My illustrator, KJ of Kalpart Illustrations, is the very best! Kalpart has illustrated all eleven of my books, which have received 71 Awards, and KJ makes sure to add all those lovely stickers to the cover of each book!
The most recent award is the Reader Views Readers Choice Literary Award for 2nd Place in Poetry to A Dime is a Sign. It has also won a Bronze Medal in the Feathered Quill Awards, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award. In addition, the book has also received three 5-star reviews from Readers Favorite…
A Dime is a Sign is a companion volume to A Penny for Your Thoughts, and is also an attempt to put feelings into words. If you’ve ever loved, been loved, been confused about love, or suffered from loss of love, then you may find your own feelings in this book. It contains lyrical poetry including sonnets, free verse, haiku, and blank verse…
A Penny for Your Thoughts has now won a dozen awards… Both books are also available as eBooks. All of my books, including my award-winning children’s books, can be found on my website:
With some sorrow, but also with understanding, I regret to inform my CureJM friends that my Fundraiser for CureJM is no longer active.
There has been no activity on the site for quite some time, and CureJM has made great strides in combatting this horrible children’s disease, so the urgency has lessened a bit…
I am so grateful to have made so many friends and kid-reviewers along the way – so many thanks to Addie ( my covergirl and inspiration), Aly, Cassie, Daisy, Tristan, Zayden, and all the others who still stay in touch with me, even though they have outgrown my books. And that’s the positive part!! They have outgrown them and are continuing to grow!!! CureJM has made great strides in reducing the power of Juvenile Myositis, this incurable children’s disease – and while there still isn’t a complete cure, many many children are now in remission…
(Some, like beautiful Tanea, lost their battle way too young… and I still keep her and some other families with those who were lost in my prayers…)
So I urge all of you to continue to support the CureJM Foundation – and keep giving, as I will do also!! We must find a Cure!!!
For any of you who wish to help CureJM through my books, please know that all of my books are available on eBay with payment through PayPal, and you can leave a message if you wish the books personalized to any child and signed by me… Please also leave mailing instructions if they are to go to another address. (I will contribute a portion of your payment to CureJM from my royalties, notifying them of your contribution.)
If you wish to purchase through amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with confirmation of purchase, and I will also contribute a portion of my royalties for that purchase to CureJM, with a note to CureJM informing them of your contribution. (Please note that my royalties are considerably less this way, so 50% of the purchase price is no longer possible.)
Thank you to all of you who have contributed through my Fundraiser in the past… You’re the best!!!
(PS – My other inactive fundraiser for imbullyfree has also been discontinued…)
Congratulations to all the Winners!
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…This collection of poetry contains many of these messages in poetic form. Similar to A Penny for Your Thoughts, this book is a compilation of poetry written through the years in an attempt to put feelings into words. As a former teacher, many of them were used to help counsel troubled teens and friends. The variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets
This is the 3rd award for A Dime is a Sign, and my 71st overall…
Here is the complete list of winners: Reader Views Reviewers’ Choice Awards
I was reminded that I hadn’t mentioned my CureJM Fundraiser site in a long time , probably since my emphasis has been on my Poetry Books lately.
Please remember that 50% of the cost of my children’s books goes to the CureJM Foundation, when purchased through my Fundraiser website at www.sbpra.com/CureJM
Juvenile Myositis is an incurable autoimmune disease, striking many young children without warning.. The CureJM Foundation has come a long way, and the results of their efforts are shown in the extended lives of many children who several years ago had a much shorter life expectancy – but the battle is not yet won.
