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Barbara Reid

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Barbara Reid is the author and illustrator of more than a dozen award winning picture books, and the illustrator of over twenty five including The Party, The Subway Mouse, Perfect Snow and Picture a Tree. Awards for her unique plasticine artwork include the Governor General’s Award for Illustration, the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People. Her interpretation of The Night Before Christmas won the Libris Best Picture Book of the Year. Barbara’s work has been published around the world, and her original artwork is represented in the Osborne Collection, and the Toronto Public Library Foundation. In 2013 Barbara was appointed to the Order of Canada for her contributions to children’s literature and 2015 became the Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day. Picture the Sky is her newest book.
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School and Library visits, as well as conferences and keynotes.
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Barbara's picture books include The Subway Mouse, Picture a Tree, Picture the Sky and Watch it Grow. Presentations can be suited to grades 1-6 and through high school and feature creative process, step by step clay art techniques and reading books. Curriculum connections include art, literacy, nature, environment. She enjoys presenting in libraries and is comfortable with large groups in auditoriums as well. Barbara lives in Toronto, Ontario and can be contacted at www.barbarareid.ca
Picture the Sky
Sing a Song of Bedtime
The Night Before Christmas, by Clement C. Moore
Welcome Baby
Picture a Tree
Perfect Snow
Fox Walked Alone
Read Me a Book
Peg and the Yeti, written by Kenneth Oppel
The Subway Mouse
Fox Walked Alone
The Zoe board books; Zoe's Year
The Golden Goose
The Party
Gifts, written by Jo Ellen Bogart
Two by Two
Effie, written by Bev Allinson
Sing a Song of Mother Goose
Have You Seen Birds?, written by Joanne Oppenheim
The New Baby Calf, written by Edith Chase
Governor General's Award for Illustration
Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
Ezra Jack Keats Award
Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award
Sydney Taylor Notable Book
Vicky Metcalfe Award
Order of Ontario
Order of Canada
Other Memberships
The Writers' Union
IBBY Canada
The Canadian Children's Book Centre
Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day

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