Category Archives: Children’s Picturebook

Fun to have David’s ADHD Featured on Reader Views Literary Awards

Fun to discover this post this morning!

This is the cute review of David’s ADHD by 5-yr old Lydia and her Mom

 David’s ADHD by Sherrill S. Cannon 

Reviewed by Lydia (Age 5) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) 

“David’s ADHD” by Sherrill S. Cannon is about a little boy named David who has trouble focusing and paying attention at school. The beginning of the book describes what David does or doesn’t do because of his ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and it is neat how the other kids in his class are very understanding and do not get mad at him for no reason. 

The story tells how David’s parents figured out that there was something different about David because he would get mad easily with simple things like tying his shoes and drawing pictures. He would get mad and be mean to other kids and push them, which made other kids not want to play with him because he would hurt them. Eventually, David’s dad knew he wasn’t acting like normal and his parents took him to the doctor. The doctor did some tests and they found out there is a problem in his head. David has something wrong with him when he hears something, what he hears doesn’t go through his brain normally like it does for me. 

For some kids they will have to take medicine to help them to focus but for others they will be able to be okay with making lists and doing things in order all of the time. I liked this book because the other kids were nice to David. I also liked the pictures and how they told their part of the story by looking at them. I think that if I get to know someone with ADHD then I will be able to remember this story and know that they might not be able to help the way they are acting. I feel kind of bad for people with ADHD since it sounds like it’s hard to have, but the author made it sound like they have it under control. 

Note from Mom: From someone who has an interest in learning about mental disorders and anything that has to do with my child in the classroom, I enjoyed reading this to Lydia. I have been familiar with ADHD for many years now, but just in name – now I know more about the issue by reading my child this children’s book. I also enjoyed the pictures and the whole storyline. The words rhymed well, and everything flowed as it should. I am impressed with the list of accomplishments by Cannon from her past books – a good indicator that her future work will be just as good or better. 

(In addition to this Specialty Award, David’s ADHD also won a Silver Medal in the overall Children’s Picture Book category)

Story Monsters Approved Certificate of Excellence for David’s ADHD – Health and Wellness

I received this lovely Certificate of Excellence in Literature for David’s ADHD in Health and Wellness from Story Monsters, Inc

From the Story Monsters Website: “The Story Monsters Approved designation program was developed to recognize and honor accomplished authors in the field of children’s literature that inspire, inform, teach or entertain.  A Story Monsters seal of approval on a book tells teachers, librarians, and parents they are giving children the very best.”

Thanks so very much for this honor…

Lovely New 5-Star Review for David’s ADHD by the Reading Authors Network

So happy to receive this lovely 5-star review from the Reading Authors Network!

David’s ADHD by Sherrill S. Cannon #review #childrensbooks #differentabilities #atozchallenge

Does your child have ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?

Meet David, one of award-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon’s “Classroom of Kids,” who manages his ADHD with the help of classmates.

David discovers ways to cope with his hyperactive brain, while learning how to calm and soothe his ADHD. Solutions include setting daily schedules and following simple rules that regulate behavior. His teachers and therapists encourage using the computer for academic advancement, and to establish a pattern for study as well as for occasional recreation. David not only learns self-control and communication skills, but is able to fit into the classroom and make friends.

My review:
There has not been one book that Sherrill S Cannon has written that I have not liked. Her stories for children have always been point on and needed to help children help themselves. This book is no exception.

This time the author tackles the problem of ADHD but from the standpoint of the child who has it, “David”. David’s problem is causing disruption in his parents, school, and himself. With the help of his classmates and family, he learns ways to control his behavior and gain  support.

As always, Kalpart illustrators do an excellent job in making Sherrill’s “kids” come to life with bright and bold illustrations. Also, don’t forget to look for other books by the author that have been cleverly hidden.

Told completely in rhyme, this book is more than just a book to help children to understand other kids like David. This book is a resource that should be in every home and school! In the back of the book are resources parents can use to help their own children who suffer from ADHD.

I highly recommend this 5 star book!  Amazon


Thanks Kalpart Illustrations for Adding New Awards to the Cover of David’s ADHD

Thanks so much to the awesome illustrator of all of my award-winning books, Kalpart Illustrations, for adding the newest awards to the cover.

I am always very happy to have my books “judged by its cover”!!

Meet David, one of my “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, two Silver Medals for both Children’s Early Readers and Poetry from Feathered Quill Book awards, Winner of Barefoot Librarian Award as well as the Silver Medal for Early Readers from Reviewer’s Choice Awards and a Pinnacle Achievement Award!

ISBN: 978-1-950860-43-2 – $12.50


Whining at Home? Read Your Child the Whine-Stopper

No More Whining!

A brief reminder of one of my best-selling books, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys!

Is social distancing affecting your children?  Is your child whining more than usual???

Here’s a fun way to stop that whining!!

Read Peter and the Whinper-Whineys to your child, using your normal voice for the story but WHINING every time Peter or the Whimper-Whineys are whining… Your child will get the message!!!

Tristan and Kallista love my books…

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys was a 2011 USA Best Books Finalist as well as a Bronze Medal Winner in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards.  (This was the first year I started entering the Award Contests… Now my awards total 85… I’ve been very fortunate, and am very grateful…)

By the way, this story of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is based on a story my mother told to me and my brother when we were little (a very long time ago!) and passed down to our children.  I audio-taped (see how long ago this was?) her telling the story, and then put it into rhyme (my favorite thing to do) – and eventually it was beautifully illustrated by Kalpart Illustrations (as are all my books) and published by SBPRA... Now, thousands of books later, the rest is history (and lots of whining has been stiopped)!!

David’s ADHD is a Story Monsters Approved Winner

So thrilled that David’s ADHD is now a Story Monsters Approved Winner, affording it authenticity and quality for Children… and now included in Story Monsters list of approved children’s books in Health and Wellness.

I sincerely hope this book will bring understanding and acceptance to all those with ADHD, including classmates, teachers, friends, and family!


This is the 7th Award for David’s ADHD... and my overall 85th!

David’s ADHD wins 2 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards

So thrilled to discover that David’s ADHD won two awards in the Reader Views Reviewers’ Choice Literary Awards.

2nd Place in Early Readers (ages 6-8)

Specialty Award – The Barefoot Librarian Award – Winner selected by the Barefoot Librarian from the finalists in the early readers category.  Picture Books should be geared toward 6-8 year old readers.