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Katherine Applegate


Born
in Michigan, The United States
October 09, 1956

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Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal. Her novel Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children's bestseller list, and her first middle-grade stand-alone novel, the award-winning Home of the Brave, continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists.

Katherine has written three picture books: The Buffalo Storm; The Remarkable True Story of Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla (often used as a companion book to The One and Only Ivan for younger readers); and Sometimes You Fly (publishing in spring, 2018). For beginning readers, Katherine wrote Roscoe Riley Rules, a seven-book series.

With her husband, Michael Grant, Katherine co-wrote
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Average rating: 4.04 · 583,371 ratings · 48,799 reviews · 265 distinct worksSimilar authors
The One and Only Ivan

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4.27 avg rating — 168,646 ratings — published 2012 — 72 editions
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Wishtree

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4.30 avg rating — 31,792 ratings — published 2017 — 58 editions
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Crenshaw

3.98 avg rating — 29,593 ratings — published 2015 — 56 editions
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The One and Only Bob

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4.25 avg rating — 17,029 ratings — published 2020 — 23 editions
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Home of the Brave

4.27 avg rating — 11,225 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Beach Blondes: June Dreams ...

4.08 avg rating — 5,498 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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The Last (Endling, #1)

4.21 avg rating — 4,867 ratings — published 2018 — 32 editions
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Search for Senna (Everworld...

3.80 avg rating — 5,262 ratings — published 1999 — 15 editions
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Willodeen

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4.22 avg rating — 3,075 ratings — published 2021 — 13 editions
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Land of Loss (Everworld, #2)

3.82 avg rating — 3,313 ratings — published 1999 — 15 editions
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The One and Only Ivan The One and Only Bob The One and Only Ruby
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Search for Senna Land of Loss Realm of the Reaper Discover the Destroyer Fear the Fantastic Gateway to the Gods Brave the Betrayal
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“Memories are precious ... they help tell us who we are.”
Katherine Applegate, The One and Only Ivan

“I like colorful tales with black beginnings and stormy middles and cloudless blue-sky endings. But any story will do.”
Katherine Applegate, The One and Only Ivan

“Yes," he said. "You were strong. You were brave. You were good. You mattered.”
Katherine Alice Applegate, The Beginning

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We have read a lot of wonderful books this year, but have we missed your favorite?

What book should we read in December?

Please write in your choice. As always, you may write in titles, provided the book is a 2023 Newbery contender and already published.

 
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  18 votes 20.5%

Alias Anna by Susan Hood (write-in)
 
  13 votes 14.8%

 
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Falling Short (write-in)
 
  5 votes 5.7%

Odder (write-in)
 
  3 votes 3.4%

My Life Begins by Patricia MacLachlan (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.3%

passport project (write-in)
 
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Parron thief (write-in)
 
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The Passport Project: Two Sisters Ditch Middle School for a Life-Changing Journey Around the World by Kellie McIntyre (write-in)
 
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