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Candace Cameron Bure announces 3rd Children’s book with Zonderkidz: “Candace’s Playful Puppy”

November 2, 2020, Grand Rapids, Mich. — Zonderkidz, the children’s division of Zondervan, is pleased to share actress and author Candace Cameron Bure’s announcement about her next children’s book with Zonderkidz: Candace’s Playful Puppy which will release January 26, 2021.

Cameron Bure announced her new children’s picture book on her social platforms – with “help” from her own dog Boris. This announcement was paired with an exclusive interview with and was featured on The Today Show’s related digital platforms on October 16.

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Candace’s Playful Puppy is for every boy or girl who has ever wanted a dog and every parent who knows the responsibility that goes along with caring for a new pet. It is a story of a little girl who visits a pet shelter to adopt a cuddly new dog and comes home with a rambunctious pup instead. Candace’s Playful Puppy is a picture book for ages 4 to 8 that teaches kids how to be faithful to their commitments, to never give up when they face a tough situation, and that patience is a skill that takes a lot of practice and hard work.

Her first picture book, Candace Center Stage (2018) is about a little girl named Candace who loved to dance. Her second book, Grow, Candace, Grow (2020) is a charming tale of Candace learning to be patient when growing a garden. Grow, Candace, Grow was a bestseller on the Publishers Weekly Children’s List as well as the ECPA Christian Children’s list earlier this year.

Candace’s Playful Puppy

  • Written by New York Times bestselling author Candace Cameron Bure, illustrated by Christine Battuz
  • On sale: Jan 26, 2021
  • ISBN: 9780310769026
  • 32 pages, picture book for ages 4-8, published by Zonderkidz

Contact: Jessica Westra,, 616.403.6628