Monday, December 29, 2014

Hoping for snow
Patiently waiting
and hoping for snow in 2015.

300 FREE 100th Day of School celebration ideas!
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.,_Pandora!-9781419709517.html
board book mythology with a twist for preschoolers
by Joan Holub & Leslie Patricelli

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Grimmtastic Girls postcard
ages 8-12
A twist on fairy tales at Grimm Academy.

Goddess Girls postcard
Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Simon & Schuster
ages 8-12
22 titles

Happy holidays from Goddess Girls!

Playing nice with Legos
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?
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!
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.

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!
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
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

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.

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.
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!

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!

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.

Fake Trojan Horse discovery. Real Trojan Horse book!

Happy Book Birthday to my new easy reader for ages 5-7: 
Buy links:

Two months ago a story went viral the real horse 
had been discovered in Turkey. 
Alas, a fake!
Link to fake-out story: