Search Results: "Joan Holub"


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THIS LITTLE TRAILBLAZER by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"While this historic roll call is impressively diverse, toddlers are highly unlikely to grasp the importance of these female pioneers from the few, short lines and the simplified and sometimes confusing images. (Board book. 2-4)"
Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parks, and Maria Tallchief are some of the icons introduced in this "Girl Power Primer." Read full book review >

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KNUCKLEHEADS by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Original and entertaining. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What is the sound of one hand clapping? Read full book review >

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PLEASE SHARE, APHRODITE! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A gimmicky use of the Greek myths that falls flat. (Board book. 3-5)"
This entry in the Mini Myths series is meant to encourage sharing through the Greek myth of Aphrodite. Read full book review >

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MAKE A WISH, MIDAS! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Give babies Mother Goose; leave mythology for later. (Board book. 1-3)"
Like his Greek god namesake with the golden touch, toddler Midas loves yellow. Read full book review >

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ITTY BITTY KITTY by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Even the most avid cat lovers may feel like giving this a miss. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Itty Bitty is one large kitty. Read full book review >

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BE PATIENT, PANDORA! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Parents expecting to introduce tots to classic myths will be disappointed, but the life lessons the source material inspires are spot-on. (Board book. 2-4)"
Pandora, a curious, modern-day tyke, is forbidden by her mother to open a certain box in this tale loosely based on the Greek myth. Read full book review >

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ZERO THE HERO by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"A hero and some villains and good winning over evil (oh, and all that educational stuff, too), all wrapped in humor and tied with a comic bow—what could be better? (Picture book. 7-12)"
The counting numbers get their comeuppance in the havoc that breaks out after they fail to believe in Zero's heroic powers. Read full book review >

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DIG, SCOOP, KA-BOOM! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"An early-reader book to build on. (Early reader. 4-6)"
An accessible, rhyming text drives this story-with-a-twist about a construction site, inviting new readers to hone their emerging skills. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED WRITING by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Every writers' group should start with this story. (Picture book. 7 & up)"
Exploding with puns, wordplay and the irrepressible desire to re-imagine "Little Red Riding Hood" one more time, Holub and Sweet bring forth some actual useful writing advice—that's not just for beginners. Read full book review >

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BRUSH YOUR HAIR, MEDUSA! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"While the mini-myth concept falls flat, this is a lighthearted look at the conflict between grown-ups and strong-willed tots with their own agendas. (Board book. 2-5)"
This selection in the Mini Myths series introduces a little girl named Medusa, whose hair—while it may not be made of poisonous snakes—does seem to have a life of its own. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY DADS by Joan Holub
by Joan Holub, illustrated by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Sure to enjoy commercial success thanks to the marquee talent, this effort will result in more disappointment than enjoyment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Big-daddy and little-kid trucks of all kinds are busy at work on a construction site. Read full book review >