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Aphrodite the Beauty

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

Well-researched and true to the original myths, each volume in the Goddess Girls series addresses contemporary issues like friendships and relationships from a classically accurate--and entertaining--persepective.In Aphrodite the Beauty, Aphrodite, goddessgirl of love, must deal with jealousy after giving Athena a makeover. It doesn't seem fair that the godboys pay more attention to her friend when Aphrodite is supposed to be destined for love! She also copes with a crush from an unlikely source--the nerdy Hephaestus (god of the smith)--and learns that love comes in many forms.

Aphrodite the Diva

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams Glen Hanson

In Athena the Brain, Athena always knew she was smart and special, but she didn't realize that she was a goddess! When she's whisked away to Mount Olympus Academy, she worries about fitting in and dealing with her dad (Zeus). Luckily, she meets the Goddess Girls and finds the best friends she's ever had.

Apollo and the Battle of the Birds

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

When a flock of angry birds threaten Zeus and his fellow Olympians, they need the help of a new friend--assuming the stranger is actually a friend!After a horrible drought, Zeus and his fellow Olympians are determined to help restore the land as they try to figure out their current mission, to find a special shield called an aegis. Thanks to some grateful villagers, who benefit from the rain and crops that the young Olympians magically create, they find the armor they need. But they are suddenly swarmed by birds--thousands of killer, scary birds. And when a mysterious boy appears in the chaos, it looks like he might be more connected to the Olympians than they think. Is he friend...or foe?

Artemis the Brave

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

In Athena the Brain, Athena always knew she was smart and special, but she didn't realize that she was a goddess! When she's whisked away to Mount Olympus Academy, she worries about fitting in and dealing with her dad (Zeus). Luckily, she meets the Goddess Girls and finds the best friends she's ever had.

Artemis the Loyal

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

Well-researched and true to the original myths, each volume in the Goddess Girls series addresses contemporary issues, like friendships and relationships, from a classically accurate--and entertaining--perspective. In Athena the Wise, Principal Zeus asks Athena to help Heracles (aka Hercules in the Roman pantheon) complete his twelve labors. But when Heracles starts borrowing Athena's friends' belongings without asking, will she be able to help him set things straight? And in Aphrodite the Diva, an exchange student from Egypt, Isis, is encroaching on Aphrodite's match-making turf. Will she also edge Aphrodite out of her group of friends?

Athena the Brain

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

In Athena the Brain, Athena always knew she was smart and special, but she didn't realize that she was a goddess! When she's whisked away to Mount Olympus Academy, she worries about fitting in and dealing with her dad (Zeus). Luckily, she meets the Goddess Girls and finds the best friends she's ever had.

Athena the Wise

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

Well-researched and true to the original myths, each volume in the Goddess Girls series addresses contemporary issues, like friendships and relationships, from a classically accurate--and entertaining--perspective. In Athena the Wise, Principal Zeus asks Athena to help Heracles (aka Hercules in the Roman pantheon) complete his twelve labors. But when Heracles starts borrowing Athena's friends' belongings without asking, will she be able to help him set things straight? And in Aphrodite the Diva, an exchange student from Egypt, Isis, is encroaching on Aphrodite's match-making turf. Will she also edge Aphrodite out of her group of friends?

Backwards Day

by Joan Holub

Everything in school is reversed on backwards day, from reading books back to front to saying "no" instead of "yes".

Ballet Stars

by Shelagh Mcnicholas Joan Holub

From ballet class to rehearsal for the big show to the final curtesies--budding ballet stars show emergent readers each step and pirouette along the way! This Step 1 story has big type and easy words, rhyme and rhythm, and picture clues and two sheets of irresistably adorable stickers. It's a natural for young readers who are learning ballet or aspire to take ballet classes.

Big Heart!

by Joan Holub Will Terry

The ants are hard at work in their classroom on a big Valentine's Day card! They will add lace and glue and stars. But who will they send it to? The Ant Hill kids list all of the possibilities before settling on one lucky person: their teacher!

