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Mac Barnett - Author

About the Author

Mac Barnett is the author of several award-winning books for children, including President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, and Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and a Caldecott Honor. Mac Barnett lives in California, USA. 

Featured books by Mac Barnett

Extra Yarn

Extra Yarn

5+ readers

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Jon Klassen Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2012

This is an extraordinary new picture book about a little girl who cocoons her cold, grey town in joy and warmth...and brightly coloured yarn!  It's the perfect marriage of a beautiful, timeless story and stunning illustrations from a dream duo, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. Rising star Jon Klassen's debut picture book, I Want My Hat Back , was listed as one of the New York Times ' Best Illustrated Books of 2011. Keep your eyes peeled for a very familiar-looking bear in Extra Yarn!  

Other books by Mac Barnett

The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2)

The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2)

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Mike Lowery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

From the esteemed New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author Mac Barnett comes a thrilling, hilarious fully-illustrated new spy adventure series! Before Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid. And while he was a kid, he was a spy. Not just any spy. But a spy...for the Queen of England. The precious Crown Jewels have been stolen, and there's only one person who can help the Queen of England: her newest secret agent, Mac B. Mac travels around the globe in search of the stolen treasure...but will he find it in time? Features: historical facts masterfully woven throughout the plot full-colour illustrations on every page. BOOKS IN THE SERIES: Mac Undercover (Mac B, Kid Spy #1) The Impossible Crime (Mac B, Kid Spy #2)

A Polar Bear in the Snow

A Polar Bear in the Snow

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Shawn Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2020

A majestic polar bear heads out on a mysterious walk in a dazzling, playful collaboration from an exciting pair of picture-book creators. Follow a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human ... where is he going? What does he want? Acclaimed author Mac Barnett's narration deftly balances suspense and emotion, as well as poignant, subtle themes, compelling us to follow the bear with each page turn. Artist Shawn Harris's striking torn-paper illustrations layer white-on-white hues, with bolts of blue and an interplay of shadow and light, for a bear's-eye view of a stark yet beautiful landscape. Simple and thought-provoking, illuminating and intriguing, this gorgeous story will have readers pondering the answer to its final question long after the polar bear has continued on his way.

Circle

Circle

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Jon Klassen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

From the dynamic, dream team of Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett comes the final instalment in the hilarious shape trilogy. Simple shapes and succinct story express big ideas. Makes us consider fear of strangers, the power of the imagination, being brave and standing by friends Sunday Times Triangle and Square are visiting Circle, who lives at the waterfall. When they play hide-and-seek, Circle tells the friends the one rule: not to go behind the falling water. But after she closes her eyes to count to ten, of course that's exactly where Triangle goes. Will Circle find Triangle? And what OTHER shapes might be lurking back there?

The Terrible Two's Last Laugh

The Terrible Two's Last Laugh

Author: Mac Barnett, Jory John Illustrator: Kevin Cornell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2019

The fourth and final installment of the New York Times bestselling series! It's Miles and Niles's final year at Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy, and the Terrible Two have one goal: an epic prank. Something that will leave a lasting legacy at their school. Which should be easy-peasy for these experts. But their smooth sailing gets downright bumpy when they find out that the new superintendent is none other than Bertrand Barkin, their principal's father . . . and their sworn enemy. Now that former Principal Barkin is Acting Superintendent Barkin, he has a first order of business: his long-promised revenge on the Terrible Two. This rollicking finale to the bestselling series by Mac Barnett and Jory John will settle once and for all who-between quick wits and powerful fists-will have the last laugh.

Just Because

Just Because

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Isabelle Arsenault Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Curious minds are rewarded with curious answers in a fantastical bedtime book by Mac Barnett and Isabelle Arsenault. Why is the ocean blue? What is rain? What happened to the dinosaurs? It might be time for bed, but one child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep just yet. Little ones and their parents will be charmed and delighted as a patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child's night-time wonderings. Any child who has ever asked Why? - and any parent who has attempted an explanation - will recognize themselves in this sweet storybook for dreamers who are looking for answers beyond Just because .

Mac Undercover (Mac B, Kid Spy #1)

Mac Undercover (Mac B, Kid Spy #1)

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Mike Lowery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

From the esteemed New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author Mac Barnett comes a thrilling, hilarious fully-illustrated new spy adventure series! Before Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid. And while he was a kid, he was a spy. Not just any spy. But a spy...for the Queen of England. James Bond meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid with this groundbreaking fully-illustrated chapter book series Mac B., Kid Spy. The precious Crown Jewels have been stolen, and there's only one person who can help the Queen of England: her newest secret agent, Mac B. Mac travels around the globe in search of the stolen treasure... but will he find it in time? From secret identities to Karate hijinks, this fast-paced, witty and historically inspired chapter book will keep readers guessing until the very last page. With full-color illustrations and fascinating historical facts masterfully sprinkled throughout, this series offers adventure, intrigue, absurdity, history and humor. Discover this totally smart and side-splittingly funny new series, and experience what it's really like to be a kid spy.

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