Do Your Middle-Graders/Preteens Need some fun Reading this Summer?

Jemsbooks has 12 books for MG/PT – Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Books 1-6, Abby & Holly Books 1-6. These series are enjoyed by both girls and boys and adults too.

Several years ago I visited my daughter’s classroom (5th grade) to read and talk a little about my series, Davey & Derek. I was amazed at how excited the children were when I asked them how many of them wanted to become an author one day. Several raised their hands. Others who were shy surprisingly took part in an activity I created for the kids pertaining to one part of Book 1. In this exercise I had the children write a sentence in a backwards language as I did in my book. I told them I wanted them to stump me with their sentence. One girl did just that. She had to read it back to me.

Another activity I used was making sentences with words written on paper sheets. I asked each row to write a different part of speech and then we put them together to see what sentences we could recreate. I was the ending – period, exclamation or question mark. They laughed and were excited about doing something different. It was an enjoyable day for me and the kids. I hope to go back again one day. I did leave 2 copies of Books 1 & 2 in each 5th grade classroom that took part in the activities.

My daughter told me that the kids love the books and take turns borrowing and returning them for others to read. That was music to my ears that the kids loved reading them. Do your children a favor and grab copies of these award-winning books for your kids to enjoy today. Thank you!

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Books 1-6

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series is a fun and magical series with spells, wands, a black cat, good witches, time travel, ghost hunting and more. There are also life lessons that include being kind, caring and respectful toward others, listen to parents, be helpful and do chores, and bullying is never tolerated or accepted. Parents love this series too! When your MG/PT/YA read these books you will rest easy that they are reading good, clean and wholesome books. What more could you want in a book for your children? Parents are reading and enjoying them too!

These two series provide many hours of fun and entertaining reading for ages 9-13+. When I wrote these two series I had so much fun being a kid again. I really got into the mindset of kids of that age group. I thought back to when I was young and what I would have liked to read. I remember reading plenty of mysteries such as the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.

My series, Davey & Derek, have been compared to the Hardy Boys Series many times. In each stand alone book I created a mystery and some intriguing characters that make the stories captivating. Middle-graders will be hooked once they read Book 1 of each series. They will want to read them all. The characters are that engaging and interesting. Parents love these books too. I wanted to create characters that are real with realistic issues and how they solve them. I think your kids will learn how to deal with bullies in a nice way after reading these books.

This Davey & Derek Series won (11 book awards) – 5 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, 3 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – an Honorable Mention, a Silver Medal, and a Finalist, a Book Excellence Award Finalist, a Silver Medal in the Authorsdb Cover Contest, Top Shelf Awards – First Place and Finalist in Red City Review Book Awards and many 5-Star Reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

My goal in writing for MG/PT/YA is to encourage all ages to read daily to enhance their creativity, increase their vocabulary and enable them to live healthier and happier lives. Keep reading and I will keep writing. Thank you! Happy Reading!

This Abby & Holly Series has won 8 Book Awards – 6 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards and 2 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Bronze Medal, and an Honorable Mention!

Abby & Holly Series Books 1-6 with 8 awards (promo by John

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Hop over today to Amazon or Barnes & Noble or click on the covers to the right of this post of the books you choose to purchase and let your MG/PT/YA begin adventures that will lift their spirits, make their hearts soar and spark their imagination! Give gifts of books today and you will give them more than just a book, you will give them wings to fly!

Abby & Holly Series provides more fun and ghostly adventures with cousins, Abby & Holly, as they discover things in their old Victorian and go back to the past to solve mysteries. There are ghosts, a haunted house, time travel, mysteries, and magic. Life lessons will also be learned about friendship, family, respect, love and caring for one another, and bullying will never be accepted or tolerated! MG/PT/YA will be hooked and parents will feel good about the quality of books their children are reading! Adults are reading and enjoying them also!

Here are some reviews on Amazon for the two series. Check out all the reviews on Amazon today to see what others are saying about these award-winning books.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again real soon for more entertaining posts. Thank you also for your kind support of my books, blog and for all the reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sold. Please keep those reviews coming so that Amazon will recognize me as an author they want to promote. Take care.

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 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, 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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