Books by Candice Ransom

IVA HONEYSUCKLE MEETS HER MATCH by Candice Ransom
Released: June 11, 2013

"The girls do learn that blood is thicker than water, but it takes a painfully long time to realize it. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Summer vacation, Iva Honeysuckle–style. Read full book review >
REBEL MCKENZIE by Candice Ransom
Released: June 26, 2012

"Spunky and sassy, Rebel redefines beauty pageants in this rollicking tale. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Twelve-year-old Rebel McKenzie is aptly named. Read full book review >
IVA HONEYSUCKLE DISCOVERS THE WORLD by Candice Ransom
Released: April 10, 2012

"A breezy, wide-open window into the turbulent heart of a dramatic third-grade adventurer and her small-town Virginia community. (Fiction. 9-11) "
Eight-year-old Iva Honeycutt dreams of being a discoverer—and she's sure her great-grandfather Ludwell's treasure map, if not her unreliable dog Sweetlips, will help make that wish come true. Read full book review >
SEEING SKY-BLUE PINK by Candice Ransom
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Meant to be comforting, this offering is more than a little saccharin and unrealistic. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Eight-year-old Maddie struggles to adjust to her new life in the country with her new stepfather. Read full book review >
FINDING DAY’S BOTTOM by Candice Ransom
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Wonderful description, hill-country language, appropriate grief and honesty combine to offer a new take on an old story. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jane-Ery (11) is living in rural Virginia during the Depression when her father dies and her grandfather leaves his mountain to help her and her mother survive. Read full book review >
LIBERTY STREET by Candice Ransom
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Strong and compelling. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Kezia is a slave in the small household of Missus Grace. Read full book review >
THE BIG GREEN POCKETBOOK by Candice Ransom
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 30, 1993

"A cozy, satisfying tale of an orderly world—simply told and illustrated with pictures in which the cheerful faces and tidy, spacious design nicely reflect the text's sunny flavor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
 When they board the bus to town, Mama takes her big blue pocketbook; the narrator's pocketbook is just like it—but green and empty. Read full book review >