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Thank you to MamaBuys for including my Manners Books!

Delighted to discover that several of my books have been included on the Mamabuys Blog about Learning Manners,Good Habits and About Life.

Mamabuys – Books About Manners and Life

Learning Manners, Good Habits and About Life

 

A wonderful way to teach kids to say please and thank you written in rhyme by award winning author Sherrill S. Cannon

The perfect antidote to children who whine. Yet another cleverly written book in rhyme by award winning author Sherrill S. Cannon

A true super hero of children that they can relate to and learn from written in rhyme by award winning author Sherrill S. Cannon

The bear family discovers that there is no such thing as monsters on a stormy day, much to everyone’s relief.

Centered on the life of a man and a tree running parallel is a great introduction to time, mortality and change. A classic that is a must have

A little tale about contentment written in rhyme by the popular  author Julia Donaldson

A fabulous way to talk to children about treating others and about being a ‘good person’ written in rhyme by award winning author Sherrill S. Cannon

A timeless story retold in simple language and vivid pictures.

A question often asked, but a concept difficult to explain, time is brilliantly explained using a child’s birthday party as the focus.

About two friends on a stormy day, being clumsy,getting angry and then making up. A simple story packed with emotions and beautiful illustrations.

About a greedy and selfish bully named Jimmy who transformed into a selfless and caring boy after his hand grew enormous as a result of constantly seeking more for himself. Another clever story in rhyme by award winning author Sherrill S. Cannon

Kalpart is an Awesome Illustrator

Fun to see this from Kalpart, my awesome illustrator, since many of my characters are included… Kalpart has illustrated all nine of my award-winning children’s books!

Kalpart Illustrations

How many characters can you find?

I found Manner-Man, Elisabeth from The Magic Word, Gimme-Jimmy, Santa’s Birthday Gift, and little Addie, who is my CureJM Jr. Reviewer and is one of my classroom kids in several books!!

The Magic Word is a Giveaway on Goodreads

I have placed another favorite book, The Magic Word, on Goodreads again as a giveaway.  It is a favorite of many children!

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!

At the back of the book, there is this extra verse, which I hope you will share with your children:

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!”

Thank you to all my friends, fans and family for helping me share my books!

A Way to Share Books…

Thank you to Charli Riggle and her shelf of books…I hope the children will enjoy The Magic Word!

To find out more, please check out Charli’s website at catherinespascha.com

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
But children in poor families need books just as much as children from well-to-do families. And you can help make it possible for them to have books! There are many places that you can donate books for children who need them.
I’ve adopted a bookshelf at the Sumner Bonney Lake Family Center. The Center provides services and referrals to local families in need. Homeless families, in particular, can connect with support through the Center. And all of the families served by the Center can get books for their children from the bookshelf in the waiting room. They don’t have to pay for them. They don’t have to return them…

Box of Books to Share

Box of Books to Share  A box of books ready to go to the children’s bookshelf at the Sumner Bonney Lake Family Center.

I restock the bookshelf once a month. Some of the books, I buy at used bookstores. Some, my friends give me when they clear out their children’s bookshelves. A Good Book, a local bookstore, donates many books. And some have been donated by Multicultural Children’s Book Day and participating author Sherrill Cannon…”

Thanks again, Charli!!!

What is the Magic Word?

Since the Holiday Season has arrived, I’m reminding my readers of some of my earlier books, especially The Magic Word, winner of 6 awards and still a favorite especially with little girls…

What is the Magic Word?

What is the Magic Word?

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!

Storytime Pup reads The Magic Word…Please share!!

What is the Magic Word?

What is the Magic Word?

Storytime Pup is such a cute show for little ones… I’m pleased that The Magic Word is now available on the site!

Reading to the Pacific Sage PreSchool

PreSchoolSis BlogI love reading to children, but usually start at the Kindergarten level.  I had the pleasure of reading both The Magic Word and Manner-Man to the adorable youngsters at the Pacific Sage PreSchool (ages 3-4) and found it a delightful experience.  I truly think the rhyming – the music of the words – is the key.

It was also fun to share the reading with my sister of the heart, Judy Shaffer, who kindly held the books to show the illustrations to the children.  (Photograph credit to my husband!)