Category Archives: sherrill s. Cannon

Another Award for A Dime is A Sign – Book Excellence Awards Finalist

So happy to share the welcome news that A Dime is A Sign is a Book Excellence Award Finalist in Poetry.

“Subject: Congrats! You won a Book Excellence Award!
Dear Sherrill,

It is with great pleasure to announce that you have been selected as a Book Excellence Award Finalist for the following book and category:

Book Title: A Dime is a Sign

Category: Poetry

There were hundreds of entries from around the world and your book was selected for its high-quality writing, design and market appeal.”

This is A Dime is a Sign‘s fourth award, and my 72nd overall Book Award…

The book is an attempt to express feelings in words, and is a companion to my earlier A Penny for Your Thoughts book of poetry.  If you have loved, been loved, or have lost love, then this book is for you…

So wonderful to be able to share my poetry… My heart is smiling!

Sherrill S. Cannon Signed Books on EBay…

Just a reminder that all of my books are also available on eBay…and they can be personalized and signed!  Just put whatever personalization you would like – such as the name of the child recipient – and I will sign and mail the book(s) to you.  (I will also adjust shipping for multiple books…)

It’s been fun to see that Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! has been popular on amazon lately… This book is actually a mystery book (with a surprise ending), which also teaches youngsters about computers and computer terms… not to mention how to get along in the classroom!!!   (My teen grandson remarked, …”I did not see that coming…”)

All of my other books are also available on eBay, in addition to amazon and barnesandnoble…

My author website is http://sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon

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!

 

 

 

Fun Tidbit to Share

Just wanted to share my fun experience yesterday.  My neighbor’s grandchildren were visiting, and I had the chance to meet them.  Cecilia, age 6, has all my children’s books, thanks to her grandparents.  After I had gone back inside the house, my neighbor told me that her little brother, Thomas, asked Cecilia who I was.

She replied, “Oh that’s the girl who writes books for me!”

It still makes me laugh and my heart smile…

(For those who don’t know me, I am 79!)

 

Another 5-Star Review for My Little Angel

Multi-Award Winner

I received another lovely 5-star review for My Little Angel which I’m very happy to share!  This review is special, since it was written by a Reading Specialist.

“Teaches Good Lessons:

Award winning author, Sherrill Cannon, rhymes her way into a child’s heart in this adorable story, My Little Angel. Children read about the tiny angel, Angela, who stresses the importance of good manners and being polite. The little angel teaches many good lessons helping children stay safe. As a Reading Specialist for elementary aged children, I highly recommend this book which provides picture support with lovely illustrations, and rhyming words which encourages children to rhyme. The book also includes questions which promotes good discussions. My Little Angel definitely complements any early education classroom library. I bought this book for my niece to help her build a children’s library for her new born baby. She loved it! Any child or adult will want to read this lovely rhyming story with beautiful illustrations over and over again!”

Thank you, Christine Conrad Cazes for this lovely review.

My Little Angel was written with pre-schoolers and kindergarteners in mind, as well as 1st & 2nd graders, since it attempts to stress some life-lessons and safety issues for youngsters beginning their school careers.  It includes getting ready for school (or daycare), crossing the street, being polite and kind to friends, learning lessons, fastening seatbelts, awareness of stranger-danger, including pets in prayers (which was a request from a fan), and constantly reminding the child of being loved.  I hope you will share the book with your children and their friends!  The Kalpart illustrations are exceptional…

Also, please know that if you use eBay, you can get signed copies… All my books are available that way!  Just include signature requests with your purchase…

 

America’s 50andWe Test… Happy July 4th…

As we move toward the July 4th Weekend, I’d like to share my patriotic poem

Please remember that we are the UNITED States of America!!!

 

America’s 50andWe Test

I made the grade, I passed the test –

I’m standing out from all the rest

I got my test results today…

Please let me tell you what they say:

 

They say I’m white and red and brown,

Some black and yellow also found…

I’m Christian, Muslim, Islam, Jew

And Atheist is in there too.

 

I’m male and female sometimes both,

Part is grown and some needs growth…

I’m young and old and in between,

And sometimes nice and sometimes mean.

 

I’m part of all, and all of us,

Composing all of our U.S…

Republican or Democrat,

We must unite, be proud of that

 

Which makes us strong and makes us free

To be the best that we can be…

The 50 states that makes us “we”

Our land of love and liberty!

 

….Sherrill S. Cannon

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!