Fayetteville, North Carolina
|Occupation||Writer, writing teacher|
|Genres||Children's literature, picture books, non-fiction|
Kathi Appelt is an American children's writer and writing teacher.
Appelt is the author of more than 30 books. She writes novels, picture books, poetry, and nonfiction for children and young adults. She has won numerous awards for her writing, among them the PEN USA award. Her first novel, The Underneath, was a National Book Award finalist and was awarded the Newbery Honor in 2008. Her books have been translated into several languages: Spanish, Chinese,French and Swedish.
- The Underneath was a National Book Award Finalist, Young People's Literature in 2008.
- The Underneath was awarded a Newbery Honor, American Library Association in 2008.
- PEN 2009 Literary Award in Children's Literature.
- Keeper. Illustrator August Hall. Atheneum. 2010.
- The Underneath. Illustrator David Small. Simon and Schuster. 2008.
- "Kathi Appelt Papers". University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.
- Kathi Appelt, 2008 NBA YPL Finalist, National Book Foundation
- Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Archived 1 February 2011 at WebCite