Magical Chapter Books for Middle-Graders, Preteens and Young Adults! Attention: Teachers – Reviews Wanted from your Students! Will have a giveaway for them!

I am excited to offer Teachers a chance to help encourage and inspire their students to read. I will enter students who do a review of one of my series books, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives. Teachers, please send me your students reviews to and put in the Subject Line – Davey & Derek Review/Giveaway.

I have two series for MG/PT/YA – one for boy, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, and one for girls, Abby & Holly Series, even though both boys and girls enjoy the two series. They have magic, mystery, suspense, ghosts, time travel, witches, warlocks and plenty of surprises to keep your kids engaged. In this post I am showcasing my Davey & Derek Series.

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Books 1-6 with 10 awards
Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 2 new cover

These books also have important family values and life lessons. Parents, you will never have to worry about anything inappropriate in these books. Adults love to read them hem too!

It was such a joy to write for this age group 10+. I felt like a kid again with each scene and dialogue I wrote. Check them out today to see what other readers are saying.

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, listening to parents, being helpful and doing 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!

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.

Let the adventure begin for your children with Book 1 below. Happy reading!



Davey and Derek Donato are twins, but not identical, who love to play detective. They are always ready for adventure living in the sleepy little town of Lindon where nothing happens. The twins overhear about a sixth grader who lost her cell phone. The fifth grader twins kick into detective mode to solve their first case with the help of their friends, Mickey Catonni, aka cat. Things don’t seem to add up when a bully gets into the mix.

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

Here is what readers are saying about this fun series: (Promos created with

This is the older cover – there is a new cover.

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!

Hey teachers out there: Please check out these books on Amazon or BN today. I would love to hear what your students say about them. If your class reads and reviews these books, please send the reviews to me. I will post them here without last names of course. I will also put their names in a raffle to win a book of their choice in this series. I will give away one book to the lucky reader.

Several years ago, I visited my daughter’s fifth grade classroom. I talked about this series and read an excerpt, played a couple of games creating sentences and left them the first two books of the series for them to enjoy. Each year her students are picking up the books and reading them. After discussing my book with these students, I asked, “Who would like to be author?” I was quite surprised that four hands went up. I even managed to engage a student who never engaged in anything all year long. My daughter was shocked to see him take part in the activities I had for them. I know that some children do not like to read but having a giveaway may encourage and inspire them to write. I hope to hear from some of you hard-working teachers out there who need a hand inspiriting their students to read and write. Please contact me. I would love to help.

One student from my daughter’s classroom said, ‘I loved this book! It is the best book I ever read!’ Wow! I was thrilled to hear this review. I hope you will check out these books soon and get your children reading. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers! Thank you so much!

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again. You are always welcome! Keep reading and I will keep writing! Thank you also for your kind support of me and my books and blog. I couldn’t do all this without your help!

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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