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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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Learn more about the history of the feast that started off as a harvest celebration and has now become a national holiday.
After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors. Of course, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag didn’t know it at the time, but they were making history.
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?
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Hero-ology. To raise her grade, she concocts a brilliant plan--an
extra-credit project for matchmaking mortals. This brings her
face-to-face with fierce competition--an Egyptian goddessgirl named
Isis. Now the race is on to see which of them can matchmake
Pygmalion--the most annoying boy ever! Will Aphrodite wind up making a
passing grade after all? Or will she end up proving she's a diva with
more beauty than brains?
These classic myths from the Greek pantheon are given a
modern twist that contemporary tweens can relate to, from dealing with
bullies like Medusa to a first crush on an unlikely boy. Goddess Girls
follows four goddesses-in-training - Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and
Artemis - as they navigate the ins and outs of divine social life at
Mount Olympus Academy, where the most priviledged gods and goddesses of
the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.
In 1964, when Walt Disney and his brother Roy decided to build a second theme park in the Florida swamplands, they kept it super hush-hush. Why? Well, if word got out that they planned to buy up lots of land, the price would have skyrocketed. So the Disneys cleverly covered up their trail, avoiding the Orlando airport and even using made-up names, like Walt and Roy Davis, for their flights. The deception worked. In covering the history of the "Most Magical Place On Earth," Joan Holub takes readers both behind the scenes and underneath the park (there are secret employee-only tunnels that form one big circle under the Magic Kingdom). Loaded with fun facts, this book is a great companion to Who Was Walt Disney?
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.
always feels brave. Will she find the courage to talk to Orion (the new
mortal "star" at school), to make him see her as more than a pal, and to
ace Beast-ology class?
The Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams puts a
modern spin on classic Greek myths! 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.
After overcoming many challenges, Zeus and his fellow Olympians arrive at the temple at Delphi—only to find a giant snake guarding the entrance! Beyond the python, Pythia appears. Trapped in the temple by the python’s magic and mere presence, Pythia urges the Olympians not to worry about her, for they are urgently needed on another quest.
The Olympians are now out to find the Spear of Fear. A group of Amazonian women currently have it, but it really belongs to Ares, the God of War. Ares is thrilled to know the next quest is about him—but soon realizes that when it comes to the powerful spear, he has a LOT to learn...
Ten-year-old Zeus is mystified (and super-annoyed) by the fact that he keeps getting hit by lightening. Every. Single. Year. He also longs for adventure, as he has never been far from the cave where he grew up.
Zeus gets his wish—and a lot more than he bargained for—when he is kidnapped by dangerous, giant Titans! In self-defense, Zeus grabs the first thing he sees—an actual thunderbolt he pulls from a stone that is covered in mysterious markings. Zeus is the only one who can decipher the markings, and sets off on a quest to rescue his fellow Olympians from the evil Cronus. Armed with his trusty thunderbolt (named Bolt, of course), Zeus is on an adventure of a lifetime—and a journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Gods.