Books by Candice Ransom

AMANDA PANDA QUITS KINDERGARTEN by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Empathy and kindness are just as important as ABCs and 123s, and Amanda gives readers a good lesson. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amanda Panda starts off an unlikable kindergartner, but school (and exposure to other kids) teaches her how to be a friend, and that might be the most important lesson of all. Read full book review >
PUMPKIN DAY! by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A warm and welcome story for emerging readers and their families. (Early reader. 3-6)"
Pumpkins star in this family-centered early reader. Read full book review >
IVA HONEYSUCKLE MEETS HER MATCH by Candice Ransom
CHILDREN'S
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
CHILDREN'S
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 >
CHILDREN'S
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
CHILDREN'S
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
CHILDREN'S
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
CHILDREN'S
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
CHILDREN'S
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 >