DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Thursday, January 10, 2019 (Mac will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your TIME OF DAY preference: morning or afternoon.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for children, including Mac B., Kid Spy: Mac Undercover, illustrated by Mike Lowery, Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, a New York Times bestseller; and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award. He is the co-author, with Jory John, of the New York Times best-selling series The Terrible Two. Mac Barnett lives in California.
ABOUT THE BOOK: MAC B., KID SPY #1: Mac Undercover and MAC B., KID SPY #2: The Impossible Crime
James Bond meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid with this hilarious and historically inspired 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?
Mac B. is back... and this time, a new enemy is after the Crown Jewels! Will Mac solve this locked-room mystery in time? The Crown Jewels are in danger... again! When the jewels go missing from inside a locked room, Mac's spy skills are put to the test. How did the thief break in? Where did the jewels go? And will Mac be able to solve this locked room mystery before the thief escapes? This mystery isn’t just a whodunit – it’s a howdunit!
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
40-45 minute presentation with signing to follow; Mac will focus on the new release of Book 2 but also talk about Book 1. He’ll talk about his work as an author, how he became a “Kid Spy” (the power of imagination!) and even touch upon how a book gets published.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary Schools; grades 1-5
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
100-400 students; minimum must reach 100
Projector for PowerPoint presentation, microphone, bottle of water.
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Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Mac's books: https://www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-mac-barnett
Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.
PRAISE FOR MAC BARNETT'S SCHOOL VISITS
“If [Mac] he came twice a year I would never run out of schools who want him… He's so genuine with absolutely everyone, and everyone is eating out of his hand by the time he leaves.” – Melissa Posten, Children’s Buyer at Novel Neighbor (St. Louis, MO)
“He's truly a master, and I don't use that term lightly.” – Cathy Berner, Children’s & Event Specialist at Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX)
“Mac and Mike's presentation on the children's stage was THE best of weekend, they are a great team.” – Little Shop of Stories (Atlanta, GA)