Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Goddess Girls giveaway: Medea the Enchantress!

Hi, I'm Joan Holub.
Since I'm a children's book author,
my giveaway in this blog hop is...books!
(always a great holiday gift)
3 entrants will be randomly chosen
to win an autographed copy of
Greek mythology with a middle school twist,
with books set at Mount Olympus Academy where Zeus is principal and classes include Hero-ology, taught by Mr. Cyclops.
Jason and Princess Medea are on a quest for the golden fleece that’s hanging from a great oak tree. But a huge serpent guards the fleece—and is one (scary!) barrier for them. Can they work their magic and take what is rightfully theirs?

Amazon   Barnes and Noble   Books-A-Million
Indiebound   Publisher link


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Giveaway starts November 15 and ends November 29 2017 at midnight.
  • Unless otherwise stated, giveaways on this blog are open to U.S. residents 18 years old and older. 
    Shipping to U.S. only. 
  • No purchase is necessary to win.  Void where prohibited.  Odds of winning depend on the number of entries collected.
  • Winner(s) need to make sure to use a valid email address. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond to the email.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winners must respond using the email address used to enter the giveaway.
  • Winner(s) may be announced on the Rafflecopter in the giveaway post AFTER the winner has been verified by email. The winner will be chosen by the Rafflecopter widget Random.org via Rafflecopter. You must enter via the tasks in the Rafflecopter.  Commenting will not enter you in a giveaway. I do check to make sure that the winner has completed the task. If not, a new winner will be chosen.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google do not endorse or sponsor the giveaways on this blog; nor are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google affiliated with this blog in any way. 
  • If you win, please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your prize.  If you do not receive your prize after 4 weeks, please email me to let me know.
  • By entering a contest on this blog, you agree to release Joan Holub and all associated parties of any liability.
Thanks to http://thekidsdidit.com/ & 
for hosting this wonderful giveaway.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Scripps National Spelling Bee Award for WW the Statue of Liberty!


From the folks at Scripps National Spelling Bee today:

I am pleased to inform you that What is the Statue of Liberty? has been chosen as a 2018 Great Words, Great Works title by the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The purpose of this list is to highlight books that introduce students to rich and varied spelling and vocabulary words in context.
This brought back memories of my spelling bee loss in 6th grade. Who knew "necessary" did not include a double cc (not me). :o)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Seven Autographed Children's Books giveaway!

Hi, I'm Joan Holub.
Since I'm a children's book author,
my giveaway in this blog hop is...books!
(always a great holiday gift)
One entrant will be randomly chosen
to win this group of my 2016-17 books,
all autographed.
Tool School
WINNER: AMBER STEWART
·       Giveaway starts at November 3 and ends November 30, 2017 (The other bloggers' began Nov 1). 
·       Giveaways are open to U.S. residents 18 years old and older. Shipping to U.S. only. 
·       No purchase is necessary to win.  Void where prohibited.  Odds of winning depend on the number of entries collected.
·       Winner(s) need to make sure to use a valid email address. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond to the email.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winners must respond using the email address used to enter the giveaway.
·       Winner(s) may be announced on the Rafflecopter in the giveaway post AFTER the winner has been verified by email. The winner will be chosen by the Rafflecopter widget Random.org via Rafflecopter. You must enter via the tasks in the Rafflecopter.  Commenting will not enter you in a giveaway. I do check to make sure that the winner has completed the task. If not, a new winner will be chosen.
·       Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google do not endorse or sponsor the giveaways on this blog; nor are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google affiliated with this blog in any way. 
·       If you win, please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your prize.  If you do not receive your prize after 4 weeks, please email me to let me know.
·       By entering a contest on this blog, you agree to release Joan Holub and all associated parties of any liability.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Bugs & Hisses Howl-o-Ween blog hop giveaway!

Welcome to my giveaway in the blog hop!
I hope you'll enter (below) for a chance to win 
one of three autographed copies of my 2017
early reader, 
published by Random House. 
Thanks for visiting!
Vampoodle is my early reader (Pre-K - 1)
follow-up to Shampoodle
with Tim Bowers (love his cute dogs)!
Buy links: mywebsite
https://www.amazon.com/Vampoodle-Step-into-Reading-Holub/dp/1101936665/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507342997&sr=8-1&keywords=vampoodle
  • Giveaway starts at October 11 and ends October 25, 2017. 
  • Unless otherwise stated, giveaways on this blog are open to U.S. residents 18 years old and older.
    Shipping to U.S. only. 
  • No purchase is necessary to win.  Void where prohibited.  Odds of winning depend on the number of entries collected.
  • Winner(s) need to make sure to use a valid email address. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond to the email.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winners must respond using the email address used to enter the giveaway.
  • Winner(s) may be announced on the Rafflecopter in the giveaway post AFTER the winner has been verified by email. The winner will be chosen by the Rafflecopter widget Random.org via Rafflecopter. You must enter via the tasks in the Rafflecopter.  Commenting will not enter you in a giveaway. I do check to make sure that the winner has completed the task. If not, a new winner will be chosen.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google do not endorse or sponsor the giveaways on this blog; nor are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google affiliated with this blog in any way. 
  • If you win, please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your prize.  If you do not receive your prize after 4 weeks, please email me to let me know.
  • By entering a contest on this blog, you agree to release Joan Holub and all associated parties of any liability.
for hosting this wonderful giveaway.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Vampoodlebombed!

