Author Sherrill S. Cannon | Cure JM Foundation Fundraiser

About the Fundraiser

50% of the cost of the following award-winning books by author Sherrill S. Cannon will go directly to the Cure JM Foundation. Thank you for your support!

The Cure JM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-managed organization dedicated to finding a cure for Juvenile Myositis (JM). JM is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune conditions affecting approximately 17,000 children in the United States alone. Visit the Cure JM Foundation website.

Addie is now a twelve year old with a beautiful smile and a lot of courage.  Addie is fighting JDM (juvenile dermatomyositis) and is a little angel with a lot of heart.  She has been mentioned on the Acknowledgements Page of Gimme-Jimmy, as well as Manner-Man,  My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! and The Golden Rule and My Little Angel as one of the prayer children for whom the author wrote the book, and also as my Junior Reviewer. (If you look closely at the Manner-Man cover, you will see Addie there in the turquoise blue dress!)  50% of the book price goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for this debilitating disease… so that Addie and others like her can live the full and happy life that they deserve!

Here is some information on this disease:

Juvenile Dermatomyositis and Juvenile Polymyositis are the most common forms of JM (Juvenile Myositis)- a rare autoimmune disease that affects approximately 17,000 children and adults. JM causes a variety of debilitating symptoms including: Muscle weakness and pain, Severe fatigue, Rashes, Swallowing and digestive difficulties, Lung and heart problems, Vasculitic ulcers,Calcinosis. Some children may experience a remission, while others will battle JM their entire lives, and complications from this disease can prove fatal. Medication can help to alleviate the symptoms of Juvenile Myositis, but there is no known cure. Please see the video about this Fundraise, made when Addie was 7:

About the Fundraiser and Sherrill S. Cannon’s Books

Author Sherrill S. Cannon has made her children’s books available as a fundraiser for the Cure JM Foundation.  The books are suitable for ages 3-8.  50% of each sale will benefit the Cure JM Foundation.  Her newest book, My Little Angel is also available on the Buy Page for $12.00!  Some of the Manner-Man Team kids, as well as the Junior Reviewers for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece,  Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! and The Golden Rule and My Little Angel are CureJM kids and have their names on the Acknowledgements Page!!

My Little Angel

Does your child have a Guardian Angel?

Share a day in the life of a little girl whose tiny guardian angel named Angela sits on her shoulder to keep the child safe and guide her through the day.

Her activities include getting ready for school, crossing the street, being polite and kind to friends, learning her lessons, fastening her seatbelt while traveling, being aware of stranger-danger, praying for her pets, and reminding her constantly that she is loved.

Once again social values are emphasized in this latest illustrated children’s story by award-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon.

Buy Now – $12.00

Santa’s Birthday Gift

If your child or grandchild has ever wondered where Santa fits in with the traditional Christmas story, now you can read them Santa’s Birthday Gift. Finally, a book that ties two holiday traditions into one inspirational tale of wonder – as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus. The cleverly-written, rhyming book reveals Santa’s adventure from toymaker to star follower — right into the heart of Bethlehem where he meets Baby Jesus in the manger. Delivering toys to a king is a touching experience for both Santa and readers alike, as they discover where the tradition began — Santa makes a promise to Jesus to bring gifts to good boys and girls each year on Jesus’ birthday.

Keep the spirit alive this Christmas season while honoring the miraculous birth of Jesus and the magic of Santa Claus with Sherrill S. Cannon’s original children’s book, Santa’s Birthday Gift, winner of a 2011 Readers Favorite Silver Medal as well as a 2011 Indie Excellence Finalist Award. $11.50  Buy NowView the Press Release

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

No one likes a whiner! Finally, a children’s book to help parents cope with whining and complaining children.

Peter is “a very small rabbit who did nothing but whine.” And of course, no one wants to be around anyone who is always whining, so Peter is not a very popular rabbit.

One day Peter’s mother warns him that if he cannot stop whining, he will have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. And no one wants to do that!

This fun, rhymed children’s adventure follows Peter as he hops into the woods and finds himself amid a group of frightening Whimper-Whineymen! He discovers that the Whimper-Whineys are ill-mannered and rude, and that it’s not very pleasant in Whimper-Whineland.

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is the winner of a 2011 Readers Favorite Bronze Medal as well as a 2011 USA Best Books Finalist Award.

Will Peter learn to stop whining? $13.00  Buy Now | View the Press Release

The Magic Word

What should a child do when no one wants to come to her birthday party, and she fears she has no friends? Elisabeth needs to learn The Magic Word and to use it every day. It’s a word that everyone needs to use!

Elisabeth never said thank you, excuse me or please. She made fun of people, she’d argue and tease. She took what she wanted whenever she could, Elisabeth’s manners were not very good.

So begins Elisabeth’s rhymed story. Her mother suggests that she become more considerate of others, and tells her to say “please” as well as “thank you.” Elisabeth starts following her mother’s advice and is delighted to discover that she now has lots of friends, all wanting to come to her birthday party! This wonderful rhyming book will have your kids saying “please” buy them the book! $12.50  Buy Now | View the Press Release

The Magic Word is the winner of six 2011-12 awards: Readers Favorite Gold Medal, Pinnacle Achievement Award, Reader Views Second Place award, Global eBook Finalist Award, Next Generation Indie Finalist award and an International Book Award (IBA) Finalist.


Her wonderful book, Gimme-Jimmy, begins: “James Alexander’s nickname was Jim, but nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, for Jim Alexander always said, ‘Gimme.’ ”

Imagine what happens when every time Jimmy the bully says the word “Gimme,” his hand begins to grow larger! How can he ever turn the situation around? Would being polite help? Gimme-Jimmy is the winner of a 2012 Readers Favorite Silver Medal and a 2012 NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award. $13.00 Buy Now | View the Press Release


Superhero Manner-Man, responds to the magic words,

“I am strong, and my flash is bright,

And I will defend you and make things all right…”

This dynamic superhero helps children learn to cope with bullies and teaches them ways to be considerate of others. Manner-Man incorporates messages and characters found within some of Cannon’s earlier books – and shows children how to look within themselves for their inner superhero!  Learn how to join the Manner-Man Team!!!  MannerMan is a 2013 Reader’s Favorite Silver Medal winner, as well as a Pinnacle Achievement winner and a London Book Fair H.M.

Please go to the Buy Now Page… $12.50

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece 

MFMMy Fingerpaint Masterpiece just released in February 2014, deals with perspective, perception and self-esteem as a child paints artwork in class, and later discovers it as part of the town’s Art Contest.  

 Please go to the Buy Now Page…$12.50

Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! 

MSW1The 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. Could Rosemary have misunderstood something?

Please Go to the Buy Now Page…$13.00

The Golden Rule

TGRWhat if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated? What if everyone did that? What kind of world could there be?  What is the “Golden Rule” and what does it mean?  Please join in the children’s quest to discover how to follow the Golden Rule and share it with others, and meet many of the classroom friends you have met in previous books.

Please go to the Buy Now page…$12.50

The Author

Sherrill S. Cannon, Author

Sherrill S. Cannon, Author

A former teacher, Sherrill S. Cannon of Great Bend, Pennsylvania, is now retired and travels the country with her husband in an RV, going from coast to coast to visit their children and grandchildren, sharing her books along the way.

Author Sherrill S. Cannon’s children’s books have won her 47 prestigious awards in 2011-17. This award-winning former teacher has had nine books and seven children’s plays published. She has been called “a modern day Dr. Seuss” – GMTA review