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David’s ADHD is part of the Story Monsters Ink Back to School Issue

Back to School Issue!

Help your child learn about ADHD – to discover ways to cope, as well as understand others…

Make ADHD become All Day Happy Day!

Winner of 11 Awards!

Meet David, one the “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, a Gold Medal in the FAPA President’s Awards, 1st Place in Purple Dragonfly Awards plus HM in another category, two Silver Medals for both Children’s Early Readers and Poetry from Feathered Quill Book awards, Winner of Barefoot Librarian Award as well as Silver Medal for Early Readers from Reviewer’s Choice Awards, a Bronze Medal in the eLit Book Awards, a Story Monsters Approved Winner & a Pinnacle Achievement Award!

 

Wonderful Review from Midwest Book Review for David’s ADHD

Midwest Book Review

I am so thrilled to share that David’s ADHD has received a lovely review from the prestigious Midwest Book Review.  This results in more exposure with distribution to libraries as well, which means more children, parents and teachers can have access to sharing ways to help children with ADHD develop coping skills and achieve much needed social skills with additional friendships and classroom inclusion.

Children’s Bookwatch: May 2020
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Diane Donovan, Editor
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575
The Health Shelf
David’s ADHD
Sherrill S. Cannon, author
Kalpart, illustrated
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
9781950860432, $12.50, PB, 28pp, www.amazon.com
David is a young boy who manages his ADHD with the help of classmates in “David’s ADHD”. 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. Very highly recommended for children ages 6-8, “David’s ADHD” is an effective, informative, and charmingly entertaining addition for any family, elementary school, or community library collection. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “David’s ADHD” is also readily available in a digital book format (Kindle, $4.99).
Please help share this book, and help these kids develop!!!
Thanks so much, Midwest Book Review!!!

 

 

Barefoot Librarian’s Review of David’s ADHD

I am so proud of this lovely Review from the Barefoot Librarian for David’s ADHD.  This was part of the Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Special Award for Early Readers Picture Books

4/29/2020 – Barefoot Librarian Featured Book Review

David’s ADHD by Sherrill Cannon won the The Barefoot Librarian Book Award in the 2019-2020 Reader Views Literary Awards. David’s ADHD was selected from the finalists in the early reader category, picture books geared toward 6-8 year old readers.

David’s ADHD
Author: Sherrill S. Cannon
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. 2020

In this time of increased demand for diverse books for children, David’s ADHD is a welcome addition. Diverse books often focus on different cultures and minorities, and there is still a serious dearth of these. However, it is important not to omit books with main characters that are diverse for other reasons. Children need mirrors to see themselves in books, and they also need windows to see into the lives of others. This creates understanding, compassion, and empathy. David’s ADHD is such a book.
David is a child who has certain behaviors that his parents, teachers, and classmates do not understand. Some of these actions are described by the author in the book.

“When David was young, he could not pay attention,
No matter what his mother would mention.
His mind would not focus and this made him mad.
He got so frustrated with problems he had.
His parents just didn’t know what they could do.
He tried to tie laces, and then throw his shoe.
He’d try to draw pictures, and then rip the page.
He seemed to be filled with a terrible rage.
He couldn’t sit still, and he wouldn’t obey.
‘He’s just hyperactive,’ his grandma would say.”
“Everyone thought he was out of control;
His angry resentment was taking its toll.
The kids wouldn’t play with him; he was too rough.
He’d push and he’d shove, and he’d grab at their stuff.
Nobody liked him or wanted him near.
And he seemed to be getting worse, year after year.”

David’s parents loved him and wanted to help him. So, they took him to a doctor that diagnosed him with ADHD – Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. This is what David’s parents learned.

“That some children lacked a certain dimension;
ADHD meant they could not pay attention.”
“A small lazy link somewhere in the head.
Sleepy connection that wasn’t so good;
It didn’t use sugar the way that it should.”

The doctors told David’s parents that some children with ADHD could be taught ways to cope with their condition, while others need medication in addition to coping mechanisms. David’s teachers and therapist worked to together to give David tools to deal with his problems and frustrations. Some of these coping mechanisms included setting up rules for different situations as well as creating a schedule that must be followed. Also, David found a computer helped him to get his thoughts out much more quickly than the challenge of writing by hand.

The author, Sherrill S. Cannon, has done an excellent job with her subject matter and main character. She not only describes the behaviors associated with ADHD but also explains what is happening in the brain that leads to these behaviors. This is a medical condition that is difficult to explain in a way that children can comprehend and relate to. The author’s explanations are easy to understand because she uses everyday comparisons, such as a camera that cannot focus.

“He couldn’t see things the others could see.”
“We all have a camera that lives in our head.
It gives us bright pictures of that is said.
The lens helps us focus, to make things seem clear.
Dave’s couldn’t connect with his eye or his ear.
The focusing lens was asleep in his brain.
He needed some help to wake it again…”

The book presents several points of view – the child with ADHD, the child’s parents, and the child’s friends and schoolmates. This makes the book a valuable resource for parents, educators, medical professionals, and therapists. Children with ADHD can see themselves in this book and see how others perceive them. Children who have peers or family members with ADHD will learn what the ADHD child is experiencing, why they exhibit certain behaviors, and how to respond.

