Mac Barnett is an American writer of children's books living in Oakland, California.
Barnett graduated from Pomona College, where he studied under the writer David Foster Wallace.
Extra Yarn, a picture book illustrated by Jon Klassen, won the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and 2013 E.B. White Read Aloud Award. It was a Caldecott Medal Honor Book. Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by Jon Klassen, won a Caldecott Honor and the 2015 E.B. White Read Aloud Award.
Brixton Brothers mystery novels published by Simon & Schuster (S&S):
The Case of the Case Mistaken Identity, illustrated by Adam Rex (Oct 6, 2009)
The Ghostwriter Secret, illus. Adam Rex (Oct 5, 2010)
It Happened on a Train, illus. Adam Rex (Oct 4, 2011)