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.
The Next Chapter3:14Barbara Reid on Picture The Sky
Author and illustrator Barbara Reid on her latest book Picture The Sky.
The accomplished children's writer and illustrator discusses her passion for picture books, stories for young readers and Plasticine
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.