Appelt at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival
|Born||July 6, 1954
Fayetteville, North Carolina
|Occupation||Writer, writing teacher|
|Genre||Children's literature, picture books, non-fiction|
Appelt is the author of more than 30 books. She writes novels, picture books, poetry, and nonfiction for children and young adults. Her books have been translated into several languages: Spanish, Chinese,French and Swedish.
Her first novel was The Underneath, illustrated by David Small and published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. It features a cat and dog who live mainly beneath an old house in the Louisiana–Texas bayou. For that work she received the annual Children's Literature award from PEN Center USA and she was also a runner-up for the National Book Award (National Book Award for Young People's Literature finalist) and the American Library Association Newbery Medal (Newbery Honor Book).
- The Underneath, illustrated by David Small (Simon & Schuster, 2008)
- Keeper, illus. August Hall (Atheneum Books, 2010)
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- "Kathi Appelt – Summary Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2014-09-24. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.
- "2009 Lit Awards". PEN Center USA (penusa.org). Archived 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
- "2008 National Book Award Finalist, Young People's Literature: Kathi Appelt". National Book Foundation. With linked interview transcript.
- "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922–Present". Association for Library Service to Children. American Library Association.
- "Kathi Appelt Papers". University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.