It is, however, the best job on the planet.

I'm the author of many books for young readers, including The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal, Crenshaw, Home of the Brave, wishtree, the Roscoe Riley Rules series, Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla, The Buffalo Storm, and with my husband, Michael Grant, the Animorphs series, which has sold over 35 million copies worldwide.

Also a few other books I'd prefer to forget.

I have one husband, two children, and three pets, and live in northern California.


In 2018, I have two new books coming out:

Endling #1: The Last →

HarperCollins, May 2018

Endling cover

Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra.

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Sometimes You Fly →

Illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Clarion Books, April 2018

Sometimes You Fly cover

From Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Katherine Applegate, a sweet book of encouragement, filled with humor and insight into the effort behind any meaningful accomplishment in life. A perfect gift for baby shower, birthday, or graduation.

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