Working on a new Children’s Book – Book 2 of Bedtime Stories for Children! Books for Christmas for PS-Grade 3!

I am currently working on book 2 of my Bedtime Stories for Children Series. I will share the cover when it is completed by my husband, John. This book is almost complete but needs illustrations by John. The thing is – it takes a lot longer for him to create illustrations for my books than it does for me to write the stories.

This new children’s book will have six stories as the first one did and also one illustration for each story. In the meantime, please check out book 1 – Make Believe (Bedtime Stories for Children). There are stories about animals, an alien and a fairy. Each story will carry a valuable life lesson as all my children’s book do. I hope your children will love these stories and ask for them often at bedtime and any time.


This is a short story collection for children ages 5-8. They are perfect for bedtime or any time. They can be read by early readers or by a parent/guardian. They will provide a fun reading time for both the reader and the listener.

There are six stories with a colorful illustration of the characters of each story – one about an alien, a dragon, a fairy, a bear, a bear and a boy and a skunk. Each story will have life lessons for children to learn.

Watch for this new book. I would love to get it out before Christmas but it is not possible to do that during this busy holiday season. My husband looked at me with a quizzical expression when I asked him if he could work on the illustrations now. Ha! Maybe we can work toward January. Fingers crossed.

The stories in this new book came to be in a dream recently. I couldn’t sleep all night with the stories running around in my head! They drove me crazy. I had to write them down as soon as I got up. I will share more about one of the stories – something strange happened the next day after I wrote it. Stay tuned for that story.

I hope you and your children will enjoy this book and the next one too. They make perfect stocking stuffers or any time gifts for your children. There is a bonus to this series – you get 6 stories for the price of one with an illustration to delight your children in each story. Happy reading!

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

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

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!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Feel free to come back any time. I appreciate your kind support and any reviews you post wherever you purchase my books.

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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4 Responses to Working on a new Children’s Book – Book 2 of Bedtime Stories for Children! Books for Christmas for PS-Grade 3!

  1. Jan Sikes says:

    How wonderful, Janice! And how awesome that your hubby is designing the cover and doing the illustrations! Best wishes!

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