Category Archives: Awards

Fun to Find on the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Contest

Fun to discover this on the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Contest Entry Info…

Last Year’s Winners of the Purple Dragonfly Awards includes David’s ADHD!

Fun to Find on Facebook – Winners of the Purple Dragonfly AwardsDavid’s ADHD!!!

Deadline for Entries for the next year’s awards is May 4th!  Please check it out, and enter your books!!  (I’ve already entered Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book!)  Great contest!!

Fun to Find on Facebook

Thank you Michelle for including me on this list, posted on Facebook!

Here is my list of children’s books:

Newly Released: The Golden Rule Coloring Book – A coloring book version of the popular The Golden Rule suggests ways children can learn to be kind to each other. Identical to the original book, the illustrations are in black and white outlines so that young readers can create their own version of the story.  What if everyone treated others the way that they themselves would like to be treated?  Perhaps today’s youngsters can figure it out!!! ISBN 978-1-68235-338-7 – $10.95

Winner of 2 Awards: Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book – Stop Whining, Whiners, Interactive Coloring, Children’s Manners. This coloring book version of the best-selling “whine-stopper” children’s story was designed for kids to enjoy reading the rhyming, as well as being able to illustrate their own version of Peter’s nocturnal adventure into the woods. Just read all whining text in a whining voice, and your children will understand how annoying whining can be!  The book is the Gold Medal Winner of the Book Excellence Awards Coloring Book, and H.M. in the Royal Dragonfly Awards Children’s Activity Book.  ISBN 978-1-952269-68-4 – $9.95

Winner of 13 Awards: David’s ADHDMeet David, one the “Classroom of Kids,” who manages his ADHD with the help of classmates. Actually, David has been part of the class for a long time! It 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, an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Readers Favorite Awards, Story Monsters Approved Winner, Top Shelf Magazine finalist, & a Pinnacle  Achievement! ISBN: 978-1-950860-43-2 $12.5

Winner of 8 Awards:  My Little Angel – Please share a day in the life of a little girl, while her guardian angel Angela sits on her shoulder and keeps her safe and guides her throughout her various activities throughout her day. It has received a Book Excellence Gold Medal, a Feathered Quill Bronze Medal, a New Apple Book Awards Official Selection, Readers’ Favorite Finalist Award, a Royal Dragonfly H.M, an IAN Book of the Year Finalist Award, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.  ISBN:  978-1-68181-947-1 – $12.00

Winner of 9 Awards, The Golden Rule – What if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated?  What if everyone did that?  What kind of world could there be? Please join in the children’s quest to discover how to follow The Golden Rule. The book has won a Book Excellence Award Gold Medal, eLit Gold Medal, Reviewers Choice Silver Medal, Children’s Literary Classics Silver Medal & Seal of Approval, Mom’s Choice Silver, Readers Favorite Finalist Award, IAN Book of the Year Finalist and Pinnacle Achievement Award.  ISBN 978-1-68181-326-4 – $12.50

Winner of 5 Awards, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! illustrates the importance of being a good listener. It also is an 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. 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

Winner of 9 Awards, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece deals with perspective, perception and self-esteem as a child fingerpaints artwork in class, and later discovers it as part of the town’s Art Contest.  Winner of a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal in Children’s K-3, as well as their Illustrations Award, a double Finalist in the Next Gen Indie Awards, a National Indie Excellence Award, a Global eBook Bronze, a Reviewer’s Choice H.M., Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval and a Pinnacle Award   ISBN 978-1-62857-288-9 – $12.50

Winner of 10 awards: Winner of the 2014 CLIPP Principals’ Award, the KART Kids Book List, the Reviewers Choice Award, Los Angeles Book Festival, Global eBook Silver Medal; as well as a 2013 Readers Favorite Silver Medal, National Indie Excellence Finalist, a Pinnacle Achievement Award, and H.M. in the London Book Fair and Rebecca’s Reads Awards. Manner-Man is a Superhero who helps children cope with bullies,and teaches them how to look within themselves for their own superhero. ISBN: 978-1-62212-478-7 –  $12.50

