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Another 5-Star Review for The Magic Word

What is the Magic Word?

Thank you again to Bethany Edwards, international school educator and literary specialist, for the lovely review of The Magic Word.

on October 7, 2017
Sherrill has consistently written lovely rhyming books for young children. Not only do the books have quality text, but an important message for empathy and unity that is critical for children to see in books.
This book models natural consequences for unkind words, but then shows the main character Elizabeth reflecting on her decisions. This is a critical message that just because you make a mistake, there is a way to change and move forward.
As adults we read books like Unselfie by Michele Borba or The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey that outline the importance of explicitly teaching empathy and resilience in children.
Sherrill’s book does exactly that; a must have book for all young ones to see “the golden rule” in action.
The multicultural cast of characters is also very valuable as classrooms become increasingly diverse and children’s books need to help children learn to read while also reading the world.
Be sure to also check out the children’s plays this wonderful author has written for classroom teachers.

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!