Monthly Archives: August 2020

Blogtalkradio Show at 4:00 pm – Chasing Entertainment with Marta Moran-Bishop

I will be part of a radioblog this afternoon at 4:00 pm EDT, thanks to Marta Moran Bishop!


Sherrill S Cannon is a Multi-Award-Winning Best-Selling Author! My books have received seventy-nine 2011-19 National and International awards. My newest children’s book, “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book has just been released, and is a colorable version of the original Peter and the Whimper-Whineys.David’s ADHD“,  is a recipient of 11 Awards, including the recent Gold FAPA President’s Award. Ms. Cannon’s books have won over 79 awards, including her two poetry books.

Dr. Dawn Menge has won thirty-eight national awards as a self-published author of the Queen Vernita’s Educational Series. Her published works also include: THE SIX FEDERAL INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN GOALS AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THEIR IMPLEMENTATION IN PREPARING FOR TRANSITION. Dr. Dawn Menge has a PHD in Education. She specialized in Curriculum and Instruction. A Master’s and a Clear Credential in moderate/severe disabilities and a Bachelor’s in Human Development. Dr. Dawn Menge has been teaching severely handicapped students for sixteen years.Dr. Dawn Menge is the mother of three and the grandmother of five beautiful grandchildren.

Rich Linville for over 40 years, I enjoyed teaching all subjects in elementary, middle school, high school and college. Currently I am retired and have published over ninety children’s ebooks and paperback books plus seventy audiobooks. I have custom-written books for adults and children. I have received awards for Teacher of the Year, for Innovations in Education and Technology plus a Lifetime Achievements Award in Education. I enjoy researching topics and writing books as well as writing books to your specifications.




New 5 Star Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Fun to find this lovely 5-Star Review on amazon this morning…

5.0 out of 5 stars Coloring Book Great Way to Stop the Whining!   Jannifer Powelson

Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2020

Verified Purchase

“When my children were younger they enjoyed Sherrill Cannon’s original illustrated, “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys.” Written in Cannon’s characteristic rhyming prose, both the illustrated and coloring editions help children learn about good manners, specifically that whining won’t get them very far in life. The coloring book is a great way to teach children about the drawbacks of whining, but it also helps encourage their artistic skills. What better way to drive the message home than to have kids color the line drawings in their favorite colors while customizing the illustrations to fit their own style! The story itself is a great teaching tool, but the coloring edition allows children to be more interactive and strengthens the book’s valuable life lessons”

This coloring book is the same as the original Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, but the illustrations have been traced to make them colorable… Bring out the hidden-illustrator in your child!!  I’d love to see some of the results, and post them if you like!


David’s ADHD is part of the Story Monsters Ink Back to School Issue

Back to School Issue!

Help your child learn about ADHD – to discover ways to cope, as well as understand others…

Make ADHD become All Day Happy Day!

Winner of 11 Awards!

Meet David, one the “Classroom of Kids,” who manages his ADHD with the help of classmates. Friends from previous books are featured. In fact, David has been part of the class for a long time!

The book has received a Gold Medal in the Book Excellence Awards, a Gold Medal in the FAPA President’s Awards, 1st Place in Purple Dragonfly Awards plus HM in another category, two Silver Medals for both Children’s Early Readers and Poetry from Feathered Quill Book awards, Winner of Barefoot Librarian Award as well as Silver Medal for Early Readers from Reviewer’s Choice Awards, a Bronze Medal in the eLit Book Awards, a Story Monsters Approved Winner & a Pinnacle Achievement Award!


Back to School with Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Winner of 5 Awards

Everyone is getting ready for school to resume – whether virtually, in-person, or a combination of the two – and perhaps you might share Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! with your home-schooled or back to class kids..

Winner of 5 Awards, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! illustrates the importance of being a good listener. It also is a cute  introduction to basic computer terms.

Rosemary is worried about returning to school, after her teacher has warned the class that they would soon have some mice, spiders and webs in the classroom!  What could this mean?

Rosemary has decided that there’s no way she’s returning to THAT…

Will she discover that the “mice” refers to the mouse she will use on the new computer her class is using – and ways to use computers and tablets for learning?

Could it be that “spiders” are only associated with the school webpage that has been added to the curriculum,  and allows communication between students, teachers and friends?

And why only “females”?  Is there discrimination here?

(If you think you know why, please comment on this post!!!)

The rhyming children’s books has won 5 Awards:   It has won a Global eBook Gold Medal, a Bronze Medal in the FAPA Awards, a Readers’ Favorite H.M. Award, a Reader Views Reviewers Choice H.M and also a Pinnacle  Achievement Award ISBN: 978-1-63135-949-1 – $13.00

FAPA Gold Medal Added to the Cover – Thank you, Kalpart!

Thank you Kalpart for adding the new FAPA Gold Medal Award to the cover of David’s ADHD

Below is a favorite Review:

David’s ADHD – Feathered Quill Review…

By: Sherrill S. Cannon
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld

Author Sherrill S. Cannon tackles an important and timely subject in her latest children’s book, David’s ADHD.

Readers meet David in his classroom where all the students are attentively listening to their teacher. All the students except David. Instead of listening, David is distracted by his pencil. Throughout the day, David has problems in and out of class. He can’t sit still and he easily gets angry and frustrated. David shoves and plays too rough and his behavior was having an impact on those around him too.

Written in an easy flowing rhyme that children will happily follow along with, the book explains what ADHD is, and how to recognize it in others and themselves:

Everyone thought he was out of control;
His angry resentment was taking its toll.
The kids wouldn’t play with him; he was too rough.
He’d push and he’d shove, and he’d grab at their stuff.
Nobody liked him or wanted him near,
And he seemed to be getting worse, year after year.

David’s ADHD doesn’t sugarcoat the issue, but it also handles the topic with care and understanding. In the story, David’s parents realize that something is wrong so they take their son to the doctor. Once they have a diagnosis, David now has options for dealing with his ADHD. The author explains (all in rhyme) how some people need to take medicine, others find having schedules to follow helps, while still others might have a therapist to teach coping skills.

I was interested in reading/reviewing this book primarily because my son, now grown, was diagnosed with ADHD back in elementary school and I wanted to see how the author would tackle the subject. After reading the book, I suspect Ms. Cannon has worked with children with ADHD because she covered all the issues/solutions surrounding ADHD that we experienced. Those solutions include using a computer keyboard to type out classroom work, to following a strict schedule as well as having simple rules to follow. She also makes it clear that ADHD is something that must be dealt with every day:

He copes with ADHD day after day.
He knows it may possibly not go away.

While presenting all the obstacles surrounding ADHD and ways of treating it, the book stays very positive. Children who may be struggling with ADHD will certainly see themselves in David and be encouraged at how he deals with his anger and hyperactivity. The book is also an excellent tool to teach all schoolchildren about those in their own classroom who may exhibit signs of ADHD so that they can better understand and help their classmates.

Quill says: Another winner from author Sherrill S. Cannon, this time on a topic that impacts so many children, and their families. David’s ADHD should definitely find a place in every school library to help children with ADHD as well as to educate children who know someone with ADHD so that they can better understand, and interact, with their classmate(s). For more information on David’s ADHD, please visit the publisher’s website at:

Great 5-Star Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

I am thrilled with this lovely 5-Star review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book. Thank you so much to Christine Cazes


Do you need a “Peter” in your house to stop your children from whining? Sherrill S. Cannon’s coloring book, “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” is sure to solve the problem! This is a delightful lyrical story written in rhyme that truly engages young children. Peter, a small rabbit, resembles many children who want to be the boss and whine until they get their own way. This adorable award-winning story warns, “If you can’t stop that whining, I very much fear that the old Whimper-Whineys will look for you here.”
Children, like Peter, learn that they don’t want to live with the old Whimper-Whineys “in a land far away, where you’ll join them in whining and crying all day.” They will smile, laugh, and eventually agree that it would be unpleasant to live with “men with no manners” who whine and cry all day long.
As a reading specialist, mother, and grandmother, I highly recommend this book that teaches children the valuable skill of rhyming and reinforces the message that whining is undesirable. With the coloring book version of “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys,” children get the opportunity to visit a page for a longer period of time while they exercise their imagination and color the illustrations. In the end, they can take ownership of the book and personalize its message. This book is a “must” for every child’s library!

How nice to have a Reading Specialist endorse this book in such a lovely way!  This is the original best-selling Peter and the Whimper-Whineys children’s bookwith the illustrations traced so that they are colorable.  Give the young budding artists in your family a chance to illustrate the book their own way!  (I’d love to see some of the masterpieces, if you’d care to share!!)

David’s ADHD Wins Gold in the FAPA President’s Awards

So thrilled to attend a Zoom Presentation for the Winners of the 2020 FAPA Awards and discover that David’s ADHD was awarded the GOLD Medal in the Children General category.

Gold Medal Winner

They had a lovely slide show prepared, having previously requested photos of authors holding their award winning books.  The finalists in each category had been announced earlier, but the Award Placements were not revealed until last evening!  What fun to find out that David’s ADHD had been awarded the GOLD!!

David’s ADHD has now won 11 awards: David is one the “Classroom of Kids,” who manages his ADHD with the help of classmates. Friends from previous books are featured. In fact, David has been part of the class for a long time! The book has also received a Gold Medal in the Book Excellence Awards, 1st Place in Purple Dragonfly Awards School Issues plus HM in Special Needs/Disability Awareness,  two Silver Medals for both Children’s Early Readers and Poetry from Feathered Quill Book Awards, Winner of Barefoot Librarian Award as well as Silver Medal for Early Readers from Reviewer’s Choice Awards, a Bronze Medal in the eLit Book Awards, a Pinnacle Achievement Award, and is a Story Monsters Approved Winner!

ISBN: 978-1-950860-43-2 – $12.50