Children’s Books by Sherrill S. Cannon

Santa’s Birthday Gift

With Christmas around the corner, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping to catch the best deals of the year, but have you ever stopped to ponder how Christmas is about both Santa and Jesus? Author Sherrill S. Cannon has the answer.
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. View 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.

Will Peter learn to stop whining? View the Press Release

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.


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! 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.


Gimme-Jimmy

Her wonderful new 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? View the Press Release

Gimme-Jimmy has already won four awards: a 2012 Readers Favorite Silver Medal and Pinnacle Achievement Award, and 2013 Indie Excellence Finalist and Reader Views Third Place.


Manner-Man

“I am strong, and my flash is bright,
And I will defend you and make things all right…”

These are the magic words to call upon Manner-Man – a superhero who can help control bullies and teach children ways to be considerate of others.

Manner-Man arrives, shouting “To the Rescue”, helping children learn about sharing and warning about not ‘hitting with words.’ He teaches that if someone starts pushing, just shout out “not nice!”
Meet the children who form the Manner-Man team and find out how to join!

Manner-Man incorporates messages and characters found within some of Cannon’s earlier books – helping children learn how to cope with bullies and look within themselves for their inner superhero!
This is the fifth rhyming children’s book by this award-winning author whose other bestselling books include Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift.
Former teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won a dozen awards for her four previous rhyming books and is also the author of six published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She has been called “a modern day Dr.Seuss” – GMTA Review.

Manner-Man has won a Reader’s Favorite Silver Medal, a London Book Fair H.M. and a Pinnacle Achievement award.

View the Press Release.

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece  

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece has just been released.

Have you ever seen a “work of art” worth millions, which looks like something your child just brought home from school?  The dual perspective of “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” and just a little bit of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is evident in this clever artwork story of a child who paints a fingerpaint print in class and then loses it in the wind on the way home.  Illustrated from the point of view of a child, whose identity is left to the imagination of the reader since all of the illustrations are what the child sees, the fingerpaint print is interpreted by official “judges” as well as by bystanders. Should people be influenced by what others see, or use their own self-esteem to make their own judgments? View the Press Release for more information.

About the Author

A former teacher, Sherrill S. Cannon of New Hope, 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 eighteen prestigious awards in 2011-13. In the past four years, this award-winning former teacher has had five books and seven children’s plays published.  Her sixth book has just been released.