Books by Barbara Reid

PICTURE A TREE by Barbara Reid
Released: March 1, 2013

"For Arbor Day and every day. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Master of Plasticine Reid returns with a celebration of trees and the people who love them. Read full book review >
PERFECT SNOW by Barbara Reid
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Cooperation, teamwork and creative problem solving taken to new levels make this a great choice, no matter what the season. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Most snow-themed books celebrate a day off from school, but Reid's latest just may have kids hoping for their own snow-filled recess.  Read full book review >
FOX WALKED ALONE by Barbara Reid
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

The appealing cover of this Noah's Ark story shows the dapper Fox strutting along, turning his head toward the reader to smile invitingly. Read full book review >

THE SUBWAY MOUSE by Barbara Reid
Released: May 1, 2005

Bits of real litter and found bric-a-brac in Reid's plasticine subterranean scenes add an air of authenticity to this grand tale of a mouse who leaves his cozy subway station nest to find the fabled "Tunnel's End." Read full book review >

THE PARTY by Barbara Reid
Released: April 1, 1999

A girl and her sister start off rather glumly in the back seat of the car, leaving all their friends behind, because they are off to a family party. Read full book review >

GIFTS by Jo Ellen Bogart
Released: April 1, 1996

Lively plasticine bas-reliefs depict scenes of another traveling grandmother (see Blackstone review, above) and the gifts she brings to her granddaughter from around the world. Read full book review >

TWO BY TWO by Barbara Reid
Released: April 1, 1993

Adopting the verse scheme of the traditional song, Reid recounts the building of Noah's Ark and writes a new couplet for each number up to ten (``And in came the animals six by six,/Pandas and penguins, all in a mix''). Read full book review >

ZOE'S WINDY DAY by Barbara Reid
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

One of four simultaneously published wordless board books concerning an appealingly sturdy child's outings in different kinds of weather (in the others, Zoe enjoys sunny, snowy, and rainy days). Read full book review >

Released: April 18, 1989

Step-by-step instruction for turning plasticine and other modeling clay into colorful, cheerful, and whimsical works of art; by the winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award—who won the award for her picture-book illustrations in this medium, but who uses drawings as well as black-and-white photos here. Read full book review >