Author & Illustrator

Joan Holub


Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 140 children’s books, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, the New York Times bestselling picture book Mighty Dads (illustrated by James Dean), and Little Red Writing (illustrated by Melissa Sweet). She lives in North Carolina and is online at (Bio via

Artemis the Hero
Hades and the Helm of Darkness
Persephone & the Unicorn's Ruby: Little Goddess Girls 10
Persephone & the Unicorn's Ruby
Who Was Charles Schulz?
Athena the Brain
Athena & the Mermaid's Pearl
Hecate the Witch

Most Popular Joan Holub Books

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    Who Was Babe Ruth?
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    What Were the Salem Witch Trials?
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    This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer
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    What Is the Statue of Liberty?
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    What Was the Gold Rush?
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All Joan Holub Books

2022Artemis the HeroSuzanne Williams, Joan Holub256
2022Hades and the Helm of DarknessJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsGlass House Graphics144
2022Persephone & the Unicorn's Ruby: Little Goddess Girls 10Suzanne Williams, Joan HolubYuyi Chen96
2022Persephone & the Unicorn's RubyJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsYuyi Chen96
2022Who Was Charles Schulz?Who HQ, Joan HolubTim Foley112
2022Athena the BrainDavid Campiti, Joan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsGlass House Graphics192
2022Athena & the Mermaid's PearlJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsYuyi Chen96
2021Hecate the WitchJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams288
2021Artemis & the Wishing KittenSuzanne Williams, Joan HolubYuyi Chen96
2021This Little Rainbow: A Love-Is-Love PrimerJoan HolubDaniel Roode26
2021Aphrodite & the Magical BoxJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsYuyi Chen96
2021This Little Environmentalist: A Love-The-Earth PrimerJoan HolubDaniel Roode26
2021Persephone & the Evil KingJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsYuyi Chen96
2020Persephone the GratefulJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams256
2020Athena & the Island EnchantressJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsYuyi Chen96
2020Artemis & the Awesome AnimalsJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsYuyi Chen96
2020Runaway SignsJoan HolubAlison Farrell32
2020Skade and the Enchanted SnowJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2020Aphrodite & the Gold AppleJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsYuyi Chen96
2020This Little Dreamer: An Inspirational PrimerJoan HolubDaniel Roode26
2019Clotho the FateJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2019Idun and the Apples of YouthJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams240
2019Persephone & the Giant FlowersSuzanne Williams, Joan HolubYuyi Chen96
2019This Little Artist: An Art History PrimerJoan HolubDaniel Roode26
2019Hello Dinosaurs!Joan HolubChris Dickason26
2019Athena & the Magic LandJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsYuyi Chen96
2019Wagons Ho!: Then and Now on the Oregon TrailGeorge Hallowell, Joan HolubLynne Avril32
2019Hello Robots!Joan HolubChris Dickason26
2018Eos the LightheartedJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2018Sif and the Dwarfs’ TreasuresJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2018This Little Scientist: A Discovery PrimerJoan HolubDaniel Roode26
2018Apple CountdownJoan HolubJan Smith32
2018Pumpkin CountdownJoan HolubJan Smith32
2018Hello Ninjas!Joan HolubChris Dickason26
2018Hello Knights!Joan HolubChris Dickason26
2018Where Is Walt Disney World?Joan Holub, Who HQGregory Copeland112
2018Freya and the Magic JewelJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2017Medea the EnchantressJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2017This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power PrimerJoan HolubDaniel Roode26
2017Tool SchoolJoan HolubJames Dean32
2017Nyx the MysteriousJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams288
2016Pallas the PalJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2016This Little Explorer: A Pioneer PrimerJoan HolubDaniel Roode26
2016Gretel Pushes BackJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams192
2016Calliope the MuseJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams256
2016Snowflake Freezes UpJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams192
2016Echo the CopycatJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2016Perseus and the Monstrous MedusaJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsCraig Phillips128
