Mac Barnett

About Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book Extra Yarn (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins), illustrated by Jon Klassen. His latest book is Count the 
Monkeys (Disney-Hyperion), illustrated by Kevin Cornell.

A Profile of Jon Klassen

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. Photo: Lolly Robinson.

This happened a few years ago. Jon Klassen, then a newly minted author-illustrator standing before a gymnasium’s worth of school-
children, selected a shy third grader from the audience to collaborate with him on a piece of spontaneous art. She stood next to Jon as he tore a big sheet of paper from a pad. “We’re […]

Extra Yarn: Author Mac Barnett’s 2012 BGHB Picture Book Award Speech

Mac Barnett

I’m glad to be here tonight in your company, and I’m glad that our book is in the company of this year’s honorees and the winners of years past. It’s a thrill. I want to thank my agent Steven Malk, an always-trusty advisor, and Balzer + Bray for publishing our book. And I want to […]