Texas A&M University
| Kathi Appelt|
| Writer, writing teacher|
Children's literature, picture books, non-fiction
John Newbery Medal, PEN USA Literary Award for Children’s Literature
National Book Award for Young People's Literature
The Underneath, The True Blue Scouts of, Keeper, Mogie: The Heart of the House (w, Incredible me!
David Small, John Newbery, K A Applegate
Kathi Appelt Wikipedia
Kathi Appelt (born July 6, 1954) is an American children's writer and writing teacher. She won the annual PEN USA award for Children's Literature recognizing The Underneath (2008).
Kathi Appelt was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and grew up in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University and lives in College Station, Texas.
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).
Her papers are held in the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi (unprocessed manuscripts collection, 1985–2005).The Underneath, illustrated by David Small (Simon & Schuster, 2008)
Keeper, illus. August Hall (Atheneum Books, 2010)