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Author Spotlight: Mac Barnett

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New York Times Bestseller Mac Barnett has been responsible for some of the most innovative, memorable, and beloved children’s books in recent release. His picture books have won Caldecott Awards, E.B. White Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and been ranked in the Top Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2015 by the New York Times. Books such as EXTRA YARN, LEO: A GHOST STORY, TRIANGLE, and SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE have endeared him to the world of picture book readers. His middle grade fiction includes the hilarious and popular series, THE TERRIBLE TWO, as well as THE BRIXTON BROTHERS series. His TED talk is seriously worth a watch, and his Instagram feed displays an adorable love of play in his own life. Whether posting a photo of his cow or his friendship with fellow author and illustrator Jon Klassen, Mac Barnett finds a way to showcase the simple and magical moments of life.

Barnett believes in the ability of children to blur the real and the imagined. He creates books that encourage and enable that line to be played with, leaving open ended narratives sometimes, highlighting the mischievous nature of his characters, and playing with our concept of danger. His characters are able to make the best of bad situations as they fumble along through the business of life, and in doing so, help us realize we can also choose to make the best of things. Imagination, play, generosity, and fun define the foundation of what continues to be an astonishing catalog of books under his belt. We can’t wait to see his next one!

Extra Yarn Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061953385
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 17th, 2012

Leo: A Ghost Story Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452131566
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 25th, 2015

Triangle Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763696030
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763662295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 14th, 2014

The Terrible Two Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jory John, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419727375
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - October 3rd, 2017