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About Joan Holub
* MIGHTY DADS, a picture book illus by James Dean
* LITTLE RED WRITING, a picture book, 3 starred reviews + 4 notable lists
* GODDESS GIRLS series - a middle school spin on Greek Mythology, co-author Suzanne Williams
* THIS LITTLE TRAILBLAZER; THIS LITTLE ARTIST; THIS LITTLE SCIENTIST; THIS LITTLE PRESIDENT and more -- a fun nonfiction board book series
* ZERO THE HERO - a picture book illus by NY Times bestselling Tom Lichtenheld
* LITTLE GODDESS GIRLS series (#1 Athena and the Magic Land, ages 5-7)
* THUNDER GIRLS a middle school spin on Norse mythology (#1 Freya and the Magic Jewel)
* BALLET STARS
* WHO WAS BABE RUTH? / WHAT IS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY?
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Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. That's what all the other numbers think of Zero. He doesn't add anything in addition. He's of no use in division. And don't even ask what he does in multiplication. (Hint: Poof!) But Zero knows he's worth a lot, and when the other numbers get into trouble, he swoops in to prove that his talents are innumerable.
Zeus and Hercules may have gotten a scale from the nine-headed hydra, but that isn’t enough for King Eurystheus to forgive Hercules for egging his temple. For their next task, the Oracle Pythia reveals that, to make Eurystheus happy, they have to get the golden belt from the queen of the Amazons—a band of warrior girls.
Although the Amazons are friendly enough, there’s just one problem…they think that boys are stinky! And Hercules hasn’t been great at getting people to like him.
But before they even reach the Amazons, they are caught by the awful giant Alkyoneus. He has seven daughters to feed, and the boys would make for a perfect snack. Can Zeus and Hercules escape his clutches and get the belt in time? Or will they end up in hot water?
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.
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.
Fresh off their adventure with Crius’s Cronies, the Olympians set out for the island of Lemnos, and there’s a reason they receive warnings as they travel: Warriors holding intricate weapons greet them as soon as they come ashore! Then they meet Hephaestus, the leader of the island who they quickly realize is actually one of them—the Olympian they were meant to find.
But Hephaestus isn’t so sure he wants to leave with the Olympians. After all, life is pretty good on Lemnos, and he loves being in charge the Sintians, who inhabit the island. The Sintians made him their leader because of his metal-working prowess, and he’s been doing his best to keep them safe from Cronus’s armies ever since. Hephaestus suggests that if he does choose to go with the Olympians, he could be their leader. But what about Zeus? Not everyone is convinced he is still up for the job...
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.
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.