Today is author Candace Fleming's birthday!
Known for her picture books, novels, and biographies, Ms. Fleming has always loved books and storytelling. Growing up, she enjoyed making up her own stories, and she loved words. She continued making up stories and writing them down until college when she decided to pursue another passion of hers--history. When Ms. Fleming had children and began reading to them, she discovered yet another passion--children's books. She liked them so much, she decided to write some of her own!
Even though her first several attempts to publish her stories failed, Ms. Fleming did not give up and has had many books published during her successful career as a children's author. Her newest book, Bulldozer's Big Day is so cute! Help us celebrate this awesome author's birthday by reading one of her books!
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Teacher guides to go with Ms. Fleming's books
Check out this author study available from Random House
Watch this video interview with Ms. Fleming