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Barbara Reid

Photo: Ian Crysler 2007

Born in Toronto in 1957, Barbara Reid graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1980. Her plasticine illustrations for children's books have won many awards in Canada and are published throughout the world. Reid currently divides her time between writing and illustrating for children. Barbara was a 2010-2011 Writer-in-resedence with the TDSB. The book Gifts, written by Jo Ellen Bogart and illustrated by Barbara was the 2011 Canadian Children's Book Centre TD Grade One Book Giveaway title; over 250,000 copes given to each grade one student in Canada. Her most recent book, Picture a Tree is a Toronto Public Library First and Best selection. She lives in Toronto with her family.

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Fun With Modelling Clay. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1998.
The Party. Toronto: Scholastic, 1997.
Gifts. with Jo Ellen Bogart, illus. Barbara Reid. Toronto: Scholastic, 1994.
Two by Two. Toronto: Scholastic, 1993.
The New Baby Calf. by Edit Newlin Chase, illus. Barbara Reid. Toronto: Scholastic, 1984.
The Subway Mouse. Scholastic Canada, 2003
Fox Walked Alone. Scholastic Canada, 2008
Perfect Snow. Scholastic Canada, 2009
Picture a Tree. Scholastic Canada, 2011
Read Me a Book. Scholastic Canada, 2003
Welcome Baby. Scholastic Canada, 2013


Governor General's Award for illustration for The Party, 1997.
Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award for The Party, 1997.
Elizabeth Cleaver Award for Two by Two, 1993.
Mr. Christie Book Award (illustration series) for Zoe, 1991.
Ezra Jack Keats Award (illustration) for The New Baby Calf, 1988.
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GST applicable