Category Archives: Kalpart Illustrations

Thank you TopShelf Magazine for Featuring A Dime is a Sign

So nice to get this link from TopShelf Magazine:

http://topshelfmagazine.net/index.php/spotlights/32-general-fiction/1274-a-dime-is-a-sign

Author: Sherrill S. Cannon
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLCs
Genre: Poetry, Young New Adult (Fiction)
Availability: Available Now!
ISBN: 978-1949483208

A psychic medium once said that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone that you have loved and lost is thinking of you.

A Dime is a Sign Through Time

If you find a dime,

You will know that I’m

Sending thoughts of love

Through the veil of time.

 

Ten cents with a silver shine,

A sense sent you to help remind

That someone who left you behind

Is always living in your mind.

 

Sending love and vibes,

Felt as psychic sighs …

The ones that you miss,

Send you a kiss …

Sherrill S. Cannon’s second book of poetry contains messages written through the years in poetic form that put feelings into words. As a teacher, many of her poems helped counsel troubled teens and friends.

There are three sections in the book: Heads, Spinning, and Tails … (Love & Loss: Coin Toss?). The variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets, while some are just playing with words!

Hopefully, this is also a book of healing.

Sherrill S. Cannon, a former teacher and grandmother of ten, is the author of nine acclaimed rhymed children’s books, plus a recent award-winning book of poetry (A Penny for Your Thoughts), which together have received 63 national and international book awards since 2011. She also wrote seven published plays for elementary school children that have been performed in over 25 countries. Most of her children’s books emphasize consideration for others. Married for 58 years, she and her spouse are now retired, live in Pennsylvania, and travel in their RV from coast to coast, spending time with their children and grandchildren, and sharing her books along the way!

Thanks again to Kalpart – Update for A Penny for Your Thoughts with the TopShelf Winner Award

Thanks again to KJ of Kalpart!  Here is the updated version of thePenny for Your Thoughts with the Winner Award for Poetry in the TopShelf Awards!

1st Place Poetry Winner in the Top Shelf Awards

Think Valentine’s Day!  Give a Valentine gift written by a Valentine!!

Thanks to Kalpart for adding A Dime is a Sign’s third Award to the Cover

3 Awards for A Dime is a Sign

Thank you KJ of Kalpart – the illustrator of ALL my 11 books – for adding the third award sticker – the Bronze Medal in the Feathered Quill Awards – to the cover of A Dime is a Sign!

These poems of love and friendship, written by a Valentine, would make excellent Valentine’s Day gifts!  Please remember also that the award-winning book of poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts, is a companion volume to A Dime is a Sign

11 Awards for A Penny for Your Thoughts – Awarded Top Shelf Winner as well!

 

A Dime is a Sign has won a Bronze Medal in the Feathered Quill Awards!

Bronze Medal for A Dime is a Sign!

So thrilled to receive this message from Feathered Quill…

Another Award for Dime!

“We are excited to announce that the book “A Dime is a Sign” has won the Bronze/3rd Place award in the 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Poetry category!  Congratulations!  This year saw the largest group of nominations to date and we certainly had a hands full judging all the entrants.

You can view all winners at: https://featheredquill.com/2019-winners/

 “Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ Comments.”

– This book continues the author’s award-winning poetry in excellent fashion.

– It offers counsel and comfort to those who many be going through difficult times in their lives.  Her poetry is both thought-provoking an inspiring.

– Editing, format, cover, all elements of this book are excellent.

Again, congratulations on your win!”

My Children’s Books in Doylestown Book Store

Fun to Find on the Shelves

Nice note from my daughter who mentioned that she visited the Doylestown Book Store and saw my books on the shelves…so she took a photo and sent it to me…

 

 

A Dime is a Sign is a Giveaway on Reader Views

A Dime is a Sign is a Giveaway on Reader Views... Please check it out!

Here is the link: Link to Giveaway

Lovely Review for Gimme-Jimmy on the Multicultural Children’s Book Day

5 Awards…How A Bully Learns to Share!

Fun to find this lovely review of Gimme-Jimmy on the Multicultural Children’s Book Day as part of Read Your World

Thank you so very much to Maritza Meiia

Book Review and Activity for Gimme-Jimmy

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Book Review and Activity of Gimme-Jimmy

Maritza Mejia’s Reviews > Gimme-Jimmy

by Sherrill S. Cannon (Goodreads Author)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13604735-gimme-jimmy

This story is a perfect reading for primary levels. The main character is James Alexander, who had no friends since he wasn’t a good friend himself. His classmates at school gave him the nickname “Gimme Jimmy” because whatever he wants, he says Gimme!
His father advise him to change, but he didn’t listen nor obey until Jimmy bumps into a big change that fix the problem. After his strange incident, Jimmy created a new polite set of rules for himself to treat others with respect. The classmates were excited with the change.
It was a quick read, perfect for bed time or classroom read aloud. It teaches a valuable lesson for all children going to the stage of Gimme.

ACTIVITIES CREATED BY: 

Maritza Martínez Mejía @2019

  1. Write a paragraph of your favorite part of the story:

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  1. What is your favorite Jimmy’s RULE?
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    3. Follow the Sequence of the story with your own drawings   
               

I received a copy of Gimme-Jimmy by Sherrill S. Cannon   as part of the #ReadYourWorld.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day  (1/25/19) is in its 6th year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators.