Welcome to a New Segment – JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS – Featuring Children’s Books for PS-Grade 3 – LOUEY THE LAZY ELEPHANT! IT’S READING TIME!

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS is coming into your homes to feature books for your children PS-Grade 3 in this segment! Chuga chuga choo choo!

My husband, John, created this train for JEMSBOOKS! I love it! Don’t you? Woo Woo! Get on the JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for some fun adventures in reading!

Keep your children entertained with JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS today. Children need to have something to look forward to in this upside down world right now. Having a story time with fun books is a great way to keep them busy and happy.

JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS – LOGO TRAIN – created by John Spina

There are now 33 books in the JEMSBOOKS family of books – 16 children’s books, 12 MG/PT/YA and 4 Novels for 18+ and a short story collection. There is something for all reading preferences.

I will be featuring a different book in each post. I will share my thoughts about how I wrote the books and what inspired me at that time.

Please feel free to leave comments about any of my books. I would love to answer any of your questions too. If your children have enjoyed my books, I would be thrilled to hear that also.

Louey the Lazy Elephant was my first book published for children – PS-Grade 3, written in rhyme with life lessons on July 23, 2013! It feels like a century ago now. Cover & illustrations done by John Spina


WINNER OF SILVER MEDAL –  MOM’S CHOICE AWARDS 10/29/20 Louey is an adorable but lazy elephant who likes to sleep late. One day Louey wakes up to find that the whole herd has moved on without him. Louey is very upset but he is determined to find his herd. Does Louey find his way to his family and friends? Does he learn that it doesn’t pay to be lazy? Take Louey home with you and find out.

As long as I can remember I have always loved elephants but especially baby elephants. They are so adorable and sweet as they follow their mother around and splash through the puddles that they find just like a kid. I want children to feel comfortable with my stories and help them by creating stories with baby animals that they can relate to.

Of course, Louey the Lazy Elephant, does not behave as an elephant should. He didn’t listen to his mother. I created this story to teach each child an important life lesson about always listening to what his/her mother says.

After reading this story with your children, ask them what they learned.

  1. Did Louey make a mistake when he slept late?
  2. Should he have listened to his mother?
  3. What lesson did he learn at the end of the book?
  4. What animals does Louey meet?

Elephants are known to be very protective and caring parents. They herd together to protect their young as we humans do. Go to learn more about elephants and their habits and habitat from National Geographic.

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Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book – even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, enhance their health and wellbeing and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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 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 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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