Katherine A. Applegate
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Katherine A. Applegate

New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate has written many books for young readers, including THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and soon to be a Disney movie.

Katherine's picture books include THE BUFFALO STORM, illustrated by Jan Ormerod (Clarion Books), and THE REMARKABLE TRUE STORY OF IVAN, THE SHOPPING MALL GORILLA, illustrated by G. Brian Karas (Clarion Books). She also wrote ROSCOE RILEY RULES, a seven-book early chapter series illustrated by Brian Biggs (HarperCollins.)

Books for middle-grade readers include HOME OF THE BRAVE (Feiwel & Friends), THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, illustrated by Patricia Castaleo (HarperCollins), and CRENSHAW (Feiwel & Friends.) Her newest novel, WISHTREE, illustrated by Charles Santoso (Feiwel & Friends), was an ALA Notable, New York Times, Boston Globe, NPR, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Chicago Public Library, and Booklist Best Book of 2017.

With her husband, Michael Grant, Katherine co-wrote ANIMORPHS, a long-running series that has sold over 35 million books worldwide. They also wrote two other series, REMNANTS and EVERWORLD, and a young adult novel, EVE AND ADAM (Feiwel & Friends.)

In 2018, Katherine will publish two new books, a picture book called SOMETIMES YOU FLY, illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt (Clarion), and the first book in a middle-grade fantasy trilogy, ENDLING (HarperCollins.)

Katherine's books have been translated into dozens of languages, and her books have won accolades including the Christopher Medal, the Golden Kite Award, the Bank Street Josette Frank Award, the California Book Award Gold Medal, the Crystal Kite Award, the Green Earth Book Honor Award, and the Charlotte Zolotow Honor Award. Many of her works have appeared on state master lists, as well as Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and New York Times bestseller lists, and numerous Best of the Year lists.

Katherine lives in Marin County, California, with her family and assorted pets. She is represented by Elena Giovinazzo at Pippin Properties, Inc.

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    • The One and Only Ivan

    • By: Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,530
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,237

    Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very nice story

    • By Ed on 09-03-13

    Regular price: $17.10

    • Wishtree

    • By: Katherine Applegate
    • Narrated by: Nancy Linari
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 371

    Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree" - people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story

    • By Cyndi Broadhead on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Crenshaw

    • By: Katherine Applegate
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 583
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502

    Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent, and not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life Circumstances are Different for Every Family

    • By Anonymous User on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The Last

    • Endling, Book 1
    • By: Katherine Applegate
    • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    First Katherine Applegate thrilled listeners with the action-packed Animorphs series. Then she stole our hearts with the award-winning The One and Only Ivan. Now she takes us on an unforgettable journey in this first book of an epic middle grade series! Listen for more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very imaginative

    • By B on 01-28-19

    Regular price: $4.55

    • Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs

    • Roscoe Riley Rules, Book 1
    • By: Katherine Applegate
    • Narrated by: Jared Goldsmith
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    When Roscoe Riley finds a bottle of Super-Mega-Gonzo glue in the junk drawer at home, he can't resist tossing it in his backpack and taking it to school....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great lessons from the time out chair he was glued to

    • By Not Public on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Don't Swap Your Sweater for a Dog

    • Roscoe Riley Rules
    • By: Katherine Applegate
    • Narrated by: Jared Goldsmith
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    It seems everyone is winning trophies lately - except Roscoe. A dog trick contest could turn things around, but Roscoe's goofy dog can't learn any neat tricks....

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The First

    • Endling, Book 2
    • By: Katherine Applegate
    • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the world - the endling - Byx and her friends must travel into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony....

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Roscoe Riley Rules

    • Never Swim in Applesauce
    • By: Katherine Applegate
    • Narrated by: Jared Goldsmith
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Roscoe has already learned not to glue his friends to chairs, not to steal from bullies, and not to swap his sweaters for dogs....

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Roscoe Riley Rules #2

    • Never Swipe a Bully's Bear
    • By: Katherine Applegate
    • Narrated by: Jared Goldsmith
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Though first grader Roscoe Riley always means well, he still has a lot to learn....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEST!

    • By Eliza on 02-15-19

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Don’t Tap Dance On Your Teacher

    • By: Katherine Applegate
    • Narrated by: Jared Goldsmith
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Riley. When his friend Emma gets a pair of tap shoes, Roscoe thinks they make the coolest sound ever.....

    Regular price: $9.09

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