Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab is climbing on Amazon!


Every so often I check my stats on Amazon. Today Clarence Henry is moving up. I hope he keeps going up! He is presently at #39 in Kindle Books.

Clarence Henry always loved climbing and was excellent at it. He nearly climbed out of the fish tank on a few occasions. Luckily he couldn’t lift the cover. Climb Clarence Henry, Climb!! Help Clarence Henry climb to the top of the fish tank (charts)! Thank you for your support and for helping Clarence Henry get closer to the top. He would have been so proud!

Here’s the blurb for Clarence Henry:

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 new appendages. Will Clarence Henry be able to meet the challenges in his new water world?

Clarence Henry was a real aquatic hermit crab who lives 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 shared these photos and facts about hermit crabs in the back of the book. I hope you will enjoy them. This book will make a wonderful resource for classrooms.

If you haven’t checked out Clarence Henry yet go to:


Barnes & Noble

All Jemsbooks for children carry life lessons that will encourage children to behave, love one another, be kind to others, respect parents and elders, be accepting of differences of others, and most of all to remember we are all the same and want to be treated equally and fairly – bullying is never allowed or accepted.

Schools and libraries will love Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab for science classes and the study of hermit crabs. We have listed some fun facts about hermit crabs in the back of the book. This was a real crab that my husband and I had as a pet in a large fish tank – 80 gallons. He was fun to watch as he interacted with the other sea creatures in the tank.

If you love Clarence Henry check out another pet we had – Jerry the Crabby Crayfish. He was quite a character too.

Thank you for stopping by and for your continued and kind support. I am excited to see my books moving up instead of down. It warms my heart, readers. Thank you! I hope you will enjoy all my books and learn important life lessons for your children that will stay with them for a life time.

I hope your summer has been fun. Don’t forget to stock up on some exciting reading from Jemsbooks for all ages! All books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. All you have to do is click on covers to the right of this post to purchase. Thank you so much!

If you want an autographed copy of my books go to the New England Authors Expo on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 4-9 pm in Danvers Yacht Club, Danvers, MA. I’d love to meet you!



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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7 Responses to Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab is climbing on Amazon!

  1. Brilliant news. I hope Clarence continues to climb…🌼

  2. Congratulations. Let’s hope it keeps climbing.

  3. Awesome! 🙂 Sharing your good news… 🙂 xoxo

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