New Release Books by Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate is the author of Doggo and Pupper Search for Cozy (2023), Willodeen (2021), Endling #3: The Only (2021), Ivan & Friends 2-Book Collection (2020) and other 252 books.

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Doggo and Pupper Search for Cozy

release date: Mar 28, 2023
Doggo and Pupper Search for Cozy
In Doggo and Pupper Search for Cozy — the conclusion to the Doggo and Pupper early readers trilogy by New York Times-bestselling author Katherine Applegate — the canines help Cat adjust to a big change: A new bed! When Cat announces that the Humans have given her a surprise present, Doggo and Pupper are all ears. But when they find out that Cat has a new bed and misses her old one, they set out to help her search for cozy. Change is difficult, and Katherine Applegate understands how it feels to miss a beloved source of security. Very young readers will relate to Doggo, Pupper, and Cat, and appreciate their friendship and empathy.

Willodeen

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Willodeen
From #1 New York Times bestseller Katherine Applegate, a singular middle-grade novel about a girl who risks everything to help a handmade creature who comes to life. The earth is old and we are not, and that is all you must remember . . . Eleven-year-old Willodeen adores creatures of all kinds, but her favorites are the most unlovable beasts in the land: strange beasts known as “screechers.” The villagers of Perchance call them pests, even monsters, but Willodeen believes the animals serve a vital role in the complicated web of nature. Lately, though, nature has seemed angry indeed. Perchance has been cursed with fires and mudslides, droughts and fevers, and even the annual migration of hummingbears, a source of local pride and income, has dwindled. For as long as anyone can remember, the tiny animals have overwintered in shimmering bubble nests perched atop blue willow trees, drawing tourists from far and wide. This year, however, not a single hummingbear has returned to Perchance, and no one knows why. When a handmade birthday gift brings unexpected magic to Willodeen and her new friend, Connor, she’s determined to speak up for the animals she loves, and perhaps even uncover the answer to the mystery of the missing hummingbears. A timely and timeless tale about our fragile earth, and one girl’s fierce determination to make a difference.

Endling #3: The Only

release date: Mar 02, 2021
Endling #3: The Only
The thrilling conclusion to the epic middle grade fantasy trilogy from Katherine Applegate, the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan (now a major motion picture!), The One and Only Bob, Wishtree, and Crenshaw! In the beginning, Byx’s original quest was to discover if there were more of her kind, or if she was destined to become an endling—the last dairne alive. She did indeed find more dairnes, and along the way she also created allies among other creatures in her world, including humans, felivets, raptidons, and wobbyks. But Byx and her new friends soon learned that it wasn’t just dairnes in jeopardy of extinction, but that everyone was at risk. With the world in unprecedented danger, Byx must rally creatures of all kinds to lead a revolution. Katherine Applegate’s Endling series has so far earned a collective five starred reviews, and each of the prior books has debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. She once again delivers an action-packed middle grade fantasy with a unique setting, enthralling characters, and gripping adventure that is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland.

Ivan & Friends 2-Book Collection

release date: Sep 15, 2020
Ivan & Friends 2-Book Collection
Discover the unforgettable world of best friends Ivan and Bob in this collection, including the Newbery Medal-winning The One and Only Ivan and its incredible sequel, The One and Only Bob! Ivan is an easy-going gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. Mostly, he thinks about art. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better. Continuing the story of these friends in The One and Only Bob, Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.

The One and Only Bob

release date: May 05, 2020
The One and Only Bob
A #1 New York Times bestseller! "Good dog Bob. Great to have a best friend.”—Danny DeVito Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob! Catch up with these beloved friends before you see the star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan, now available on Disney+! Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family. Bob, Ivan, and Ruby have touched the hearts of millions of readers, and their story isn’t over yet. Catch up with these beloved friends before the star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan hits theaters in August 2020! One and Only Bob is an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, embraced by new and old fans of Katherine Applegate''s beloved One and Only Ivan. Great for summer reading or anytime! A Today show pick for “25 children’s books your kids and teens won’t be able to put down this summer!" In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte''s Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, family, and hope. The One and Only Bob features first-person narrative; author''s use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective). This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom.

The First

release date: Jul 04, 2019
The First
Byx might be the last dairne alive. Together with her companions - loyal Tobble, brave and resourceful Khara, wise but deadly Gambler, and Renzo the thief - she is following a perilous path out of Nedarra and into the snow-covered mountains of the northern country of Dreyland. The threat of war is growing, and with it, the possible extinction of all Byx''s dreams. Just as the group make a hopeful discovery in their quest to find more dairnes, things grow dark. And a terrifying encounter with the terramants, another of the powerful governing species, uncovers a treacherous plan that could bring devastation to all the creatures of Nedarra. But Byx and her friends are determined to never give up, and find themselves the unlikely leaders in a simmering rebellion that threatens all they hold dear.

Endling #2: The First

release date: May 07, 2019
Endling #2: The First
Endling #2: The First is the second book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, and Crenshaw! To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the world—the endling—Byx and her friends must travel into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony. But the threat of war across the lands continues to grow with each passing day. As the group confronts untold dangers at every turn, they will ultimately uncover a treacherous plot that involves the other powerful governing species. With both her dreams and all the creatures of Nedarra on the brink of extinction, Byx and her friends are determined to never give up hope. Soon they find themselves the unlikely leaders in a simmering rebellion that risks everything they hold dear. Byx may be the last of her kind, but will she also be the first to lead the revolution? Beloved author Katherine Applegate concludes her “simply sublime” (Kirkus) epic middle grade animal fantasy trilogy with Endling #3: The Only. Read all three!

Wishtree (Special Edition)

release date: Jan 08, 2019
Wishtree (Special Edition)
A special edition for adults of Katherine Applegate''s New York Times-bestselling novel about an oak tree and a crow who help their neighbors embrace their differences. Trees can''t tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red''s branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red''s hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. When a new family moves in, not everyone is welcoming, and Red''s experience as a wishtree is more important than ever. With a message of inclusion for dreamers and welcomers, this is a book for our lives and times. "A beautifully written, morally bracing story that will leave its imprint on a reader of any age." —The New York Times Book Review

Endling #1: The Last

release date: May 01, 2018
Endling #1: The Last
A New York Times bestseller from the beloved author of the action-packed Animorphs series and the award-winning The One and Only Ivan. In this first book of an epic middle grade series, Katherine Applegate takes us on an unforgettable journey. Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true. Along the way, she meets new allies—both animals and humans alike—who each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family—one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world. Building on the success of her critically acclaimed novels The One and Only Ivan, Crenshaw, and Wishtree, while also returning to her action-packed fantasy roots of Animorphs, the Endling series is Katherine Applegate at her finest. With its enthralling characters, unique setting, and gripping adventure, this series is the perfect next read for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland. Don''t miss the second book in Katherine Applegate’s “simply sublime” (Kirkus) epic middle grade animal fantasy trilogy, Endling #2: The First, plus the concluding volume, Endling #3: The Only. Read all three!

Sometimes You Fly

release date: Apr 03, 2018
Sometimes You Fly
From Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Katherine Applegate, a sweet book of encouragement, filled with humor and insight into the effort behind any meaningful accomplishment in life. A perfect gift for baby shower, birthday, or graduation. This gorgeous gift book, equally perfect for preschool graduations or college commencements, baby showers or birthdays, is an inspirational tribute to the universal struggles and achievements of childhood. Beginning with a first birthday, the scenes travel through childhood triumphs and milestones, coming full circle to graduation. A magical blend of succinct text and beautiful watercolors renders each moment with tenderness and humor and encourages readers to “remember then, with every try, sometimes you fail . . . sometimes you fly.”

Endling 3-Book Paperback Box Set

release date: Mar 29, 2022
Endling 3-Book Paperback Box Set
A gorgeous paperback box set of the New York Times bestselling epic animal fantasy Endling trilogy, which Kirkus called "simply sublime," from powerhouse author Katherine Applegate. "Long before I heard the word, I was used to being last. I am small. And sometimes disappointing. But I am brave as well. I am not afraid to be the first to die. I just do not want to be the last to live. I do not want to be the endling." Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near-extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted down and slaughtered, Byx fears she may be the last of her species: the endling. As Byx sets out to find safe haven--and perhaps even another of her kind--she meets new allies, who have their own motivations for joining her quest. Together this ragtag group of animals and humans will help put into motion events that could bring the kingdom to the brink of war. With its unique setting, compelling animal and human characters, and fast-paced adventure, this middle grade series featuring black-and-white illustrations is the perfect next read for fans of the Wings of Fire and Warriors series and A Wolf Called Wander.

