Kathi Appelt (born July 6, 1954) is an American author of more than forty books for children and young adults. She won the annual PEN USA award for Children’s Literature recognizing The Underneath (2008).
Lives in College Station, TX with husband Ken and four adorable cats. Two sons are both musicians. Serves on the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults Program.
Books in order of publication:
Down Cut Shin Creek: The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky – 2001
The Underneath, illustrated by David Small (Simon & Schuster, 2008)
Brand-New Baby Blues, illustrated by Kelly Murphy (HarperCollins, 2009)
Keeper, illus. August Hall (Atheneum Books, 2010)
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp – 2013
Mogie: The Heart of the House – 2014
Counting Crows – 2015
When Otis Courted Mama – 2015
Maybe a Fox – 2016
Down Cut Shin Creek: The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky, co-authored by Jeanne Cannella Schmitzer (HarperCollins, 2001; Purple House Press 2019)
Max Attacks, illus. Penelope Dullaghan (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2019)
Angel Thieves – 2019