Katherine Alice Applegate

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Name: Katherine Alice Applegate

Pen Names:

  • K. A. Applegate (Animorphs series),
  • L. E. Blair (Girl Talk novels),
  • Katherine Kendall (Harlequin Romance novels),
  • Beth Kincaid (Silver Creek Riders series),
  • A. R. Plumb (Disney's Aladdin series),
  • Pat Pollari (Barf-O-Rama series),
  • Nicholas Stephens (Disney's Enter if you Dare: Scary Tales from the Haunted Mansion)


Genres: Fiction


Born: 1956 in Michigan


Websites:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ka.applegate/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaaauthor?lang=en

Email: ka@katherineapplegate.com


Illinois Connection

Applegate lived in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Katherine Applegate is a prolific author of science-fiction and fantasy stories for middle-grade readers. She has also written adult fiction. She has lived in Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois, North Carolina, and after living in Pelago, Italy for a year, she moved back to Southern California.

Published Works

Picture Books

  • Jack Rabbit and the Beanstalk, Inchworm Press, 1997
  • The Buffalo Storm, HMH, 2007 - reprinted 2014
  • Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla, Clarion, 2014


Stand-Alone Titles

  • The Story of Two American Generals: Benjamin O. Davis Jr. and Colin L. Powell, Yearling, 1991
  • The World's Best Jinx McGee, Avon, 1992
  • Disney's Christmas with all the Trimmings: Original Stories and Crafts from Mickey Mouse and Friends, Hyperion, 1994
  • Disney's Enter if you Dare: Scary Tales from the Haunted Mansion, Hyperion, 1995 - written under the pen name Nicholas Stephens
  • Sharing Sam, Bt Bound, 1995
  • Home of the Brave, Squarefish, 2007 - reprinted 2008
  • The One and Only Ivan , Harper Collins, 2012 - reprinted in 2015
  • Eve and Adam, Feiwel & Friends, 2012 - written with Michael Grant
  • Crenshaw, Feiwel & Friends, 2015
  • Wishtree, Feiwel & Friends, 2017


Animorphs Series - written under the pen name K A Applegate

  • #1 The Invasion, Scholastic, 1996 - written with Michael Grant
  • #2 The Visitor, Scholastic, 1996 - written with Michael Grant
  • #3 The Encounter, Scholastic, 1996 - written with Michael Grant
  • #4 The Message, Scholastic, 1996 - written with Michael Grant
  • #5 The Predator, Scholastic, 1996 - written with Michael Grant
  • #6 The Capture, Scholastic, 1997 - written with Michael Grant
  • #7 The Stranger, Scholastic, 1997 - written with Michael Grant
  • #8 The Alien, Scholastic, 1997 - written with Michael Grant
  • #9 The Secret, Scholastic, 1997 - written with Michael Grant
  • #10 The Android, Scholastic, 1997 - written with Michael Grant
  • #11 The Forgotten, Scholastic, 1997 - written with Michael Grant
  • #12 The Reaction, Scholastic, 1997 - written with Michael Grant
  • #13 The Change, Scholastic, 1997 - written with Michael Grant
  • #14 The Unknown, Scholastic, 1998 - written with Michael Grant
  • #15 The Escape, Scholastic, 1998 - written with Michael Grant
  • #16 The Warning, Scholastic, 1998 - written with Michael Grant
  • #17 The Underground, Scholastic, 1998 - written with Michael Grant
  • #18 The Decision, Scholastic, 1998 - written with Michael Grant
  • #19 The Departure, Scholastic, 1998 - written with Michael Grant
  • #20 The Discovery, Scholastic, 1998 - written with Michael Grant
  • #21 The Threat, Scholastic, 1998 - written with Michael Grant
  • #22 The Solution, Scholastic, 1998 - written with Michael Grant
  • #23 The Pretender, Scholastic, 1998 - written with Michael Grant
  • #24 The Suspicion, Scholastic, 1998 - written with Michael Grant
  • #25 The Extreme, Scholastic, 1999 - written with Michael Grant
  • #26 The Attack , Scholastic, 1999 - written with Michael Grant
  • #32 The Separation, Scholastic, 1999 - written with Michael Grant
  • #53 The Answer, Scholastic, 2001 - written with Michael Grant
  • #54 The Beginning, Scholastic, 2001 - written with Michael Grant


Animorphs Companion Books

  • Megamorphs 1: The Andalite's Gift, 1997
  • Megamorphs 2: In the Time of Dinosaurs, 1998
  • Megamorphs 3: Elfangor's Secret, 1999
  • Megamorphs 4: Back to Before, 2000
  • The Andalite Chronicles, 1997
  • The Hork-Bajir Chronicles, 1998
  • The Ellimist Chronicles, 2000
  • Visser, 2000


Remnants Series

  • The Mayflower Project, 2001
  • Destination Unknown, 2001
  • Them, 2001
  • Nowhere Land, 2002
  • Mutation, 2002
  • Breakdown, 2002
  • Isolation, 2002
  • Mother, May I?, 2002
  • No Place Like Home, 2002
  • Lost and Found, 2003
  • Dream Storm, 2003
  • Aftermath, 2003
  • Survival, 2003
  • Begin Again, 2003


Everworld Series

  • Search for Senna, 1999
  • Land of Loss, 1999
  • Enter the Enchanted, 1999
  • Realm of the Reaper, 2000
  • Discover the Destroyer, 2000
  • Fear the Fantastic, 2000
  • Gateway to the Gods, 2000
  • Brave the Betrayal, 2000
  • Inside the Illusion, 2000
  • Understand the Unknown, 2000
  • Mystify the Magician, 2001
  • Entertain the End, 2001


