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Book by Sherry Roberts, Author

Here you will find information about current books and upcoming books. You can find links for ordering a book, as well as a link to leave a Goodreads review for any of her books.

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What's Wrong With Barnaby?

For Barnaby, the gloomy, gray skies make him sad. He decides to try one more time to play outside, but that doesn’t help. Reading his favorite books doesn’t help. What will help to cure Barnaby’s blues?

This new book by award-winning author Sherry Roberts book birthday was October, 2023 from Solander Press.

It can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

What's Wrong With Barnaby? received a 5-star review on Readers' Favorite.

"I’m sure many children experience the blues just like Barnaby. They wish the snow or rain would disappear when they become bored. Nothing they do will keep their attention for long. Barnaby suffered from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) which can affect both adults as well as children. I liked how Barnaby dealt with SAD. He didn’t want to have the blues and tried different activities to stay happy. Sherry Roberts has written a lovely story that shows how children can cope with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The illustrations by David Sanchez are also nice too. What’s Wrong With Barnaby? by Sherry Roberts is a picture book that parents and teachers will find useful to help children fight the blues. I recommend it."

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Hello, Can I Bug You?

The Book's Birthday is May 1, from Solander Press, for Hello, Can I Bug You? Jasper likes bugs. Briella likes to swing. Both are quiet and shy.

One day Briella takes a chance and asks Jasper to be her friend. She soon realizes that getting Jasper's attention will take a lot of effort.

After several failed tries, Briella learns that making a new friend can be rewarding and fun, especially when bugs are involved.

This book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The book received a Gold in Illustration-Childrens and Bronze-Childrens K-2 at the 2023 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's International Book Awards. It also received Honorable Mention-6 & Older, from Purple DragonFly Awards. 

This book received a 5-star review from Reader's Choice

"Sherry Roberts’ picture book story, Hello, Can I Bug You?, is a clever way to introduce differences to young children. We’re all different and we all like different things, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be friends. The story is told in simple language so young readers can follow along and the colorful illustrations help move the story forward and even add a little humor. The double meaning of the word 'bug' will have young readers chuckling as they learn that the word 'bug' in the title is a verb and the bugs Jasper studies are nouns. While the message is about accepting others even if they’re different (which everyone is) and even if they’re shy and they like bugs, there are other educational elements, too, like the different bugs Jasper studies. Overall, a fun read."

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The Best Reading Buddy

The sweet story looks at the relationship between Sage and her granddad, who are best reading buddies. One day Sage learns that her granddad has trouble with his eyesight and can no longer read to her like before. Together they discover another way to share the books each is reading so they can continue being The Best Reading Buddies.

This book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Best Reading Buddy received a 5-star review on Readers' Favorite.

"This picture book is a real treat. Simple, concise, with a special dose of lightness, fun, and well-described action scenes, Sherry Roberts' The Best Reading Buddy is the ideal book for keeping a child's interest. The characters are charming and fascinating to follow. Sage's granddad is the sweetest person, and Sage is a curious little girl. There is never a dull moment whenever these two are together. Marta Taylor's lovely art immerses the reader even deeper in the moment. The images are so creative that they vividly capture Sage's and Granddad's emotions and attributes. This is more than a captivating read that will keep little ones entertained and educated with valuable life lessons, such as the value of not being afraid to ask questions about things they don't understand. This book is a clever way to inspire a positive connection to books and reading. After reading the book, Sage and Granddad's lively moments might even encourage your child to want to get creative and invent games that you can play together."

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Books: Text

Sonnet, Sonnet, What's in Your Bonnet?

Coming April 19, 2023 (Pen It Publication), Sonnet, Sonnet, What's In Your Bonnet. Sonnet loves flowers and gardening. She wants to introduce children to some fun facts and information about a variety of flowers that can be found in your garden. Join Sonnet as she takes you on a whimsical journey of flowers.


The illustrations are award-winning floral photography by the author, Sherry Roberts.

This book was awarded 1st Place - Best Photography and Honorable Mention - Non-Fiction in the Purple Dragonfly 2023 Awards.

This picture book is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  Look for it at your local bookstores.

Sonnet, Sonnet, What's In Your Bonnet? received a 5-star review on Readers' Favorite.

"Sonnet, Sonnet, What's In Your Bonnet? is a delightful non-fiction book for children by Sherry Roberts. It follows the journey of a young girl named Sonnet, who has a passion for gardening and flowers. Sonnet's enthusiasm for her garden and the plants she cultivates is infectious, and you will love learning about various flowers through her eyes. Each page is filled with colorful photographs of the flowers in Sonnet's garden and interesting facts. You will learn about familiar flowers like zinnias, sunflowers, and daisies and may even discover some new ones you have never seen before. The information about each flower is presented in easy-to-read verses, making it enjoyable and informative for children of all ages.

One of the best things about Sherry Roberts’ Sonnet, Sonnet, What's In Your Bonnet? is that it encourages children to take an interest in nature and gardening. The book is designed to make you feel like you are exploring a friend's garden, discovering new and fascinating things. Children who read this story may be inspired to start their own gardens or become more curious about their environment. Parents who want to raise nature-loving children will find it a valuable addition to their child's bookshelf and an excellent way to introduce them to the beauty of nature and help them appreciate flowers at an early age. The stunning and vivid photographs of the flowers will surely capture their attention and inspire them to learn more about the natural world. Highly recommended!"

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Twas the Night Before Christmas...A First for Gus

Little Gus, a basset hound living in a shelter, is excited and nervous. It is the night before Christmas. There are so many lights and noises in the shelter for him to sleep. Suddenly he hears a loud noise outside in the shelter yard. Like any good little hound, he has to check it out. Follow the adventure as he explores what is happening outside.  

Please watch the trailer for this book.

This book won a Gold medal at the 2022 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Awards.

Also, Honorable Mention in PenCraft Book Awards.

Purchase this book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble,

or the link below (Parnassus Books)

Read the 5-star review from Reader's Choice. 

Gus' story also won the 2023 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards - Silver.

"The magic and thrill of the Christmas season are captured in Sherry Robert’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…A First for Gus. Young readers will be captivated by the warm and bright illustrations, the fun and upbeat rhymes, and the excitement of traveling with Santa as he delivers gifts. Everyone will be rooting for endearing little Gus to find a loving and permanent home. The useful reminders about pet adoption may spark discussions about the love and attention pets need. The link at the end of the story feels like a treat and children will be delighted to discover more about Gus. This engaging and uplifting story is sure to become a family favorite throughout the holidays."

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