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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

Guys Read: Best of Friends

Guys Read: Best of Friends

Author: Mac Barnett, Adam Rex Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2011

Ernest is annoying. Ernest is awkward. Ernest isErnest. And Dean wants nothing to do with him, until Ernest wins the most spectacular trip in the history of America and is allowed to bring one friend. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Ghostwriter Secret

Ghostwriter Secret

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 12/10/2010

Steve Brixton is America's next great kid detective and now he has his own agency to prove it . . . When twelve-year-old detective Steve Brixton gets a call that the Fairview diamond has gone missing, there are only two things to do: grab his new business cards and take the case! But Steve quickly learns there's an even bigger mystery afoot. MacArthur Bart, a.k.a. Steve's hero, a.k.a. the author of the Bailey Brothers Mysteries series, has been kidnapped! With the man who taught him everything he knows about sleuthing in trouble, Steve and his best chum, Dana, know they must stage a daring rescue . . . Once they find out where Bart is . . . and who took him . . . and why.

Guys Read: Best of Friends

Guys Read: Best of Friends

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2010

It's here: Volume One of the official Guys Read Library. Jon Scieszka's Guys Read initiative was founded on a simple premise: that young guys enjoy reading most when they have reading they can enjoy. And out of this comes a series that aims to give them just that. Ten books, arranged by theme, featuring the best of the best where writing for kids is concerned. Each book is a collection of original short stories, but these aren't your typical anthologieseach book is edgy, inventive, visual, and one-of-a-kind, featuring a different theme for guys to get excited about. Funny Business is based around the theme ofwhat elsehumor, and if you're familiar with Jon and Guys Read, you already know what you're in store for: ten hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you're through, you'll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world's largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son's room to a biker; the only kid in his middle school who hasn't turned into a vampire, wizard, or superhero; and more. And the contributor list includes bestselling author, award winners, and fresh new talent alike: Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo (writing with Jon Scieszka), Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo.Guys Read is all about turning young readers into lifelong onesand with this book, and each subsequent installment in the series, we aim to leave no guy unturned.

Oh No! Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World

Oh No! Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Dan Santat Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2010

Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity

Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 12/01/2010

Steve Brixton always wanted to be a detective . . . until he found out he already was one. It all starts here: the thrilling story of Steve Brixton's first case. Our hero has a national treasure to recover, a criminal mastermind to unmask, and a social studies report due Mondayall while on the run from cops, thugs, and secret-agent librarians. Just another day for a kid detective. "e;The boy detective novel is back with Mac Barnett's tongue-in-cheek homage to the Hardy Boys mysteries. Arte Johnson is spot-on as narrator. His serious, straightforward delivery adds just the right leavening to this funny and entertaining story.'AudioFile "e;Arte Johnson gives Steve's predicament a matter-of-fact, almost sardonic tone, with methodical pacing and understatement that provides listeners with laugh-out-loud enjoyment of this wholly improbable story. Fans will also enjoy the other titles in this series.'School Library Journal

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Adam Rex Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2009

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