Boyfriends/Girlfriends Series

  • Zoey Fools Around, 1994
  • Jake Finds Out, 1994
  • Nina Won't Tell, 1994
  • Ben's In Love, 1994
  • Claire Gets Caught, 1994
  • What Zoey Saw, 1994
  • Lucas Gets Hurt, 1994
  • Aisha Goes Wild, 1994


Summer Series

  • June Dreams, 1995
  • July's Promise, 1995
  • August Magic, 1995
  • Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal, 1996
  • Sand, Surf, and Secrets, 1996
  • Rays, Romance, and Rivalry, 1996
  • Christmas Special Edition, 1996
  • Spring Break Reunion, 1996
  • Tan Lines: Sand, Surf, and Secrets; Rays, Romance, and Rivalry; Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal, 2008
  • Beach Blondes: June Dreams; July's Promise; August Magic, 2008


Roscoe Riley Rules Series

  • Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs, HarperCollins, 2008
  • Never Swipe a Bully's Bear, HarperCollins, 2008
  • Don't Swap Your Sweater for a Dog, 2008
  • Never Swim in Applesauce, 2008
  • Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher, 2009
  • Never Walk in Shoes That Talk, 2009
  • Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin, 2009


Other Works

  • Harlequin Romance novels - written under the pen name Katherine Kendall
  • Girl Talk novels - written under the pen name L.E. Blair
  • Ocean City series - republished as Making Waves
  • Barf-O-Rama series - written under the pen name Pat Pollari
  • Disney's The Little Mermaid series
  • Disney's Aladdin series - written under her own name and the pen name A.R. Plumb
  • Silver Creek Riders series - written under the pen name Beth Kincaid
  • Love Stories series

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Jack Rabbit and the Beanstalk

ISBN: 1577191080
Release Date: 1997-02

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Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

ISBN: 0544252306
Release Date: 2014-10-07

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The Story of Two American Generals: Benjamin O. Davis Jr. and Colin L. Powell

ISBN: 0440405955
Release Date: 1991-12-01

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The World's Best Jinx McGee (Young Camelot Book)

ISBN: 0380767287
Release Date: 1992-06

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Disney's Christmas With All the Trimmings: Original Stories and Crafts from Mickey Mouse and Friends

ISBN: 0786830034
Release Date: 1994-10

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Disney's Enter If You Dare!: Scary Tales from the Haunted Mansion

ISBN: 0786850027
Release Date: 1995-12

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Sharing Sam

ISBN: 0785752056
Release Date: 1999-10

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The One and Only Ivan

ISBN: 0061992259
Release Date: 2012-01-17

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Eve and Adam

ISBN: 9780312583514
Release Date: 2012-10-02

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Crenshaw

ISBN: 1250043239
Release Date: 2015-09-22

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Wishtree

ISBN: 1250043220
Release Date: 2017-09-26

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Literary Awards

Home of the Brave

  • Best New Children's Book Series Award, Publishers Weekly, 1997
  • Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction, SCBWI, 2008
  • Josette Frank Award, Bank Street, 2008
  • Honor Book, Judy Lopez Memorial Award
  • Starred Review, School Library Journal


The One and Only Ivan

  • Winner, Newberry Medal, 2013
  • Winner, Christopher Medal, 2012
  • Gold Medal in Juvenile Literature, California Book Award, 2012
  • Crystal Kite Award Winner, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, 2013
  • #1 Bestseller, New York Times
  • #1 Bestseller, Indie
  • Book of the Month Pick, Amazon
  • Bestseller, USA Today
  • Notable Book, ALA
  • Best of Children's Books, School Library Journal, 2012
  • Top Ten Pick for Winter, Kid's Indie Next List, 2011-2012
  • Best of Children's Books, Kirkus, 2012
  • Best Books of the Year, Middle Grade, Amazon, 2012
  • Best Children's Book, Amazon, 2012
  • Best of the Best, Chicago Public Library, 2012
  • 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Pick, New York Public Library, 2012
  • Shortlisted, Middle Grade Fantasy, Cybils(Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards), 2012
  • Best Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street College of Education, 2013
  • Master List, Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2013-14
  • Gold Medal in Juvenile Literature, 82nd Annual California Books Award
  • Nerdies Book Award, Middle Grade Fiction, 2012
  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, School Library Journal
  • Starred Review, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards Shortlist, 2012 Middle Grade Fantasy
  • Readers Choice Masterlist Selection, Virginia
  • Nerdies Book Award, Middle Grade Fiction, 2012
  • Best-of-the-Year List, Cooperative Children's Book Center, 2013
  • Backseat Book Club Must-Read for Kids 9-14, NPR


Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

  • Best Book for Children, ABC, 2014
  • Top Twenty Best Children's Book, Amazon, 2014
  • Honorable Mention, Huffington Post’s Best Picture Books, 2014
  • Best Book of 2014, Chicago Public Library
  • Honor Book, Charlotte Zolotow Award
  • Honor Book, Green Earth Book Award, 2015
  • Winner, Northern California Book Award for Children's Literature, 2015
  • Starred Review, Shelf Awareness

Crenshaw

  • Bestseller, New York Times
  • Read-Aloud Honor Book, E. B. White, 2016
  • Best Book of the Month, Amazon
  • Best Book of the Year, Bank Street, 2016
  • Middle grade Book Award winner, Northern California Independent Booksellers Association
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Starred Review, School Library Journal
  • Starred Review, The Horn Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Katherine Alice Applegate on WorldCat

Katherine Applegate on WorldCat

K A Applegate on WorldCat

L E Blair on WorldCat

Katherine Kendall on WorldCat

Beth Kincaid on WorldCat

A R Plumb on WorldCat

pollari Pat Pollari on WorldCat

stephens Nicholas Stephens on WorldCat


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