Skip to main content

Joan Holub


Joan Holub

Joan Holub is the author of more than 135 books for children, including Zero the Hero, Shampoodle, The Gingerbread Kid Goes to School, and Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers and Swirly Stars. Joan also co-authors the popular Goddess Girls tween series. Her other series include Doll Hospital, Why Do Dogs Bark? and Ant Hill. She lives in North Carolina.

Joan Holub

Books by Joan Holub

Written by Joan Holub with illustrations by James Burks - Animals , Children's 4-8, Fiction, Humor

Ava and Itty Bitty Kitty are off to visit the firehouse! Ava’s giant cat is usually less than purr-fectly behaved, and this trip is no exception! Will Itty Bitty’s nose for trouble make them new friends --- or make their visit to the firehouse a disaster?

Written by Joan Holub with illustrations by Daniel Roode - Biography, Children's 3-5, History, Politics

Learn all about the US presidents with this fun and colorful board book perfect for leaders-in-training! Now even the youngest patriots can learn about America’s presidential history with this bright and playful board book. Highlighting ten of the most memorable presidents --- and featuring all forty-four on the last page --- parents and presidents-in-training alike will love sharing this fun primer full of age-appropriate facts, leadership skills and White House history.

Written by Joan Holub illustrated by Kristin Sorra - Children's, Education, Fiction, Picture

Ever wonder where Groundhog Day first began? Want to know the reason why we have different weather seasons? Curious about how some plants and animals can help predict the weather? Learn the answers to these questions and many more at Groundhog Weather School!

by Joan Holub and Melissa Sweet - Children's, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction

Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of LITTLE RED WRITING, in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)... and saves the day.

by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams - Youth Fiction

Orpheus is a mortal rock god, and the girls at Mount Olympus Academy are wild about him! With his lyre and singing voice, Orpheus can charm pretty much anything—even things like stones and trees. But Hades and the other MOA boys aren’t charmed. In fact, they are less than thrilled that the girls are so gaga over this guy.

by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams - Fiction, Mythology

Pandora is known around school for her curiosity, and true to nature when she finds a strange box, she can't  help but to open it. What will she unleash?

by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams - Fiction

After pulling a magical thunderbolt from a stone, ten-year-old Zeus goes on the adventure of a lifetime in this thrilling start to a brand-new series!

written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Youth Fiction

A Grimmtastic girl named Cinderella is starting her first week at Grimm Academy on the wrong foot. Cinda's totally evil stepsisters are out to make her life miserable. The Steps tease Cinda, give her terrible advice about life at the academy, and even make her look bad in front of her new friends, Red, Snow, and Rapunzel! But when Cinda overhears the Steps plotting a villainous deed that could ruin Prince Awesome's ball, Cinda, her new friends, and a pair of magical glass slippers have to stop them--before the last stroke of midnight!