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Paolo, Emperor of Rome Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Claire Keane (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419741098
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 31st, 2020

A daring dog takes a whirlwind tour of Rome in search of freedom in new picture book from beloved storyteller Mac Barnett and masterful illustrator Claire Keane
 
Paolo the dachshund is trapped. Though he lives in Rome, a city filled with history and adventure, he is confined to a hair salon. Paolo dreams of the sweet life—la dolce vita—in the Eternal City.


Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338143591
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Published: Orchard Books - September 11th, 2018

A thrilling, hilarious fully-illustrated spy adventure series, from the esteemed New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author Mac Barnett!

A New York Times bestseller

An Amazon Best Book of 2018

Before Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid.
And while he was a kid, he was a spy.
Not just any spy.


The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338143683
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Published: Orchard Books - December 26th, 2018

Mac B. is back... and this time, a new enemy is after the Crown Jewels! Will Mac solve this locked-room mystery in time?

An instant New York Times bestseller!


Top Secret Smackdown (Mac B., Kid Spy #3) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338143713
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Published: Orchard Books - September 17th, 2019

Mac B. is on a madcap adventure in this New York Times bestseling series! This time a stolen raven threatens to topple the Queen... and it's up to Mac to smackdown his KGB rival once and for all!

Ravens have been stolen from the Tower of London! Mac B.'s top-secret mission? Travel to Iceland and retrieve the ravens... or Britain is ruined!


Mac Cracks the Code (Mac B., Kid Spy #4) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338594232
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Published: Orchard Books - December 26th, 2019

Mac B. and his arch-nemesis are facing off at the Video Game World Championships! But first, Mac B. needs to crack an unbreakable secret code... can he solve it in time to defeat his enemy? Find out in this kid spy adventure from New York Times bestselling author, Mac Barnett!


The Terrible Two Get Worse Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jory John, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419727382
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - October 3rd, 2017

Two pranksters are better than one in the second book in the hilarious New York Times bestselling series by Mac Barnett and Jory John!
 
Miles Murphy and Niles Sparks are great at being terrible.
 
Nearly every day the fearsome pranking duo turns Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy upside down with their stunts. The Big Chirp.


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

From bestselling and award-winning author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen comes Extra Yarn, a Caldecott Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestseller.


Triangle Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763696030
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen conspire again on a slyly funny tale about some very sneaky shapes.


Circle Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763696085
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Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2019

Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen deliver the final wry and resonant tale about Triangle, Square, and Circle.


Square Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763696078
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Published: Candlewick - May 8th, 2018

The beguiling second entry in the innovative shape trilogy by multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen.


Just Because Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763696801
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Published: Candlewick - September 10th, 2019

Curious minds are rewarded with curious answers in a fantastical bedtime book by Mac Barnett and Isabelle Arsenault.


The Terrible Two Go Wild Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jory John, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419732058
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - December 11th, 2018

Summers are for pranking in the third installment of the hilarious New York Times bestselling series by Mac Barnett and Jory John!
 
School's out and pranksters Miles and Niles have retreated to a perfect hideout in the woods, complete with snacks, games, books, sleeping bags, stream-chilled lemonade . . .


The Terrible Two's Last Laugh Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jory John, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419736216
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - November 5th, 2019

The Terrible Two plan their biggest prank yet in the hilarious conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series by Mac Barnett and Jory John!
 
It’s Miles and Niles’s final year at Yawnee Valley Science and Letters Academy, and the Terrible Two have one goal: an epic prank. Something that will leave a lasting legacy at their school.


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

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2015


The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763677541
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Published: Candlewick - October 10th, 2017

This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.

Early one morning a mouse met a wolf
and was quickly gobbled up.


Sam and Dave Dig a Hole Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763662295
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Published: Candlewick - October 14th, 2014

A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book

With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor.


The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062393449
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 21st, 2019

An exceptional picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight MoonThe Runaway Bunny, and other beloved children’s classics, that's as groundbreaking as the icon herself was—from award-winning, bestselling author Mac Barnett and acclaimed illustrator Sarah Jacoby.


I Love You Like a Pig Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062354839
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 19th, 2017

From the acclaimed bestselling author of Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Mac Barnett, and award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli comes a new classic picture book that celebrates the tender and silly moments of our lives.

I like you like a tree.

You’re funny like a fossil.


President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763663179
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Published: Candlewick - March 25th, 2014

Inspired by a true anecdote, this larger-than-life tale of a presidential mishap is brimming with humor and over-the-top illustrations.

"Blast!" said Taft. "This could be bad."


The Skunk: A Picture Book Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Patrick McDonnell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596439665
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 14th, 2015

An Entertainment Weekly Best Kids' Book


Battle Bunny Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Matt Myers (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781442446731
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 22nd, 2013

Encourage creativity with this wildly entertaining picture book mash-up from the minds of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett.

Alex has been given a saccharine, sappy, silly-sweet picture book about Birthday Bunny that his grandma found at a garage sale. Alex isn’t interested—until he decides to make the book something he’d actually like to read.


Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423123125
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2010


Some kids are too smart for their own good...and maybe for everybody else's good. When an overly ambitious little girl builds a humongous robot for her science fair, she fully expects to win first place.


Rules of the House Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Matt Myers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423185161
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

Ian always follows the rules. His sister, Jenny, breaks them all the time-especially "Don't pinch." So Ian is thrilled when the house where his family is vacationing posts a tidy list of rules. But when Jenny breaks them all, the house itself decides it's time for payback. The rug, the stove, and the bathtub are hungry for rulebreaker soup, and they've found the perfect ingredient: Jenny!


The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (Brixton Brothers #1) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416978169
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2010

National treasures, criminal masterminds, and…secret agent librarians?

Steve Brixton wants to be a crime-busting detective—just like his favorite crime-busting detectives, the Bailey Brothers.


The Ghostwriter Secret (Brixton Brothers #2) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416978183
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

Steve Brixton, top detective, rescuer of quilts and also America, has opened up his own agency. He has a crime lab that doubles as a bedroom. He has a chum named Dana. And he has lots of business cards.

So when the Fairview Diamond goes missing, he knows just what to do.


It Happened on a Train (Brixton Brothers #3) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416978206
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

Steve Brixton is in retirement, and not even grand theft auto can bring him back for one last job. Period, the end, that’s that. Right???

After finding out that his favorite author (and author of the definitive Bailey Brothers Guidebook) was not the man Steve thought he was, the Brixton Brothers detective agency is officially out of business.


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

It's prankster against prankster in the first book of the hilarious New York Times bestselling series by Mac Barnett and Jory John!
 
Miles Murphy is known for one thing and one thing only: pranking.
 
He’s the best prankster his school has ever seen.


A Polar Bear in the Snow Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536203967
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

A majestic polar bear heads out on a mysterious walk in a dazzling, playful collaboration from an exciting pair of picture-book creators.