What Will You and Your Children be Reading this Summer?

It feels like summer will never get here. This spring in New England USA has been rainy and cold. But we New Englanders are a hardy stock and know that if we just show a little patience summer will be here before we realize it. We need to enjoy every warm sunny day that we are blessed to have. It goes all too fleetingly we know.

School will be out in another month, give or take a few days for some who have to make up their quota of 180 days. Luckily we didn’t have much snow and days off for the children.

Getting back to my question is: What will you and your children be reading this summer? Summer is a time to have fun and do all kinds of things outdoors. But also we need to keep our children reading to feed their mind and creativity.

There will be some days that we may feel like cozying up with a good read or when our children ask us to read a new story at bedtime to them. Well, here’s your chance to relax and enjoy what your children are reading. Jemsbooks are for all ages! All children’s books carry life lessons that help encourage children to be kind to one another, show respect to each other, parents and elders, bullying will never be tolerated or accepted, love one another, family and friends are important and do matter, accept differences in others, show patience and understanding to each other, and of course always listen to your mother. If all these life lessons are important to you as a parent then check out my books (Jemsbooks.com) available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble too. Some of my books can also be found at Walmart.com. If you don’t see what you need all you have to do is ask them.

My goal is to encourage children of all ages to read and hopefully nurture their creative spirits. I want them to grow to love reading as much as I do. Children will become healthier in mind, spirit and body and have more confidence in themselves. Children who love to read will become more successful one day because reading opens doors to their minds and encourages them to realize that they can do anything they aspire to do or be.

How many books will you and your children read this summer? I have been averaging 10+ books a month. Can you beat me? Let me know. I am curious to see how many books children will read. If your children see you reading they will read more too!

If funds are scarce please feel free to go to your local library and request my books. They will be happy to oblige.

The most important thing to me is that children read my books and other authors’ books too and learn important life lessons to help them along the road to adulthood. Children are the future of this world. Let’s get them reading and learning and aspiring to be all that they can be!

Here are the links to some excellent choices for children and adults of all ages to enjoy.

https://www.amazon.com/Janice-Spina/e/B00HNET4HG – ALL JEMSBOOKS

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Janice+Spina?_requestid=9996069 – Children’s Books

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/J.E.+Spina?_requestid=10000951 – Books for 18+

Https://Jemsbooks.com – Website

Here is the newest book for young children:

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 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 demonstrates 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.

Here is the newest book in the Middle-Grade/PT/YA series.

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 6


Step into another magical and fun adventure with the twin detectives to solve this new mystery. There are clues at every turn, ghostly dreams with strange messages, and a surprise visitor that shakes things up. Even Aunt Gigi and Mianna are at a loss to provide any assistance to the boys.
Will Davey & Derek be able to solve this mystery of the bells? Where do they turn? Will they be able to put all the clues together? Can they use their new birthday gifts in this adventure? Find out what the boys do in this magical mystery.

Here are all Jemsbooks at a glance.

Jemsbooks – Children Books for Ages PS-Grade 4
MG/PT/YA Books – Award-Winning Series!

There are mysteries/suspense/crime/thrillers, a short story collection in multi-genres, a romantic/paranormal/mystery something for all reading choices here for 18+. Have fun reading!

Books for 18+
Book for 18+ Thriller/Suspense/Mystery


This book begins where the first book, Hunting Mariah, left off. This suspense/thriller/crime novel will keep you turning pages as the tension grows. There will be twists and turns and some surprises. Many of the same characters will be in play to give support and encouragement to Mariah along the way.
A new man comes into Mariah’s life that reminds her of someone she wants to forget. He threatens to bring back the horrors that she and her family once endured. While the one she wants to forget suffers from a horrendous attack that puts his life in jeopardy.
Mariah must draw on her strength and resilience to survive danger at every turn. How much more can Mariah endure? How far will Mariah go to protect her family?

Newest thriller above from J.E. Spina. Check it out if you dare! It will keep you on the edge of your seat and reading late into the next morning. Forget eating and doing the laundry and all your troubles! Read Book 1 Hunting Mariah too!

Book 1 of 2-part Series – Hunting Mariah


An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah.

Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past? Can Mariah escape this deadly killer’s grasp. Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended?

If all these books aren’t enough for you, watch for new books coming this year and beyond:

2019 – a series about dragons for young children (Book 1)

2019 – Book 3 & 4 of Abby & Holly Series

2020 – Five more dragon stories in this series (coming in 2020 and beyond)

2020 – YA fantasy series Book 1 (8 books in series) more coming in 2021 and beyond.

There is always another story running around in my head. I promise to try and write them down before they are lost forever. No fear, there is always another one to catch. Haha! All Jemsbooks are illustrated by my talented husband, John. He also creates my book covers! Lucky me!!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will stock up on wholesome summer reading for your children and grab some thrillers for yourself for those long hot, lazy summer days. Enjoy!


Please leave some love for authors everywhere by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back! Thank you so much for your kind support!

I love to hear from readers and fans. Please drop me a line and let me know if you are enjoying my books or want to give me some suggestions on what you would like to see next in genres from me. If you want to share your reviews of my books along with a photo of you and my book, please contact me at jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net.

Blessings & Hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 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 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, 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 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel 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. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, 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 http://jemsbooks.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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2 Responses to What Will You and Your Children be Reading this Summer?

  1. Some months I read more than you, other months I read less. It depends on several factors, including – but not limited to – my choice of book, and how long it is. It’s not important how much you read though, only that you do.

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