 VAMPOODLE
Halloween 2017 
(Papyrus store window)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Baby Book Shower

I love this new trend. 
Start a love of new books early.
#NewBabyBookShower

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Vampoodle: hairy, but not too scary

Vampoodle is my early reader (Pre-K - 1)
follow-up to Shampoodle
with Tim Bowers (love his cute dogs)!
Buy link: mywebsite

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bam!

A thank you from Hammer & friends to readers 
who made this happen.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

TOOL SCHOOL picture book (Oh the Places You’ll Go Giveaway Hop)

 
Welcome!
Looking for a new Back-To-School book?
PLEASE ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN
AN AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER COPY OF
MY NEW 2017 PICTURE BOOK:
https://www.amazon.com/Tool-School-Joan-Holub/dp/0545685206/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
 Cooperation builds friendships and fun.

from the creators of the
New York Times bestselling MIGHTY DADS
  • Giveaway starts at 12:00 pm (NOON ET) on WEDNESDAY August 9, 2017 and ends on WEDNESDAY August 23, 2017 at 11:59 pm (ET). Shipping to U.S. only. 
  • Unless otherwise stated, giveaways on this blog are open to U.S. residents 18 years old and older.
  • No purchase is necessary to win.  Void where prohibited.  Odds of winning depend on the number of entries collected.
  • Winner(s) need to make sure to use a valid email address. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond to the email.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Winners must respond using the email address used to enter the giveaway.
  • Winner(s) may be announced on the Rafflecopter in the giveaway post AFTER the winner has been verified by email. The winner will be chosen by the Rafflecopter widget Random.org via Rafflecopter. You must enter via the tasks in the Rafflecopter.  Commenting will not enter you in a giveaway. I do check to make sure that the winner has completed the task. If not, a new winner will be chosen.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google do not endorse or sponsor the giveaways on this blog; nor are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google affiliated with this blog in any way. 
  • If you win, please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your prize.  If you do not receive your prize after 4 weeks, please email me to let me know.
  • By entering a contest on this blog, you agree to release Joan Holub and all associated parties of any liability.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A trip to New York City & books galore!

Just got back from visiting some of my favorite editors in New York. These are just some of the books I scored since I haven't fully unpacked yet. I was thrilled to get my hands on my first copy of my new picture book with James Dean -- Tool School -- while at Scholastic. I hadn't seen these little busy-builder tools yet in final hardcover form since it pubs in July, and it was saw, er, SO exciting! And lunch with Anna DiVito netted me her new book with Kathleen Krull, America's First Ladies. What an exciting day!


Tool School & Vampoodle in July

It's the first day of school for these busy-builder tools.
Tool School is my second book with the amazing James Dean.
(Mighty Dads was our first book.)
Vampoodle is the follow-up to Shampoodle
with Tim Bowers, who creates oodles of cute dogs!
Both publish one month from today, July 27, 2017.
Buy links are at my website.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Mighty Dads (now in board book) hits 100!

Just in time for a
Happy Father's Day, June 19, 2016!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Film rights to Goddess Girls series optioned to Universal!

So excited to finally be able to announce this happy news!


The middle grade / tween series is published 
by Aladdin / Simon and Schuster. 
Here's the Goddess Girls link at the publisher.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Goodreads board book Giveaway: This Little Prsident


Goodreads Book Giveaway

This Little President by Joan Holub

This Little President

by Joan Holub

Giveaway ends April 16, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Autographed board book! THIS LITTLE PRESIDENT, A Presidential Primer by Joan Holub illus by Daniel Roode. Enter for a chance to win!

A board book about the US presidents for little leaders-in-training! Highlighting ten of the most memorable presidents—and featuring all forty-four on the last page—this colorful bouncy primer presents just enough basic and age-appropriate facts about the presidents, their accomplishments, and White House history!

Leading our country.
Helping you and me.
Keeping all fifty states
safe, happy, and free.

Little presidents have a great big job.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Goddess Girls: Hestia the Invisible giveaway hop

I'm giving away 3 autographed copies 
of the newest Goddess Girls book in the hop (hosted by
I Am a Reader Not A Writer & Bookhounds):
http://books.simonandschuster.com/Hestia-the-Invisible/Joan-Holub/Goddess-Girls/9781481449984
Publication Date: December 2015
Publisher: Aladdin / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Book Description:
Set at Mount Olympus Academy where Zeus is principal, the Goddess Girls series (ages 7-12) puts a middle school spin on Greek mythology. Hestia, the 12-year-old goddess of the hearth, struggles to create a symbol or logo for herself in Crafts-ology class and realizes she wants to make herself more visible. Because most MOA students don’t even seem to notice she’s around!

Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams are co-authors of three series: “Goddess Girls” (for ages 8-12, Greek mythology with a middle school twist), “Grimmtastic Girls” (for ages 8-12, fairy tale adventure with a middle school twist), and “Heroes in Training” (ages 6-11, Greek mythology adventure chapter books).
Accepting entries through midnight December 31. 
USA only.
I'll list winners names in this post and will 
mail a copy out to the winners within a week of receiving a mailing address. Contest open for entries 12:01 a.m. ET Friday Dec. 11th.
Click here to visit more blogs in the giveaway hop!
http://www.bookhounds.net/2015/11/midwinters-eve-giveaway-hop-sign-ups-now-open-2.html

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Knights Before Christmas best of 2015 giveaway hop!

Congratulations to the winner, Elizabeth Hyatt!

It's Christmas Eve and three knights are guarding
their castle against a jolly red-and-white invader!
Ho-Ho-Ho!
I'm giving away an autographed copy of
 a new picture book
by Joan Holub (that's me) and Scott Magoon!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2015/12/06/holiday-childrens-books-santas-star/76331104/
As seen on the holiday book list in USA Today
as one of
"seven jolly titles that will delight the budding reader"!
I'll mail a copy out week of December 18th to the winner
(delivery by Christmas cannot be guaranteed).

Contest open for entries 12:01 a.m. ET Friday Dec. 11th.
A list of fab bloggers participating in the hop:

When Marshmallows Fly: The Knights Before Christmas

Come ye little knights and catapult marshmallows with The Knights Before Christmas!
Scott Magoon will be making catapults with kids and launching marshmallows in celebration of our new book, The Knights Before Christmas. Popsicle stick catapult craft, drawing, (plus reading and signing) await your little squires! All at The Blue Bunny, Books and Toys in Dedham MA.
December 11, Friday night at 6:30

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Knights Before Christmas giveaway

Congratulations to erica stranahan, 
winner of an autographed copy!

Would the little knights in your castle like to have this autographed book catapulted into your mailbox this holiday season? Enter my giveaway for a chance to win!
~Joan Ho-Ho-Holub

THE KNIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
On Christmas Eve, three little knights guard their castle against a jolly red-and-white invader!

"These knights know how to keep the castle safe and the readers entertained.”
— Kirkus Reviews

"This rousing, ridiculous medieval “Night Before Christmas” parody jingles with castle- and holiday wordplay. Cheeky digital illustrations brim with good cheer."
— Horn Book

"A royal romp of holiday pratfalls and punnery. Yule love it!"
—Tom Lichtenheld,
bestselling illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site.

"A royal delight of a book! Sure to become a favorite holiday read-aloud in every household throughout the land!"
—Judy Schachner,
creator of the Skippyjon Jones books.

"A great premise...Magoon's illustrations are vibrant and fun...!"
— Publishers Weekly


http://www.amazon.com/Knights-Before-Christmas-Joan-Holub/dp/0805099328/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442844698&sr=8-1&keywords=the+knights+before+christmas

 
  
Amazon  •  Barnes and Noble  •  Books-A-Million
Indiebound
  •  Henry Holt /Macmillan


a Rafflecopter giveaway  
One winner will be notified via email by November 1st.
Books mailed within 1 week of receipt of a mailing address.
Addresses will not be shared or stored.
Not responsible for misdirected mailings.
Click Hop to return to blogger list.
http://www.iamareader.com/2015/08/spooktacular-giveaway-hop-2015-sign-ups.html

Goddess Girls: Amphitrite the Bubbly - spooktacular giveaway

Welcome! 
Enter for a chance to win the newest title 
in the Goddess Girls series for ages 8-12
autographed by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams.

Goddess Girls
puts a modern middle grade spin on a Greek mythology.
 Join students Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite and more
at Mount Olympus Academy, where Zeus is principal
and the teachers include Mr. Cyclops.
Amphitrite the Bubbly 
is #17 in the series.

Amazon   BarnesandNoble   Books-a-Million  
Indiebound   Kobo ebooks

a Rafflecopter giveaway
3 winners will be notified via email by November 1st.
Books will be mailed within one week of winner supplying a mailing address.
Addresses will not be shared or stored.
Not responsible for misdirected mailings.
Click Hop to return to blogger list
and enter more Spooktacular giveaways!
http://www.iamareader.com/2015/08/spooktacular-giveaway-hop-2015-sign-ups.html

Sunday, October 4, 2015

My castle hat in PW Children's Bookshelf!

 
I wore 3 hats at SIBA15, 
each representing a different one of my books. 
My castle hat for The Knights Before Christmas
wound up in this week's