, June 13, 2014

MIGHTY DADS at B&Ns everywhere this Saturday!

Sat 11am: 
Barnes & Noble stores around the USA 
will celebrate MIGHTY DADS 
my picture book with Pete the Cat creator James Dean
with storytime and craft-time!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mighty-dads-joan-holub/1116995778?ean=9780545609685&itm=1&usri=9780545609685
 
In MIGHTY DADS, the dads are bulldozers, forklifts, 
and other construction trucks.
And they're showing their little trucks love and giving them advice 
to help them roar, roar, ROAR through life!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

James Deans' Mighty Dads in PW Children's Bookshelf!


Joan Holub and James Dean, creator of Pete the Cat
Scholastic Press

Thursday, May 8, 2014

USA Today Dad Book Roundup

Mighty Dads is featured in a round-up of picture books about moms and dads in today’s issue of USA Today! (circulation 1.7 million)
 
“Illustrated by the creator of Pete the Cat, this construction book is perfect for reading aloud with plenty of sound effects.”
The online version also features 3 interior spreads of the book. To view, please click link:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2014/05/07/picture-books-about-moms-and-dads/8762315/

MIGHTY DADS
By Joan Holub
Illustrated by James Dean
Scholastic Press; April 29, 2014; $16.99; ISBN: 978-0-545-60968-5

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mighty Dads illustrated by James Dean! Scoop, scoop, scoop!

http://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Dads-Joan-Holub/dp/0545609682/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389317753&sr=1-1&keywords=mighty+dads
A new book from the New York Times bestselling creator of Pete the Cat, James Dean (and me) hits stores today!

Mighty dads, strong and tall,
help their children, young and small.

They keep them safe and bolted tight
and show them how to build things right.



"When my editor told me Grady, Dumpy, Boomer, and the rest of the crew that James Dean had agreed to illustrate Mighty Dads , we went roar, roar, ROAR!" ~ Joan Holub

Mighty Dads is dedicated to hardworking fathers and the subtle ways they teach their boys and girls to follow in their tracks. The Dump Trucks learn to get dirty. Crane keeps his little one safe from harm. The busy Cement Mixer gives his daughter a hug. The Forklift cheers his son on. It means so much when Mighty Dads say, "I'm proud of you."

My dad:


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Author: Joan Holub
Constructastic illustrator: James Dean

Monday, April 21, 2014

Grimmtastic Girls giveaway hoppity hop hop!

http://www.amazon.com/Grimmtastic-Girls-Cinderella-Stays-Late/dp/0545519837/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389320824&sr=1-1&keywords=cinderella+stays+late
Grimmtastic Girls
is a new Scholastic series for ages 8-12
by the authors of Goddess Girls.
Set at Grimm Academy in faraway Grimmlandia,
fairy tale characters
Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Rapunzel
must navigate the ins and outs of middle school
as they fight an evil society, deal with friendship drama,
and try to keep their grades up.

“plenty of momentum . . . appealing heroines . . .
highly diverting . . . a beginners’ Hogwarts”
~ Booklist

EIGHT WINNERS
will each receive a book autographed by
authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams.
Cinderella Stays Late
Red Riding Hood Gets Lost
Snow White Lucks Out
Rapunzel Cuts Loose
Hop with me from April 22nd to May 3.
USA only.
(Winners will be chosen May 4 and contacted within a week.)
The Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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.

Click below for other giveaways in the hop: 

  

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.

Click below for other giveaways in the hop: 
  


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
or pin the book cover image to your pinterest board
(+ 2 points per pin, follow, tweet, fb)
If you don't use rafflecopter, please comment on this post
with the link to your follow or pin. Thanks.

Click below for other giveaways in the hop: 
  
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:
follow me on Pinterest
pin this image to your pinterest board
(Be sure to comment on this post with the link to your follow/pin!)