Monthly Archives: July 2011

BiblioReads Children’s Book Review gives 5 Stars to The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon

Enjoy (Please!)The Magic Word received a great 5-star review from BiblioReads Children’sGlobalEBookAwardsNominee Book Reviews:

Book review:  Very well done!  I was very impressed with SherrillPinnacle Award Cannon’s expert use of rhyme.  Not only does the text flow smoothly and rhythmically, it weaves a story that totally makes sense and stays on target without fail due to forced rhyme.  And because it is done so well and is so comfortable and fun to read, the reader and listener will be quite entertained. 

This is an exceptional story about the benefits of good manners and common courtesy.  The reader will really care about Elisabeth, her predicament and the final outcome.  I immediately liked the tender and gentle way Elisabeth’s mother guides and counsels Elisabeth.  This book will definitely encourage the use of the magic word and I suspect manners will improve greatly with the reading and re-reading of this book.

The link is: 5 Star Review for The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon

The Magic Word receives another award – Chosen NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner for Summer 2011

Enjoy (Please!)NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award as well as Global eBook Nominee 

The Magic Word has been chosen one of the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners for Summer 2011. 

Please visit the Pinnacle Winners page on their website  at

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Fun at Barnes & Noble, reading The Magic Word and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

Reading at B&N July 20thThis morning I read both The Magic Word andPuppet time Peter and the Whimper-Whineys to an attentive group of pre-schoolers and older siblings at the Barnes & Noble in Vestal, NY.  It is always fun to read to children, and rewarding to hear them answer “Please” in the appropriate places during The Magic Word – and then having them interact with me while reading Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, resulting in the “no more whining” chant at the end of the book!  I was assisted by the regular Wednesday-morning reader, Nicole, as well as my volunteer book-holder, Kendall.  Afterwords, the children chose two of three characters on cards to color, and then make into puppets with popsicle sticks.  It was great fun for all!

Please check out the Women’s Economic Council Foundation link below to purchase Sherrill S. Cannon’s children’s books to benefit programs for girls and women!

Enjoy (Please!)This was an earlier post, but  I wanted to post it again – to remind friends and fans about the WECF fund-raising program!

My books are now part of a fund-raising effort sponsored by the Women’s Economic Council Foundation supporting scholarships and programs for girls and women.  The link to the site is as follows:
50% of the sales of the books go to the Foundation.   These books will make lovely gifts for children, and benefit girls and women’s programs at the same time! No More Whining!!!
Enjoy the gift of Christmas

The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon Nominated for a Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Award

  Enjoy (Please!)The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon has been nominated for a Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Award! 

Apparently one has to go to the website:  and vote for your favorite!  Please consider rating and commenting on The Magic Word!

(I have now been informed that the number of votes will not influence the outcome of the contest.  Qualified judges will determine the winner! …As it should be!!) GlobalEBookAwardsNominee

News Release – Barnes & Noble Booksigning – July 20th – Sherrill S. Cannon – Press & Sun

Enjoy (Please!)Local author Sherrill S. Cannon will read from her newest book, “The MagicNo More Whining!!! Word,” during Barnes & Noble’s Preschool Storytime on Wednesday. She also will read from “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” (released last year) and will lead the children in a simple craft project.

The Great Bend, Pa., resident is a former teacher and a grandmother of nine. Before her retirement, she also worked as a newspaper photographer and columnist in Annandale, Va., as well as a business administrator at Diamond Visionics in Vestal. In addition to three children’s books (including “Santa’s Birthday Gift”), she has penned three published plays for elementary school children. Her fourth book will be published early next year.

The storytime will begin at 9:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble is located in the Town Square Mall in Vestal. For more information, go online to