Candace Cameron Bure is a woman of many talents. This actress and entertainer is known for her starring role as D.J. Tanner on the Emmy-nominated Netflix series Fuller House, as well as the co-host of The View in 2015-2016. Bure is also a bestselling author, having written several books for adults, as well as her first children's book, Candace Center Stage, in 2018.
Bure kicks off 2020 with a new picture book for kids ages 4 to 8, titled Grow, Candace, Grow. In this story children learn the value of patience through the antics of Candace, a little girl who wants her classroom garden to bloom. Right. Now. When young Candace tries to speed things up, a comedy of errors ensues. Not does Grow, Candace, Grow impart a valuable message about patience, it's also a story about taking responsibility, the power of forgiveness, and teamwork. Lots of great lessons here, shared with a light tone through the voice of a lovable, relatable character.
Bure is currently on her book tour for Grow, Candace, Grow, but she took time out of her busy schedule to tell us about some of her favorite recent reads below.
I loved reading to my children when they were young, and that was the time when I was first inspired to think about writing a children’s book. Reading builds character, and as the daughter of a teacher, there was a high value placed on reading while growing up! Now that my once full house has become more of an empty nest, I only have my dog Boris to read out loud to of my new children’s book – he’s the only audience I have at home now!”
My picks of recent books I have enjoyed and relished:
Have More Fun by Mandy Arioto
Having more fun is something I really am focusing on in 2020! This book is the inspiration and motivation for me to have more fun personally and professionally. My goal is to not miss out on the moments where I can enjoy life to the fullest.
The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck
Not only do I enjoy reading her books, but I am always thinking of how I could produce her stories as a movie for the Hallmark Channel. I am always looking for a good, sweet story and this fits!
Wow. I just loved this book. Kindness is the message I focus on the most, but a commitment to pursue projects that exude excellence follows closely behind for me.
Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball
I listened to Love, Lucy on audio, read by Lucille Ball’s daughter Lucie Arnaz. Lucille Ball was a trailblazer and one of the women that has inspired me most in my career. Hearing her daughter narrate her mom’s autobiography was special.