Category Archives: Kathi Appelt

Kathi Appelt is the author of many children’s books. She has received a Newbery Honor and has been a National Book Award finalist two times (The Underneath and The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp). Visit

HOW COULD WE LET THAT BEAUTIFUL BIRD GO? by Newbery Honored and two-time National Book Award Finalist Kathi Appelt

I love swamps. When I was much younger, I lived with my sister in a small cabin outside of Nacogdoches, in deep East Texas. We were surrounded by tall pine trees and the ground was always soft and squishy.  It … Continue reading

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