Catherine Klise

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General Information

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Name: Catherine Klise

Pen Name: Kate Klise

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1963 in Peoria, Illinois


Author Website: kateandsarahklise.com/

Three-Ring Rascal Website: http://www.threeringrascals.com

Email: klisevisit@centurytel.net


Photo Credit: Dawn Shields

Illinois Connection

Klise was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Catherine "Kate" Klise has written award-winning children's books in collaboration with her sister, illustrator Mary Sarah "M. Sarah" Klise. She attended Marquette University and has written articles for People magazine. Klise currently lives in Norwood, Missouri.

Published Works

43 Old Cemetary Road Series: - written with M. Sarah Klise

  • Dying to Meet You, Sandpiper, 2009
  • Over My Dead Body, Harcourt, 2009
  • Till Death Do Us Bark, HMH Books, 2012
  • The Phantom of the Post Office, HMH Books, 2012
  • Hollywood, Dead Ahead, HMH Books, 2013
  • Greetings from the Graveyard, HMH Books, 2014
  • The Loch Ness Punster, HMH, 2016


The Regarding Series: - written with M. Sarah Klise

  • Regarding the Fountain, HarperCollins, 1999
  • Regarding the Sink, Sandpiper, 2006
  • Regarding the Trees, Sandpiper, 2007
  • Regarding the Bathrooms, Harcourt Children's Books, 2006
  • Regarding the Bees, Sandpiper, 2009


Three-Ring Rascals: - written with M. Sarah Klise

  • The Show Must Go On!, Algonquin Young Readers, 2014
  • The Greatest Star on Earth, Algonquin, 2014
  • The Circus Goes to Sea, Algonquin, 2014
  • Pop Goes the Circus, Algonquin, 2015
  • Secrets of the Circus, Algonquin, 2016


Picture Books: - written with M. Sarah Klise

  • Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake, Holt, 2002
  • Stand Straight, Ella Kate, Dial, 2010
  • Shall I Knit You a Hat?: A Christmas Yarn, Holt, 2007
  • Why Do You Cry?: Not a Sob Story, Holt, 2006
  • Imagine Harry, Harcourt, 2007
  • Little Rabbit and the Night Mare, Harcourt, 2008
  • Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth, Harcourt, 2010
  • Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List, Feiwel & Friends, 2017


Stand Alone Mysteries: - written with M. Sarah Klise

  • Letters from Camp, HarperCollins , 2000
  • Trial by Journal, HarperCollins, 2002
  • Homesick, Feiwel & Friends, 2012
  • Grounded , Feiwel & Friends, 2010
  • Deliver Us From Normal, Scholastic, 2005
  • Far From Normal, Scholastic, 2008


Young Adult Books:

  • In the Bag, HarperCollins, 2012

Titles at Your Library

The Phantom of the Post Office (43 Old Cemetery Road)

ISBN: 0544022815
Release Date: 2013-04-02

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Hollywood, Dead Ahead (43 Old Cemetery Road)

ISBN: 0547852835
Release Date: 2013-04-02

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The Loch Ness Punster (43 Old Cemetery Road)

ISBN: 0544810856
Release Date: 2016-10-18

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Regarding the Fountain

ISBN: 0380793474
Release Date: 1999-03-09

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Regarding the Sink: Where, Oh Where, Did Waters Go?

ISBN: 0152055444
Release Date: 2006-04-01

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Regarding the Trees: A Splintered Saga Rooted in Secrets

ISBN: 0152060901
Release Date: 2007-08-01

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Regarding the Bathrooms: A Privy to the Past

ISBN: 0152051643
Release Date: 2006-08-01

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Regarding the Bees: A Lesson, in Letters, on Honey, Dating, and Other Sticky Subjects

ISBN: 0152066683
Release Date: 2009-04-06

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The Greatest Star on Earth (Three-Ring Rascals)

ISBN: 1616202459
Release Date: 2014-05-06

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The Circus Goes to Sea (Three-Ring Rascals)

ISBN: 1616204818
Release Date: 2015-04-07

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Pop Goes the Circus! (Three-Ring Rascals)

ISBN: 1616205474
Release Date: 2015-09-08

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Secrets of the Circus (Three-Ring Rascals)

ISBN: 1616205660
Release Date: 2016-05-17

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Shall I Knit You a Hat?: A Christmas Yarn

ISBN: 031237139X
Release Date: 2007-10-16

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Little Rabbit and the Night Mare

ISBN: 015205717X
Release Date: 2008-06-01

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Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth

ISBN: 0152062017
Release Date: 2010-04-12

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Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List

