The First Star – Winner of Silver Medal – Mom’s Choice Awards!

I am thrilled and honored to receive a Silver Medal from Mom’s Choice Awards for my children’s book, The First Star! Thank you so much, Mom’s Choice Awards @momschoiceawards!

It is always exciting to receive an honor for my work. I feel humbled and grateful to Mom’s Choice Awards for this award.


Once upon a time there were two children who loved their father so much that they missed him terribly each time he had toleave 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 shows 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.

I wrote this story many, many years ago when my children were young to help them go to sleep if they were concerned about something. I wanted to instill in them that love and family is more important than all the riches in the world. They are now grown up with children of their own. I’m sure they will be pleased to hear that their story won an award.

If your children haven’t read this story yet, maybe now is the time to check it out. It instills an valuable life lesson about the importance of family and love as I mentioned above. All my children’s books instill important life lessons, have colorful illustrations and except for this fairy tale all others are written in rhyme.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I am still jumping up and down with excitement over this award! Thank you for your kind support of my books and blog and for any reviews you have posted wherever you purchased my books. I welcome hearing from readers and am grateful for your reviews!

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, 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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15 Responses to The First Star – Winner of Silver Medal – Mom’s Choice Awards!

  1. Darlene says:

    Congratulations!! It is always great to have your work recognized with an award.

  2. Jan Sikes says:

    How exciting, Janice!! A huge congratulations to you!

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Great, great news! Congratulations!

  4. Great news, Congratulations !

  5. Congratulations Janice..well deserved..♥

  6. Victoria Zigler says:


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