Category Archives: Kid Fans

Fun Time at the Library Author Expo

I enjoyed last weekend’s Library’s 3rd Annual Author Expo.

It’s fun to meet new people and share books.

I love young readers!

Helping Potential Authors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the SBPRA Team!  Fellow authors Karen Scheuer and Gary Spack share space:

SBPRA Authors! Children’s Books Rock!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys – “Gonna have to read it again…”

Heeding the advice of an amazon top reviewer, who suggested always “liking” a review that someone has taken time to write for me, I decided to go back and look at and “like” some of the reviews.

I was delighted to find this one for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, which I am now sharing:

“I received this book last week and I had wanted to get a review up before now but life gets in the way so here it is now. I thought this was a really cute book. I had my 9 yr old read it which he saw it was from the same author as Manner Man and he grabbed it immediately. He read it and when he was done I asked him if he had liked it. He said, “Not as much as Manner Man. But I’m gonna have to read it again to make sure.” Now that should be a review for you. He has to read it again to make sure he doesn’t like it as much as another book. I would say that’s a definite like. Now if only Ms. Cannon had one about tattle-telling.”

This was a verified review from an “amazon customer”, so I thank you if you are reading this!!!

And thank you to Gisela Hausmann for the suggestion!!

 

The CureJM Fundraiser Website Updated!

I’m happy to report that the CureJM Fundraiser website, http://sbpra.com/curejm has been updated and my newest, My Little Angel, is now available as well.

As posted often:  Please remember that everyone can help by getting great books for kids and grandkids (and their friends) and support CureJM – Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease – at the same time! Please visit the on-going CureJM Fundraiser at http://sbpra.com/curejm where 50% of the cost of my award-winning children’s books goes to the CureJM Foundation. The names of many JM kids are included in my newly released 2017 book, “My Little Angel“.  Please help us find a cure for kids like Addie, Alyssa, Brookelyn, Cassie, Daisy, Dmitri, Eldon, Emma, Jaden, Kinser,Tristan, Zayden and all the other JM kids – and the many adults who also have this horrible disease!!!

Let’s help children learn to bring about a world where people treat others the way they themselves would like to be treated…

 

The Golden Rule recommended by Castle View Academy as one of two Kindness Books for Kids!

Treat Others the Way You’d Like to be Treated

Lovely email from Castle View Academy…  So honored to have The Golden Rule as one of the two recommended Kindness Books!!

 

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Kindness Books For Kids and WTRW And a Giveaway!
Crystal McClean, 09 Aug 10:00 AM

Isn’t is wonderful to see children helping each other out of the kindness of their hearts? I love to see my children thinking of their sibling as well as others. Whether it’s offering the other the last apple, or helping a librarian move tables and chairs, a little kindness makes the world go round more smoothly. This week on What To Read Wednesday we’re featuring kindness books. And once you’ve had a look through this week’s selection, be sure to enter our competition at the bottom of this post!

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Kindness Books

Each week a few of us put together a great selection of books on a given topic and bring them to you to help narrow down the choices for you.

To make things even easier for you, I have provided Amazon links to these books for both my American and British readers. Enjoy!

The Golden Rule

Pepe Builds a Nest (Stories for the Early Years)Read More

My Little Angel has a Lovely Review from Reader Views

Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner

Thank you Willow Cramer (age 7) for the lovely review of My Little Angel, and to Willow’s Dad for the additional insight!

My Little Angel Sherrill S. Cannon Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC (2017) ISBN 9781681819471 Reviewed by Willow Cramer (Age 7) for Reader Views Kids (7/17)

“My Little Angel” by Sherrill S. Cannon is about a little angel who is always on a girl’s shoulder. At night she sleeps on the girl’s head. The angel cared for the little girl too. What I liked most about this story is that there’s always an angel beside the little girl. I liked that there were no bad guys in the book, and that it was easy to read. I really liked the art and one day I know I can draw this well. My favorite is the page when she’s in the car because her head is bigger than her body. It makes me laugh. There was nothing in the book I didn’t like, but it was too easy for me to read and I have other books that are similar. I would recommend this book to younger kids like my brother because it’s not for kids my age. It’s too easy for me to read. Like the girl in this book, I feel I have an angel with me too who gives me good ideas. I feel like Jesus gave her to me.

Dad’s Comments This is a book that my daughter did not have a lot to say about because it was a very simple-to-read book. This is a book that she does read on occasion. Even after completing her review and despite her comments about being easy to read, I feel she really enjoys reading it. I like when books end with questions and activities. In this book, I didn’t notice them at first (since they come after the acknowledgements section), but now that I see them, I’m glad they are there. The author hid her other book covers throughout the book, so there’s a “Where’s Waldo” like mini-game. Additionally, she offers “What” and “Now What?” questions about the book and ends with questions the reader can use to apply some of the important concepts from the book (wearing a seatbelt, staying close to a parent, pet ownership, etc.). It is nice, too, that 50% of the cost of the author’s books is used to help find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, an incurable autoimmune disease. I’d never even heard of this before reviewing this book with my daughter, so I’m glad to have had the opportunity to learn about this through the author’s efforts. Overall, I recommend “My Little Angel” by Sherrill S. Cannon as a good book with a good lesson.

(Author’s note:  Willow, at age 7, is quite astute and obviously a good reader!  The book is actually best for ages 3-7…)

Please Meet Emma, my Junior Reviewer

This is Emma, who has had to fight not only Juvenile Myositis, but Leukemia!

Emma Loves My Little Angel

Emma has an indomitable spirit and a contagious smile, although spending much of her young life at Duke Hospital and Ronald McDonald House!  This is her comment about My Little Angel from her mother:

“She loved it. She has read it so much that she knows it by heart 🙂 she shows it off to everyone?!”

Emma Conley has also just been named the Mid-Atlantic States Miss Heart of the USA the “2017 Wise Country Petite Miss Heart of Freedom”!

“Emma is the 9 year old daughter of Anthony and Ida Conley of Wise County, VA.  Emma was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis at the age of 5 which is a rare autoimmune disease…18 months into treatment she was diagnosed with APML, a rare form of leukemia.  She has undergone many chemotherapy treatments and lumbar punctures but has kept her faith and her smiles.  She is a girly girl with high hopes and a bright spirit.  She has a big heart and touches the lives of everyone she meets in some way.”

Please also remember my CureJM Fundraiser, to help children like Emma…

Please remember that everyone can help by getting great books for kids and grandkids (and their friends) and support CureJM – Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease – at the same time! Please visit the on-going CureJM Fundraiser at http://sbpra.com/curejm where 50% of the cost of my award-winning children’s books goes to the CureJM Foundation. The names of many JM kids are included in my newly released 2017 book, “My Little Angel”. Please help us find a cure for kids like Addie, Alyssa, Brookelyn, Cassie, Daisy, Dmitri, Eldon, Emma, Jaden, Kinser, Tristan, Zayden  and all the other JM kids – and the many adults who also have this horrible disease!!!