ISBN: 1250107148
Release Date: 2017-07-18

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Letters from Camp

ISBN: 0380793482
Release Date: 2000-04-05

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Trial by Journal

ISBN: 0380816725
Release Date: 2002-10-15

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Grounded

ISBN: 0312570392
Release Date: 2010-11-09

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Deliver Us From Normal

ISBN: 0439523230
Release Date: 2006-10-01

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In the Bag: A Novel

ISBN: 0062108050
Release Date: 2012-05-01

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Homesick

ISBN: 1250008425
Release Date: 2012-09-18

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Literary Awards

Regarding the Fountain

  • California Young Reader's Medal 2001-2002
  • Connecticut Nutmeg Award 2001-2001
  • Florida Sunshine State Reader Award 2001-2002
  • Georgia Children's Literature Book Award 2001-2002
  • Illinois Rebecca Caudill Award 2001-2002
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award (Honor) 1999-2000
  • Nebraska Golden Sower Award 2001-2002
  • New Jersey Battle of the Books 2001-2002
  • New Hampshire Cochecho Readers Award Winner 2000-2001
  • Maine Student Book Award 1999-2000
  • Tennessee Volunteer State Children's Book Award 2000-2001
  • Rhode Island Book Award 2000
  • Washington Sasquatch Reading Award 2001-2002
  • West Virginia Children's Book Award 2000-2001
  • Not Just for Kids Anymore, Children's Book Council 1999
  • Young Adults' Choice Award 1999
  • Discover Read 2000, New York Public Library
  • OWL Books, New York Public Library
  • One Book New Jersey 2003
  • Read Across Rhode Island 2010

Letters from Camp

  • Young Adults' Choice Award 2000
  • 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library 2000
  • Nevada Young Readers' Award 2002-2003
  • Disney Adventures Award book

Trial by Journal

  • 1st Place Juvenile Fiction Award, Friends of American Writers 2002
  • Utah Children's Book Award 2002-2003
  • New Jersey Battle of the Books 2002-2003
  • Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award List 2002-2003
  • Connecticut Nutmeg Award 2005-2006
  • ALA Best Book Pick for Young Adults 2003

Regarding the Sink

  • New Hampshire Cochecho Readers' Award 2005-2006
  • Northwest Center for Children's Literature Best Book of 2004
  • Children's Literature Choice 2005

Regarding the Trees

  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of 2006
  • The Amelia Bloomer Award Selection 2007

Deliver Us from Normal

  • The Quill Award, Missouri Writers Hall of Fame 2006
  • Young Adult Reading Program, South Dakota Teen Reads Committee
  • One Book One Community pick (Ruidoso, New Mexico) 2007
  • Reading Circle Committee Selection, Missouri State Teachers Association

Regarding the Bathrooms

  • Disney Adventures 8th Annual Book Award Nomination 2007
  • Instructor Magazine Best Back-to-School Book 2006

Shall I Knit You a Hat?

  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of 2005
  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • NPR's Children's Books for the Holidays 2008

Why Do You Cry?

  • Original Voices Nominee, Borders Bookstore
  • Wilde Picture Book Award 2006, Best Read-alouds for Preschoolers
  • Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended List 2007
  • IRA Teachers' Choices List 2007
  • Bank Street Best Children's Books of 2007

Imagine Harry

  • 2x2 Texas Reading List 2008

Dying to Meet You

  • New Hampshire Great Stone Face 2010-2011
  • Houston ISD Name that Book Contest 2010-2011
  • Singapore Red Dot Book Award 2009-2010
  • The Society of School Librarians International Book Award 2009
  • Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee 2010-2011
  • West Virginia Children's Choice Book Award 2010-2011
  • Next Indie List 2009
  • Junior Library Guild selection 2009
  • Best of the Best Books, Chicago Public Library 2009
  • Oregon Battle of the Books 2011-2012
  • Florida Sunshine State Reading List 2011-2012
  • Alaska Battle of the Books 2011-2012
  • Prix du Livre Jeunesse Marseille 2014

Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth

  • Original Art Winner, Society of Illustrators 2010

Over My Dead Body

  • Junior Library Guild selection 2010
  • Houston ISD Name that Book Contest 2014-15

Till Death Do Us Bark

  • Junior Library Guild selection 2011

The Phantom of the Post Office

  • NCTE Notable Children's Book List for 2013
  • Junior Library Guild Selection 2012

Hollywood, Dead Ahead

  • Junior Library Guild selection 2013

Stand Straight, Ella Kate

  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • CBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center) Best Books of the Year List 2011
  • IRA Teachers' Choice List 2011
  • Great Book for Kids, Cuyahoga County Public Library 2010
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books 2010-2011
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year 2011
  • Vermont Red Clover Book Award Master List 2011-2012
  • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Horned Toad Tales list 2011-2012
  • Comstock Read-Aloud Book Award 2011
  • Arkansas Diamond Primary Award Reading List 2012-2013

Grounded

  • Kids' Indie Next List, Winter 2010-2011
  • Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book 2010
  • Judy Lopez Memorial Award 2011, Women's National Book Association, Los Angeles

Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake

  • Bank Street Books Best Children's Book List 2013

Homesick

  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • Autumn 2012 Kids' Indie Next List

The Show Must Go On!

  • Junior Library Guild selection 2013
  • Autumn 2013 Kids' Indie Next List
  • Amazon Best Book of 2013
  • Amazon Editor's Pick (Best Chapter Books for Readers Age 6-8)
  • Oklahoma Not Quite Sequoyah List 2016
  • 2016 ILLINOIS READS Selection

Greetings from the Graveyard

  • Junior Library Guild selection 2014

The Greatest Star on Earth

  • Junior Library Guild selection 2014

The Circus Goes to Sea

  • Junior Library Guild selection 2014


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

For more information about Kate's school and library presentations, visit www.childrensauthorsally.com.

For more information about Kate's speaking engagement availability, contact Kate at: klisevisit@centurytel.net.

External Links

Catherine Klise on WorldCat

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