Winner of 5 awards: Winner of the 2013 Global eBook Silver Medal, Indie Excellence Finalist and Reader Views Finalist Awards as well as the 2012 Readers Favorite Silver Medal Award and the 2012 Pinnacle Achievement Winner Award. Gimme-Jimmy is about how a bully learns to share.  His “New Polite Rule” helps him learn to make friends. ISBN 978-1-61897-267-5   – $13.00

 

Winner of 6 awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Gold Medal, 2011 Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner, 2011 Global Finalist Award, 2012 Reader Views Second Place, 2012 International Book Awards Finalist, and 2012 Next Generation Indie Finalist. Elisabeth needs to learn The Magic Word “Please”, and to use it every day. Please and Thank you are words that everyone needs to use!  ISBN 978-1-60976-909-3   – $12.50

Winner of 3 Awards: Winner of the 2021 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Gold Medal Children’s Classics Award, 2011 ReadersFavorite Bronze Medal and the 2011 USA Best Books Finalist Award.  Peter and the Whimper-Whineys helps parents cope with whining, disguised as a fun story. Peter is a rabbit who whines all the time, and might have to join the Whimper-Whineys. ISBN 978-1-60911-517-3   – $13.00

Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Silver Award and the 2011 Indie Excellence Finalist Award.  Santa’s Birthday Gift includes Santa in the Christmas story.

(After reading a story of the nativity to my granddaughter, she asked “But where’s Santa?”)   ISBN 978-1-60860-824-9   – $11.50

 

 

Thank You Kalpart for Adding the New Gold Award Sticker to the Cover of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Wins Gold in Children’s Classics!

Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards 2021

This book also received a lovely comment…posted on Linked-In:

“Sherrill., your books are amazing and have inspired my children and grandchildren over the years and I want to thank you so much for it all…”

Thank you, Donna!!

And thank you to my wonderful illustrator, Kalpart, for illustrating ALL of my award-winning books.  Award total is now 94!!!

( The Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book is also available now – for all those with artistic children who love to color!  Let them color whining away!!!)

 

 

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book is a Winner in the Book Excellence Awards

Award Winner

So delighted to receive this email from the Book Excellence Awards

“Dear Sherrill,

It is with great pleasure to announce that you have been selected as a Book Excellence Award Winner for the following book and category:

Book Title: Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Category: Coloring Book

There were hundreds of entries from around the world and your book was selected for its high-quality writing, design and market appeal.”

This is the second award for this coloring book, and my 94th overall…

Read this book with your child, and use your very best (worst) whining voice for Peter and the Whineymen…  Your child will get the subliminal message, while having fun illustrating the book as well!!!

David’s ADHD wins 13th Award – Finalist in the Top Shelf Book Awards

Top Shelf 2020 Awards

Thank you to the Top Shelf Awards for a nice Christmas gift!  David’s ADHD has won an Finalist Award in the 2020 Awards, listed alphabetically on the announcement page.

This is the 13th Award for David’s ADHD, a children’s book to help teachers, classmates and friends understand ADHD and how to cope with it and include these children into classrooms and lives…Many characters from my previous books can be found in the classroom of kids in this book!  (This is also my 92nd Award overall… )

Winners Alphabetically

Please check the website for all the winners, listed alphabetically… and Congratulations to my fellow award winners!!  There are up to 3 Finalists per category…

Thanks also to my fantastic illustrator, Kalpart.  

 

 

 

 

First Award for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Fun to discover – Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book has won its first award… An Honorable Mention in Activity Books in the Royal Dragonfly Awards!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Finding Unseen Comments – This one is about My Little Angel

Multi-Award Winner

I was wishing a friend a Happy Birthday  and found a comment about My Little Angel that I had not seen before.  I love finding out about comments from children, so I wanted to share this one.