Big Heart! A Valentine's Day Tale

by Joan Holub

The ants are hard at work in their classroom on a big Valentine's Day card! They will add lace and glue and stars. But who will they send it to? The Ant Hill kids list all of the possibilities before settling on one lucky person: their teacher!

Cassandra the Lucky (Goddess Girls #12)

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

Meet Cassandra, the newest student at Mount Olympus Academy! She has an amazing talent-but will her new friends believe her? This Goddess Girls story is based on the myth of Cassandra, who has the gift of seeing the future-except no one believes her. Can Apollo, the god of prophecy, help his new crush?

Cinderdog and the Wicked Stepcat

by Joan Holub

Funny twist on Cenderella and Her Wicket Step Sisters. Cowboy Carl and Cindr where the best of friends, that is until Cactus Kate comes into the family. But when Cinder rescues Wicked, Kate's nasty cat, things change.

Dig, Scoop, Ka-boom!

by Joan Holub David Gordon

A construction site crew is busy at work in this rhyming Step 1 story. As the work continues readers are in for a surprise--the "crew" is actually a group of young friends engaged in a fun day of dramatic play. Two sheets of vehicle-themed stickers are included. It's a natural for young readers who love to build and are fans of vehicles that dig, scoop, and sometimes go ka-boom!

The Girl Games

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

The first-ever standalone superspecial in the Goddess Girls series--let the games begin!Athena, Medusa, Artemis, and Persephone are sick and tired of being left out of the annual boys-only Olympic Games. Their solution? The Girl Games! But as the Goddess Girls work to make their dream into a reality, they come up against plenty of chaos and competition. Told in alternating points of view, this superspecial is packed with Olympic spirit!

The Goddess Girls Set

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

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 Greco-Roman pantheon hone their mythical skills. In each book, readers get to see how each goddess became who we know today. These much-beloved classic myths are given a modern twist and follow storylines familiar to modern tweens, from dealing with bullies (Athena and Medusa) to first crushes (Persephone and Hades). Athena the Brain follows Athena's first days at Mount Olympus Academy. She always knew she was smart and special, but she didn't realize that she was a goddess! When she's whisked away to MOA, she worries about fitting in and dealing with her dad (Zeus). Luckily, she meets the Goddess Girls and finds the best friends she's ever had. In Persephone the Phony, Persephone develops a crush on bad-boy Hades. Her mom (Ceres) doesn't approve, and neither do her friends. Persephone finds herself sneaking around to see him, but he ultimately tells her that she should tell them the truth and it's revealed that he isn't all that bad, just misunderstood! The GG support her and eventually her mom comes around too. Aphrodite the Beauty features Aphrodite, goddessgirl of love, as she deals with jealousy after giving Athena a makeover (godboys pay more attention to her!), and dealing with a crush from an unlikely place -- the nerdy Hephaestus (god of the smith).

Grimmtastic Girls #1: Cinderella Stays Late

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

The authors of the hit Goddess Girls series put a fun and girly twist on another super-popular theme: fairy tales! Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia... 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!

Grimmtastic Girls #2: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

Red Riding Hood might have a terrible sense of direction, but her grimmtastic friends are always there to help! Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia... Red Riding Hood is thrilled to try out for the school play. Acting is her dream, and she's great at it--too bad she has stage fright! After a grimmiserable audition, Red decides to focus on helping her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society. But when Red gets lost in Neverwood forest and runs into Wolfgang, who might be part of E.V.I.L., she needs her magic basket and a grimmazingly dramatic performance to figure out what's going on!

Hades and the Helm of Darkness

by Craig Phillips Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

The Heroes in Training are entering the Underworld--if Hades can conquer his canine fears, that is.The Underworld usually isn't really meant to be a fun place--but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus--a snarling, three-headed dog--Hades must conquer his fears and tame the hound so everyone can continue into the Underworld and deposit their Titan prisoner, Oceanus, back where he belongs! But with magical water that causes forgetfulness, hot beds of lava, and another epic battle with two more Titans standing in their way, will Zeus and his heroes make it out of the Underworld with everyone intact?

