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.

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), has received five starred reviews and debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.

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 be publishing 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.) br>
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 Best of the Year lists from School Library Journal, Kirkus, Amazon, the New York Public Library and the Chicago Public Library.

Katherine lives in Marin County, California, with her family and assorted pets.

Katherine is represented by Elena Giovinazzo.
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