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Katherine Applegate


(Katherine Alice Applegate)
USA flag (b.1956)
Wife of Michael Grant

aka K A Applegate, L E Blair

Katherine Applegate was born in Michigan in 1956. Since then she has lived in Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois, North Carolina, and after living in Pelago, Italy for a year, she has moved back to Southern California. She has a son named Jake Mates, although she says the Animorph leader is not named after him. In 2003 she and her husband, Michael Grant, her co-author on many projects including Animorphs, adopted their daughter, Julia, in China. Following the end of Animorphs, Applegate took three years off. She is back at work and has written a picture book called "The Buffalo Storm," a middle reader novel called "Home of the Brave," and an early chapters series "Roscoe Riley Rules" with Harper Collins. Her book "Home of the Brave" has won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award, the Bank Street 2008 Josette Frank Award, and is a Judy Lopez Memorial Award honor book.

Genres: Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction
 
Series
Girl talk (as by L E Blair)
   1. Welcome To Junior High! (1990)
   2. Face-off! (1990)
   3. The New You (1990)
   4. Rebel Rebel (1990)
   5. It's All in the Stars (1990)
   6. The Ghost of Eagle Mountain (1990)
   7. Odd Couple (1990)
   8. Stealing the Show (1990)
   9. Peer Pressure (1991)
   10. Falling in Like (1990)
   11. Mixed Feelings (1991)
   12. Drummer Girl (1991)
   13. The Winning Team (1991)
   14. Earth Alert! (1991)
   15. On the Air (1991)
   16. Here Comes the Bride (1991)
   17. Star Quality (1991)
   18. Keeping the Beat (1991)
   19. Family Affair (1991)
   20. Rockin' Class Trip (1992)
   21. Baby Talk (1992)
   22. Problem Dad (1993)
   23. House Party (1992)
   24. Cousins (1992)
   25. Horse Fever (1992)
   26. Beauty Queens (1992)
   27. Perfect Match (1992)
   28. Center Stage (1992)
   29. Family Rules (1992)
   30. The Bookshop Mystery (1992)
   31. It's a Scream (1992)
   32. Katie's Close Call (1994)
   33. Randy and the Perfect Boy (1994)
   34. Allison, Shape Up! (1993)
   35. Katie and Sabrina's Big Competition (1992)
   36. Sabrina and the Calf-raising Disaster (1992)
   37. Randy's Big Dream (1992)
   38. Allison To The Rescue (1992)
   39. Katie and the Impossible Cousins (1992)
   40. Sabrina Wins Big! (1992)
   41. Randy and the Great Canoe Race (1992)
   42. Allison's Baby-sitting Adventure (1993)
   43. Katie's Beverly Hills Friend (1992)
   44. Randy's Big Chance (1992)
   45. Sabrina and Too Many Boys (1992)
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Ocean City
   1. Ocean City (1993)
   2. Love Shack (1993)
   3. Fireworks (1993)
   4. Boardwalk (1993)
   5. Reunion (2016)
   6. Heat Wave (1994)
   7. Bonfire (1994)
   8. Swept Away (1995)
   9. Shipwrecked (1995)
   10. Beach Party (1995)
   11. Forever (1995)
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Summer
   1. June Dreams (1995)
   2. July's Promise (1995)
   3. August Magic (1995)
   4. Sand, Surf and Secrets (1996)
   5. Rays, Romance and Rivalry (1996)
   6. Spring Break Reunion (1996)
   7. Beaches, Boys and Betrayal (1996)
   8. Sun-Kissed Christmas (1996)
     aka Summer Christmas
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Animorphs
   1. The Invasion (1996)
   2. The Visitor (1996)
   3. The Encounter (1996)
   4. The Message (1996)
   5. The Predator (1996)
   6. The Capture (1997)
   7. The Stranger (1997)
   8. The Alien (1997)
   9. The Secret (1997)
   10. The Android (1997)
   11. The Forgotten (1997)
   12. The Reaction (1997)
   13. The Change (1997)
   14. The Unknown (1998)
   15. The Escape (1998)
   16. The Warning (1998)
   17. The Underground (1998)
   18. The Decision (1998)
   19. The Departure (1998)
   20. The Discovery (1998)
   21. The Threat (1998)
   22. The Solution (1998)
   23. The Pretender (1998)
   24. The Suspicion (1998)
   25. The Extreme (1999)
   26. The Attack (1999)
   27. The Exposed (1999)
   28. The Experiment (1999)
   29. The Sickness (1999)
   30. The Reunion (1999)
   31. The Conspiracy (1999)
   32. The Separation (1999)
   33. The Illusion (1999)
   34. The Prophecy (1999)
   35. The Proposal (1999)
   36. The Mutation (1999)
   37. The Weakness (2000)
   38. The Arrival (2000)
   39. The Hidden (2000)
   40. The Other (2000)
   41. The Familiar (2000)
   42. The Journey (2000)
   43. The Test (2000)
   44. The Unexpected (2000)
   45. The Revelation (2000)
   46. The Deception (2000)
   47. The Resistance (2000)
   48. The Return (2000)
   49. The Diversion (2000)
   50. The Ultimate (2001)
   51. The Absolute (2001)
   52. The Sacrifice (2001)
   53. The Answer (2001)
   54. The Beginning (2001)
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Making Waves
   2. Tease (2001)
   3. Sweet (2001)
   5. Heat (2001)
   6. Secret (Making Waves) (1997)
   7. Attitude (2002)
   8. Burn (2002)
   9. Wild (2002)
   10. Chill (2002)
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Remnants
   1. The Mayflower Project (2001)
   2. Destination Unknown (1999)
   3. Them (2001)
   4. Nowhere Land (2001)
   5. Mutation (Remnants) (2002)
   6. Breakdown (2002)
   7. Isolation (2002)
   8. Mother, May I? (2002)
   9. No Place Like Home (2002)
   10. Lost and Found (2002)
   11. Dream Storm (2003)
   12. Aftermath (2003)
   13. Survival (2003)
   14. Begin Again (2003)
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Endling
   1. The Last (2018)
   2. The First (2019)
   3. The Only (2021)
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Series contributed to
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Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (2013) : The One and Only Ivan


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