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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

A Polar Bear in the Snow

A Polar Bear in the Snow

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Shawn Harris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2021

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 gorgeous view of a stark yet beautiful landscape. Simple and thought-provoking, illuminating and intriguing, this engaging picture book will have readers pondering the answer to its final question long after the polar bear has continued on his way.

Leo A Ghost Story

Leo A Ghost Story

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Christian Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2021

Leo is any kid's best friend. He likes to draw, he makes delicious snacks, and most people can't even see him. Because Leo is also a ghost. When a new family moves into his home and Leo's efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. That is how he meets Jane, a kid with a tremendous imagination and an open position for a worthy knight. That is how Leo and Jane become friends. And that is when their adventures begin. This charming tale of friendship-from the author of Extra Yarn and the illustrator of the BolognaRagazzi Award-winning Josephine-is destined to become a modern classic that will resonate for years to come.

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Adam Rex Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2021

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.

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