Joan Holub

Mighty Dads by Joan Holub, illustrated by Pete the Cat creator James Dean, was a 2014 New York Times bestselling picture book. Joan’s other 2014 books include the first two board books in the Mini Myths series: Be Patient, Pandora! Play Nice, Hercules! illustrated by Leslie Patricelli; as well as Athena the Proud, Iris the Colorful, and Aphrodite the Fair in the middle grade Goddess Girls series, three new titles in the Heroes in Training series and three new titles in the Grimmtastic Girls series Joan co-authors with Suzanne Williams. Joan’s What Was the Statue of Liberty? pubbed in 2014 and was an Amazon #1 category bestseller.


Joan's newest books include:

The Knights Before Christmas illustrated by Scott Magoon (Henry Holt, Christy Ottaviano Books)

Goddess Girls middle grade series:


Calliope the Muse, Medusa the Rich; Amphitrite the Bubbly; Hestia the Invisible

Heroes in Training chapter book series:

Crius and the Night of Fright

Mini Myths board book series:

Brush Your Hair, Medusa!; Make a Wish, Midas! What Were the Salem Witch Trials?

See Joan's MANY other books on her website:

Cat & Mouse from Wild Things, Front Street Books an imprint of Boyds Mills Press © 2009 Clay Carmichael.

Turtles from An Island Scrapbook, Simon & Schuster © 1998 Virginia Wright Frierson

WINC logo © 2005 Consie Powell, WINC emerita

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