Children’s Books for Christmas – Give the Gift of Reading #funadventures #mysteries #magic #ghosts


I began publishing my children’s books in 2013. My goal has always been to encourage children of all ages to read. Reading to your children at an early age is of the utmost importance.

Did you know that reading is good for you? It not only increases your word vocabulary and stimulates your mind, but also gives you a feeling of wellbeing and promotes good health, dispels feelings of loneliness, improves your memory, promotes better patterns of sleep, and don’t forget – it brings families closer when they share and read books together.

All Jemsbooks carry life lessons that encourage good behavior in children. Jemsbooks children’s books have received twelve book awards. Click on covers to the right for purchase or go to links below.



For the young children on your list here are my books for PS-Grade 3 (written in rhyme):

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy.

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

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

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important.

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

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey – Sebastian teaches children to be kind to animals.

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.

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – Lucy teaches children how important a pet can be.

The the Middle-Grade/Preteen/Young Adult children on your list:

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 1, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone – This series encourages children to be kind to one another, repect parents and elders, love one another, friends are important, bullying will never be tolerated.

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 2, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 4, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 5, The Case of the Sad and Mischievous Ghost

Abby & Holly Series Book 1, School Dance – This series encourages children to respect one another, be kind to others, friends and family matter, bullying will never be tolerated.

Abby & Holly Series Book 2, Unfortunate Events

Thank you for stopping by to read about Jemsbooks. If you do purchase any of my books I would love to hear from you and welcome reviews wherever the books are bought. Thank you so much for your support. A  special thank you to all who recently purchased my books.


Blessing & Hugs! Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and Happy Kwanza!


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 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 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 5 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 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 1 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. 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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4 Responses to Children’s Books for Christmas – Give the Gift of Reading #funadventures #mysteries #magic #ghosts

  1. Janice I’m so happy to know you’re books are doing so well, and I love your framed book pictures on the wall.

  2. Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Christmas, Janice! ❤ xo

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