Cover Reveal of New Jemsbooks Children’s Book!

Cover Reveal of New Jemsbooks Children’s Book!



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I am thrilled to reveal the cover of our new children’s book, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab! My husband, John, has been diligently working on the illustrations for this book and has created this beautiful cover! Links are now available above!

We had such a busy 2017 that we did not get to complete it in time to publish before the end of the year. Therefore, sigh, I did not make my goal of publishing five books last year. This year 2018 I plan to work extremely hard to publish five!! Wish me luck!


Clarence Henry is different from other hermit crabs. He came to his new home minus one claw and a leg. He needs to protect himself until he can grow a new claw and leg. Will Clarence Henry be able to meet the challenges in his new water world?

Clarence Henry was a real aquatic hermit crab who lived in a saltwater fish tank in our home. We watched him interact with the other creatures in the tank.

He was resilient, intelligent, and a joy to have as a pet. We took some photos of him as he grew his claw and leg and changed shells.

We share these photos and facts about hermit crabs in the back of the book. I hope you will enjoy them. This book would make a wonderful resource for classrooms.

Watch for Clarence Henry – coming to Amazon and Barnes & Noble and other online stores soon!


Thank you for stopping by to read about Clarence Henry.

If you enjoyed Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – you will love Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab too!

Thank you for your continued support. Reviews are welcome and appreciated for all Jemsbooks!

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. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and receive 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 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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13 Responses to Cover Reveal of New Jemsbooks Children’s Book!

  1. Mae Clair says:

    Very nice, Janice. And I like the name Clarence Henry. Congrats!

  2. Congratulations. I love that Clarence Henry was based on your pet.

  3. macjam47 says:

    Love the cover! I am looking forward to reading Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab. My youngest had a couple of hermit crabs – well, they were his pets, but you know who ended up taking care of them. They are fascinating creatures and make wonderful pets. I could watch these guys for hours. When will it be out?

    • jjspina says:

      I put it through CreateSpace today. Should be on Amazon soon then BN. I don’t know if we will be doing a Kindle. Thanks, Michelle, for your support! You are a great friend! Love & hugs xx

  4. A fabulous cover, Janice. Congratulations.

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