Search Results: "Candice F. Ransom"


BOOK REVIEW

MY SISTER THE TRAITOR by Candice F. Ransom
Released: April 1, 1989

In a sequel to My Sister the Meanie, more perils of being a younger sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LADIES AND JELLYBEANS by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"An acceptable additional choice. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An experienced author of paperback fiction for older girls tries her hand at a realistic story for younger children, setting it in the 50's of her own childhood. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN A NAME by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1995

"A pleasant tale with appeal for children in similar situations. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A third grader's bumpy road is full of small setbacks and troubles that only seem burdensome, and that she soon overcomes. Read full book review >

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PONY ISLAND by Candice F. Ransom
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fine as an addition to large collections, but not as the sole book about Chincoteague. (author's note, resources) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Misty of Chincoteague in rhyme. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STAR SUMMER by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 1992

"A good choice for an early read-alone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A realistic story about two unlike cousins during a vacation visit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD BLUE PICKUP TRUCK by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2009

This quaint, sweet offering presents the simple story of a father and daughter running errands together in their blue pickup truck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESCUE ON THE OUTER BANKS by Candice F. Ransom
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"It will be hard to forget the sepia-toned photograph of the brave surfmen that accompanies Ransom's informative afterword. (Web sites) (Historical fiction. 6-10)"
For one of two new releases in the On My Own History series (The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft, above), Ransom (Mother Teresa, not reviewed, etc.) details a little-known chapter of American history, the first all-African-American life-saving station on the Outer Banks of the North Carolina coast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY CRACK CORN by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 1994

"Nevertheless, a serviceable addition. (Fiction. 8- 10)"
A 1932 Washington, D.C., demonstration by WW I vets hoping to collect a promised bonus is the basis for a novel about how nine-year-old Jimmy Watkins joins his unemployed father in the effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACTOR DAY by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"This beautiful and stirring celebration has jubilantly detailed illustrations depicting a bucolic farm life that is lingering—and perhaps fading—from our landscape. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More than the sum of its parts, this gentle rhyme hums the cadence of a rural family's day on the farm. Read full book review >

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WE'RE GROWING TOGETHER by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Likable and useful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl describes the year or so after her mother's remarriage, in incidents that signify her growing relationship with her stepfather. Read full book review >

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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 >

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 >