Category Archives: Awards

Lovely 5-Star Review for My Little Angel from a Top Amazon Reviewer

My Little Angel – 5 Stars!

Thank you Gisela Hausmann for the Lovely 5-Star Review for My Little Angel

a great concept

January 28, 2018

“My Little Angel” is a very cool children’s book, and because it is not religious has a much broader appeal: the Little Angel is a kind of a “mini advisor” who encourages children to do the right thing, and praises them in an affirming way. Children can learn that they don’t have to rely on mom’s or dad’s praise but that their “imaginary advisor” supports them.

I like that, a lot. Let’s face it, these days moms and dads are busy hence it can only help to have an imaginary supporter.

Author Sherrill Cannon mentions all the do’s and don’ts, including my favorite:

“…When I ride in cars, I sit in the back, And Angela fastens my belt with a clack…”

That’s just a perfect way to put it because the wording encourages children to “be grown-ups” and do what angels do.

Adorable illustrations!

5 stars, Grandma Gisela Hausmann

 

Thanks Kalpart for Adding Awards to my Covers

So proud to see the new awards on the covers!

A Gold for Penny! 2 awards

My Little Angel – 4 Awards

Special Thank You to KJ and the amazing artists at Kalpart Illustrations, who have illustrated all of my books – including the lovely drawings in A Penny for Your Thoughts!

Feathered Quill Awards Gold Medal to A Penny for Your Thoughts and a Bronze Medal for My Little Angel

Gold Medal in Poetry

Awesome News from the Feathered Quill Book Awards Program… My heart is smiling!!

Dear Sherrill:

We are excited to announce that the book “A Penny for Your Thoughts” has won the Gold/1st Place award in the 2018 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Poetry category!  Congratulations!  We had a HUGE response to our annual awards program, with many excellent books vying for top places.  Your title rose to the top and you should be quite proud.

FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

“Wonderful, thought-provoking poetry.  This is an unusual collection designed to help and heal.  This is one of the few books that scored a perfect 100.  Well done!”

Again, congratulations on your win!

Bronze Medal in Poetry

AND THEN, 5 MINUTES LATER:

Dear Sherrill:

We are excited to announce that the book “My Little Angel” has won the Bronze/3rd Place award in the 2018 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Poetry category!  Congratulations!  We had a HUGE response to our annual awards program, with many excellent books vying for top places.  Your title rose to the top and you should be quite proud.

FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

“I am a fan of your rhyming technique! The illustrations are extremely well done, and the front cover is excellent with nice, eye-catching colors. The back cover lost some points because there is too much information on it that is a bit crowded and may lose the reader’s attention…

Again, congratulations on your win!

Reminder – Giveaway for My Little Angel on Reader Views

My Little Angel – 3 Awards

The My Little Angel giveaway for January is almost over… Go to the Reader Views site for a chance to win!!

Reader Views Giveaway

 

A Penny for Your Thoughts Wins Pinnacle Achievement Award!

Poems of Love and Loss…
Feelings Into Words

So pleased to receive this email today, announcing that A Penny for Your Thoughts has received a Pinnacle Achievement Award!!

“Dear Sherrill,

Congratulations!

Your book has been chosen one of the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners for Fall 2017.”

Winner of Pinnacle Award

Congrats to Barton Johnson too!

My 50th Award!!! A Milestone!

Royal Dragonfly HM

I was so thrilled to receive the email with the news that My Little Angel is a winner in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Awards, with an Honorable Mention in Children’s Picture Books 5 & Younger.  This is my 50th Award, and a Milestone for me!!!

Royal Dragonfly Winner

 

Thank you to my wonderful illustrator and “teammate”, KJ of Kalpart Illustrations,  and to my publisher, SBPRA, who have made this 50 Awards milestone possible for me!  Cheers!!

 

 

My Little Angel Selected for Inclusion in the Cybils Awards

A Cybils Award Nominee

I was thrilled to receive a request for review copies of My Little Angel for the prestigious Cybils Awards.

“The Cybils Awards started by a small group of bloggers in 2006 as a grassroots project. Our mission has always been to help discover children’s and YA books which combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal and to bring those books to the attention of librarians, teachers, parents, and others who help to encourage reading in children and teens.”

I am so pleased that My Little Angel has qualified for this Award Competition, for I will now be able to submit copies to seven  reviewers of children’s books throughout the United States and Canada – which hopefully will result ultimately in sharing my book with lots of children!!!  Whether the book wins an award or not, this is a wonderful opportunity!  I’ll be sure to keep you posted!!