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Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author whose books for children have sold more than one million copies in the United States and have been translated into over 30 languages. His picture books include two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, which also won the E.B White Read-Aloud Award, and Extra Yarn, which won both the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. Leo: A Ghost Story, illustrated by Christian Robinson, and The Skunk, illustrated by Patrick McDonnell, were named two of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2015 by The New York Times. Mac's novels include the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels The Terrible Two series. He lives in Oakland, California.
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Miles Murphy is known for one thing and one thing only: pranking.
He’s the best prankster his school has ever seen. So when he’s forced to move to boring Yawnee Valley (also known for one thing and one thing only: cows), he assumes he’ll be the best prankster at his new school too. There’s one problem. The school already has a prankster—and he’s good. Really good.
From bestselling authors Mac Barnett (Extra Yarn, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole) and Jory John (Penguin Problems, The Bad Seed) comes this deviously funny new series about fitting in, making your mark, and finding a friend where you least expect one. Oh, and cows.
Before Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid.
And while he was a kid, he was a spy.
Not just any spy.
But a spy...for the Queen of England.
James Bond meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid with this groundbreaking new fully-illustrated chapter book series Mac B., Kid Spy. The precious Crown Jewels have been stolen, and there's only one person who can help the Queen of England: her newest secret agent, Mac B. Mac travels around the globe in search of the stolen treasure...but will he find it in time?
From secret identities to Karate hijinks, this fast-paced, witty and historically inspired chapter book will keep readers guessing until the very last page. With full-color illustrations and fascinating historical facts masterfully sprinkled throughout, this series offers adventure, intrigue, absurdity, history and humor. Discover this totally smart and side-splittingly funny new series, and experience what it's really like to be a kid spy.
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. Which should be easy-peasy for these experts.
But their smooth sailing gets downright bumpy when they find out that the new superintendent is none other than Bertrand Barkin, their principal’s father . . . and their sworn enemy. Now that Former Principal Barkin is Acting Superintendent Barkin, he has a first order of business: his long-promised revenge on the Terrible Two.
This rollicking finale to the bestselling series by Mac Barnett (Extra Yarn, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole) and Jory John (Penguin Problems, The Bad Seed) will settle once and for all who—between quick wits and powerful fists—will have the last laugh.
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!
In Iceland, Mac discovers secret submarines, hungry polar bears, mysterious blueprints... and his old archnemesis! Is the KGB man behind this birdnapping? Can Mac get the ravens to safety? It's time for an epic, top-secret smackdown between these two secret agents! With full-color illustrations on every page and fascinating historical facts woven throughout, this series offers adventure, intrigue, absurdity, history, and humor. Catch the latest in the totally smart and sidesplittingly funny series, Mac B., Kid Spy.
The action in this new adventure is nonstop, as Mac travels to an ancient Irish castle to solve the mystery. There, he encounters everything from killer king cobras to bizarre ice sculptures... and even a revenge plot dating back hundreds of years! Will you be able to solve the mystery before Mac does? Also features historical facts masterfully woven throughout the plot, and full-color illustrations on every page. Don't miss the newest installment of this totally smart and sidesplittingly funny new series, Mac B., Kid Spy.
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. The Cafeteria Calamity. Their pranks bring joy to their classmates and embarrassment to their nemesis: blowhard Principal Barkin.
But one day—school picture day, to be precise—a scheme goes too far, and Principal Barkin ends up fired. His replacement: Principal Barkin Senior, the principal’s no-nonsense father. The new principal runs the school with an iron fist, out to destroy all signs of fun. No group work. No Pajama Day. And definitely no pranking.
In this second book in the sly and silly illustrated series, bestselling authors Mac Barnett and Jory John prove once again that pranks in the hands of the powerless can be tools of justice—and hilarity.
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 . . . and a stolen flag of nearby Yawnee Valley Yelling and Push-Ups Camp. But their leafy, lazy days darken when bully Josh Barkin and fellow cadets vow to get their flag back. It's war, but one that pits nimble minds against hard fists; and as pranksters know, the real art of war is winning without landing a single blow.
From bestselling authors Mac Barnett (Extra Yarn, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole) and Jory John (Penguin Problems, The Bad Seed) comes this latest installment in the hilarious New York Times bestselling series about the power of friends and good laughs.
The Queen of England calls on Mac B. once again! This time, Mac must crack a secret code that has been recovered from a double agent. A series of clues leads Mac to France, and then to Japan, where he comes face-to-face with his arch-nemesis, the KGB man... and the world headquarters of Nintendo! Is the KGB Man secretly behind all of this? And are Mac's video game skills good enough to facedown his enemy at the Video Game World Championships?
With Mike Lowery's signature illustrations on every page, historical facts woven throughout, and of course intrigue, history, hilarity and more, catch the latest in this totally smart, wholly original, side-splittingly funny series from the wildly talented author Mac Barnett.
Miles und Niles, die unangefochtenen Meister im Streichespielen, haben Sommerferien! Befreit von allen Schulpflichten, genießen die zwei Trickser nun in vollen Zügen das süße wilde Leben, erobern die Wälder außerhalb von Yawnee Valley, klettern auf Bäume, entdecken Höhlen und – ja – denken sich höchst kreative neue Streiche aus.
Solange jedenfalls, bis Barry Barkins Sohn Josh sie aufspürt. Josh verbringt erneut seine Ferien in dem supersportlichen Drill-Camp, in dem er schon letztes Jahr aufgeblüht ist wie eine Primel. Und dieses Jahr hat er ein paar Bewunderer gefunden. Als Josh und seine Angeber-Kadetten beschließen, Miles und Niles zu schikanieren, muss sich zeigen, was am Ende des Tages stärker ist: die Macht der geballten Fäuste – oder die Geistesblitze eines entfesselten Trickser-Duos?
Die Dein Spiegel-Bestellerreihe ist herrlich albernern und frecher Lesespaß für Jungs & Mädchen.
Alle Bände der Miles & Niles-Reihe:
Hirnzellen im Hinterhalt (Band 1)
Schlimmer geht immer (Band 2)
Jetzt wird's wild (Band 3)
Einer geht noch (Band 4)
Steve Brixton wants to be a crime-busting detective—just like his favorite crime-busting detectives, the Bailey Brothers. Turns out, though, that real life is nothing like the stories.
When Steve borrows the wrong book from the library, he finds himself involved in a treasonous plot that pits him against helicopter-rappelling librarians, has him outwitting a gaggle of police, and sees him standing off against the mysterious Mr. E. And all his Bailey Brothers know-how isn’t helping at all!
Worst of all, his social studies report is due Monday, and Ms. Gilfeather will not give him an extension!