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Fun to be Included as a Read to Me! Day Ambassador

Maritza Mejia has posted on Facebook…

HONORED TO BE “READ TO ME! DAY AMBASSADOR”
I am so excited to be part of this project and wonderful initiative. I am ready to read amazing books from award winning authors on Facebook Live on March 19th. Thank you Sherrill S. Cannon , Janet Balletta , Tere Rodriguez-Nora. More authors coming soon! #LuzDelMes https://m.facebook.com/groups/994793700993480/permalink/1102005293605653/ #internationalreadtomeday #LuzDelMes ✨

On March 19th, my “Manners  Trilogy” – The Magic Word, Gimme-Jimmy, and Manner-Man – will be read aloud in both Spanish and English to children around the world!

Please join in!

Bedtime Read Favorite – The Magic Word – Please Read!

Please Read

I love to get photos of kids enjoying my books… Here’s a young fan reading one of his favorites… Please do the same!!

One of my favorite reviews:

“This book has to be the best book to teach about how to treat others. My grandbaby, who I have custody of, was trying to be a bully and then we read Sherrill’s book to her. She loved this book and I believe that the message finally clicked in her little brain and she got it. Now, she wants this particular book read to her everyday. She has all of the books from Sherrill Cannon and she loves them all. My 15 year old loves them also. We all enjoy reading them, she is like the modern day Dr Seuss. Ashlyn, my grand daughter, would not sit down to listen to a full book before Sherrill’s books and now she loves books. Thank you Sherrill.”

 

 

 

What is The Magic Word?

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

 

Summertime is a good time for kids to be reading fun books, especially if they help teach some valuable lessons at the same time!  No, the magic word is not abracadabra.  The magic word which works best is PLEASE!!  Rude little Elisabeth learns that saying “Please” and “Thank You” work their magic when making friendships as well…

My daughter, a kindergarten teacher, loves this book.  She informed me that after reading the book with her class, the children were taking great delight in using the phrase, “What is the magic word?” in their relationships with other students!

Previous 5-Star Review for The Magic Word:  “Elizabeth discovers she has no friends when no one wants to come to her birthday party.  Elizabeth does not understand why she has no friends until she talks to her mom.  Mom suggests Elizabeth learn to be more considerate of her classmates and teacher, and to learn to use the magic words “thank you” and “please.”

The Magic Word gently teaches children two important life skills: how to make friends and manners.  Ms. Cannon writes in rhyme that is simply and easy to follow.  Kids will love learning how to treat others kindly while reading this story.  It is also a good read-aloud-story, perfect for pre-school and kindergarten classes.  The illustrator has given the child characters wonderful expressions that are easy to understand.  They are drawn in soft pastels.  This short, 25-page book, delivers on every level.  Written in one of the most difficult manners, poetry, the story is pleasant, the message clear and the illustrations fantastic.”

There is also a short poem at the conclusion of the story, which I will share here:

There is a Magic Word
To use when you’re in need,
So give a smile and shout it out:
The magic word is Please!
There are some other words
That bring a magic touch:
When someone does nice things for you,
Say “Thank you, very much!”

This book is the first in what I consider my “Manners Trilogy”…  I will share Gimme-Jimmy and Manner-Man in following posts…  Enjoy!!!  ( Available on amazon and bn.com)

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!!  

 

 

 

 

Another Library Event at the Quakertown Branch of the Bucks County Free Library on November 9 from 1-3

I am looking forward to the Richboro Library Event this Saturday, Oct 26 from 11-2, but will also be participating in the Quakertown Bucks County Library on the following weekend as well – November 9th from 1-3.

Quakertown Local Author Expo

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 Library – Richboro or Quakertown (or both!)

 

 

 

The Manners Trilogy is Now In Maritza’s Classroom!

So happy to find this post on Facebook this morning:

Each book uses characters from the previous book to help children learn “good manners” and ways to give to others.

The Magic Word uses little Elisabeth to show children the importance of using Please and Thank You in their social relationships. Elisabeth’s mother reminds her, “What is the magic word?”

