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About Joan Holub
Joan is a NY Times bestselling children's author, with books starring goddessgirls, poodles, a superhero zero, and even a red pencil, in stories about friendship, girl-power, mythology, and other universally important stuff:
• I AM THE SHARK, a picture book with heart, facts, & humor
• GODDESS GIRLS series - a middle school spin on Greek Mythology, co-author Suzanne Williams
• THIS LITTLE TRAILBLAZER; THIS LITTLE ARTIST; THIS LITTLE DREAMER; THIS LITTLE PRESIDENT & more -- a fun NF board book series
• ZERO THE HERO - a picture book illus by NYTimes bestselling Tom Lichtenheld
• MIGHTY DADS, a picture book illus by James Dean
• MIGHTY MOMS, a board book illus by Joyce Wan
• LITTLE GODDESS GIRLS early chapter bk series (ages 5-7)
• THUNDER GIRLS a middle school spin on Norse mythology
• BALLET STARS
• WHO WAS BABE RUTH? / WHAT IS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY?
• LITTLE RED WRITING, a picture book, 3 starred reviews + 4 notable lists
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Eleven-year-old Hecate loves being a student at Hexwitch School but gets nervous about things that could go wrong. To try and stem her anxious feelings, she gathers all the facts about different situations—that way, she will always be prepared if disaster strikes.
After stumbling into a pet cemetery, Hecate meets Melinoe, who calls herself a ghost herder. She is in charge of leading the ghosts of pets and other animals to the River Styx in the Underworld. But Melinoe doesn’t notice when one of her ghost animals follows Hecate home! More and more of the lost ghosts gather with Hecate, and she learns they have unfinished business left on Earth and refuse to enter the Underworld.
The deceased pets are counting on Hecate, but Melinoe isn’t too thrilled with having competition! Can Hecate help the animals without making a new enemy?
AS PERSEPHONE'S MOTHER ENCOURAGES HER to do,
she often "goes along to get along" instead of doing what she really
wants. But when she meets Mount Olympus Academy bad-boy Hades, she
finally feels she has found someone with whom she can be herself. He's
the first person who actually listens to her, and she finds
herself liking him, despite the fact that the other goddessgirls think
he's bad news. But if he makes her feel so special -- and she's so comfortable hanging around him
-- can he really be all that bad?
Authors Joan Holub and Suzanne
Williams put a modern spin on classic myths with the Goddess Girls
series. Follow the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus
Academy, where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek
pantheon hone their mythical skills.
Babe Ruth came from a poor Baltimore family and, as a kid, he was a handful. It was at a reform school that Babe discovered his talent for baseball, and by the age of nineteen, he was on his way to becoming a sports legend. Babe was often out of shape and even more often out on the town, but he had a big heart and an even bigger swing! Kids will learn all about the Home Run King in this rags-to- riches sports biography. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, a true sports legend is brought to life.
Amphitrite is a mergirl with a big crush on Poseidon—but will his quirks make her fall out of like?
Eleven-year-old Clotho is always linked with her two big sisters. Together, they are all the Three Fates, with abilities to predict events in mortals’ lives. There are a few rules that the all-powerful Zeus has decreed for them, including a strict no-mingling with mortals policy.
After Clotho discovers letterscrolls from unhappy mortals who don’t love their fates, she wishes there was a way to try and earn their respect. During a secret trip to the Immortal Marketplace—where there is always a chance to run into mortals, too!—Clotho finds herself in over her head as she gets swept up in a competition to celebrate the opening a new store. A competition where her identity as a fate could be revealed at any moment!
If that weren’t enough, Clotho must face up to an old mistake she made several years ago that broke one of Zeus’s other rules: Never interrupt the telling of a fate. It could mess up a mortal’s whole life!
Can Clotho manage to untangle the mess she has made while finding a way to bring the mortals and the Fates together?
In book 5, Principal Zeus asks Athena to help Heracles (aka Hercules in the Roman pantheon) complete his twelve labors. But when Heracles starts borrowing Athena's friends things without asking, will she be able to help him set things straight?