Reid, Barbara (Canada) – 2013

With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and in partnership with CJSW 90.9FM, Wordfest is pleased to feature Barbara Reid as part of the 2013 GG Podcast in celebration of the Governor General’s Literary Awards (“the GGs”).

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barbaraREIDBarbara Reid (CAN) is the critically acclaimed Canadian author and illustrator of over twenty books, including Picture a Tree, The Subway Mouse and Welcome, Baby. Her timeless storytelling paired with her vibrant Plasticine illustrations result in utterly original picture books that are loved by children and parents alike. Reid has received major Canadian children’s book awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Illustration for The Party, and the Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award for Perfect Snow. In 2012, she received the Order of Ontario. This fall, readers will be dazzled by her stunning version of The Night Before Christmas. Reid lives in Toronto, Ontario.


The Night Before Christmas
(Scholastic Canada Ltd. / North Winds Press – 2013)
(Grades K – 2)

‘Twas the night before Christmas,
When all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse.

Rediscover this holiday favourite through the clever, touching, and always surprising illustrations of Barbara Reid. Charming Plasticine animals bring a lively Canadian twist to the classic words, and fans will know to look for hidden treasures within each awe-inspiring spread.

Thematic Link: Holidays – Christmas.


Invite Barbara Reid for a presentation in your school, your community centre, your company or your organisation: Contact for information and reservations.


  • October 16, 10:00am – 11:30am with Monica Kulling (Grade K – 2) — Buy Tickets
    CPL – John Dutton Theatre
    616 Macleod Trail SE Calgary
  • October 16, 05.00pm – 07.00pm Industry Insiders, Books in the Classroom avec Eric Walters (Educators, adults) — Buy Tickets
    Arts Learning Centre-Epcor Centre – 205 8 Ave SE

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