Elisabeth appears as a classmate in Gimme-Jimmy, who helps show children how to be polite and think of others (and not say “Gimme”!)  This book also uses Jimmy’s father as the main adult character…

Both Elisabeth and Jimmy appear as children advocates for bully prevention in Manner-Man, as they help the little main character (who just happens to be a caricature of my grandson, thanks to my awesome illustrator Kalpart) call for the superhero Manner-Man to help them stop bullying. Manner-Man reminds them that their own heroes are inside!

It’s been a lot of fun to continue writing about my “classroom of kids”, since many characters are recurring and other book covers are included in subsequent books.  Look for many of them in my new children’s book to be released this fall, David’s ADHD. Please stay tuned!!!

Another Lovely 5-Star Review for The Magic Word

Please and Thank You

The Magic Word, winner of 6 Awards including a Gold from Readers Favorite, has received another lovely 5-Star Review from a Reading Specialist!

The Magic Word…It’s Magic!   5-Stars

“The Magic Word is a charming story by award winning author, Sherrill Cannon. Her delightful rhyming words teach every child the importance of saying PLEASE and THANK YOU! Elizabeth Keys eventually learns to say those two “magic” words! As a Reading Specialist for elementary aged children, I highly recommend this book that exposes children to the beauty of rhyme developing their phonological awareness. Cannon’s book not only supports rhyme, but teaches children the importance of social manners. The Magic Word is sure to be a child’s favorite book with its lyrical words and charming illustrations. I bought this adorable story as a gift for my niece who is building a children’s library for her newborn baby. This story is sure to put a smile on any young child’s face.”

Thanks so much to Reading Specialist Christine Cazes for this lovely review.

It’s wonderful to realize how much this book has been shared, and I thank all of you for teaching your children the importance of being kind and treating each other with respect.  There is a little poem at the end of the book too:

There is a Magic Word

To use when you’re in need

So give a smile and shout it out:

The magic word is Please!

There are some other words

That bring a magic touch:

When someone does nice things for you,

Say, “Thank you, very much!”

So thanks to all of you who have shared my books throughout the years!!!

Another Fan…Bedtime!

 

 

 

Fun to See my “Manners Trilogy” Selling so Well

Manner-Man the Superhero

I’ve enjoyed seeing interest and sales, especially for Manner-Man which was written in response to my then 4-yr-old grandson’s request for a book about a Superhero.  Manner-Man is a Superhero who teaches children how to believe in themselves and to stand up for others. Manner-Man is a winner of 10 Awards, including the CLIPP Principals’ Award. The book was a direct follow-up to The Magic Word and Gimme-Jimmy, and uses the characters from both former books.

Please and Thank You

The Magic Word, winner of 5 Awards, encourages the use of “Please” and “Thank-You” in the life of a child, Elisabeth is a child whose selfishness has caused her to not have many friends… She learns how to share by being polite and thinking of others… Her Mom tells her, “I think you’ll find out you’ll be happier too, If you think more of others and less about you.”

 

How A Bully Learns to Share!

Gimme-Jimmy is about how a bully learns to share… and is also the winner of 5 Awards.  Jimmy is rude and says “Gimme” a lot, and his father warns him that his hand might enlarge every time he says the word. Jimmy discovers his “Polite Rule” as his hand shrinks back to normal. (It was also fun to write a story about a child and his father!)

 

All three books I consider my “Manners Trilogy”, and I am very pleased that they have become very popular –  which is especially encouraging in today’s world!  Kindness and thinking of others is a constant theme.

Many of the characters also have been included my other children’s books… Look for them in The Golden Rule too!!

Winner of 9 Awards

(All of my books have been Illustrated by Kalpart Illustrations… and published by SBPRA)

My other children’s books include Santa’s Birthday Gift, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!, My Little Angel, and poetry books A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is a Sign.  All are available on amazon.com  and barnesandnoble.com  

My CureJM Fundraiser is Still Active – Please Take a Look

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 RuleWhat 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

Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to say Thank You!

Please and Thank You

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thank you to all of you who have helped me share my books…

Always treat others the way you would like to be treated!

The Magic Words are Please and Thank You

Here’s a little reminder from The Magic Word:

There is a magic word

To use when you’re in need,

So give a smile and shout it out:

The magic word is please!

There are some other words

That bring a magic touch:

When someone does nice things for you,

Say, “Thank you, very much!”

                           …Sherrill S. Cannon

Thank you very much to all of you…