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Candice Ransom


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Candice Ransom, who has never wanted to be anything else besides a childrens book writer, has published 110 books for children and young adults.

Her work includes board books, picture books, easy readers, chapter books, middle grade fiction, tween fiction, biographies, and nonfiction.  More than 45 of her books have been translated into 12 languages.


She is an accomplished speaker and has delivered keynote addresses at many reading council conferences, library conferences, and writers conferences.  In 2008, she spoke at the International Reading Association annual convention and the Texas State Reading Association annual conference.  In 2009, she was a keynote speaker at the Virginia State Reading Association annual conference.  She regularly travels to schools to talk about her books.

Candice graduated in 2004 with her MFA in writing for children from Vermont College.  She earned her MA in childrens literature at Hollins University in 2007.  In 2006, she taught in the brief-residency MFA writing program at Spalding University.  She now teaches in the MA/MFA childrens literature program at Hollins University.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
 
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Picture Books
   Shooting Star Summer (1992)
   The Big Green Pocketbook (1993)
   One Christmas Dawn (1994)
   When the Whippoorwill Calls (1995)
   The Christmas Dolls (1998)
   Goldilocks and the Three Bears (2001)
   Little Red Riding Hood (2001)
   Promise Quilt (2002)
   Liberty Street (2003)
   Big Rigs (2004)
   I Like Shoes (2005)
   Tractor Day (2007)
   Pony Island (2009)
   The Old Blue Pickup Truck (2009)
   Hello, Virginia! (2010)
   Big Rigs on the Move (2010)
   The Life-saving Adventure of Sam Deal, Shipwreck Rescuer (2010)
   Who Wrote the U.S. Constitution? (2010)
   The Twelve Days of Christmas in Washington, D.C. (2010)
   The Rescue Adventure of Stenny Green, Hindenburg Crash Eyewitness (2011)
   Hello, Washington, D.C.! (2011)
   The Underground Adventure of Arly Dunbar, Cave Explorer (2011)
   Keepsake Storybook Classics Collection (2014) (with Tammie Lyon)
   Parts of a Flower (2015)
   Pumpkin Day! (2015)
   Apple Picking Day! (2016)
   Tooth Fairy's Night (2017)
   Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten (2017)
   Amanda Panda and the Bigger, Better Birthday (2018)
   Snow Day! (2018)
   Chocolate Chip Cookies (2018)
   French Fries (2018)
   Pembroke Welsh Corgis (2019)
   Garden Day! (2019)
   Let's Explore the Five Senses (2020)
   Let's Explore the Sense of Smell (2020)
   Let's Explore the Sense of Touch (2020)
   Bones in the White House (2020)
   Beach Day! (2020)
   Eerie Haunted Houses (2020)
   Legendary Bigfoot (2020)
   Mysterious Loch Ness Monster (2020)
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