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Katherine Applegate, THE ONE AND ONLY FAMILY Tour!

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 6:30pm

Red Balloon is beyond excited to host Newbery Medal-winning author Katherine Applegate on her tour for The One and Only Family!

For more than a decade, readers have been enchanted by the modern classic The One and Only Ivan, a Newbery Award winner and a #1 New York Times bestseller, and by its bestselling sequels, The One and Only Bob and The One and Only Ruby. Powerhouse author Katherine Applegate invites readers back into Ivan’s world for one last adventure—his most exciting yet.

Join Katherine Applegate as she shares all about The One and Only series, takes audience questions, and signs books!

4/3 Update: This event will now be taking place at an off-site location. Join us at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville! Address: 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113.


TO ATTEND: This event is free and open to the public, but registration helps us know how many seats we'll need! You can register for a ticket for free using the buttons below through May 14, 12:00pm, and preorder the book at the bottom of this page. Additional copies of The One and Only Family will be available for purchase during the event. There will be additional Katherine Applegate titles on hand, but if you'd like to guarantee your copy of a particular title we recommend ordering your preferred book ahead of time.


SIGNING GUIDELINES: Following the event, Katherine Applegate will sign and personalize copies of the book. A signing ticket is required to enter the signing line.

You can acquire a signing ticket in two ways:

  1. Advance signing tickets may be obtained by purchasing The One and Only Family through Red Balloon Bookshop. Preorder the book below and indicate in your order comments that you plan to attend the event on May 14. Please order your books before the end of the day on Sunday, May 12. Books will be picked up at will call. Tickets and books will also be available for purchase at the event, though advance purchase is recommended.
  2. Signing tickets will also be handed out at the door to guests who arrive at the event with a copy of The One and Only Family.

Guests will be called up to meet in the following order to have their books signed:

  1. Guests who order The One and Only Family from Red Balloon in advance of the event. Please order your books before the end of the day on Sunday, May 12.
  2. Guests who purchase The One and Only Family at the event from Red Balloon Bookshop.
  3. Guests who arrive at the door with a copy of The One and Only Family.

Attendees may have their copy of The One and Only Family personalized and two additional books of their choice just signed (not personalized). If time allows, guests may re-enter the signing line to have additional books signed. If you would prefer not to stay for the signing portion, Red Balloon will try to have your books signed and personalized for you and will contact you when they're ready to be picked up.


ACCESSIBILITY: If you have a disability or medical condition and have questions about or need specific accommodations, please email or call 651-224-8320. We want to help ensure your evening is smooth and enjoyable.

Katherine Applegate is the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous books for young readers, including the One and Only series, the Endling series, Crenshaw, Wishtree, the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter books series, and the Animorphs series. She lives with her family in Nevada.




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ISBN: 9780063221123
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now.
Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2024
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