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 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. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received 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 and beyond 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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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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