2016Good Job, Athena!Joan HolubLeslie Patricelli24
2016Don't Get Lost, Odysseus!Joan HolubLeslie Patricelli24
2016What Was Woodstock?Who HQ, Joan HolubGregory Copeland112
2016This Little President: A Presidential PrimerJoan HolubDaniel Roode26
2015Hestia the InvisibleJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams256
2015Uranus and the Bubbles of TroubleSuzanne Williams, Joan HolubCraig Phillips128
2015Be Careful, Icarus!Joan HolubLeslie Patricelli22
2015Hephaestus and the Island of TerrorSuzanne Williams, Joan HolubCraig Phillips128
2015Amphitrite the BubblyJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams288
2015What Were the Salem Witch Trials?Joan Holub, Who HQDede Putra112
2015Goldilocks Breaks inJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams192
2015Medusa the RichJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2015Crius and the Night of FrightSuzanne Williams, Joan HolubCraig Phillips96
2015Make a Wish, Midas!Joan HolubLeslie Patricelli24
2015Brush Your Hair, Medusa!Joan HolubLeslie Patricelli24
2015Sleeping Beauty Dreams BigJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams192
2014Cronus and the Threads of DreadJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsCraig Phillips128
2014Aphrodite the FairJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2014Surprise, Trojans!: The Story of the Trojan Horse (Ready-To-Read Level 2)Joan HolubDani Jones32
2014Rapunzel Cuts LooseJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams183
2014Play Nice, Hercules!Joan HolubLeslie Patricelli24
2014Be Patient, Pandora!Joan HolubLeslie Patricelli24
2014Ares and the Spear of FearJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsCraig Phillips112
2014Iris the ColorfulJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2014Snow White Lucks OutJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams182
2014What Is the Statue of Liberty?Joan Holub, Who HQ112
2014Mighty DadsJoan HolubJames Dean40
2014Athena the ProudJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams240
2014Apollo and the Battle of the BirdsSuzanne Williams, Joan HolubCraig Phillips128
2014Cinderella Stays LateJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams183
2014Red Riding Hood Gets LostJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams183
2013Typhon and the Winds of DestructionSuzanne Williams, Joan HolubCraig Phillips112
2013Cassandra the LuckyJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams256
2013Little Red WritingJoan HolubMelissa Sweet36
2013What Was the First Thanksgiving?Who HQ, Joan Holub112
2013Hyperion and the Great Balls of FireSuzanne Williams, Joan HolubCraig Phillips144
2013Persephone the DaringJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams256
2013Dig, Scoop, Ka-Boom!Joan HolubDavid Gordon24
2013Pheme the GossipJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams272
2013Hades and the Helm of DarknessJoan Holub, Suzanne WilliamsCraig Phillips128
2013What Was the Gold Rush?Who HQ, Joan Holub112
2012Poseidon and the Sea of FurySuzanne Williams, Joan HolubCraig Phillips128
2012Pandora the CuriousJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams256
2012Zeus and the Thunderbolt of DoomSuzanne Williams, Joan HolubCraig Phillips112
2012The Girl GamesJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams320
2012Ballet StarsJoan Holub24
2012Medusa the MeanJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams256
2012Who Was Babe Ruth?Joan Holub112
2011Artemis the LoyalJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams288
2011Aphrodite the DivaJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams288
2011Athena the WiseJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams256
2010Artemis the BraveJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams240
2010Aphrodite the BeautyJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams176
2010Who Was Jim Henson?Who HQ, Joan HolubNancy Harrison112
2010Persephone the PhonyJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams160
2010Athena the BrainJoan Holub, Suzanne Williams176
2009Shampoodle (Bound for Schools & Libraries)Joan HolubTim Bowers32
2007Who Was Marco Polo?Who HQ, Joan HolubJohn O'Brien112
2005Who Was Johnny Appleseed?Who HQ, Joan HolubAnna DiVito112
2003Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap BookJoan HolubBenrei Huang16
1997Boo Who? a Spooky Lift-The-Flap BookJoan HolubJoan Holub24


Dede Putra
Who HQ
Daniel Roode
Tim Foley
Gregory Copeland
John O'Brien
Suzanne Williams
David Campiti
Glass House Graphics
Chris Dickason
Nancy Harrison
Yuyi Chen
Craig Phillips
Anna DiVito
Benrei Huang
Leslie Patricelli
Melissa Sweet
Alison Farrell
George Hallowell
Lynne Avril
Jan Smith
James Dean
Tim Bowers
David Gordon
Dani Jones


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