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Hummingbears & Wish Trees & Gorillas, Oh My!

Photo Courtesy: Macmillan Children’s Publishing

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Hummingbears, a red wish tree, and a gorilla who lives in a shopping mall. You'll find all of these fantastical images and more in the children's books of Katherine Applegate.

Applegate is a New York Times best-selling author. Her book, The One and Only Ivan, won a Newbery Medal. Applegate is now out with a new book, Willodeen. It's the story of an 11-year-old girl who loves animals and wants to care for the earth.

On this week's "Cityscape," Applegate shares how she aims to inspire kids to foster a love of reading and a curiosity about the world around them.