About the Author

Award - sherill-s-cannon-award-winning-sbpra-author-children's-booksFormer teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won 40 awards (and counting) for her 8 rhyming books, and is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children.   Sherrill has been called “a modern day Dr. Seuss” by GTMA Review.   “I love to teach, and this book teaches children how to be kind. I am retired and spend six months of the year with my husband of 55 years, traveling from coast to coast and sharing books along the way. I grew up in The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., where my father was the manager. I’m the original Eloise!”

Award-Winning Author

40 Awards and Counting

  2016 - Mom’s Choice Awards - Silver - The Golden Rule
2016 - Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval - The Golden Rule
2016 - Pinnacle Achievement Award for The Golden Rule!
2016 - Reader Views Reviewers Choice - H.M. - Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My
2015 - Reader’s Favorite H.M. - Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!
2015 - Global eBook Bronze Medal - My Fingerpaint Masterpiece
2015 - Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval - My Fingerpaint Masterpiece
2015 – National Indie Excellence Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece
2015 – Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece – Picturebook
2015 – Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece – Children
2015 – NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award – Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!
2015 – Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice H.M. – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece
2014 – CLIPPA Awards WINNER K-2 – Manner-Man
2014 – KART Awards Winner – Manner-Man
2014 – Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal WINNER – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece
2014 – Readers’ Favorite Illustrations Award – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece
2014 – Global eBook Silver Medal – Manner-Man
2014 – National Indie Excellence Finalist – Manner-Man
2014 – NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece
2014 – Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice – WINNER – Manner-Man
2014 – Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards – H.M. – Manner-Man
2014 – Los Angeles Book Festival – WINNER – Manner-Man
2014 – London Book Fair H.M – Manner-Man
2013 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Manner-Man
2013 – NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award – Manner-Man
2013 – Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Silver Medal – Gimme-Jimmy
2013 – Indie Excellence Finalist – Gimme-Jimmy
2013 – Reader Views Reviewers Choice 3rd Place – Gimme-Jimmy
2012 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Gimme-Jimmy
2012 – Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist – The Magic Word
2012 – Dan Poynter’s Global eBook 3rd Place – The Magic Word
2012 – International Book Awards Finalist – The Magic Word
2012 – NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Gimme-Jimmy
2012 – Reader Views Reviewers Choice 2nd Place – The Magic Word
2011 – NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – The Magic Word
2011 – The USA “Best Books 2011” Finalist – Peter and the Whimper-Whineys
2011 – Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal – Peter and the Whimper-Whineys
2011 – Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Santa’s Birthday Gift
2011 – Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal WINNER – The Magic Word
2011 – Indie Excellence Finalist – Santa’s Birthday Gift

You will love the lively characters in Sherrill’s books, such as Whimpy Whiney.

Sherrill's Books


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.
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Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

  Is your child a good listener? Rosemary is a little girl who is worried about returning to school after her teacher warns the class that they would soon have some mice, spiders, and webs in the classroom. Could Rosemary have misunderstood something?
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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.
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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!
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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.’ ”
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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!
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My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

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.
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The Golden Rule

What if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated? What if everyone did that? What kind of world could there be? Robert and Kait decide to look for the golden ruler that their Mom has told them about, only to find out that she meant RULE instead of ruler.
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