New Reviews of Drystan the Dragon and Friends Books 1 & 2!

This magical series is new for kids PS-Grade 3! There are six books in the series with a different dragon introduced in each book plus Drystan – the star of the series. There are seven dragons in all.

It is a fun educational series for children to learn letters, colors and good behavior, friendship, respect and kindness toward others. Check it out today! Your children will love the rhyming and descriptions of each dragon. There is a poem that introduces a new dragon to each book. All dragons’ names begin with the letter ‘D’ and their colors will be in brilliant shades of blue, green, red, purple, pink, orange and brown. A fun series for kids to enjoy and learn at the same time. This series will keep them occupied and happy during this Pandemic and beyond. Children will love reading these books and they will become their favorite books at bedtime and any time. The illustrations and covers were created by my husband, John.

It’s always a joy to receive reviews of my books. That is why I write to see people reading and enjoying my work. Thank you, Olga, for these lovely reviews.

Here are a couple of new reviews of this fun dragon series: Book 1

5.0 out of 5 stars The Land of RainbowsReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2020Two dragon friends, Drystan (a red dragon) and his friend Durward (a blue dragon), and one big adventure in the beautiful Land of Rainbows! These two colorful characters will capture a child’s imagination and teach them something really neat: the true meaning of friendship. I hope that the imaginative illustrations and the fun storyline will awaken the desire of kids to help others.

Through the strong narratives, the Spinas convey a great message of kindness, caring, and loving the person next to you. It is a great reminder to the world—improve your act every chance you get, because it always pays to be kind and sensitive instead of mean and cruel.

Another wonderful book by the talented team of Janice and John Spina, which teaches the lesson of humanity and understanding. It’s one that young children must learn at a very early age.

Book 2:

5.0 out of 5 stars The Message of FriendshipReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2020The Message of Friendship
What do compassion and kindness mean? I hope young readers can find the answer in a new series, “Drystan the Dragon and Friends.”

In this second book by the Spinas, “Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar,” children are in for a nice surprise. They will meet Damara, a cool green dragon, who likes to help others. She teaches Drystan, who lost his roar how to get it back. She embraces his condition and sees her new friend for what he is.

It is a wonderful message to children, cleverly embedded into the story and lovingly illustrated to help young readers remember that we are all different, but equally important to the world.

The authors have created a sweet, simple little tale, which is easy to understand as well as explain to a young child: accept people for what they are. I love this story because it opens up a very needed discussion about acceptance and friendship. I am sure children will remember the valuable lesson this book conveys. Another great teaching story!

WATCH FOR BOOK 3 COMING IN JULY 2020! This book will have important life lessons as do all Jemsbooks children’s books.

My goal in writing for children is to encourage them to read daily to enhance their life through good health and increase their creativity. Please read to your children daily even after they can read by themselves. This is a wonderful time to bond, cuddle, and get closer to your children. They will love and remember fondly the times you spent with them. Please keep reading and I will keep writing! Happy Reading Everyone!

Please leave a review for books you love wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back and appreciate your efforts to share our work. Word of mouth is the best way to spread word about a book.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







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 31 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 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 7 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, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) 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 2 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. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 15+. 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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