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Battle of the Books

2014 Judge: Mac Barnett

Mac is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children, including Battle Bunny, with Jon Scieszka and Matthew Myers, and Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Caldecott Honor and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels and coming in March is President Taft is Stuck in the Bath.  Mac lives in California and his website is at:


  1. Eric Carpenter says:

    Inspired choice!
    I’d say that there is about a 50% chance Mac’s decision mentions Foucault, Barthes, Brecht, or Proust.

  2. Extra Yarn is one of my favorite picture books of all time, so I have to say that I’m super psyched for this.


    We are off to a fantastically silly start.

  4. Oh, these choices are fun. I just two days ago recommended the Brixton Brothers books to a co-worker after discussing our mutual love of the Three Investigators.

  5. It’s going to be a good year.


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