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Mac Barnett

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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...

Aaron Blabey

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Aaron Blabey is the creator of many well-loved children's books, including two best selling series - The Bad Guys and Pig the Pug. Both series have been translated into many languages and are published in over 25 countries. Aaron has won many awards including an INDIE Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, a Children's Book Council of Australia - Book of the Year Award, a NSW Premiers Literary Award, two Australian Book Design Awards, four KOALA Awards, four Yabba Awards, a Children's Peace Literature Award and has held the title of Australian National Literacy Ambassador. He lives in the Blue...