The illustrations fit the tone of the book perfectly. They are cheerful, colorful, and fun. The characters are cartoon-like giving the subject matter a lightness and brightness that matches the tone of this rhyming book. The illustrations and rhyming text make this subject more accessible to children.
The book projects a positive yet realistic point of view. The author explains that David’s ADHD may never go away and that David may have to always use the tools he has learned. But the book also emphasizes that David has learned to accept and control his ADHD. I found this book to be informative and accessible and I highly recommend it to teachers, parents, medical professionals, and therapists that have children with ADHD in their lives. The author aptly summed up the value of her book in the following quote.

“My greatest hope for this book is that it is shared in libraries, so that it’s available to all… The primary goal was to not only help children with ADHD, but also to help classmates, friends and family understand and to encourage classroom inclusion. I’m not sure how many parents might be reluctant to order a book about ADHD, tacitly admitting their child might be affected, but will be able to read it and decide about checking a copy out of a library. Perhaps an asymptomatic child will be able to find himself/herself – or a schoolmate – in the book. I sincerely hope it makes it into school libraries everywhere!” …Sherrill S. Cannon

 

 

 

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…

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

 

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.

 

Another 5-Star Readers Favorite Review for David’s ADHD

Thank you Jack Magnus of Reader’s Favorite for the lovely 5-star review for David’s ADHD

Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

David’s ADHD is a picture book for children written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. David’s classmates don’t get upset when he acts out in the schoolyard or is hyper in class. They know sometimes he seems frustrated and unable to focus on the teacher and what they are learning. His behavior might have confused them in the past, but they know that David has ADHD. They understand that the camera we all have in our heads works differently in David’s; his focusing lens operates differently. David’s parents had wondered what was happening with their son. They could feel his despair and confusion — and even his rage. Finally, they learned after testing that David had ADHD. And that he wasn’t the only kid who had it. Best of all, they learned that the doctors could show them how to help David wake up his focus.

Sherrill S. Cannon’s David’s ADHD introduces the subject of ADHD to children and their caregivers in a fun and easy-to-read format. The author demystifies what is a confusing and upsetting mode of behavior and shows how caregivers can work with kids like David and help them explore their strengths more fully. I especially liked how the book also includes those kids who have had interactions with kids like David. It clearly explains why they behave as they do and what challenges they face. With that knowledge, kids can learn to empathize with someone they may have avoided in the past. Kalpart’s bright and colorful illustrations chart David’s progress as he consults with his doctor, works on his schedule with his mom and dad, and excels on his computer. I was pleased to learn that medication is not the only treatment for ADHD. David’s ADHD shows that quite clearly in a story that’s accessible to kids and caregivers alike. David’s ADHD is most highly recommended.

Once again, I am so pleased that the reviewer has captured the essence of the book – which is to help not only the child with ADHD, but his classmates.  Patience and understanding are concepts that children should learn early, and will help them mature into responsible and caring adults…If possible, please share this book with your children, teachers and libraries!!!

Nice Thank You from the PPE School Library

Nice Thank You!!!  (Please and Thank You are the Magic Words!

Thank you author Sherrill S. Cannon for your generous donation of books. Some are part of my “Manner Trilogy Sub. Folder” and the others to the PPE School Library. Blessings and Gratitude! #LuzDelMes

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Quakertown Library Event this Saturday, November 9 from 1-3

Quakertown Library Expo

A reminder that I will be participating in the Quakertown Bucks County Library event this coming weekend – November 9th from 1-3.

Please join me for some bookish fun, meet published writers and fellow book lovers, and support local authors!

Quakertown Local Author Expo

Library Link Quakertown

All nine of my award-Winning children’s books and both poetry books will be available to peruse and purchase…

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.

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.  

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

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

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-Man is a Superhero who helps children cope with bullies,and teaches them how to look within themselves for their own superhero.

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-Jimmy is about how a bully learns to share.  His “New Polite Rule” helps him learn to make friends.

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!

Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Bronze Medal and the 2011 USA Best Books Finalist Award. Peter and the Whimper-Whineys helps 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.

Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Silver Award and the 2011 Indie Excellence Finalist Award.  Santa’s Birthday Gift includes Santa in the Christmas story.

(After reading a story of the nativity to my granddaughter, she asked “But where’s Santa?”)

Winner of 12 Awards:  A Penny for Your ThoughtsHave you ever loved, been loved, been confused about love, or suffered from loss of love? All these feelings have been captured and shared in the words of heartfelt poems, compiled over many years by a former teacher and award-winning author. The variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, & sonnets. The book has won a Gold Reader Views Award, and its Specialty Poetry Prize Award, Gold Feathered Quill Award, Gold New Apple Book Award, Gold Los Angeles Book Festival Winner, Gold eLit Award, Gold New Apple eBook, TopShelf Winner, Silver FAPA President’s Award, Bronze Global eBook Award, Royal Dragonfly HM & Pinnacle Award.

Winner of 8 AwardsA Dime is a Sign – This volume of poetry is a companion to A Penny for Your Thoughts, with the same feelings and the same formatting…just additional poetry!  A psychic medium once said that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone you have loved and lost is thinking of you… Once again, the variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, & sonnets. It has received a Silver Medal Reader Views Literary Awards, Bronze Medal Award from Feathered Quill, a Book Excellence Awards Finalist, a Global eBook Awards Silver Medal, a FAPA President’s Awards Bronze Medal, a Readers Favorite Finalist Award, a New Apple Summer eBook Official Selection, as well as a Pinnacle Achievement Award

I hope to see you at the Quakertown Library!!