Crenshaw

release date: Sep 22, 2015
Crenshaw
In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience. Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There''s no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He''s large, he''s outspoken, and he''s imaginary. He has come back into Jackson''s life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary. This title has Common Core connections.

The Islanders: Volume 4

release date: Jul 07, 2015
The Islanders: Volume 4
For the Islanders, falling in love is easy . . . staying in love is a lot more difficult. The drama continues in the fourth omnibus edition of New York Times bestselling authors Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant''s action-packed series. The first thing Christopher did when he moved to Chatham Island was try to convince Aisha she should give him a chance. And even though she was determined to resist his charms, Aisha soon found herself falling in love . . . until Christopher betrayed her. Now Christopher wants a second chance. But when an old boyfriend comes back into Aisha''s life, she is forced to decide whether romance—with anyone—is really worth it. Is Aisha ready to risk her heart again? Formerly known as Making Out #7: Lucas Gets Hurt and Making Out #8: Aisha Goes Wild.

Doggo and Pupper Save the World

release date: Mar 22, 2022
Doggo and Pupper Save the World
Doggo and Pupper Save the World is the second book in #1 New York Times-bestselling Katherine Applegate''s fun new series--illustrated by Charlie Adler...

Crenshaw Chapter Sampler

release date: Jun 09, 2015
Crenshaw Chapter Sampler
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There''s no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He''s large, he''s outspoken, and he''s imaginary. He has come back into Jackson''s life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.

The Islanders: Volume 1

release date: Apr 21, 2015
The Islanders: Volume 1
On a small island it''s easy to know everything about your friends . . . except for the truth. The first two books of bestselling authors Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant''s beloved series about New England''s most unforgettable teens are now available in one volume! Two years ago the tiny New England community on Chatham Island was rocked by tragedy—three teenagers had a terrible accident that left one dead. Now Lucas Cabral, the person responsible for the events on that fateful night, has returned. But life on the island isn''t the same, and everyone Lucas once considered a friend refuses to speak to him. Everyone except for Zoey Passmore. Zoey knows that Lucas is off-limits . . . but she can''t seem to stay away from him. Even though she knows it would be better for everyone if he had never come back. Even though she is dating Jake, the brother of the boy who died. As Lucas and Zoey grow closer, Zoey risks tearing apart her close-knit group of friends if they discover the truth . . . that she''s falling for her boyfriend''s worst enemy. Formerly known as Making Out #1: Zoey Fools Around and Making Out #2: Jake Finds Out.

Home of the Brave

release date: Dec 23, 2014
Home of the Brave
Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He''s never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she''s missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek''s native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother''s fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant''s journey from hardship to hope. Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children''s Book of the Year.

Endling: Book Three: The Only

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Endling: Book Three: The Only
Endling #3: The Only is the third book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Two mighty armies are preparing for war, one led by a murderous great cat and the other by a cruel, power-hungry tyrant. But a third army is quietly growing, an army led by a young girl, an army of peace. Not so long ago Byx, a dairne, was the timid youngest pup in her family. But since her family were all slaughtered by the cruel Murdano, Byx has had to leave her own kind and finds herself at the forefront of a peaceful army, serving her friend and leader, the young Lady of Nedarra. Can the courage and heart of these young friends really stand in the way of two great armies? Can peace prevail over war?

Love Sucks and Then You Die

release date: Sep 10, 2013
Love Sucks and Then You Die
In this short-story prequel to Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant''s Eve and Adam, fifteen-year-old E.V. (Evening) doesn''t know where she fits in to the universe. After a particularly disastrous school dance experience, she''s begins to wonder if she fits in at all. She did bloody the school heartthrob''s nose and all because he tried to kiss her. Having been accused of being a "frigid bitch," E.V. begins to question her place in the cosmic world of relationships and dating to little avail; her CEO mother is emotionally unavailable, her dad is dead, and her best friend thinks true love exists in the back seat of a used Honda. But then E.V. spots someone, a blip on her otherwise indifferent radar that suggests there just might be someone out there for her . . .

