Do Your Children Love Dragons? Check out Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1!

If your children love dragons, they are going to love Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1 which is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This is a series of six books about dragons of different colors and all their names begin with the letter ‘D.’

I thoroughly enjoyed writing this series! I bet I love dragons almost as much as kids of all ages! They are magical, fun and fascinating. Each of the six books will have different dragons and each dragon will have his own poem making it easier for children to remember them by their characteristics and colors.


I am thrilled to introduce this new series about dragons. As a grandmother I want my grandchildren to read wholesome books that have life lessons that encourage children to be kind, caring and respectful of others. This series demonstrates with colorful illustrations all these lessons in a fun adventure and rhyme.

All the dragons are of different colors and their names begin with the letter ‘D’ –  a fun way for young children to learn the letter ‘D’ and colors.

I have created rhymes for each dragon in this series of six books. I hope your children and grandchildren will have fun reading and learning from these characters. Watch for Book 2 coming in 2020, two more books in 2021 and the last two books in 2022.

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!


Drystan is always looking for exciting things to do.

He is dynamic which means active and energetic too.

He is red but has dragon friends who are brown, green or blue.


Durward is a brilliant shade of blue.

Yellow spots appear when he’s happy, it’s true.

He can fly so high into the sky

That he can disappear from view.

If you and your children and grandchildren love this book please leave a review on Amazon or wherever you purchased the books. As an author I love to hear from readers and appreciate your feedback by reviews. I can be reached by email jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net.


This is a magical series about Drystan the dragon and his friends. These dragons are colorful, engaging and fun to read about. They teach children the importance of friendship, caring for one another, being kind to others, and it’s okay to be different. All dragons are of different colors and their names begin with the letter ‘D’ – a fun way for young children to learn the letter ‘D’ and colors.
In Book 1 Drystan makes a new friend, Durward, who invites him to visit the Land of the Rainbows. While they are there they have an adventure. Find out what the dragons do to save the day.

Here are some reviews on Amazon:

Michelle Cl
ements James5.0 out of 5 stars Wholesome entertainment for young children.Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2020Format: Kindle EditionDrystan and his new friend, Durward, are off to have an adventure, but along the way, they stop to help some little birds. Who doesn’t love dragons! And they come in different colors! Drystan is red and Durward is blue. Find out what happens when the dragons are happy. Why are they flying to the Land of Rainbows? This story is about the importance of having friends and helping others. It is a wonderful tale written in rhyme that will appeal to young children, whether they are read to or able to read themselves. Janice Spina has clearly remained true to her belief that books for children should be wholesome and teach life lessons. The book is colorfully illustrated by her husband, John Spina. I highly recommend Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1 Drystan and Durward Save the Day.
I received a free copy of this book from the author and reviewed it without compensation.

5.0 out of 5 stars Dragons to the Rescue!Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2020Format: Paperback”Drystan the Dragon and Friends” is author Janice Spina’s new series of fun children’s books.

In the first volume, “Drystan and Durward Save the Day,” Drystan, the main character, meets a new friend and together they go on an adventure. Though the red and blue dragons had a destination in mind, they altered their trip to help those in need. This lovely story with its good message is enhanced by colorful illustrations drawn by the author’s husband, John Spina. The Spinas’ successful collaboration is highly recommended.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne5.0 out of 5 stars Full of fun and learning for the little onesReviewed in the United States on February 5, 2020Format: Kindle EditionRenowned author Janice Spina has created another masterpiece for the little ones. They’ll love reading or hearing about two dragon friends who go on an adventure. Readers will meet Drystan, a bright red dragon and his new friend, Durward, who is blue. What happens to Durward when he’s excited? What do the dragons do on their adventure? They have an opportunity to be heroes by helping a group of little birds. There is no doubt children will love this tale and want to read it again and again. They are sure to enjoy the colorful illustrations by Janice’s as well.. Highly recommended. * I received a free copy from the author and chose to review it without compensation.
Review by children’s author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Review from Barnes & Noble:

Perfect for little kids with the pictures. The storyline is easy t …

10 days agoWolfPugPerfect for little kids with the pictures. The storyline is easy to understand & teaches a kind life lesson. The Dragons are colorful & fun to follow.
I received a copy for my honest review.

Blessings & Hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 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 36 Book Awards and a few finalists 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 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 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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