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 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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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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