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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 Terrible Two

The Terrible Two

Author: Mac Barnett, Jory John Illustrator: Kevin Cornell Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2015

Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town's best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game.It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud. In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time. Advance Praise for The Terrible Two: A double helping of fun and mischief! -Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! What's not to love about The Terrible Two? -Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series You don't have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love The Terrible Two. -Dave Eggers This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful. -Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and the Frank Einstein series The Terrible Two are my kind of kids. And what's more, they're kids' kind of kids. -Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series Hilarious. -Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series

Terrible Two

Terrible Two

Author: Mac Barnett, Jory John Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2015

Miles Murphy had it made. He lived in a great town near the ocean, he had two best friends, and most importantly, he had a reputation for being his town's best prankster. All of which explains why he's not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. Worse than that, Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster-and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he'll have to raise his game.It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen, a prank so huge it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder (a loose confederacy of pranksters that flourished a couple of centuries ago) proud.In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Jory John and Mac Barnett have walked an impressive tightrope, creating a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and daring at the same time.

Telephone

Telephone

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Jen Corace Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

It's time to fly home for dinner! In this witty picture book from award-winning and bestselling author Mac Barnett, a mother bird gives the bird next to her a message for little Peter. But passing messages on a telephone line isn't as simple as it sounds. Each subsequent bird understands Mama's message according to its own very particular hobbies. Will Peter ever get home for dinner? This uproarious interpretation of a favorite children's game will get everyone giggling and is sure to lead to countless rereads.

Count the Monkeys

Count the Monkeys

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Kevin Cornell Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2013

It Happened on a Train

It Happened on a Train

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2011

Retired private detective and current seventh grader Steve Brixton has a new career: taking out the garbage on Wednesdays for five bucks a week. But it's hard to leave the old game behind, and on a train trip down the California coast, Steve finds himself pulled back into sleuthing. Soon he's in over his head in four feet and eleven inches of mystery involving a fleet of priceless automobiles, a deadly assassin (or maybe just a faulty lock on a sauna door), and a secret train car filled with intrigue. Plus there's a girl involved, which complicates everything. I mean she's just Steve's friend. And really, they barely even know each other. It's not like they're boyfriend or girlfriend or anything, okay?From the Compact Disc edition.

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