Category Archives: Children’s Picturebook

Two Gold Medals! 2018 eLit Awards

Winner of 6 Awards

So happy to share the news that A Penny for Your Thoughts is the Gold Medal Winner for Poetry in the 2018 eLit Awards, and The Golden Rule is the Gold Medal Winner for Children of All Ages!!!

Treat Others the Way You’d Like to be Treated

What wonderful news to receive!!  It was especially fun since we are now traveling and when the results were announced by email, I had forgotten that I had entered The Golden Rule instead of My Little Angel, since I hadn’t entered these awards before & Angel will be eligible next year… I went back to see if I recognized any authors & found myself again!

So for the first hour, while sightseeing, I was exuberant about A Penny for Your Thoughts winning its fourth Gold Medal… and an hour later I discovered that The Golden Rule was also a Gold Medal winner!!!

So great to have the eBooks win Gold!!!

Fun Reading to Combined Kindergarten Classes

Kindergarten Reading

I had a lovely morning reading to combined kindergarten classes at my granddaughter’s school.  She was so happy to be my “illustration holder” – and thanks to my awesome illustrator, she is the little girl on the My Little Angel cover!

They also loved The Magic Word, Manner-Man and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys!  Amazingly attentive children!!!


My Kid Reviewer, Ashlyn Rainn, sends me messages!

What fun to get text messages from my Kid Reviewer, Ashlyn Rainn!

Ashlyn is now 6 yrs old, and has become a very successful Child Model. She has been one of my favorite fans since she started reading my books at about age 3!

Request for Books

I had to respond that My Little Angel was my last children’s book…

She reads my books to her Class…

Ashlyn receiving My Little Angel

Here is an earlier post!

Ashlyn’s earlier post

 

 

Top Shelf Indie Book Awards has Marketing Perks!

I received the following nice email from TopShelf Indie Book Awards:

“Thank you for submitting A Penny for Your Thoughts in the TopShelf Indie Book Awards. Your book is also being advertised on the TopShelf Discoveries page (http://topshelfmagazine.net/index.php/discoveries).”
 I have entered My Little Angel as well…

Thanks to Valerie Allen for Sharing Books!

I received the following photos from Dr. Valerie Allen who kindly included many of my children’s books in her display at the Florida Book Fair.  Her note included:

“I was awarded a Tiny Grant by the Children’s Fund of School Psychology.  I was able to buy these red Tee-shirts, Kids Who Read Succeed.
I made a display using some of your books for their national convention and I thought you would enjoy seeing your books go far and wide!
Forever marketing ~”

Newly Discovered 5-Star Review for My Little Angel and Manner-Man

My Little Angel – 4 Awards

I love finding new reviews on amazon.  I was especially pleased with this cute review of My Little Angel (and Manner-Man as well!…)

Winner of 10 Awards

New! Toby reviewed My Little Angel

 “A Must for every childrens’ book basket February 28, 2018

Once in a while my friend’s 4 yr old son will spend a few hours with me at my house while my friend takes care of a lengthy To Do list in a fraction of the time it takes with a 4 yr old in tow. Not having kids myself, I have always been a bit awkward with children. I wasn’t sure if ‘Mon Vieux’ would screech his heart out for the entire afternoon or not, the first time his Mom bade him to stay and didn’t take him with her. He did settle, eventually. When ‘eventually’ was no longer in the future, but in the present, it was cause for quiet celebration. Mon Vieux took an inventory of the basket I had put things I remembered liking when I was 4. Reading books was one of my most favorite things, and it still is. I instantly saw a kindred spirit as he gathered up My Little Angel and Manner-Man and installed himself under my desk next to my feet. THANK YOU Sherrill!”

Thank YOU for the laugh and the review!!