Sharing Sam

release date: Apr 24, 2013
Sharing Sam
From the author of the New York Times Bestseller Crenshaw How can you take the guy your best friend loves . . . when your best friend’s going to die? Alison Chapman has always believed she’d fall in love hard. And she does—with Sam Cody, a new guy with a gorgeous face and brooding eyes, a guy who’s impossible to resist. When Sam asks her to the Valentine’s Day dance, Alison is elated . . . until she finds out that her best friend, Isabella Cates-Lopez, has fallen for Sam, too . . . until she finds out that Isabella is dying. Now Alison wants Isabella’s last days to be her happiest ever—even if she and Sam have to hide their love. Even if, by sharing Sam, Alison risks losing him forever.

Eve and Adam: Chapters 1-5

release date: Nov 27, 2012
Eve and Adam: Chapters 1-5
Download the first five chapters of Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate In the beginning, there was an apple- And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker''s head clears, a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother''s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal. Just when Eve thinks she will die-not from her injuries, but from boredom-her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy. Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect . . . won''t he? Intrigued? Eve & Adam is available now!

The One and Only Ivan [Film Tie-In Edition]

release date: Jul 22, 2020
The One and Only Ivan [Film Tie-In Edition]
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he''s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home - and his own art - through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it''s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better. Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan''s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.

The One and Only Bob (The One and Only Ivan)

release date: May 14, 2020
The One and Only Bob (The One and Only Ivan)
The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture available on Disney+! Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob!

Modified

release date: Jul 10, 2012
Modified
Get ready, science fiction and fantasy fans! Inside this special edition ebook, you get the exclusive chance to read the beginning chapters of seven incredible novels: Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate (Feiwel and Friends), Crewel by Gennifer Albin (Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers), Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers), Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel and Friends), All These Things I''ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin (Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers), Enclave by Ann Aguirre (Feiwel and Friends), and Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers).

The Message

release date: Sep 01, 2011
The Message
Unable to ignore the strange dreams that she and her friends have experienced since they developed morphing powers, Cassie wonders if a dream that draws her to the sea is a cry for help or a trap.

The Predator

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Predator
Resenting his Animorph powers, Marco prefers to watch over his widower father until he learns that his mother is still alive, and he is horrified to discover that she is the highest ranking officer in the Yeerk army.

Sun-Kissed Christmas

release date: Oct 05, 2010
Sun-Kissed Christmas
All she wants for Christmas… Summer is headed to the Keys for winter break, but what should be a fun-in-the-sun holiday is becoming unbearable. Summer hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her ex-boyfriend, Austin, since their summer romance fizzled, and she can’t stand seeing him at the beach with his new girlfriend…. Now Austin is everywhere she goes. She’s reminded of how much fun they had, how gorgeous he is, and what she really wants is what she can’t have. Will it take a Christmas miracle for Summer to survive this holiday season? Or will the mistletoe work its magic?

Spring Break

release date: Jan 26, 2010
Spring Break
Summer Smith is looking forward to a wonderful vacation in Florida with her boyfriend Seth, but things get complicated when she saves the life of gorgeous Austin Reed and then falls for him.

Odder

release date: Sep 20, 2022
Odder
A touching middle-grade novel of friendship between two otters, from Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan. Odder has never been a morning otter, but today she’s off to a particularly bad start, in the form of a daredevil escape from a hungry great white shark. After months of rehabilitation and fostering by a surrogate mother, Odder was recently released into California’s largest tract of tidal salt marsh outside San Francisco Bay. She should be happy, spending her days chowing down on sea urchins and mussels, practicing her underwater acrobatics and spinning the quirky stories for which she’s known. Odder knows today will be an especially hard one for Ollie, who was released on the same day. It’s the anniversary of the traumatic day he was orphaned. She’s determined to make it a fun day that will chase away his dark memories. Still, beginning the day with her shark near-miss is hardly a good omen. And when Odder realizes that Ollie is missing, her worst fears are realized. This is not just a bad day. This may be the worst day ever, if she can’t find Ollie.
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