“At each of her presentations students sat in rapt attention and wonder.” —Megan Callaway, Librarian/Media Specialist

CANDACE FLEMING is the prolific and versatile author of more than 40 books for children and young adults. The Family Romanov received 6 starred reviews, won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was a Sibert Nonfiction Honor Book, and much more. Amelia Lost received 4 starred reviews and won the Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction. The Lincolns also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and many other prizes. Her many acclaimed picture books include the bestselling picture book, Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!; the Sibert-Award-winning Giant Squid; and the beloved Boxes for Katje. She lives in Chicago.


About the Visit

Candace Fleming’s goal at her school visits is to get kids fired up about writing! Her talks are interactive and highly visual, use elements of storytelling, and are full of humor.

Candace is fantastic with audiences of all sizes and the breadth of her books— picture books for younger readers plus biographies, novels, and stories for middle grade and YA—makes her a great fit for elementary, middle, and high school audiences.

Tailored to the age of her audience, the focus of Candace Fleming’s presentations is the writing process. For younger grades (preK to first) the emphasis is on finding and telling the stories around us. The discussion becomes more specific with second and third grade, focusing on revision and editing; with older grades (fourth and up) the conversations turns to research, the use of primary documents, and creating compelling, true stories from a string of dull facts.

Candace is also available for professional development sessions on inspiring students to become “history detectives” through research and writing skills.


“Candace’s presentation inspired two of our teachers to want to teach writing again. She lets the audience in on her writing process from sharing her writer’s notebook to the finished award winning book!”—Gina Lunsford, The Woodlands Christian Academy, The Woodlands, TX

“Candace was amazing. Her high energy and interesting stories kept the students and teachers captivated for the entire presentation. Everyone was sad when their time was up with Candace. We loved her!”—Diane Golden, Assistant Head of Lower School, Community School of Naples, Naples, FL

“With all of Candace Fleming presentations, the students were captivated, laughing, and on the edge of their seats! She knew her audience and how to keep them engaged!”— Meghan Kipila, Media Specialist, Van Holten School, Bridgewater NJ

“Candace Fleming was an absolute pleasure to have visit our school. She was easy to work with and fun to spend the day with. Each of her three presentations were unique and tailored to the age group of students she was speaking with. What a remarkable storyteller! After her visit, students and teachers alike were singing her praises and looking for their own story seeds. I look forward to having Candace return to our school in the future.”—Megan Callaway, Librarian/Media Specialist, Springton Manor Elementary School, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

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