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Mac Barnett

Author of Extra Yarn

97+ Works 12,511 Members 818 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children. His picture book Extra Yarn won a 2013 Caldecott Honor and the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels. He co-wrote Battle Bunny with Jon Scieszka which was a New York show more Times bestseller. Barnettt's book, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by Jon Klassen, made the New York Times bestseller list in October 2014. It also won an E.B. White Read-Aloud Award 2015 in the picture book category. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Includes the names: Mac Barnet, Mac Barnett

Image credit: Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli give a presentation at the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by Edmond Joe/For the Library of Congress.By Library of Congress Life - 20190831EJ0413.jpg, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82899204

Series

Works by Mac Barnett

Extra Yarn (2012) 1,854 copies
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (2014) 1,172 copies
Count the Monkeys (2013) 896 copies
The Terrible Two (2015) 662 copies
Triangle (2017) 481 copies
Battle Bunny (2013) 405 copies
Leo: A Ghost Story (2015) 355 copies
Square (2018) 275 copies
The Terrible Two Get Worse (2016) 275 copies
How This Book Was Made (2016) 253 copies
Circle (2019) 232 copies
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (2022) 232 copies
Chloe and the Lion (2012) 226 copies
Telephone (2014) 223 copies
The Skunk (2015) 196 copies
Guess Again! (2009) 193 copies
The Ghostwriter Secret (2010) 189 copies
The Terrible Two Go Wild (2017) 154 copies
Just Because (2019) 137 copies
Noisy Night (2017) 129 copies
A Polar Bear in the Snow (2020) 100 copies
Mustache! (2011) 97 copies
Rules of the House (2016) 93 copies
John's Turn (2022) 81 copies
It Happened on a Train (2011) 80 copies
Hi, Jack! (2019) 72 copies
The Magic Word (2016) 70 copies
What Is Love? (2021) 67 copies
Danger Goes Berserk (2012) 60 copies
Jack Blasts Off! (2018) 54 copies
Twenty Questions (2023) 51 copies
Paolo, Emperor of Rome (2020) 44 copies
Mac B., Kid Spy #6 (6) (2021) 43 copies
I Love You Like a Pig (2017) 43 copies
The Great Zapfino (2022) — Author — 42 copies
Jack at Bat (2018) 40 copies
Places to Be (2017) 39 copies
Jack Goes West (2018) 24 copies
TWENTY QUESTIONS (2023) 5 copies
O Crime Impossível (2020) 3 copies
Mas Porquê? 3 copies
Just Because (2020) 2 copies
Vol met wol (2021) 1 copy
הזוג הנורא (2016) 1 copy
Porque Sí (Álbumes) (2021) 1 copy
Den stora uppgr̲elsen (2021) 1 copy
L’amour… (2022) 1 copy
Quadrado 1 copy
O Lobo O Pato & O Rato (2022) 1 copy

Associated Works

Guys Read: Funny Business (2010) — Contributor — 688 copies
Who Done It? (2013) — Contributor — 136 copies
Extra Yarn [2014 film] — Original book — 1 copy

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Independent Reading Level: Grade K-4
Awards/Honors: Junior Library Guild Selection, Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection, Shelf Awareness Best Picture Book of 2017, Barnes & Noble’s Best of 2017, Amazon Best Kids’ Book of 2017, Horn Book Fanfare Selection, Southern Living’s Best Children’s Books of 2017, Twenty By Jenny’s Best Books of 2017
 
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laholley | 10 other reviews | Apr 1, 2024 |
Gr 3–5—Project 47 (a cat enhanced with microchips in its brain) is on a critical mission: save the moon from being
devoured by intergalactic rats! A laugh-out-loud, page-turner of a tale that uses simple yet expressive art to
effectively take its absurdity to unimaginable—and unforgettable—heights.
NB: Part of a series.
 
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BackstoryBooks | 12 other reviews | Apr 1, 2024 |
Independent reading level grades third through fifth.
 
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Teannawiggins21 | 22 other reviews | Mar 28, 2024 |
Independent reading level grades kindergarten through second
Genre/sub genre, traditional literature, folktale ( beast tale)
 
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Kevin Cornell Illustrator
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Christian Robinson Illustrator
Patrick McDonnell Illustrator
Brian Biggs Illustrator
Shawn Harris Illustrator
Matt Myers Illustrator
Carson Ellis Illustrator
Renata Liwska Illustrator

Statistics

Works
97
Also by
3
Members
12,511
Popularity
#1,876
Rating
4.0
Reviews
818
ISBNs
576
Languages
14
Favorited
3

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