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Review of Dogtown

Dogtown by Katherine Applegate and Gennifer Choldenko; illus. by Wallace WestIntermediate    Feiwel    352 pp.9/23    9781250811608    $17.99e-book ed.  9781250811615    $10.99Three-legged Chance is at the top of the pack at Dogtown—an animal shelter where she has a glowing reputation among dogs and humans alike. She’s known for quickly settling the new “boo-hoo”...

Review of The One and Only Ruby

The One and Only Ruby by Katherine Applegate; illus. by Patricia CastelaoIntermediate    Harper/HarperCollins    240 pp.5/23    9780063080089    $19.99e-book ed.  9780063080102    $12.99After The One and Only Ivan (rev. 1/12) and The One and Only Bob (rev. 7/20), it’s now young elephant Ruby’s turn to tell her story. Having relocated to a new...

Review of Odder

Odder by Katherine Applegate ; illus. by Charles Santoso Intermediate     Feiwel    288 pp.         g 9/22     978-1-250-14742-4     $16.99 Library ed.  979-8-88578-266-1    $22.99 e-book ed.  978-1-250-14743-1    $9.99 Applegate and Santoso (Willodeen, rev. 9/21) pair for another creature story, this one a verse novel about an otter named...

After the Call: A Chance to Take Root

This is a plaque at Zoo Atlanta honoring Ivan, the western lowland gorilla who inspired The One and Only Ivan. (The young woman is Ariana Greenblatt, who played Julia in the movie.) Children from all over the world visit this spot because they know Ivan’s story. And they know his...

Review of Willodeen

Willodeen by Katherine Applegate; illus. by Charles Santoso Intermediate    Feiwel    272 pp.    g 9/21    978-1-250-14740-0    $16.99 e-book ed.  978-1-250-14741-7    $9.99 Applegate’s (Wishtree, rev. 11/17; The One and Only Bob, rev. 7/20) latest novel is set in a town that is home to two creatures unfamiliar to us but affected by...

Publishers' Preview: Fall 2021: Five Questions for Katherine Applegate

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Publishers’ Previews: Fall 2021, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Migratory visits of...

Review of The One and Only Bob

The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate; illus. by Patricia Castelao Intermediate    Harper/HarperCollins    338 pp.    g 5/20    978-0-06-299131-7    $18.99 Applegate revisits the beloved cast of characters from her Newbery Medal–winning The One and Only Ivan (rev. 1/12), but this time from a different viewpoint. Bob, the tenacious mutt (“some...

Kidlit cares some more

Recently, as Siân tore her eyes away from Patrick Ness’s Twitter feed to tell us, a whole bunch of people, many of them children’s and YA authors, got together and raised a skyrocketing sum for Save the Children to aid Syrian refugees. Astounding as this example was, it’s not the...

Review of Crenshaw

Crenshawby Katherine ApplegateIntermediate   Feiwel   243 pp.9/15   978-1-250-04323-8   $16.99   ge-book ed. 978-1-250-08022-6   $9.99Jackson is a scientist, a skeptic, and nobody’s fool. He’s the resilient fifth-grader (the “most grown-up one in the house”) in a dreamy, overwhelmed family that has fallen on hard times. But sometimes even the hyper-competent need help, and...

Katherine Applegate on Crenshaw

In our September/October issue, HB editorial assistant Shoshana Flax asked Katherine Applegate about the impetus for her touching new novel Crenshaw. Read the full starred review of Crenshaw here.Shoshana Flax: Which came first: the idea of writing about an imaginary friend or about a boy and his family dealing with...

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