All of my Award-Winning children’s books are available through this site. Since many of my kid-reviewers have enjoyed the books but have now outgrown them, I’m now looking for others in the 3-9 age-range who might care to review them for me! Just let me know at www.sherrillcannon.com
Here is a brief summary of the books and their awards:
Sherrill S. Cannon’s Award-Winning Children’s Books – http://www.sherrillcannon.com
Winner of 8 Awards: My Little Angel– Please share a day in the life of a little girl, while her guardian angel Angela sits on her shoulder and keeps her safe and guides her throughout her various activities throughout her day. It has received a Book Excellence Gold Medal, a Feathered Quill Bronze Medal, a New Apple Book Awards Official Selection, Readers’ Favorite Finalist Award, a Royal Dragonfly H.M, an IAN Book of the Year Finalist Award, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award. ISBN: 978-1-68181-947-1 – $12.00
Winner of 9 Awards, The Golden Rule– What if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated? What if everyone did that? What kind of world could there be? Please join in the children’s quest to discover how to follow The Golden Rule. The book has won a Book Excellence Award Gold Medal, eLit Gold Medal, Reviewers Choice Silver Medal, Children’s Literary Classics Silver Medal & Seal of Approval, Mom’s Choice Silver, Readers Favorite Finalist Award, IAN Book of the Year Finalist and Pinnacle Achievement Award. ISBN 978-1-68181-326-4 – $12.50
Winner of 5 Awards, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!illustrates the importance of being a good listener. It also is a cute introduction to basic computer terms. Rosemary is worried about returning to school, after her teacher has warned the class that they would soon have some mice, spiders and webs in the classroom. It has won a Global eBook Gold Medal, a Bronze Medal in the FAPA Awards, a Readers’ Favorite H.M. Award, a Reader Views Reviewers Choice H.M and also a Pinnacle Achievement Award ISBN: 978-1-63135-949-1 – $13.00
Winner of 9 Awards, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece deals with perspective, perception and self-esteem as a child fingerpaints artwork in class, and later discovers it as part of the town’s Art Contest. It has won a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal in Children’s K-3, as well as their Illustrations Award, a double Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Awards, a National Indie Excellence Award, a Global eBook Bronze Medal, a Reviewer’s Choice H.M., Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval and a Pinnacle Award ISBN 978-1-62857-288-9 – $12.50
Winner of 10 awards: Winner of the 2014 CLIPP Principals’ Award, the KART Kids Book List, the Reviewers Choice Award, Los Angeles Book Festival, Global eBook Silver Medal; as well as a 2013 Readers Favorite Silver Medal, National Indie Excellence Finalist, a Pinnacle Achievement Award, and H.M. in the London Book Fair and Rebecca’s Reads Awards.Manner-Manis a Superhero who helps children cope with bullies,and teaches them how to look within themselves for their own superhero. ISBN: 978-1-62212-478-7 – $12.50
Winner of 5 awards: Winner of the 2013 Global eBook Silver Medal, Indie Excellence Finalist and Reader Views Finalist Awards as well as the 2012 Readers Favorite Silver Medal Award and the 2012 Pinnacle Achievement WinnerAward. Gimme-Jimmyis about how a bully learns to share. His “New Polite Rule” helps him learn to make friends. ISBN 978-1-61897-267-5 – $13.00
Winner of 6 awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Gold Medal, 2011 Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner, 2011 Global Finalist Award, 2012 Reader Views Second Place, 2012 International Book Awards Finalist, and 2012 Next Generation Indie Finalist. Elisabeth needs to learn The Magic Word“Please”, and to use it every day. Please and Thank you are words that everyone needs to use! ISBN 978-1-60976-909-3 – $12.50
Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 ReadersFavorite Bronze Medal and the 2011 USA Best Books Finalist Award. Peter and the Whimper-Whineyshelps parents cope with whining, disguised as a fun story. Peter is a rabbit who whines all the time, and might have to join the Whimper-Whineys. ISBN 978-1-60911-517-3 – $13.00
Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Silver Award and the 2011 Indie Excellence Finalist Award. Santa’s Birthday Giftincludes Santa in the Christmas story. (After reading a story of the nativity to my granddaughter, she asked “But where’s Santa?”)
ISBN 978-1-60860-824-9 – $11.50
So thrilled to get this amazing news this morning:
A Penny for Your Thoughts is the Gold Solo Medalist Winner in Poetry in the New Apple Book Awards, and My Little Angel has also received an Official Selection in Children’s Picture Books!””
(This is a 70 Awards milestone for me as well…)
Subject: CONGRATULATIONS! – 2018 Fifth Annual New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing
Your book ‘A Penny for Your Thoughts‘ was chosen as the solo “Medalist Winner” in the POETRY category of our Fifth Annual Indie Book Awards!
Your book ‘My Little Angel‘ was chosen as an “Official Selection” in the Children’s Picture Books category of our Fifth Annual Indie Book Awards!
Each category receives a solo Medalist Winner. In some cases, when the judging panel for the category can not come to a unanimous decision for the medalist winner, they will select up to three Official Selections out of all the entries within the category. These receive honorable mention distinction. The Official Selections are all equal in their honors, not second or third, etc.
(The awards will be posted soon, but we’ve been given permission to share!)
Congratulations also to Kalpart Illustrations who have illustrated all of my books!