“…And, in case I never told you, my granddaughter DID like the book.  She told me, “It was like it was written in poems”.  I knew that but love to have the chance to acquaint my grandchildren with the finer things in life, like poetry!”

My Little Angel is also one of my daughter’s favorites.  She has been an elementary school teacher for close to 30 years, and has taught in almost all of the grades K-5.  This book is especially helpful for pre-school and kindergarten children, because it addresses many of the new experiences for school-age children.  In this time of Covid19, when many are starting school for the first time, several issues are addressed.  While the illustrations do not have the children wearing masks – who would have thought? – but highlights other reminders that young children need to know…(including sneezing into the crook of the elbow!)

From the Midwest Book Review:

“My Little Angel” is a lovely narrative verse story about a little girl’s miniature guardian angel, named Angela, who guides her safely through all the activities of her day.   Angela reminds the girl to buckle her seat belt, to be courteous and kind to others, and to do good deeds that help strengthen the spirit as well as the mind. Angela helps keep the girl safe and sound all day and all night too.  She helps her to be careful and follow rules when crossing the street, and to remember to share when she plays with others.  Angela lets the child know that she is always loved, and although she may feel lonely sometimes, she is never alone.  After a day of pleasant activities with Angela’s guidance and continued presence, the girl goes to bed feeling safe and loved, whispering prayers for loved pets and family: “She’s my little angel, sent from above/To tell me God cares for me, shows me His love./ When I close my eyes after prayers have been said/ Angela sleeps on the top of my head.” Cheery colored illustrations and special notes from Sherrill help young readers connect to the story’s message.  A beautiful successor to the eight previous children’s books in this series, “My Little Angel” is a treasure for young readers age 5 and up. – Midwest Book Review 2017 – Nancy Lorraine, Sr. Reviewer”

So please share a day in the life of a little girl, while her guardian angel Angela sits on her shoulder and keeps her safe and guides her throughout her various activities throughout her day.  My Little Angel has received 8 Awards including a Book Excellence Gold Medal, a Feathered Quill Bronze Medal, a New Apple Book Awards Official Selection, Readers’ Favorite Finalist Award, a Royal Dragonfly H.M, an IAN Book of the Year Finalist Award, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.

 

90th Award! – David’s ADHD has won an HM in the Readers Favorite Awards

So delighted to discover this morning that David’s ADHD has won an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Readers Favorite Awards!  This is the 12th award for  David’s ADHD, and my 90th overall award!  Great way to begin September…

BOOK REVIEW

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

David’s ADHD is a picture book for children written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. David’s classmates don’t get upset when he acts out in the schoolyard or is hyper in class. They know sometimes he seems frustrated and unable to focus on the teacher and what they are learning. His behavior might have confused them in the past, but they know that David has ADHD. They understand that the camera we all have in our heads works differently in David’s; his focusing lens operates differently. David’s parents had wondered what was happening with their son. They could feel his despair and confusion — and even his rage. Finally, they learned after testing that David had ADHD. And that he wasn’t the only kid who had it. Best of all, they learned that the doctors could show them how to help David wake up his focus.

Sherrill S. Cannon’s David’s ADHD introduces the subject of ADHD to children and their caregivers in a fun and easy-to-read format. The author demystifies what is a confusing and upsetting mode of behavior and shows how caregivers can work with kids like David and help them explore their strengths more fully. I especially liked how the book also includes those kids who have had interactions with kids like David. It clearly explains why they behave as they do and what challenges they face. With that knowledge, kids can learn to empathize with someone they may have avoided in the past. Kalpart’s bright and colorful illustrations chart David’s progress as he consults with his doctor, works on his schedule with his mom and dad, and excels on his computer. I was pleased to learn that medication is not the only treatment for ADHD. David’s ADHD shows that quite clearly in a story that’s accessible to kids and caregivers alike. David’s ADHD is most highly recommended.

 

 

 

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: sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon