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Katherine Applegate was born in Michigan on July 19, 1956. She writes science fiction, young adult romances, and pop-up books. She is the author of the Making Waves, Making Out, and Roscoe Riley Rules series. She writes the Animorphs, Everworld, and Remnants series under the pen name K. A. Applegate. She also writes under the pen names of C. Archer, Catherine Kendall and Elizabeth Benning. She has received numerous awards including a Golden Duck Award (Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades) for The Message in 1997, the SCBWI 2008 Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction and the Bank Street 2008 Josette Frank Award for Home of the Brave, and the 2013 Newbery Medal and the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award (Illinois) for The One and Only Ivan. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The One and Only Ivan 5,947 copies, 363 reviews
The Invasion 1,776 copies, 44 reviews
Crenshaw 1,338 copies, 71 reviews
The Visitor 1,264 copies, 16 reviews
The Encounter 1,184 copies, 12 reviews
Wishtree 1,164 copies, 46 reviews
The Message 1,112 copies, 13 reviews
Home of the Brave 978 copies, 53 reviews
The Predator 941 copies, 12 reviews
The Capture 925 copies, 11 reviews
The Stranger 873 copies, 7 reviews
The Secret 765 copies, 10 reviews
The Alien 764 copies, 8 reviews
The Change 746 copies, 8 reviews
The Android 745 copies, 8 reviews
Search for Senna 721 copies, 19 reviews
The Reaction 709 copies, 8 reviews
The Forgotten 709 copies, 8 reviews
The Threat 707 copies, 8 reviews
The Pretender 698 copies, 8 reviews
The Andaliteʼs Gift 693 copies, 11 reviews
The Unknown 688 copies, 7 reviews
The Warning 681 copies, 8 reviews
The Decision 651 copies, 9 reviews
The Hork-Bajir Chronicles 648 copies, 10 reviews
The Escape 647 copies, 9 reviews
The Underground 641 copies, 7 reviews
The Andalite Chronicles 641 copies, 12 reviews
The Solution 640 copies, 8 reviews
In The Time of Dinosaurs 621 copies, 7 reviews
The Suspicion 610 copies, 8 reviews
The Exposed 607 copies, 8 reviews
The Discovery 602 copies, 10 reviews
The Extreme 599 copies, 5 reviews
The Departure 598 copies, 8 reviews
The Attack 573 copies, 9 reviews
Eve and Adam 547 copies, 54 reviews
The Sickness 538 copies, 8 reviews
The One and Only Bob 538 copies, 18 reviews
The Illusion 527 copies, 5 reviews
The Mutation 523 copies, 6 reviews
The Reunion 514 copies, 6 reviews
The Weakness 505 copies, 7 reviews
The Experiment 501 copies, 8 reviews
Land of Loss 496 copies, 3 reviews
The Conspiracy 493 copies, 6 reviews
The Separation 481 copies, 6 reviews
The Prophecy 479 copies, 7 reviews
Enter the Enchanted 466 copies, 5 reviews
The Proposal 458 copies, 6 reviews
Elfangor's Secret 449 copies, 7 reviews
Endling #1: The Last 430 copies, 10 reviews
The Mayflower Project 426 copies, 4 reviews
The Beginning 405 copies, 6 reviews
Discover the Destroyer 398 copies, 3 reviews
Realm of the Reaper 398 copies, 3 reviews
Visser (Author) 397 copies, 5 reviews
The Arrival 394 copies, 7 reviews
The Ellimist Chronicles 378 copies, 9 reviews
The Familiar 353 copies, 6 reviews
The Revelation 348 copies, 5 reviews
The First Journey 339 copies, 2 reviews
Brave the Betrayal 337 copies, 4 reviews
Fear the Fantastic 335 copies, 2 reviews
The Other 333 copies, 6 reviews
Gateway to the Gods 330 copies, 3 reviews
Back To Before 326 copies, 5 reviews
The Hidden 324 copies, 5 reviews
The Test 308 copies, 5 reviews
Understand the Unknown 303 copies, 1 review
The Sacrifice 302 copies, 4 reviews
The Unexpected 297 copies, 7 reviews
The Journey 295 copies, 7 reviews
Inside the Illusion 294 copies, 2 reviews
Mystify the Magician 293 copies, 3 reviews
Entertain the End 291 copies, 4 reviews
The Answer 289 copies, 4 reviews
The Return 286 copies, 6 reviews
The Deception 281 copies, 4 reviews
The Diversion 279 copies, 6 reviews
The Resistance 271 copies, 5 reviews
The Ultimate 270 copies, 5 reviews
The Absolute 244 copies, 4 reviews
Destination Unknown 177 copies, 1 review
Them 171 copies
The Next Passage 157 copies, 2 reviews
Mutation 149 copies, 2 reviews
Nowhere Land 138 copies, 1 review
Endling #2: The First 136 copies, 1 review
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Breakdown 109 copies, 2 reviews
Elfangorʼs Journey 106 copies, 1 review
Welcome to Junior High! 101 copies, 2 reviews
Willodeen 100 copies, 6 reviews
Isolation 90 copies, 3 reviews
No Place Like Home 87 copies, 2 reviews
Mother, May I? 82 copies, 2 reviews
Lost and Found 81 copies, 2 reviews
The Buffalo Storm 81 copies, 10 reviews
Zoey Fools Around 79 copies, 1 review
The New You 78 copies, 1 review
Aftermath 75 copies, 1 review
Dream Storm 72 copies, 1 review
Spring Break 70 copies, 3 reviews
Survival 67 copies, 1 review
Begin Again 63 copies
Endling #3: The Only 60 copies, 2 reviews
Jake Finds Out 60 copies
Ben's in Love 58 copies
An Alien Dies 58 copies, 1 review
Nina Won't Tell 53 copies
Sometimes You Fly 51 copies, 1 review
Rebel, Rebel 50 copies
Lucas Gets Hurt 48 copies
What Zoey Saw 47 copies
Who Loves Kate? 40 copies
Aisha Goes Wild 40 copies
Don't Tell Zoey 39 copies
Odd Couple 39 copies
Nina Shapes Up 36 copies
Peer Pressure 35 copies
Aaron Lets Go 35 copies
Lara Gets Even 33 copies
Sun-Kissed Christmas (Summer) 33 copies, 4 reviews
Falling in Like 32 copies
Mixed Feelings 29 copies
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June Dreams 28 copies
Kate Finds Love 28 copies
Drummer Girl 25 copies
Zoey Comes Home 24 copies
Earth Alert! 24 copies
Lara Gets Lucky 24 copies
On the Air 23 copies, 1 review
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Making Waves 23 copies
Please Don't Go 23 copies, 1 review
Horse Fever 22 copies
House Party 21 copies
Bonfire 20 copies
Cousins 19 copies
Swept Away 18 copies
Reunion 18 copies
Fireworks 17 copies
Perfect Match 17 copies
Star Quality 17 copies
Problem Dad 17 copies
July's Promise 17 copies
Family Rules 16 copies
Baby Talk 16 copies
Forever 16 copies
Shipwrecked 16 copies
August Magic 16 copies
Ocean City 16 copies
Beach Party 15 copies
Family Affair 15 copies
It's a Scream! 15 copies
Odder 15 copies, 1 review
Tease 14 copies
Heat Wave 14 copies
Love Shack 14 copies
Thrill 12 copies
Sweet 11 copies
Heat 6 copies
Dying to Eat (Day by Day) 6 copies, 1 review
Midas Touch 4 copies
Animorphs Complete Series 2 copies, 1 review
David 2 copies
Soovipuu 2 copies
White Fang 1 copy
Ever World 1 copy
Overwonnen 1 copy
Captura, A 1 copy
Preskot 1 copy
Hylätyt 1 copy
Unimyrsky 1 copy
Animorphs 1 copy
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Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal. Her novel Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children's bestseller list, and her first middle-grade stand-alone novel, the award-winning Home of the Brave, continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists.

Katherine has written three picture books: The Buffalo Storm; The Remarkable True Story of Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla (often used as a companion book to The One and Only Ivan for younger readers); and Sometimes You Fly (publishing in spring, 2018). For beginning readers, Katherine wrote Roscoe Riley Rules, a seven-book series.

With her husband, Michael Grant, Katherine co-wrote Animorphs, a long-running series that has sold over 35 million books worldwide.

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