JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is here bringing you books for children – PS-Grade 3 – Here’s Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS – (Created by John Spina) Full of Books for PS-Grade 3

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo! IT’S READING TIME!!

My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get on the JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for some fun adventures in reading!

Keep your children entertained with JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS today. Children need to have something to look forward to in this upside down world right now. Having a story time with fun books is a great way to keep them busy and happy.

Today, JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is bringing you – Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey!

Sebastian won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award!

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

Blurb:

PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER! When a little boy, Sebastian, goes to the zoo he meets Marvin the monkey. Sebastian loves monkeys and likes to watch them climb the trees. Something amazing happens when Sebastian’s toy phone suddenly plays music.

After you read Sebastian to your children, ask them these questions:

  1. Why did Sebastian go to the zoo?
  2. What happened when Sebastian’s toy radio played music?
  3. Why were the monkeys sad?

You will be surprised at how close children pay attention to stories read to them. By asking them questions about a story like this you spark their creativity, lift their spirits, open their minds to thinking about what they read. Reading to your children will bring you closer together. It’s a perfect time for snuggling and cuddling too. I always loved reading to my children when they were young, holding them in my arms and kissing the top of their heads as they snuggled closer. It was a wonderful feeling to love and be loved. Try it. You will love it too for the important life lessons that your children will learn while they are being entertained and having fun. Happy Reading!

Learn more about monkeys here.

I wrote this story for my little grandson when he was just under two years of age. When he saw the book I wrote for his sister’s stuffed animal, he asked me to write one about his stuffed monkey too. He was so happy with the book and even happier that it was awarded a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award.

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

Read these reviews on Amazon:

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Here are all the life lessons in Jemsbooks Children’s Books: Parents love these books for all the important life lessons children learn as they read along or are read to by their parents. Parents will never have to fear that there is anything in my books that is not suitable for young children ages 1-7, PS-Grade 3.

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy and always listen to your mother.

Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon – Ricky teaches children to always listen to your mother.

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different, be the best you can be and be happy with who you are.

Lamby the Lonely Lamb – Lamby teaches children to accept differences and to be kind to others.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important and mothers know best.

Broose the Moose on the Loose – Broose teaches children to be kind and accepting of others who are different than you are.

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey – Sebastian teaches children how important it is to be kind to animals, that animals have feelings too like humans and deserve our respect.

Colby the Courageous Cat – Colby teaches children to love one another and take care of your siblings.

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe – Jeffrey teaches children to be brave and help others in need.

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Clarence Henry teaches children to work hard and do the best you can do and be happy with who you are.

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – Lucy teaches children to be kind to pets, how important a pet can be and how much this pet loves us unconditionally.

The First Star – teaches children that love of family is more important than all the riches in the world.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day – Drystan demonstrates to children that being kind and helping others is important and the right thing to do.

Drystan the Dragon Book 2: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar – Drystan demonstrates the importance of friendship, being kind to others and helping others in need.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 3 – Delbert Finds Himself – Drystan teaches Delbert, a shy dragon, the importance of loving yourself as you are and that all colors are beautiful!

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Book 4: Delfina Solves A Problem – Delfina helps Drago love himself and teaches him to be kind to others.

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book – even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

A very special THANK YOU to all my new followers! I love having you visit! Please keep coming back. There will be plenty more to enjoy, books, food, tales about my fish and birds that we feed and whatever else pops into my already overcrowded brain!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased them. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much! Happy Reading Everyone!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is Bringing Children’s Books for PS-Grade 3 your way today – Broose the Moose on the Loose! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS – Our train full of books for children – PS-Grade 3!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo!

My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get on the JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for some fun adventures in reading!

Keep your children entertained with JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS today. Children need to have something to look forward to in this upside down world right now. Having a story time with fun books is a great way to keep them busy and happy.

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is bringing you Broose the Moose on the Loose for your children to enjoy! Broose the Moose on the Loose won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award!

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Blurb:

PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER! Broose is a sad moose who has no friends until he meets a young boy. Read what happens when Broose meets a boy who has the same name as he.

Check out these reviews on Amazon:

I wrote Broose after I went to the Moose Hill School in Londonderry, NH to pick up my middle grandson during the summer programs several years ago. When I saw their beautiful glassed display of moose I decided to write a book about a moose in hopes it would join the other artifacts in this display case. My grandson was excited about that and gave me his approval. After all, what better animal to choose than a moose when I live in moose country of New Hampshire!

Once I had published Broose I called the school and brought with me a box of books to share with them. They were thrilled and had the local newspaper come over to snap some photos below. I was thrilled to have Broose join the lovely display. It was a great honor! Thank you, Moose Hill School. I dedicated this book to Moose Hill School and their students.

Broose the Moose in display at Moose Hill School
Broose Displayed at Moose HIll School
John, my two grandsons, me and Bonnie Breithaupt, Kindergarten Coordinator at Moose Hiill School

Of course, it was exciting to share Broose with the school teachers and their students. I hope they are still enjoying Broose today.

Grab your copy of Broose the Moose on the Loose today for your children to enjoy!

After you read Broose to them, ask them these questions:

  1. What did the boy and the moose have in common?
  2. Why was Broose at first afraid of the boy?
  3. Did Broose and the boy become friends?

Learn more about Moose here.

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

When you purchase a children’s book from Jemsbooks you are assured of the good values that each book displays. Parents love Jemsbooks for that reason. They will encourage their children read them for all the important life lessons that it gives to children along with fun adventures in rhyme. What is better than that?

Here are all the life lessons in Jemsbooks Children’s Books: Parents love these books for all the important life lessons children learn as they read along or are read to by their parents. Parents will never have to fear that there is anything in my books that is not suitable for young children ages 1-7, PS-Grade 3.

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy and always listen to your mother.

Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon – Ricky teaches children to always listen to your mother.

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different, be the best you can be and be happy with who you are.

Lamby the Lonely Lamb – Lamby teaches children to accept differences and to be kind to others.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important and mothers know best.

Broose the Moose on the Loose – Broose teaches children to be kind and accepting of others who are different than you are.

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey – Sebastian teaches children how important it is to be kind to animals, that animals have feelings too like humans and deserve our respect.

Colby the Courageous Cat – Colby teaches children to love one another and take care of your siblings.

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe – Jeffrey teaches children to be brave and help others in need.

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Clarence Henry teaches children to work hard and do the best you can do and be happy with who you are.

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – Lucy teaches children to be kind to pets, how important a pet can be and how much this pet loves us unconditionally.

The First Star – teaches children that love of family is more important than all the riches in the world.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day – Drystan demonstrates to children that being kind and helping others is important and the right thing to do.

Drystan the Dragon Book 2: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar – Drystan demonstrates the importance of friendship, being kind to others and helping others in need.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 3 – Delbert Finds Himself – Drystan teaches Delbert, a shy dragon, the importance of loving yourself as you are and that all colors are beautiful!

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Book 4: Delfina Solves A Problem – Delfina helps Drago love himself and teaches him to be kind to others.

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

A very special THANK YOU to all my new followers! I love having you visit! Please keep coming back. There will be plenty more to enjoy, books, food, tales about my fish and birds that we feed and whatever else pops into my already overcrowded brain!

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book – even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased them. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much! Happy Reading Everyone!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS – Bringing you Children’s Books for PS-Grade 3 – Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS – (Created by John Spina) Full of Books for PS-Grade 3

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo!

My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get on the JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for some fun adventures in reading!

Keep your children entertained with JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS today. Children need to have something to look forward to in this upside down world right now. Having a story time with fun books is a great way to keep them busy and happy.

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is bringing you Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear for your children to enjoy.

Blurb:

Jesse is a precocious and very intelligent polar bear. He likes to learn about everything but what polar bears are supposed to know. Jesse has a couple of surprising adventures and learns an important lesson.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear won a Silver Medal from Mom’s Choice Awards in 2021!

Silver Medal – Mom’s Choice Awards

After you read Jesse to your children or they read it to you, ask them these questions.

  1. What did Jesse want to do instead of hunting for food with his mother?
  2. How did Jesse make a friend?
  3. What did the seal do for Jesse?

Learn more about polar bears here.

Check out these reviews on Amazon:

You will be surprised at what children will say about books they have read. They are more intelligent thinkers than you would imagine even when they are quite young. It’s fun to read books together to watch the expressions on children’s faces. They feel for the characters and become actively engaged in the story. Have fun reading to your children daily. Happy reading!

I wrote and dedicated this book to a young boy I met in Aruba while on vacation six years ago. He is now a preteen. When I asked him what his favorite animal was, he told me – a polar bear. I promised to write a story about a polar bear just for him. He travels there every year with his family as do I. The following year I went to Aruba I brought the book with me and presented it to him. He was pleased that I kept my promise to him. Here is a photo of him at that time with his book.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear dedicated to Jesse

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book. Even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Each of my children’s books carry life lessons. Here is the list of life lessons from each book. Parents will love all Jemsbooks for their good values.

Here are all the life lessons in Jemsbooks Children’s Books: Parents love these books for all the important life lessons children learn as they read along or are read to by their parents. Parents will never have to fear that there is anything in my books that is not suitable for young children ages 1-7, PS-Grade 3.

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy and always listen to your mother.

Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon – Ricky teaches children to always listen to your mother.

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different, be the best you can be and be happy with who you are.

Lamby the Lonely Lamb – Lamby teaches children to accept differences and to be kind to others.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important and mothers know best.

Broose the Moose on the Loose – Broose teaches children to be kind and accepting of others who are different than you are.

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey – Sebastian teaches children how important it is to be kind to animals, that animals have feelings too like humans and deserve our respect.

Colby the Courageous Cat – Colby teaches children to love one another and take care of your siblings.

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe – Jeffrey teaches children to be brave and help others in need.

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Clarence Henry teaches children to work hard and do the best you can do and be happy with who you are.

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – Lucy teaches children to be kind to pets, how important a pet can be and how much this pet loves us unconditionally.

The First Star – teaches children that love of family is more important than all the riches in the world.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day – Drystan demonstrates to children that being kind and helping others is important and the right thing to do.

Drystan the Dragon Book 2: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar – Drystan demonstrates the importance of friendship, being kind to others and helping others in need.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 3 – Delbert Finds Himself – Drystan teaches Delbert, a shy dragon, the importance of loving yourself as you are and that all colors are beautiful!

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Book 4: Delfina Solves A Problem – Delfina helps Drago love himself and teaches him to be kind to others.

A very special THANK YOU to all my new followers! I love having you visit! Please keep coming back. There will be plenty more to enjoy, books, food, tales about my fish and birds that we feed and whatever else pops into my already overcrowded brain!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS Coming Your Way with Books for Children PS-Grade 3 – Lamby the Lonely Lamb! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo!

My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get on the JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for some fun adventures in reading!

Keep your children entertained with JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS today. Children need to have something to look forward to in this upside down world right now. Having a story time with fun books is a great way to keep them busy and happy.

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is bringing you Lamby the Lonely Lamb today.

After you read this book to your children or they read it to you, ask them these questions. You will be surprised how well they listen and understand the story.

  1. Why don’t the other lambs accept Lamby?
  2. Why is Lamby happy to leave the farm?
  3. What does Lamby do to help the other lambs?

You will be surprised at what children will say about books they have read. They are more intelligent thinkers than you would imagine even when they are quite young. It’s fun to read books together to watch the expressions on children’s faces. They feel for the characters and become actively engaged in the story. Have fun reading to your children daily. Happy reading!

Learn more about lamb as a pet here.

I wrote and dedicated this book to my granddaughter when she was only three years old. She asked me one day to write a story about her stuffed lamb but make it purple. It was a little tricky but I came up with this story for her. She was thrilled! I hope your children will enjoy reading about Lamby as much as she did.

Blurb:

MOM’S CHOICE AWARDS – SILVER MEDAL! Lamby is a very different lamb because of his color. He is lonely and only wants to be accepted by the other lambs. Find out what lesson Lamby learns when a little girl, Leah, comes to the farm where Lamby lives.

Check out these reviews on Amazon:

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book – even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Each of my children’s books carry life lessons. Here is the list of life lessons from each book. Parents will love all Jemsbooks for their good values.

Here are all the life lessons in Jemsbooks Children’s Books: Parents love these books for all the important life lessons children learn as they read along or are read to by their parents. Parents will never have to fear that there is anything in my books that is not suitable for young children ages 1-7, PS-Grade 3.

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy and always listen to your mother.

Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon – Ricky teaches children to always listen to your mother.

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different, be the best you can be and be happy with who you are.

Lamby the Lonely Lamb – Lamby teaches children to accept differences and to be kind to others.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important and mothers know best.

Broose the Moose on the Loose – Broose teaches children to be kind and accepting of others who are different than you are.

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey – Sebastian teaches children how important it is to be kind to animals, that animals have feelings too like humans and deserve our respect.

Colby the Courageous Cat – Colby teaches children to love one another and take care of your siblings.

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe – Jeffrey teaches children to be brave and help others in need.

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Clarence Henry teaches children to work hard and do the best you can do and be happy with who you are.

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – Lucy teaches children to be kind to pets, how important a pet can be and how much this pet loves us unconditionally.

The First Star – teaches children that love of family is more important than all the riches in the world.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day – Drystan demonstrates to children that being kind and helping others is important and the right thing to do.

Drystan the Dragon Book 2: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar – Drystan demonstrates the importance of friendship, being kind to others and helping others in need.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 3 – Delbert Finds Himself – Drystan teaches Delbert, a shy dragon, the importance of loving yourself as you are and that all colors are beautiful!

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Book 4: Delfina Solves A Problem – Delfina helps Drago love himself and teaches him to be kind to others.

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

A very special THANK YOU to all my new followers! I love having you visit! Please keep coming back. There will be plenty more to enjoy, books, food, tales about my fish and birds that we feed and whatever else pops into my already overcrowded brain!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Crab Cakes

Here’s another recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Crab Cakes

I searched online and found many, some I liked, others I did not. I settled on this one called – Best-Ever Crab Cakes by Lindsay Funston, a food editor on https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a58704/best-ever-crab-cakes-recipe/

I always give credit to the person who created a recipe. Thank you, Lindsay, for this one. I hope you don’t mind me sharing it a little. Readers, you can check out her recipe online and give her some kudos for this one.

Here are the other recipes I have shared here: Pork Pies, Baked Chicken, Chili,  Shrimp Scampi, Shortcakes, Pot Roast, Basil Pesto Shrimp, Spicy Bean Salsa, Stuffed Zucchini,  Cole SlawBeef and Broccoli with Wine, Zucchini BreadZucchini ItalianoGrapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated MushroomsStuffed Portobello MushroomsChicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

Ingredients for crab cakes
Ingredients for Crab Cakes
Crab for cakes (claw meat)
Crab Cakes

Ingredients:

  1. 1/3 Cup mayonnaise
  2. 1 large egg, beaten
  3. 2 Tbs Dijon mustard
  4. 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  5. 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  6. Kosher salt
  7. Freshly ground black papper
  8. 1 lb jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over for shells (I used claw meat but next time I am going to use lump crabmeat – it is more expensive though.)
  9. 3/4 Cup pinko bread crumbs (or saltines)
  10. 2 Tbs freshly chopped parsley
  11. canola oil, for frying
  12. Lemon wedges, for serving
  13. Tartar sauce, for serving

Directions:

  1. In medium bowl mix together mayo, egg, mustard, Worcestershire, hot sauce, salt & pepper.
  2. In another bowl mix crabmeat, panko and parsley.
  3. Fold mayo mixture into crabmeat.
  4. Form into 8 patties.
  5. In large skillet over medium-high heat, coat pan with oil and heat until shimmering.
  6. Add crab cakes and cook in batches until golden and crispy, 3-5 minutes per side.
  7. Serve with lemon and tartar sauce.

I made these ahead of time and then heated them through in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Crab Cakes reheated

I hope you and your family will enjoy these crab cakes. We had them leftover and enjoyed them for two more days as an appetizer before meals or at lunchtime. I think they tasted better the next day or so.

A very special THANK YOU to all my new followers! I love having you visit! Please keep coming back. There will be plenty more to enjoy, books, food, tales about my fish and birds that we feed and whatever else pops into my already overcrowded brain!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased them. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much! Happy Reading Everyone!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

I hope you will have a lovely day today whether you receive chocolates, flowers or books. Please treat yourself to any of the items below if your sweetheart forgets. Oops, he better not!

Always remember – you are special, you are loved, you are important, you are beautiful! Believe in yourself! I believe in you! Take care, stay safe and well! God Bless!

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindles) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

An Angel Among Us and a flower for you
In A Second and flowers and candy for you
In A Second and a heart for you
Hunting Mariah & Mariah’s Revenge and hearts for you
How Far Is Heaven & love for you

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindles) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

I hope you have a wonderful day whatever you do. Grab one of the books above and curl up with a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or tea and enjoy! Break out the dark chocolate – it’s good for you! Let the stories take you away from all your worries and cares. Soar with Jemsbooks to a better place! Happy Reading! With much love from Jemsbooks for your support!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased them. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much! Happy Reading Everyone!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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Hey – Guys out there! Are You In Need of a Book for your Sweetheart for Valentine’s Day?

Guys, look no further – JE Spina has four fabulous novels and a short story collection that will delight your sweetheart!

Happy shopping for a Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

Does she love mysteries, crime, suspense, thrillers, romance, paranormal or a mixture of all of these?

Here are the selections to make your shopping easier:

If she loves books she can’t put down with mystery, suspense, thrillers, crime – check out this two-book series: AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND BARNES & NOBLE.

HUNTING MARIAH

Here’s a little sneak peek at the trailer:

Hunting Mariah – trailer by Chris Graham

Here is the second book in the Mariah Series: Mariah’s Revenge

Available also on Barnes & Noble

Here is the trailer:

Mariah’s Revenge – trailer done by JE Spina

If your sweetheart loves romance, paranormal, mystery, suspense, check out How Far Is Heaven. Also available at Barnes & Noble

Here is the trailer:

How Far Is Heaven – Trailer done by Chris Graham

Now if your sweetheart loves short stories with multi-genres – a little of all of the above check out – An Angel Among Us.

Also available on Barnes & Noble

Now for my newest novel, In A Second. This story is a combination of romance, mystery, suspense and surprises.

Also available on Barnes & Noble

No trailer yet but keep watch!

Your sweetheart will love any or all of these books. Each one will keep her enthralled and reading until late into the evening. Forget about that date you were planning once she begins any of them. You may not get dinner, or your clothes washed. But she will thank you for any or all of these books. You will be happy and so will she. Isn’t that what matters, guys – making your sweetheart happy? Of course it is!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE!!

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindles) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

Are you still here? What are you waiting for? Hop over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble or click on covers above or to the right of this post of the books you choose to purchase. You will be delighted and spellbound by these thrillers and short stories that you won’t get anything else done. Be prepared to be entertained and forget your troubles! Escape the world into one of my books today! Happy Reading! Thank you so much, Readers!

A very special THANK YOU to all my new followers! I love having you visit! Please keep coming back. There will be plenty more to enjoy, books, food, tales about my fish and birds that we feed and whatever else pops into my already overcrowded brain!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased them. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much! Happy Reading Everyone!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

This year 2021 is so different than 2020. At least I hope it will be better and everyone will be well. Life will go on but in a different way. So many have lost their lives, so many have sacrificed to help others in needs, so many have come back from this Pandemic stronger and wiser. May you all stay well in 2021! Please get your vaccines and wear masks and stay socially distanced until this dreaded COVID-19 virus is gone. God Bless.

Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Share your love and spread it those in your lives. We all need a lot of love! God Bless!

This is a post below that I published in 2018. I don’t think I can outdo this one. Some of these words below I did not say while others I did. Some of the most famous poets, writers and others are immortalized in their words here. I couldn’t have said it better. Enjoy!

I saw this place below for this year’s flowers. I will put them in after. Haven’t gotten any yet. Of course, he could forget that it’s almost Valentine’s Day. Oh well, I have him, that’s all I need! HE REMEMBERED!!!!

Me receiving my 2020 roses for Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day 2020
Happy Valentine’s Day 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day! 2018

I put three years’ flowers up for you to enjoy!

How many of you know the story behind Valentine’s Day? Well, there are many written online. Here is one that I found that you might like.

https://www.olrl.org/lives/valentine.shtml

Here are some quotes by famous people about Valentine’s Day. These are beautiful words to share.

Here is the link to read them all.

https://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/valentines-day-quotations-1

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.Helen Keller

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.Aristotle

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.– Lao Tzu

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.William Shakespeare

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.Alfred Tennyson

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.Henry Ward Beecher

There is no remedy for love but to love more. — Henry David Thoreau

I hope you enjoyed these lovely words. Don’t we all wish we could have thought of them first?

I feel blessed to have a husband who is a romantic. He buys me roses, takes me out to dinner and a movie just to display his love. I love every minute of his attention to me. He never expects any gifts in return but I do write him a poem each year to express my love for him and appreciation of all he does for me. We enjoy going out to dinner and the movie together as a gift to both of us.

What do I think of love? These are my truisms or lovisms. (I know, I made up that word.)

Love is sharing the deepest part of your heart with another.

Love is sharing all of yourself and being the best you can be.

Love is doing all you can do to make your significant other happy.

Love is thinking of another person more than yourself.

Love is caring for another until death do you part.

Love is loving another even if they have faults.

Love is forgiving another when you disagree and argue with them.

Love is precious and should be cultivated like a garden so it can flower and prosper. Sprinkle liberally with love so it will grow.

Love is being there when you are needed.

Love is loving that person through good times and bad.

Love is loving that person even when they grow old.

Love is loving that person even if his/her beauty is fading with time.

Love is having a piece or two of dark chocolate and sharing it with the one you love.

Love is keeping that person close to your heart and cherishing your relationship always.

Love is so many things to me that I could go on forever. What does love mean to you?

2021 LovismsLove is having someone to grow old with.

Love is having someone who accepts me and all of my faults and still loves me unconditionally.

Love is sharing my life with my true love and best friend always!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope it puts you in the mood to show some love for that special person in your life.

Jemsbooks.com – Books for All Ages!

Please leave some love for authors by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back! Thank you for your kind support!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased them. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much! Happy Reading Everyone!

May you have a lovely Valentine’s Day! Sending warm wishes to you!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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Jemsbooks Express – Bringing you Books for Children PS-Grade 3 – Jerry The Crabby Crayfish! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo!

My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get on the JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for some fun adventures in reading!

Keep your children entertained with JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS today. Children need to have something to look forward to in this upside down world right now. Having a story time with fun books is a great way to keep them busy and happy.

After your children read Jerry or you read it to them, if they are younger, ask them about what they read.

  1. Why do you think Jerry wanted to be a fish?
  2. Why did Jerry decide at the end of the book that he was happy not to be a fish after all?

You will be surprised at what children will say about books they have read. They are more intelligent thinkers than you would imagine even when they are quite young. It’s fun to read books together to watch the expressions on children’s faces. They feel for the characters and become actively engaged in the story. Have fun reading to your children daily. Happy reading!

Learn more about crayfish as a pet here.

Jemsbooks Express is bringing you Jerry the Crabby Crayfish today. This is Jemsbooks most popular book! It also won a PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!

Jerry was written in 2014, my third publication. He was a real crayfish in a 35 gallon freshwater tank. He truly was a brilliant blue color like on the cover. He was an entertaining character that my grandchildren named and loved. They missed him when he passed. Jerry was the first one that they would run to see when they came over to visit. I hated to tell them that he had left this world for fish Heaven. We had him for several years and enjoyed his antics. We’ve never been able to find another one like him. We did have a small red one that didn’t live as long. He was nothing like Jerry.

I wrote Jerry to immortalize him for my grandchildren. Many of my children’s books are about animals I have had and want to share them with my young readers. Other books are ones about animals that I love or feel are entertaining for young minds. All my books carry important life lessons that teach children good values. Below I listed all the life lessons for each of my books for you parents to make note of when you are looking for books that your children will not only enjoy but also learn good things at the same time.

Blurb:

PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER! Jerry is a crabby crayfish who all day long wishes he could be a fish. One day something happens in the fish tank that makes Jerry change his mind. Read about the valuable lesson Jerry learns.

Check out the reviews on Amazon:

Here are all the life lessons in Jemsbooks Children’s Books: Parents love these books for all the important life lessons children learn as they read along or are read to by their parents. Parents will never have to fear that there is anything in my books that is not suitable for young children ages 1-7, PS-Grade 3.

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy and always listen to your mother.

Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon – Ricky teaches children to always listen to your mother.

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different, be the best you can be and be happy with who you are.

Lamby the Lonely Lamb – Lamby teaches children to accept differences and to be kind to others.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important and mothers know best.

Broose the Moose on the Loose – Broose teaches children to be kind and accepting of others who are different than you are.

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey – Sebastian teaches children how important it is to be kind to animals, that animals have feelings too like humans and deserve our respect.

Colby the Courageous Cat – Colby teaches children to love one another and take care of your siblings.

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe – Jeffrey teaches children to be brave and help others in need.

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Clarence Henry teaches children to work hard and do the best you can do and be happy with who you are.

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – Lucy teaches children to be kind to pets, how important a pet can be and how much this pet loves us unconditionally.

The First Star – teaches children that love of family is more important than all the riches in the world.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day – Drystan demonstrates to children that being kind and helping others is important and the right thing to do.

Drystan the Dragon Book 2: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar – Drystan demonstrates the importance of friendship, being kind to others and helping others in need.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 3 – Delbert Finds Himself – Drystan teaches Delbert, a shy dragon, the importance of loving yourself as you are and that all colors are beautiful!

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Book 4: Delfina Solves A Problem – Delfina helps Drago love himself and teaches him to be kind to others.

Here are some reviews of Jerry from Amazon:

Wynette Mills5.0 out of 5 stars Jerry The Crabby Crayfish is a delight! Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2014Verified PurchaseChildren will be very curious about this little blue creature. Aquariums and fish captivate little minds to ask “why” and “how”. It teaches us that we are all very special in our own way and by helping one another we learn much about ourselves. It also teaches children about the time and care it requires to have a pet as well as some science fun facts about Jerry molting. The illustrations will keep the children looking for more. I will look for more stories from this talented Author.


Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Another GemReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2014This is the second book I have read by the author and I loved it. The repetition in the story and the message it reinforces should have children repeating “Swish, swish, swish, I wish I were a fish” all day long. Once again the illustrations by John Spina are a delight for the visual senses and the deceptively simply imagery is colorful and beautiful. Janice weaves another unique and interesting tale with a subtle environmental message about not interfering with what nature does best on her own. I also love the way she finishes each book with “The End” showing the behind (as in bottom) of each central character, which I think will have children giggling with delight. These books are best read out loud, with children turning the pages and listening, but older children will be able to read on their own without too much trouble. As an educational note: Janice introduces some exact names of some types of fish, never assuming that children would not be ready to learn them, which I think demonstrates her dedication to teaching and instructing children, as much as engaging them with the sweet little stories. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading Lamby the Lonely Lamb
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Amazon Customer5.0 out of 5 stars I am 40 years old and I love it! The illustrations are wonderful and the story …Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2016I adore this book! I am 40 years old and I love it! The illustrations are wonderful and the story of the crabby crayfish always wanting to be a fish but in the end learning that he is special NOT being one is a wonderful lesson for children to learn. Although they may always hope to be something else, better, or perhaps more….they are special in their own way. 🙂

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

A very special THANK YOU to all my new followers! I love having you visit! Please keep coming back. There will be plenty more to enjoy, books, food, tales about my fish and birds that we feed and whatever else pops into my already overcrowded brain!

Thank you so much, readers, for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books. Please read to your children daily to help foster a love of reading in them and thus giving them Wings to Fly! Reading is Fun and Good for Your Health! Please leave reviews for books that you enjoy wherever you purchased them. Your reviews will enable others to enjoy the books too. Thank you so much! Happy Reading Everyone!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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New Releases with Reviews on Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/02/08/smorgasbord-cafe-and-bookstore-author-updates-new-release-newage-stuart-france-and-sue-vincent-suspense-j-e-spina-shortstories-leon-stevens/

I am thrilled and honored to be included in this post with my new novel, In A Second, along with these talented authors. on Sally Cronin’s fabulous blog!

Thank you so much, Sally for including me. Congratulations to my fellow authors – Stuart France, Sue Vincent, and Leon Stevens for their lovely books and terrific reviews!

Me and my new novel, In A Second

Thank you for stopping by. Check out Sally’s fab site for books for everyone. She also has some wonderful books of her own there and posts about nutrition and health that are much needed reads for all.

Stay safe and well everyone! God Bless!

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar with Jemsbooks.com all year through! Happy Reading!

Janice

https://Jemsbooks.com

https://Jemsbooks.blog

https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B08RP7MX58 (for all novels 18+)

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