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 multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 books have received 31 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 7 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 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 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 15+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, 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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