Category Archives: Superhero

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

Jason Jr. Loves Manner-Man…so does Makayla

Jason, Jr and Makayla

How cute is this?  Jason Holley Sr. sent me this photo of his grandson, little Jason Holley, Jr. who is holding his copy of Manner-Man with Makayla, who is the sister of Tanea Alana Hardy who passed from complications of Juvenile Myositis (and for whom my book The Golden Rule is in memory).

Tanea’s character is on the cover of The Golden Rule and is also in Manner-Man, and now Jason Jr. has joined the team!  As Manner-Man states: “…always remember your hero’s inside!”

Fun to Find my Children’s Books at Walmart.com

A friend and fellow author mentioned that she had discovered her children’s book on the Walmart.com site.  I thought I’d go take a look!

Walmart.com

No whining at Walmart!

Please look – Great Price!

R U a Good Listener?

Gimme-Jimmy - A Bully Learns to Share

Please check out Karen Scheuer’s book, A Bug and a Wish while you’re there!

Fun Reading to Combined Kindergarten Classes

Kindergarten Reading

I had a lovely morning reading to combined kindergarten classes at my granddaughter’s school.  She was so happy to be my “illustration holder” – and thanks to my awesome illustrator, she is the little girl on the My Little Angel cover!

They also loved The Magic Word, Manner-Man and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys!  Amazingly attentive children!!!


Complete All Author Interview

All Author Interview

It seems I was remiss in my post about the AllAuthor interview, since I only included the “snippet”!

Here is the complete interview, with thanks to Mady Joshi and his awesome All Author group!

All Author Compete Interview

Where did you grow up? What were some of your favorite books as a child?

I grew up in the Willard Hotel in the middle of downtown Washington, D.C., a block from the White House! I’m the original Eloise!! My favorite children’s book was Munro Leaf’s Manners Can Be Fun… and I also loved Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss for my children. I’ve always been a prolific reader.

What got you into writing Children’s books? When are you most satisfied with what you’ve written?

The first children’s book I wrote was Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, but that wasn’t the first one published. It was a story my mother told to me and my brother – and later to her grandchildren – but it wasn’t in a book. I taped her telling the story to my children and then put the story into poetry (since I’ve always loved to write poetry.) I am most satisfied when I can read the story aloud and the meter and rhyme are in synch.

What grade did you teach when you were a teacher? What was the most memorable experience you had as a teacher?

I taught high school physical education for ten years, although I did my practice teaching on an elementary school level. My most memorable experience was becoming the Head of the Physical Education Department at my alma mater, ten years after graduation, and being in charge of organizing the graduation exercises in the Washington National Cathedral!

Can you remember back to the time you were writing your debut novel and could you tell us a little about what life was like for you then? How little or how much has life changed for you since?

My debut “children’s book” was written several years before it was published, and put away until retirement allowed me to put time into seeking publication. Santa’s Birthday Gift was published in 2009. Life has changed immeasurably since I first began writing, since my mother collected my poetry when I started writing it at age 4!! Think back to 1944…!!!

You said your inspiration for “Santa’s Birthday Gift” came from your granddaughter after she asked where Santa was in the story of Jesus Christ’s birth. Does most of your inspiration come from her or from elsewhere?

Actually, my inspiration came from her question, “But where’s Santa?”, but the story itself came to me in a dream – and many of the details occurred to me while writing it. I thank God regularly for letting me be the one to write this story. My inspiration for my books is to try to find ways to teach kindness and consideration for others, disguised as fun stories.

What was it like to win a Pinnacle Achievement Award for your book “Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!”? What is your definition of success?

The Pinnacle Awards have always been rewarding to me, since the competition is available seasonally and gives me an indication of potential success. Each of my books has won a Pinnacle Achievement Award, since I discovered the awards in 2011 with The Magic Word. Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! has won four other awards including Gold Medal in the Global eBook Awards. It’s a fun book as an introduction to computer terms, and my teenage grandson’s reaction to the conclusion was, “I didn’t see that coming!” (Success is making children happy while reading my books to them…that’s what it’s all about!)

Name some words you’ve had most trouble finding something suitable to rhyme with.

I don’t really look for words to rhyme… they seem to find me! It isn’t just rhyme that’s important but the meter – or the sound – of the words. When I read to school children we often talk about the “music of the words”. (For the record, I was once advised I’d never find a word to rhyme with “silver”.)

What are some of the lessons and values you hope kids will learn by reading “My Little Angel”? Do you believe you have a guardian angel?

My Little Angel was written with younger pre-school children in mind, providing specific ways for small children to learn to be a better person, and to remain safe in this changing world of ours. It also stresses the concept that one is never really alone, and that idea brings comfort to many. (One of my fans asked me to include pets in one of my stories, so this one includes a kitty and a dog!) And yes, I believe I have a Guardian Angel…several of them!

Do you ever plan on writing a book series for children? If so, what would you want it to be about? If not, could you tell us why?

My Little Angel is my last children’s book, so I will not be writing a “series”. However, all of my books, beginning with The Magic Word, include characters from previous books as well as hidden past book covers for readers to discover – so in a way they are a “series of kindness and consideration” books! As far as future writing is concerned, I will have a book of poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts, released very soon and am looking forward to sharing it. I hope AllAuthor will be including it also! Please stay tuned!

What sort of difference do you think a book makes in a child’s life? In this modern world of growing technology, do you think that books are growing out of style?

I have always loved books, as have my children and grandchildren, in spite of the digital world. I only provide eBooks since they are more portable and convenient, but small children really need and want physical books to hold and take to bed with them! I truly can’t imagine going to bed myself without reading first, and I hope all parents and grandparents foster this love of reading. (I always have a book with me!)

Are you a Disney movie fan? If so, which one is your favorite?

I’ve always loved Disney, and Cinderella was a favorite as well as the original Parent Trap with Hayley Mills – but I also love Finding Dory!!

Who is the most influential person you know and how have they helped you as an author?

I certainly wish I knew some influential people who could help me as an author!! (If any of you are reading this, I’m available!)

If you read your books as a child, do you think you would like them?

Yes!!! (I write them with my “child-eye” in mind!)

I’d also like to give credit to my amazing illustrator, Kalpart Illustrations, who have created the illustrations and covers for all my books, including my newest book of poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts.

Signed Copy of Manner-Man on Biracial Bookworms


Please enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Manner-Man during Bullying Prevention Month!  Follow biracialbookworms.com to be eligible, and tag 3 friends who you think would also like a chance to win!  Manner-Man is the winner of 10 Awards, including the prestigious CLIPP award for Grades K-2, selected by school principals at the recommendation of teachers…

The CLIPP Award

Principals’ Award for Children’s Literature

The Children’s Literature Independently Published Principals’ Award, CLIPPA, has a judging committee which comprises top elementary school principals, educators and authors from across the U.S. “This roster of leading educators from across the U.S. will ensure we honor authors who are meeting the highest standards of originality, learning quality and language in their children’s literature.” The Children’s Literature Independently Published Principals’ Award (CLIPPA) awards were created to recognize and encourage independent authors who self-publish outstanding children’s books that offer fun, learning and creativity. Awards were presented in two categories: children’s books for Grades K-2 and children’s books for Grades 3-4.