The Haunted States of America: Haunted Houses and Spooky Places in All 50 States ... and Canada, Too

by Joan Holub

Planning a vacation? Want to find a haunted house in your own state? Want to get really scared? Here's the definitive listing of spooky places in every single state and some Canadian provinces, too. Read these true ghost stories and find out some fascinating history - but watch out, ghosts are everywhere! DID YOU KNOW... * About the Gold Rush ghost who still haunts Room 23 at the Golden North Hotel in Skagway, Alaska? * About the Winchester mystery house in San Jose, California, with 13 bathrooms, 13 steps on the grand staircase, and 13 palm trees lining the driveway? * About Floyd Collins, who still yells out for help in Mammoth Caves in Kentucky after being buried alive in 1925?

How to Find Lost Treasure in All Fifty States and Canada Too!

by Joan Holub

From the Book Jacket: Have you ever hidden something, and then forgotten where it was? Imagine if you buried a treasure, but couldn't find it when you went back to look. This has really happened! Here is information about real treasure lost in all fifty states, and even some in Canada! Read and be amazed. You know what? This book could make you the richest person in the world. AMAZING TRUE STORIES: * Coins and bits of treasure wash up on Florida beaches more often than anywhere else in the United States. * The Great Lakes are freshwater and are extremely cold. These water conditions help preserve sunken treasures better than warm saltwater oceans do. * In the United States alone there is $300 billion' worth of lost treasure waiting to be found! Ages 8 - 12

Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams Craig Phillips

The action heats up for Zeus and his fellow Olympians in this blazing Heroes in Training tale.Phew, it's hot! Under the titan Hyperion's rule, the sun is burning even brighter than normal and scorching everything in northern Greece--including the villagers! The Olympians are forced to play a sizzling "game" of Dodge the Sunbursts as Hyperion hurls giant fireballs that could fry them to pieces! Armed with some clues, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades set out to figure out why in the world Hyperion has been making things so hot. They also need to rescue Hera, who is still missing. Battling the extreme heat--and some fantastical and scary creatures, courtesy of their old foe Cronus--the boys are off on another epic adventure...and Zeus is one step closer to discovering his destiny.

Little Red Writing

by Joan Holub Melissa Sweet

Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, 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.

Medusa the Mean

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

Medusa is the ultimate mean girl in this series that blends modern drama with ancient myths.Well researched and true to the original myths, each volume in the Goddess Girls series addresses contemporary issues, like friendships and relationships, from a classically accurate--and entertaining--perspective.In Medusa the Mean, Medusa is sick and tired of being the only mortal at Mount Olympus Academy. Not only is she surrounded by beautiful, powerful, immortal classmates, but she also has snakes for hair and a reputation for being mean. Immortality, she thinks, will solve everything. So when she finds out about a necklace that promises just that, she's sure it will help her get the two things she covets most: to be as popular as the four Goddess Girls and to have her supercrush, Poseidon, finally notice her. But when the necklace brings about popularity in the totally wrong way, things go from bad to worse. Can Medusa overcome her "meanie" status and prove that there's more to her that meets the eye?

Pandora the Curious

by Joan Holub Suzanne Williams

Pandora is quite an inquisitive Goddess Girl--but she could stand to be more cautious. Pandora is one of the few mortals at Mount Olympus Academy--and probably the most curious of all the students in school. Her quizzical nature is famous--not that she thinks there is anything wrong with being curious, of course! When a godboy named Epimetheus brings a mysterious and fantastical box to school, Pandora's curiosity is piqued. And when it unexpectedly lands in her lap--literally--she can't help but take a look at what's inside. What could be the harm in that? But little does she know that opening the box will open up more trouble than she thought....

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