Barbara Reid

Barbara Reid is the illustrator of over 25 books for children.
Barbara Reid is a celebrated Canadian children's writer. (Ian Crysler)

Children's author Barbara Reid, who uses plasticine to illustrate her stories, has written several bestselling books including Picture a Tree and Sing a Song of Mother Goose. In 2013, Reid was appointed member of the Order of Canada. Among her many awards, her picture book The Party won the 1997 Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature. In 2013, Reid received the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, which recognizes a writer's entire body of work.

Her book Picture The Sky was a finalist for the 2018 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and received the most votes from young readers in the CBC's Fan Choice Contest

Books by Barbara Reid

Interviews with Barbara Reid

Author and illustrator Barbara Reid on her latest book Picture The Sky.

Barbara Reid wins Writers' Trust kids lit honour

10 years ago
Duration 1:27
The accomplished children's writer and illustrator discusses her passion for picture books, stories for young readers and Plasticine

Christmas books for children

31 years ago
Duration 11:09
Just in time for Yuletide giving, Laurie Brown surveys new releases and old favourites for young readers. I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles. By Jean Marzollo, photographs and illustrations by Walter Wick. Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. The Story of Canada. By Christopher Moore and Janet Lunn, illustrations by Alan Daniel. Publisher: Key Porter Books Ltd. Alice. By Whoopi Goldberg, illustrations by John Rocco. Publisher: Bantam Books. Two By Two. Written and illustrated by Barbara Reid. Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd.