Reader’s Favorite Award Winner!

I am excited to announce that Book 3 of my Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, just won a Silver Medal in Reader’s Favorite Book Awards in Children’s Mystery! I feel blessed to receive this award! Thank you, Reader’s Favorite!

My husband will need to add this award to the cover soon. It has a Pinnacle Award on it now.





Readers Favorite Silver 5 Stars


Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Create Space.


Davey & Derek Donato are twins who love adventures and enjoy being junior detectives. In Book 3 of this series their help is enlisted to find an ivory figurine that has been taken from the local museum.
There are many suspects and danger is not far from the boys as they learn more magic and use their skills to find those responsible for the theft.
Their Aunt Gigi is close by to lend a hand and at the same time help the twins hone their magical gifts.

This series has been a joy to write. I hope to create more over the coming years.

If you haven’t checked out the series yet, here is the link to all five books on Amazon.

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar with Jemsbooks! HAPPY READING!

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Blessings & hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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33 Responses to Reader’s Favorite Award Winner!

  1. Janice, this is great news! Congrats, and well deserved at that. 🙂


  3. Behind the Story says:

    Being loved by the readers is the best reward! Congrats.

  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    Congrats!! Makes Friday all the more worth celebrating!

  5. Mary Smith says:

    Mega congratulations. Well done, you 🙂

  6. Congratulations, great news, i am so happy for you. ❤

  7. Jennie says:

    Congratulations, Janice. 🙂

  8. Congratulations, Janice – you have worked so hard, and it is nice to see you recognized!

  9. Congratulations… I’m happy for you!

  10. macjam47 says:

    Fabulous! Congrats, Janice!

  11. Many congratulations, Janice. 💝

  12. Reblogged this on About Fauna Park Tales and commented:
    Congratulations, Janice! I’m reblogging this lovely post to my children’s blog, Fauna Park Tales. I’m sure a few of my readers would like to get to know JEMSBOOKS a bit better. 🌹

  13. Congrats & Best Wishes, Janice! 🙂 Sharing…

  14. mazorbooks says:

    So please to hear that you work is recognized 🙂
    Much continued success, my friend.

  15. cav12 says:

    Congratulations, Janice 😀

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