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What Was Santa’s Birthday Gift?

Please remember the true meaning of Christmas…

Christmas Gifts are Birthday Gifts for Jesus

Christmas Gifts are Birthday Gifts for Jesus

Please help share this story with your children… Reading this together is our Christmas tradition, and hope it may become yours..

Santa’s gift to Jesus was his promise to bring gifts each year to children to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. Christmas gifts are Birthday Gifts for Jesus!

Amazon Link for Santa’s Birthday Gift

Barnes & Noble Link for Santa’s Birthday Gift




Thank you Vera Godley for the Lovely Review of Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Winner of 2 Awards...

Winner of 2 Awards…

Thanks to Vera Godley for her lovely review of Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! on her blog…  This is also a Giveaway, so please take a look!!!

Chat With Vera Review

My thoughts: It is hard to imagine a child, even a small child, in today’s world not recognizing terms such as mice, spiders, and webs without immediately recognizing them as computer connected terms. However, Sherrill Cannon has presented just such a story with a young, school age girl who is now afraid to go to school because the teacher said that “today” there would be “mice, spiders, and webs” at school.

Written in rhyme, this cute book is fun to read and Rosemary is adamant that she will not go to school with mice, spiders, and webs.

The case in point is that the young girl simply wasn’t listening closely and assumed from what she “heard” that real live mice and spiders would be there. And of course, she didn’t want to be around these creepy critters.

She does go to school and she is reconciled to learn that her teacher was introducing them to computers. So now she knows that it is important to listen well to what is being said.

The little book is also an introduction to the world-wide “web” and use of mice (computer mouse), and spiders that creep and crawl along the WWW.

Nicely illustrated by Kalpart, children will enjoy this story and learn a bit, too.
Begins December 31
ENDS January 18, 2016 @ 12:00 a.m. ET.
Open to USA addresses only.

“How Christmas can be about both Santa and Jesus”

What Santa Gives...not Gets

What Santa Gives…not Gets

Lovely new press release by SBPRA and a message from the CEO, Robert Fletcher

Click Here for Full Release including Video trailer: PRWeb Release

“With Christmas right around the corner, it’s easy for the hustle and bustle of gift-giving to eclipse the true meaning of the holiday. Author Sherrill S. Cannon provides a reminder in her children’s book about how Christmas can be about both Santa and Jesus.

In “Santa’s Birthday Gift,” Cannon takes the story of the Nativity and puts into simple terms for a very young child to understand. In a unique twist, the story shifts to an angel named Santa who sees the star at the North Pole and realizes that God’s Love had been born as a child.

“I was inspired by my 3-year-old granddaughter who, after I read the story of the Nativity, turned to me and asked, ‘But where’s Santa?’” said Cannon. “That same night, the entire story came to me in a dream; when I sat down to write it, the story flowed in rhyme.”

At a time when Christmas has become increasingly more about Black Friday, Cyber Monday and gifts under the tree, “Santa’s Birthday Gift” grounds children and their parents alike, reminding them of the true meaning of the holiday. The story, which focuses on prayer and giving, simplifies the story of Christ’s birth without confusing children, and without leaving Santa out.

“Sherrill’s book is one of many holiday-themed stories perfect for kids this Christmas,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency (SBPRA), Cannon’s publisher. “It’s not only great for the little ones on your list, but this top-seller also has a powerful and important message.”

“I constantly thank God for allowing me to be the one to write this story,” Cannon added. “My favorite part of authoring this book is hearing from parents that their little ones now understand the true meaning of Christmas.”

With thousands of copies sold, “Santa’s Birthday Gift” is part of SBPRA’s robust and growing children’s book catalog. Cannon’s book is available for online purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and SBPRA’s website.

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Thanks so much for helping me share this story…


Nice Thank You Note from Laura Bush

I received the following Thank-You Note from Laura Bush, after sending her copies of Santa’s Birthday Gift and The Magic Word for her to share with her granddaughters.  Since she is a former teacher as well as a librarian (not to mention First Lady!) I thought she might like them!