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Lunch With Santa 2019

I enjoyed being a part of the festivities with all the youngsters at the Annual “Lunch with Santa” event at Buckingham Springs.  It’s always fun for me, since this is the best age group for sharing my books… Grandparents and parents who wish to participate bring a gift with their child’s name on it and leave it at the office the day before the event.  When everyone arrives at the event, they have lunch and sing songs until the magic moment when Santa appears, ringing his bell and shouting “Ho-Ho-Ho”… The children cheer –  and then line up to visit Santa and receive their designated gift!  Very festive and happy occasion!!!  

Forgotten 3rd Grade Christmas Poem, at age 7…

I love the way my illustrator, Kalpart, kept the star as the source of light for all the lovely illustrations in Santa’s Birthday Gift. 

I recently discovered this poem that my mother had saved…

Many have asked when I started writing poetry and I always have responded that it was at about age 4, but that I had lost the collection of those earliest poems.

I recently discovered this 3rd Grade Christmas poem, written at age 7.  Yes, I skipped a year.)

Happy December 1st… the first day of Advent…!

Star

Star in the sky,

Twinkling your eye…

Are you big?

Are you small?

Are you fat?

Are you tall?

 

I am small,

And I am tall…

I’m the star in the sky

That shone in baby Jesus’s eye.

 

Fun at the Florida Book Fair 2019

Thank you to Dr. Valerie Allen who shared some of these photos of my books exhibited at the Florida Book Fair over the weekend…

She also shared several others, especially this Christmas favorite:

Santa’s Gift to Jesus

Poetry was also available…

A Dime is a Sign through Time

I love to share my books with others…  Please help me share them!!!

Awesome Christmas Gifts Banner Created by All Author! Thanks!!

Great Christmas Gifts!

Thanks to All Author for this wonderful display!

(All of my books are available on amazon.com 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!)

 

 

 

Santa’s Birthday Gift now Available on Amazon

Christmas Gifts are Birthday Gifts for Jesus

Last year amazon ran out of Santa’s Birthday Gift in early November…

Fortunately it is now available again.  The book was written in response to my young granddaughter’s request for me to read her the story of the Nativity.  When I finished, she looked at me and said, “But where’s Santa?”

 

This book is an attempt to answer that question and to help children realize that Santa’s Birthday Gift is not about what Santa gets, but what he gives!  His gifts to children are really birthday gifts for Jesus, and they help us remember His birthday each year.

The story of the Nativity is told first, since it is important for children to learn this story…But the scene shifts to Santa at the North Pole, who is a toymaker, who sees the Star and realizes the Christ Child has been born. He stuffs some toys in a sack, and wearing his red snow suit runs out to the barn to hitch up his reindeer to his sleigh. He travels a long way, but runs out of snow and isn’t sure what to do – so he looks at the sky and offers a prayer and suddenly his reindeer are able to fly!!   When he gets to the stable, he kneels before Jesus and promises he will bring gifts each year to children to celebrate His birth.  When he sees all the others celebrating and giving gifts, he discovers that his sack of toys never empties…so he gives gifts to everyone in the town, jumps in his sleigh, and delivers gifts to children all over the world!

One of my favorite reactions was of a little girl who read the book and then told her mother, “Now I get it!”

Please Note: For the benefit of a few who have purchased the book and then questioned its authenticity, please note that it has a cover showing Santa  kneeling at the manger.  This book is a way to try to bring the two traditions together, to help children realize the true meaning of Christmas,  and is a work of fiction…(By the way, the entire story came to me in a dream, with rhyming words that flowed onto the page, so…?)

 

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

My TV Appearance at Barnes & Noble in NY – 2009

A fun memory sent from Shutterfly – My first booksigning at Barnes & Noble in Vestal, NY – The TV crew appeared and provided me with my 5 minutes of fame!  Santa’s Birthday Gift has since become a best-seller!

I think that TV clip is still available on my amazon author page…

Happy Holidays!!!

Santa’s Birthday Gift Availability – bn.com and eBay has books available – amazon is temporarily out of stock

What Santa gives, not gets!

For anyone wishing to share best-selling Santa’s Birthday Gift with little ones this Christmas, the books are still available on barnesandnoble.com and signed ones are available on eBay…  Apparently amazon is sold out, but more have been ordered.

Here are the links: (If you purchase on eBay you can also request the book personalized with the child’s name, plus the signature.)

eBay Signed Copies   

Barnes & Noble

The link to amazon is: