Thursday, March 7, 2013

Conference Sneak Peek: Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett

Click on writer Mac Barnett's Wikipedia page, and you're literally inundated with a list of pubications that will make your eyes cross. This is one prolific guy! The Oakland, California resident is the proud recipient of the 2013 Caldecott Honor for his picture book, Extra Yarn (with illustrations by John Klassen), a book which also received the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Picture Books. If that isn't impressive enough already, Mac has penned the Brixton Brothers series, and is anticipating the publication of his latest picture book, Count the Monkeys (with illustrations by Kevin Cornell). For more information on Mac's numerous other publications, check out his website. In a 2010 interview with School Library Journal's blog, Mac shows his zany side, as well as his love of creating books for kids. Oh, and he reveals his multiple connections to The Stinky Cheese Man and––get this!––that he was a children's book cover model!

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