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Individual Author Record

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Genre: C:CHILDREN C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction History Non-Fiction

Born: in 1962 in Mt. Prospect, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Fleming was born in Mt. Prospect, graduated from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston and currently resides in Oak Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Candace Fleming is an adjunct professor at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois and is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library


Awards

-- "Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo's First Woman Zookeeper"

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

-- *Starred Review, Horn Book

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-- "What Isabella Wanted"

-- *Gold Standard Selection, Junior Library Guild

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-- "The Hatmaker's Sign"

-- *American Folklore Society Aesop Award

-- *New York State Charlotte Book Award

-- *NOTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts

-- *Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year

-- *Storytelling World Award

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-- """Imogene's Last Stand"""

-- *New York Public Library 100 Books For Reading and Sharing Title

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-- """Gabriella's Song"""

-- *ALA Children's Notable Book

-- *Junior Library Guild Selection

-- *NOTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts

-- *Parent's Choice Silver Honor Book

-- *Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

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-- """Gator Gumbo"""

-- *Booksense 76 Book

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-- """When Agnes Caws"""

-- *ALA Notable Book

-- *CCBC Choices 2000

-- *Junior Library Guild Selection

-- *New York Public Library 1999 One hundred Books for Reading and Sharing

-- *School Library Journal Best Book 1999

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-- """The Big Cheese"""

-- *Bank Street College of Education Best Childrens' Book 2000

-- *CCBC Choices 2000

-- *Center for Children's Books Best Book, 1999

-- *NCSS-CBS Notable Trade Book, 2000

-- *Next Literary Classic

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-- """Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!"""

-- *ALA Children's Notable Book

-- *Arizona Young Reader's Award, 2004

-- *Book-Of-The-Month Club featured selection

-- *California Young Reader Medal Winner 2004-2005

-- *Capitol Choices (Washington DC) Book 2002

-- *Junior Library Guild Selection

-- *New York Public Library 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

-- *New York Public Library Best Books for Reading and Sharing 2002

-- *School Library Journal Best Book

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-- """Ben Franklin's Almanac"""

-- *ALA Children's Notable Book

-- *ALA Best Book for Young Adults

-- *Association of Booksellers for Children Fall Favorite 2003

-- *Book Links Best Book 2003

-- *Booklist Top ten Biography for Youth, 2003

-- *CCBC Choices 2004

-- *Children's Literature Choice 2004

-- *Great Lakes' Great Books Nominee 2005

-- *James Madison Award Honor Book

-- *Jefferson Cup Honor Book (Virginia Library Association) 2004

-- *Junior Library Guild Selection

-- *NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book 2004

-- *New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing, 2003

-- *New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age, 2004

-- *Parents Choice Gold Award Winner

-- *Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2003

-- *Riverbank Review Children's Book of Distinction 2004

-- *School Library Journal Best Book of 2003

-- *Washington D.C. Capitol Choices Book 2003

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-- """Boxes for Katje"""

-- *A CCBC Choices 2004

-- *Booksense 76 Book

-- *Carol D. Reiser Book Award For Inspiring Community Service in Children

-- *Children's Literature Choice 2004

-- *Great Lakes Book Award

-- *IRA Teachers' Choice, 2004

-- *Junior Library Guild Selection

-- *NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts 2004

-- *NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book 2004

-- *New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing, 2003

-- *Notable Book for a Global Society Award, IRA

-- *Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal Winner

-- *Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2003

-- *Washington D.C. Capitol Choices Book, 2003

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-- """This Baby"""

-- *Miami Herald Best Book 2004

-- *Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Toddler Book of 2004

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-- """Our Eleanor"""

-- *ALA Notable Book

-- *Best Book for Young Adults

-- *Jefferson Cup, Virginia Library Association

-- *Junior Library Guild Selection

-- *New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2005

-- *Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal Winner

-- *Parent's Choice Gold Medal

-- *Publishers Weekly Best Book 2005

-- *School Library Journal Best Book 2005

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-- """Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School"""

-- *Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, 2008

-- *CCBC Choices for 2008

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-- """The Lincolns"""

-- *ALA Notable Books, 2009

-- *Booklist Editors' Choice

-- *Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, 2009

-- *Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for Nonfiction 2009, Bank Street School of Education

-- *Horn Book Best Book

-- *IRA Teachers' Choices

-- *Kirkus Reviews Best Book for Young Adults

-- *NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book

-- *New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

-- *School Library Journal Best Book

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-- """The Great and Only Barnum"""

-- *ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2010

-- *ALSC Notable Book 2010

-- *Booklist Top Ten Biographies for Youth 2010

-- *Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book 2009

-- *New York Public Library 100 Books For Reading and Sharing Title

-- *Publishers Weekly Best Book 2009

-- *VOYA Perfect Ten

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-- """Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School"""

-- *Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2010

-- *Parents' Choice Recommended Book

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-- """Clever Jack"""

-- *Booklist Editors' Choice 2010

-- *Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2010

-- *Parents' Choice Recommended Book

-- *School Library Journal Best Books of 2010

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-- '''Oh No!""" -- *Bull-Bransom Award for illustration, 2011

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-- """Amelia Lost"""

-- *Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

-- *Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction, 2012

-- *Horn Book, starred review

-- *Kirkus Reviews, starred review

-- *School Library Journal, starred review

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-- """Lowji Discovers America"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

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-- """The Family Romanov"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015

-- *Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction

-- *Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature

-- *NCTE Orbis Pictus Award

-- *Robert F. Sibert Nonfiction Honor Book

-- *YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

-- *ALSC Notable Children's Books, Older Readers, 2015

-- *Booklist Editor's Choice 2014

-- *Booklist Editors Top of the List for Youth Nonfiction 2014

-- *Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon 2014

-- *Cybils Award in Nonfiction for Young Adults 2014

-- *Horn Book Fanfare 2014

-- *Huffington Post Great Kid Books for Gift-Giving 2014

-- *Junior Library Guild selection

-- *Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book 2014

-- *New York Public Library Best Books for Teens 2014

-- *Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Books 2014

-- *SCBWI Gold Kite Award for Nonfiction

-- *School Library Journal Best Book 2014

-- *Wall Street Journal 2014

-- *Washington Post Best Books for Kids 2014

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-- """Bulldozer's Big Day"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

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-- """Giant Squid"""

-- *Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Award, American Library Association, 2017

-- *Outstanding Science Trade Book, NSTA and CBC, 2017

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-- """Fatal Throne"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2019

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-- """The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh"""

-- *Starred Review, Kirkus, 2020

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal, 2020

-- *Starred Review, Booklist, 2020

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, 2020

-- *Starred Review, Bulletin, 2020

-- *Starred Review, Horn Book, 2020

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-- """Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera"""

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal

-- *Starred Review, Kirkus

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

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-- """Body of Work"""

-- *2006 Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children presented by the Illinois Reading Council