The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown pre-order campaign

Mac Barnett and Sarah Jacoby have collaborated on a picture book biography that takes a closer look at the life of children's lit pioneer Margaret Wise Brown.

Barnett's words and Jacoby's art combine to create one of the most stunning and—yes—important picture books that we've seen. We are delighted to partner with Mac and Sarah to provide books that are signed by Sarah and personalized and signed by Mac. 

To support this effort, we have created a special $5.00 shipping option if you participate in this program. To order the book, please place it in the cart.

We havea limited number of copies remaining that are signed by both Mac and Sarah. Personalization is no longer available.

Read our exclusive Q&As with Mac Barnett and Sarah Jacoby.

"The important thing about this review is to say this picture book is great…. A runaway success." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Barnett’s confiding tone draws readers in...then makes the case for Brown’s work." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"An important, groundbreaking biography inspired by Brown’s legacy." — School Library Journal (starred review)

"A book with a brave appeal, and its admiration of Brown and respect for children makes it a standout picture-book biography." — ALA Booklist (starred review)