Watch for New Children’s Book Coming from Jemsbooks!

My husband, John, and I have been working on my first fairy tale which he kindly illustrated for me. I am excited about this book and hope children will love it. It is a rags to riches story. Watch for this book coming soon!

Here is the cover designed by John of THE FIRST STAR!

The First Star – A Fairy Tale


Once upon a time there were two children who loved their father so

much that they missed him terribly each time he had to go away to find buyers for his woodworking.

The two children, Chris and Kim, were each given a gift made by their

father to keep close to them until he could return. They worried whether he would return and prayed on the first star they saw each night that he would come home safely.

This story portrays the love that a father has for his children and them for him in return. It shows that being kind to others before you 

can be rewarding. Also, some things like love and good health are far more important than riches.

As I have done with all my children’s books I create a limerick about each book. Here is the limerick I created for The First Star.


There once were two children named Kim and Chris.

Their father being absent, they did miss.

They wished upon the first star.

That he would come back from afar.

Now the family is happily together, they certainly are.

This book will be coming soon. We are still in the publishing and editing mode but hope to have it all completed shortly. It will be available in paperback and e-book through Amazon and as a paperback through Barnes & Noble.

Jemsbooks children’s books carry life lessons that will encourage your children to behave, listen to one’s mother, respect one another, be kind to others, accept differences and family and friends matter.

I feel our children are the most important people in our lives. We must care for them, love them, and most of all assure that they are safe at all times. We must encourage them to read which will inspire them to be more creative, build self-esteem, make them healthier, enable them to be more successful in school, and have more confidence. Children are our future. Treasure them, for they are precious.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will check out my new book as soon as it becomes available. I will post the links for purchase at that time. Thank you so much for your support!

Please show some love for authors by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back. Thank you so much for your kindness.


Wall of Jemsbooks – Getting crowded! I need a bigger wall!


Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, 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 26 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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16 Responses to Watch for New Children’s Book Coming from Jemsbooks!

  1. Congratulations, Janice, it sounds like a lovely fairy tale.

  2. Jennie says:

    Wonderful, Janice!

  3. macjam47 says:

    I am looking forward to reading this, Janice! Hugs!!

  4. Reblogged this on DSM Publications and commented:
    Janice Spina has a new children’s book on the way, The First Star. Check out this post from her blog for details.

  5. Congratulations, Janice, this is such wonderful news! Best wishes with the publication. Love the cover. 🙂

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