Category Archives: Manners

The Golden Rule Helps You Teach Your Children How to Be Kind

Winner of 9 Awards

I am pleased that The Golden Rule is doing so well, and hope that more and more children are learning ways to “Treat Others the Way You’d Like to be Treated“…

Help them learn ways to “pay it forward”… and share the author’s familiar “classroom of kids” and the wonderful Kalpart Illustrations!

Thank you also to the Children’s Literary Classics Awards for the special Meme they prepared…

“No matter the color of anyone’s skin, it’s not just the outside – it’s what is within.” Literary Classics Award Winning Children’s Book Author – Sherrill S. Cannon

Please help teach your children to be kind...

My Award Wallpaper!

Thank you to my husband for adding several new award certificates to my Award Wall… which I now term Award Wallpaper!

Award Wallpaper

There are a few award certificates missing – some eBook Awards and others don’t offer them – but I’ve been collecting them since my first three books were Readers Favorite Winners in 2011 when I began submitting to contests.

(The Magic Word won a Gold, Santa’s Birthday Gift won a Silver, and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys won a Bronze in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards.  That was awesome!!!)

Now, 75 Awards later, I am still submitting to contests…my favorite marketing tool!  (My publisher suggests I win my age…79.  I’m trying!)

List of Awards…In Order Received:

2019 – Readers Favorite Awards – Finalist – A Dime is a Sign

2019 – Global eBook Awards – Silver – A Dime is a Sign

2019 – FAPA President’s Award – Bronze – A Dime is a Sign

2019 – Book Excellence Awards – Finalist – A Dime is a Sign

2019 – Reader Views Literary Awards – Silver – A Dime is a Sign

2019 – New Apple Book Awards – Gold – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2019 – New Apple Book Awards – Official Selection – My Little Angel

2019 – Feathered Quill Book Awards – Bronze Medal – A Dime is a Sign

2018 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – A Dime is a Sign

2018 – Royal Dragonfly – H.M. – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – IAN Book of the Year Finalist– My Little Angel

2018 – Top Shelf – Winner – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – New Apple Summer eBook Awards – Gold – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Global eBook – Gold – My Little Angel

2018 – Global eBook – Bronze – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – FAPA President’s Award – Silver – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Book Excellence Awards – Gold – My Little Angel

2018 – eLit Book Awards – Gold – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – eLit Book Awards – Gold – The Golden Rule

2018 – Los Angeles Book Festival Awards – Winner – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Reader Views Specialty Award for Most Innovative Book of Poetry – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Reader Views Literary Awards – Gold Medal – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Feathered Quill Book Awards – Gold Medal – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2018 – Feathered Quill Book Awards – Bronze Medal – My Little Angel

2017 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – A Penny for Your Thoughts

2017 – Royal Dragonfly Awards – HM – My Little Angel

2017 – IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist – The Golden Rule

2017 – Readers’ Favorite Award Finalist – My Little Angel

2017 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – My Little Angel

2017 – Reader Views Reviewers Choice – 2ndPlace – The Golden Rule

2016 –  Book Excellence Award – Gold Medal – The Golden Rule

2016 – Readers’ Favorite Award Finalist – The Golden Rule

2016 – Global eBook Gold Medal – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2016 – FAPA President’s Award – Bronze Medal – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2016 – Children’s Literary Classics Silver Medal – The Golden Rule

2016 – Mom’s Choice Award – Silver – The Golden Rule

2016 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – The Golden Rule

2016 – Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval – The Golden Rule

2016 – Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice – H.M. – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2015 – Readers’ Favorite – H.M. – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2015 – Global eBook Bronze Medal – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2015 – National Indie Excellence Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2015 – Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece– C’s Pic Book

2015 –  Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece– C’s Juv. Fiction

2015 – Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2015 –  Pinnacle Achievement Award – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

2015 – Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice – H.M. – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2014 – CLIPP Awards Winner K-2 – Manner-Man

2014 – KART Awards Winner – Manner-Man

2014 – Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2014 – Reader’s Favorite Illustrations Award – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece 

2014 – Global eBook Silver Medal – Manner-Man

2014 – National Indie Excellence Finalist – Manner-Man

2014 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

2014 – Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice – Winner – Manner-Man

2014 – Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards – H.M. – Manner-Man

2014 – Los Angeles Book Festival – Winner – Manner-Man

2014 – London Book Festival H.M – Manner-Man

2013 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Manner-Man

2013 – Pinnacle Achievement Award – Manner-Man

2013 – Global eBook Silver Medal – Gimme-Jimmy

2013 – Indie Excellence Finalist – Gimme-Jimmy

2013 – Reader Views Reviewers Choice 3rdPlace – Gimme-Jimmy

2012 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Gimme-Jimmy

2012 – Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist – The Magic Word

2012 – Global eBook 3rdPlace – The Magic Word

2012 – International Book Awards Finalist – The Magic Word

2012 – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Gimme-Jimmy

2012 – Reader Views Reviewers Choice 2ndPlace – The Magic Word

2011 – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – The Magic Word

2011 – The USA “Best Books 2011” Finalist – Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

2011 – Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal – Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

2011 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Santa’s Birthday Gift

2011  – Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal – The Magic Word

2011 – Indie Excellence Finalist – Santa’s Birthday Gift

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!

 

 

 

Lovely Surprise Review for My Little Angel from Reviewer Naila Moon

Multi-Award Winner

What a lovely surprise to receive a note from Naila Moon, letting me know that she had written a review for My Little Angel…   I’m so happy to share this wonderful review!

 

 

“It has been awhile since I have read and reviewed one of Sherrill Cannon’s books, I am so glad I have for today. As with all her books, there are lessons to be learned that children as well as adults should get. This time the author approaches the subject of doing the right things. The “moral” compass is directed by the angel, Angela, who helps the girl take care of herself, her pets, and others.

As with all the books I have read from this author, her poetry is top notch and the illustrations that go with it always match well. Her illustrator is fantastic and she uses the same one throughout all of her books which brings a consistency and one I have come to expect.

In the back of the book she notes that she has hidden some of her previous books within the pages. She invites the reader to see if they can be found. This too is a consistency throughout her books and I enjoy (as kids would) looking for the hidden books. There are also questions to help the reader come to fully understand the theme of the book. The questions are well thought out and purposely directed. I know that this comes from the years of teaching the author did.

Once again this is a book that should be on the “must read” list.

5 stars from me!”

She also sent me a nice note about her review, with the lovely news that she will also be reviewing The Golden Rule!

 

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  

Fun to Find Sales Up for The Golden Rule

Winner of 9 Awards

It has been gratifying to discover that sales continue to climb for The Golden Rule, since its message is to think of others and be nice!  “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated”

Suggestions include “Pay it forward”, and “…thinking of others is also a part of that rule, which means thinking with head and with heart”.

I also love this beautiful meme prepared by Children’s Literary Classics:  These are all contained in the pages of this beautifully illustrated book, multi-award-winning book (thank you Kalpart Illustrations).

“No matter the color of anyone’s skin, it’s not just the outside – it’s what is within.” Literary Classics Award Winning Children’s Book Author – Sherrill S. Cannon

My CureJM Fundraiser is No Longer Active

Addie is on the Cover… Little Girl in Blue Dress!

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 sherrillcannon@aol.com 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!!!

Sherrill

(PS – My other inactive fundraiser for imbullyfree has also been discontinued…)