New Children’s Book – The First Star – A Fairy Tale from Jemsbooks!

I am excited to announce that a new children’s book, The First Star, is now available on Amazon as paperback and e-book and soon to Barnes & Noble as a paperback.



Once upon a time there were two children who loved their father so much that they missed him terribly each time he had to leave 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 by putting others before you can be rewarding. Also, some things like love and good health are far more important than riches.

This book was written when I was in my twenties and my children were quite young. They are all grown up in their…oops, I almost gave their ages away. Let’s just say that they are adults now with children of their own. I wrote this book for my son and daughter, they are named in the book, to help them go to sleep one night. They asked for a new story and I came up with this one.

As all Jemsbooks this book also has life lessons for your children to learn as they read or are read to by you. Children will learn that it is important to love one another and that love, family, and good health are more important than all the riches in the world.

I hope you and your children will enjoy reading this magical tale, The First Star. Check out all the other Jemsbooks to the right of this post by clicking on their covers. There is something for everyone.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support.


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Blessings & Hugs!


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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18 Responses to New Children’s Book – The First Star – A Fairy Tale from Jemsbooks!

  1. Mary Smith says:

    Congratulations, Janice.

  2. Congratulations, Janice! Best wishes for continued success. 🙂

  3. macjam47 says:

    It sounds wonderful, Janice! I’ll be checking it out.

  4. Congratulations Janice and John.. I will do a new book on the shelves on Friday… great news.. hugsx♥

  5. Oh, I love fairy tales… Wonderful, Janice! ❤

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  7. Congratulations, Janice.

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