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Kathi Appelt


Kathi Appelt

Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award–winning, and bestselling THE UNDERNEATH as well as the National Book Award finalist THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGAR MAN SWAMP, KEEPER, and many picture books including COUNTING CROWS. She has two grown children and lives in Texas with her husband.

Kathi Appelt

Books by Kathi Appelt

by Elissa Brent Weissman, Kwame Alexander, Tom Angleberger, Kathi Appelt, Ashley Bryan, Tim Federle, Candace Fleming, Marla Frazee, Chris Gall, Alex Gino, Chris Grabenstein, Gordon Korman, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Thanhha Lai, Peter Lerangis, Gail Carson Levine, Grace Lin, Yuyi Morales, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dan Santat, Brian Selznick, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Rita Williams-Garcia - Careers, Children's 8-12, Nonfiction
From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators ---revealing young talent, the storytellers they would one day become, and the creativity they inspire today. Everyone’s story begins somewhere…
by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee - Children's 10+, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Social Issues

Sylvie and Jules, Jules and Sylvie. Better than just sisters, better than best friends, they’d be identical twins if only they’d been born in the same year. And if only Sylvie wasn’t such a fast runner. But Sylvie is too fast, and when she runs to the river they’re not supposed to go anywhere near to throw a wish rock just before the school bus comes on a snowy morning, she runs so fast that no one sees what happens…and no one ever sees her again. Jules is devastated, but she refuses to believe what all the others believe, that, like their mother, her sister is gone forever. At the very same time, in the shadow world, a shadow fox is born --- half of the spirit world, half of the animal world. She too is fast and she senses danger.

written by Kathi Appelt with illustrations by 2 - Children's, Picture
One, two, three, crows in a tree, bedecked in red scarves and hungry as can be. So they fly out of their nest with snacking in mind, and snack they do. Snack one, snack two, snack three --- all the way to a dozen! But before they have time to complain about bellyaches, they have a bigger problem: a cat has been eyeing potential snacks! Can these well-fed crows become well-FLED crows?
Written by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal - Nonfiction, Pets, Picture

Mogie is a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs! And there’s one little boy in particular who needs Mogie. Mogie is about to prove he’s the best darn pooch in the passel.

by Kathi Appelt - Youth Fiction

Raccoon brothers Bingo and J’miah are the newest recruits of the Official Sugar Man Swamp Scouts. The opportunity to serve the Sugar Man --- the massive creature who delights in delicious sugar cane and magnanimously rules over the swamp --- is an honor, and also a big responsibility, since the rest of the swamp critters rely heavily on the intel of these hardworking Scouts.

written by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by August Hall - Mythology

Keeper believes she is a mermaid, so when she accidentally sets off a series of disasters, she goes out looking for her mother – an unpredictable and uncommonly gorgeous woman who swam away when Keeper was three.