About Us

Whimsical World is an empowering brand created by #1 best-selling authors and inspirational speakers, Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent. Whimsical World’s mission is to inspire, delight, and educate children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. We aim to make positive change through the power of whimsy and imagination.

Our catalog of award-winning, fun-to-read children’s books suit the needs of every child and parent. Themes include anti-bullying, being brave, asking for help, adapting to change, being authentic, and being a true friend. Our books expand children’s imaginations with whimsy and wonder from the depths of the ocean to the heights of the galaxy!

Whimsical World brings joy, positivity, and wonder. We create magical live experiences and merchandise with a message that every child and young adult is thrilled to own and every parent is proud to purchase. Email info@whimsicalworldbooks.com to interview Sheri and Derek or book them to speak at your next event.

Meet Sheri and Derek

Whimsical World is an empowering brand created by #1 best-selling authors and inspirational speakers, Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent. Whimsical World’s mission is to inspire, delight, and educate children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. We aim to make positive change through the power of whimsy and imagination.

Our catalog of award-winning, fun-to-read children’s books suit the needs of every child and parent. Themes include anti-bullying, being brave, asking for help, adapting to change, being authentic, and being a true friend. Our books expand children’s imaginations with whimsy and wonder from the depths of the ocean to the heights of the galaxy.

Whimsical World brings joy, positivity, and wonder. We create magical live experiences and merchandise with a message that every child and young adult is thrilled to own and every parent is proud to purchase.

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Awards

Sheri Fink is honored to be the recipient of the following awards for her best-selling children’s books:

  • Top 15 Best Books for Young Readers, The Little Dragon, 2019 Conversations Magazine
  • Silver Medal, Doggy Claus / Perro Noel, Best Children’s Book Grades K-3 Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards, 2019
  • Medal Finalist, The Little Dragon, 2019 Readers Favorite International Book Awards Best Children’s Fable
  • Top 10 Best Books for Your Little Ones, World of Whimsy with the Little Unicorn, 2019 Orange County Moms and Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • Recipients of recognition for Volunteer Service to Youth by the Los Angeles Unified School District, 2019
  • Top 20 Best Books for Young Readers, The Little Unicorn, 2018 Conversation Magazine
  • Gold Medal, Kubrick’s Game, Reader’s Favorite Best Fiction Audiobook of 2017
  • Medal Finalist, Counting Sea Life with the Little Seahorse, 2017 Readers Favorite International Book Awards Best Children’s Concept Book
  • Silver Medal, Kubrick’s Game, Best Fiction Thriller, Florida Authors and Publishers Awards, 2017
  • Top 20 Best Books for Young Readers, Counting Sea Life with the Little Seahorse, 2017 Conversations Magazine
  • Best Children’s Book Cover, The Little Firefly, 2017 indieBRAG Cover Awards
  • Best Fiction Thriller, Kubrick’s Game, National Independent Excellence Awards, 2017
  • Recipients of recognition for Volunteer Service to Youth by Congressman Tony Cardenas and Councilwoman Nury Martinez, 2017
  • ShopLocal.us Small Indie Business Grant Award Winner, 2015
  • Honorable Mention, Cake in Bed, 2016 Readers Favorite International Book Awards Best Romance Novel
  • Bronze Medal, The Little Seahorse, 2015 Readers Favorite International Book Awards Best Children’s Fable
  • Silver Medal, The Little Firefly, 2014 Readers Favorite International Book Awards Best Children’s Fable
  • B.R.A.G. Medallion, The Little Seahorse was recognized as one of the best indie children’s books of 2014
  • Honorable Mention, The Little Firefly, Paris Book Festival 2014
  • Story Monster Approved Book Worth Devouring, The Little Firefly, 2014
  • B.R.A.G. Medallion, The Little Firefly was recognized as one of the best indie children’s books of 2014
  • Recipient of the 2013 Extraordinary Inspiration Award
  • Honorable Mention, The Little Gnome, 2013 London Book Festival
  • Gold Medal, The Little Gnome, Best K-3rd Children’s Fable in the 2013 Readers Favorite International Book Awards
  • Gold Medal, Exploring the Garden with the Little Rose, Best Children’s Concept Book in the 2013 Readers Favorite International Book Awards
  • Gold Mom’s Choice Award, The Little Series of children’s books by Sheri Fink won top honor as one of the best family friendly book series, 2013
  • B.R.A.G. Medallion, The Little Gnome was recognized as one of the best indie children’s books of 2013
  • KART Kids Award, The Little Rose, 2013.
  • Best Illustrations in a Picture Book, Simon and the Solar System, Global eBook Awards 2012
  • Sheri Fink named as one of the top “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading,” 2012
  • Gold Medal, The Little Rose, Best K-3rd Children’s Fable in the 2012 Readers Favorite International Book Awards
  • Top Ten Chapter Books of the Year, Scary School series, The Monster Librarian
  • Sheri Fink named as one of the top “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading,” 2011
  • Funniest Chapter Book of the Year, Scary School #1, Children’s Literature Network, 2011
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