Candace Fleming

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Fleming in 2015.

Candace Groth Fleming (born May 24, 1962)[1] is an American writer of children's books, both fiction and non-fiction.[2]

Candace Groth was born in Mount Prospect, ILL. She married Scott Fleming. From 1997 to 2005, she was a teacher at William Rainey Harper College near Chicago. Since that time, she has worked full-time as a writer, educator, and speaker.[1]

Her first picture book Professor Fergus Fahrenheit and his Wonderful Weather Machine was published by Simon & Schuster in 1994 as written by "Candace Groth-Fleming" and illustrated by Don Weller (LCCN 93-4432). Subsequent publications have all appeared under the name Candace Fleming.[1]

Fleming is the author of more than twenty books for children and young adults, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize honored The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of the Russian Empire; Boston Globe/Horn Book Award-winning biography, The Lincolns; the bestselling picture book, Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!; and the beloved Boxes for Katje. [3] The bibliography below lists each of her published works.

Selected awards[edit]


Picture Books

  • Professor Ferguson Fahrenheit and his Wonderful Weather Machine (1994)
  • Women of the Lights (1995), illustrated by James Watling
  • Madame LaGrande and Her So High, to the Sky, Uproarious Pompadour (1996), illustrated by S.D. Schindler
  • Gabriella's Song (1997), illustrated by Giselle Potter
  • Westward Ho, Carlotta! (1997), illustrated by David Catrow
  • The Hatmaker's Sign (1998), illustrated by Robert A. Parker
  • When Agnes Caws (1999), illustrated by Giselle Potter
  • A Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar (1999), illustrated by S.D. Schindler
  • Who Invited You? (2001), illustrated by George Booth
  • Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! (2002), illustrated by G. Brian Karas
  • Boxes for Katje (2003), illustrated by Stacey Dressen-McQueen
  • Smile, Lily! (2004), illustrated by Yumi Heo
  • Gator Gumbo: A Spicy-Hot Tale (2004), illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert
  • This Is the Baby (2004), illustrated by Maggie Smith
  • Sunny Boy!: The Life and Times of a Tortoise (2005), illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
  • Tippy-Tippy-Tippy
    • Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide! (2007), illustrated by G. Brian Karas
    • Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash! (2014), illustrated by G. Brian Karas
  • Imogene's Last Stand (2009), illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
  • Seven Hungry Babies (2010), illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
  • Clever Jack Takes the Cake (2010), illustrated by G. Brian Karas
  • Oh, No! (2012), illustrated by Eric Rohmann[12][13]
  • Papa's Mechanical Fish (2013), illustrated by Boris Kolikov
  • Bulldozer
  • Go Sleep In Your Own Bed! (2017), illustrated by Lori Nichols
  • Emma's Circus (2017), illustrated by Christine Davenier
  • The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell (2018), illustrated by Gérard DuBois



  • Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life (2003)
  • Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Remarkable Life (2005)
  • The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary (2008)[14]
  • The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum (2009)
  • Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart (2011)
  • The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia (2014)
  • Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West (2016)
  • Giant Squid(2016), illustrated by Eric Rohmann



  1. ^ a b c "Fleming, Candace". Library of Congress Authorities. Retrieved 2014-09-28.
  2. ^ "Interview: Candace Fleming – Author". Reading is Fundamental. Archived from the original on 2014-01-18. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Author's website". Candace Fleming's website. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  4. ^ "Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature 2014". Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  5. ^ "NCTE Orbis Pictus Awards" (PDF). Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards". Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards". Horn Book. Archived from the original on 2014-11-06. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  8. ^ "The 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winners". Archived from the original on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  9. ^ "A Golden Kite for Candace Fleming". SCBWI. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Candace Fleming 2014 Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award Winner". Children's Book Guild. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  11. ^ "2006 Winners". CYRM. Archived from the original on 2013-09-03. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  12. ^ Paul, Pamela. "Animal Catastrophe". NYT. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  13. ^ "'Oh, No!' by Candace Fleming". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  14. ^ "The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14". NPR. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  15. ^ "Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All". Penguin Random House. Retrieved 25 June 2018.

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