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Candace Fleming

Biography

Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including BEN FRANKLIN'S ALMANAC, an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, as well as MUNCHA! MUNCHA! MUNCHA!, GABRIELLA'S SONG and WHEN AGNES CAWS, all ALA Notable Books. She lives in a suburb of Chicago.

Candace Fleming

Books by Candace Fleming

by Candace Fleming and Mark Fearing - Children's 7-10, Fiction, History, Science Fiction

Nolan is a typical kid living in a typical 21st century American town. Ben Franklin is, well, Ben Franklin: Founding Father, inventor of the lightning rod, bifocals and more. When, through a bizarre set of circumstances, Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben in their house, chaos isn't far behind. From introducing him to the toaster to taking him to the public library (another Ben invention) to preventing a nosy neighbor from blowing Ben's cover, Nolan does his best to be Ben's tour guide to the new world he helped form.

by Elissa Brent Weissman, Kwame Alexander, Tom Angleberger, Kathi Appelt, Ashley Bryan, Tim Federle, Candace Fleming, Marla Frazee, Chris Gall, Alex Gino, Chris Grabenstein, Gordon Korman, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Thanhha Lai, Peter Lerangis, Gail Carson Levine, Grace Lin, Yuyi Morales, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dan Santat, Brian Selznick, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Rita Williams-Garcia - Careers, Children's 8-12, Nonfiction
From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators ---revealing young talent, the storytellers they would one day become, and the creativity they inspire today. Everyone’s story begins somewhere…
by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann - Children's 6-10, Picture

The giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures in the world. As large as whales, they hide beyond reach deep within the sea, forcing scientists to piece together their story from those clues they leave behind. An injured whale's ring-shaped scars indicate an encounter with a giant squid. A piece of beak broken off in the whale's belly; a flash of ink dispersed as a blinding defense to allow the squid to escape --- these fragments of proof were all we had...until a giant squid was finally filmed in its natural habitat only two years ago.

written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann - Picture

It’s Bulldozer’s big day—his birthday! But around the construction site, it seems like everyone is too busy to remember. Bulldozer wheels around asking his truck friends if they know what day it is, but they each only say it’s a work day. They go on scooping, sifting, stirring, filling, and lifting, and little Bulldozer grows more and more glum. But when the whistle blows at the end of the busy day, Bulldozer discovers a construction site surprise, especially for him!

by Candace Fleming - History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

Here is the tumultuous and heartrending true story of the Romanovs --- at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming deftly maneuvers between the imperial family’s extravagant lives and the plight of Russia's poor masses.

by Candace Fleming - Fiction

Mr. Jupiter's rambunctious students are fifth graders now...and they rule the school! Bernadette Braggadoccio stirs things up when her investigative reporting for the school's TV station reveals some scandalous stuff. But...don't believe everything you hear. For their last year at Aesop, the fifth graders are hoping for the coolest class pet --- a unicorn or at least a giant squid. Imagine their disappointment when they get guinea pigs. But...appearances can be deceiving