Abby & Holly: School Dance by Janice Spina

Abby & Holly: School Dance (Book 1) by Janice Spina (Author) and John Spina (Illustrator).

This is Book 1 of a series of Abby & Holly books.

These two girls were first introduced in Book 5 of the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series.

The girls are first cousins on their mothers’ side. They moved to the quiet town of Lindon, New Hampshire and live in a grand old Victorian which is haunted.

The cousins are excited about attending the 6th grade dance.

When their friend, Justine, is bullied, Abby and Holly, along with the help of a ghost and Davey & Derek, work together to formalize a plan to put a stop to the bullying.

This book won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards in August of 2019.

Review by Mrs. D.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars.  Say hello to the Abby and Holly series!

“Move over, Davey and Derek? Or maybe not… The duo is back, and the girls and boys are taking the world by the horns with another thrilling adventure! The haunted house! The mysterious ghost! The undying friendship! Good life lessons! And no more bullying!

Abby and Holly are cousins. The girls were first introduced in Book 5 of the Davey and Derek Junior Detectives series.

Janice Spina has beautifully blended two separate series in her new book, which is meant to entertain and educate middle grade readers. This time she sent two girls to solve a mystery that was quite intriguing. While trying to be just normal students, team members are dealing with serious issues so common for sixth graders: jealousy, intolerance, and bullying. The story is fun and adventurous, but the author smartly implants very important seeds that touch on problems so familiar for a middle school audience.

In this new book, Abby and Holly team up with their friends Davey and Derek, two shy but very experienced young detectives. The team needs to find out who is sabotaging one of their classmates, Justine, who plans her sixth-grade school dance. Fearing that the girl is being bullied, the team members work closely with each other and their friends.

The story is sweet. It flows smoothly, just like other books from this wonderful author, which manages to surprise the young readers with perfectly developed characters and a wise plot. Even if the readers haven’t had the chance to get familiar with the Davey and Derek series, they won’t feel lost or have a hard time connecting the new story to Davey and Derek. And just like me, I hope the girls and boys will jump into the new adventures with a touch of fantasy, mystery, and some stronger feelings like love, forgiveness, and being kind to each other.

“Abby and Holly: School Dance” is one of those books that will make children feel good about themselves. The lessons of friendship and kindness are nicely incorporated into a fun story, which will put a smile on children’s faces. Trouble. Solution. Sweet first love. Friendship. And kindness. All of these qualities are in one book for young readers to enjoy. Yes, Justine is bullied, but she has a strong group of friends behind her, which helps her to overcome the fear of bullies. And with the help of her friends, the bullies may change their attitude too.

I am delighted that this book carries strong messages about the importance of being compassionate, kind, loving and accepting. It teaches teens to remember how they would feel if their places were reversed. Another entertaining and teaching series for middle schoolers by Janice Spina!

Message From The Author: This book came to me after I received a request from a reader for a series for girls like the one I wrote for boys, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives. I introduced Abby and Holly in Book 5 of Davey & Derek series and the idea was born to write a series for the girls.

I think both boys and girls will love this new series since Davey and Derek are in this book and will most likely appear in the next one. The girls and boys will combine their skills to solve more mysteries.

I love to hear from readers about my books and welcome reviews wherever the books are purchased. Happy reading everyone!

With Blessings & Hugs, Janice Spina

Product Details:
Series: Abby & Holly (Book 1)
MG/PT/YA Ages 10 +
Middle-Grade/Preteen/Young Adult
Children: Abby and Holly Series
Children: Fantasy and Magic
Children: Mystery (Action)

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Abby-Holly-School-Dance-1/dp/0998240486/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Holly-School-Dance-Janice-Spina-ebook/dp/B07F7MW7L6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Biography: Janice Spina is an award-winning author of 38 books (new one to be released in July 2022).

With 19 children’s books, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Lamby the Lonely Lamb, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Broose the Moose on the Loose, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, and Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1-6, and MG/PT/YA books, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Books 1-6, Abby & Holly Series Books 1-6, copy editor, blogger, book reviewer and supporter of fellow authors.

Janice has multiple series which includes the Abby & Holly series (MG/PT Ages 10+), Mariah series (Age 18+), alone with a few stand-alone books. A new book in the Gateskin Chronicles series for 15+ is coming soon.

She has written 5 Novels including Hunting Mariah, Mariah’s Revenge, How Far is Heaven, In a Second, and Lubelia Alycea: One Hundred Years (a historical fiction/romance) for Age 18+.

Her works include one Short Story Collection: ‘An Angel Among Us’ for Age 18+.

Janice’s short stories have been published in others’ anthologies and in The Writer’s Newsletter, https://thewritersnewsletter.com/fiction-non-fiction

CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND AWARDS FOR PRE-SCHOOL TO GRADE THREE:

  • Louey the Lazy Elephant: Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal
  • Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon-Mom’s Choice Award – Silver Medal
  • Jerry the Crabby Crayfish-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Lamby the Lonely Lamb-Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal
  • Jesse the Precocious Polar Bea-Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal
  • Broose the Moose on the Loose-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Colby the Courageous Cat-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier-Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal
  • The First Star-Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day
    (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award & Top Shelf Runners-up Award)
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 2: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar
    (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 3 Delbert Finds Himself
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 4: Delfina Solves a Problem
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 5: Drago Does a Good Deed
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 6: Dragana Helps a Fairy Make Believe (Bedtime Stories for Children Book 1). (Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal)

MG/PT BOOKS FOR 10+ FOR MIDDLE GRADE/PRETEEN/YOUNG ADULT

  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 1: The Case of the Missing Cell Phone-(Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Honorable Mention- Readers’ Favorite Book Award)
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 2: The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 3: The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Reader’s Favorite Book Awards – Silver Medal)
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 4: The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog (First Place in Top Shelf Awards, Finalist in Red City Review Awards 5-Star Book Review – Readers’ Favorite Book Awards)
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 5: The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Authorsdb Cover Contest – Silver Medal)
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 6: The Case of the Mystery of the Bells (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Finalist – Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, Finalist – Book Excellence Awards)
  • Abby & Holly School Dance (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award & Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards)
  • Abby & Holly Series Book 2: Unfortunate Events (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Honorable Mention)
  • Abby & Holly Series, Book 3: Secrets of the Trunk (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)
  • Abby & Holly Series, Book 4: The Hidden Stairway (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)
  • Abby & Holly Series, Book 5: The Copper Key (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)
  • Abby & Holly Series, Book 6: Faulty Timeline (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)

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Janice’s hobbies besides writing are crocheting, exercising to keep in shape, going to the movies with her husband or out to lunch or dinner, reading, book reviewing, blogging and spending time with her five grandchildren who are her writing inspiration.

Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates and happily welcomes reviews.

Amazon Author’s Page:
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