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Children's Fiction New Baby

Baby's First Treasury

illustrated by Barbara Reid

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Aug 2016
New Baby, Seasons, Nursery Rhymes
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0
  • Grade: p



Barbara Reid’s beloved board books are now available in one storybook collection!

For years now, Barbara Reid’s board books have been staples in the baby and toddler library. Delighting parents and children alike, her bestselling titles have helped establish the importance of early childhood literacy, by helping parents discover the fun of reading to their young ones in their earliest stages.

This lovely hardcover collection is a true celebration of the importance of baby’s first library, and the joy of discovering Ms. Reid’s wonderful, tactile illustrations can’t be beat! This book includes four favourite board books:

Welcome, Baby

Read Me a Book

Sing a Song of Mother Goose

Zoe’s Year


About the author


Barbara Reid réalise des illustrations avec de la pâte à modeler pour ensuite laisser le soin à son conjoint, Ian Chrisler de les photographier. Barbara a signé plusieurs livres à titre d'auteure malgré qu'elle avoue ne pas éprouver autant de plaisir à écrire une histoire qu'à l'illustrer. Elle a gagné plusieurs prix dont le prix du Gouverneur général et en 2014, le prix Libris dans la catégorie album illustré. Elle est aussi membre de l'Ordre de l'Ontario et de l'Ordre du Canada. Barbara vit à Toronto.


BARBARA REID is one of Canada’s most renowned creators of picture books, including Picture the Sky (Imagine le ciel), Picture a Tree, Perfect Snow and The Party. Her vibrant dimensional illustrations make her work a favourite around the world, and she has received many honours and awards, including the Governor General’s Award, the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award and CBC’s Fan Choice Award. In 2013, Barbara was made a member of the Order of Canada for her contributions to the Canadian children’s literature community. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, photographer Ian Crysler. Visit her at


Barbara Reid's profile page


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year

Editorial Reviews



• The Vicky Metcalf Award for a body of work Order of Canada; Order of Ontario

• Governor General’s Award for Illustration: The Party (winner); The Subway Mouse (finalist)

• Amelia Francis Howard Gibbon Award: Perfect Snow, The Party, Gifts, Two by Two

• Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award: The Subway Mouse, Have You Seen Birds

•Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award for Illustration: Two by Two, Have You Seen Birds?

• Libris Award: Picture a Tree, Fox Walked Alone

• TPL First and Best Book List: Picture a Tree, Perfect Snow

Praise for Barbara Reid:

“With her inimitable style, Barbara Reid has created a Christmas treat to be savoured and shared over and over.” (The Night Before Christmas)—National Reading Campaign

“Readers will marvel at the amazing details…a special book indeed.” (Picture a Tree) —Kirkus, starred review


Other titles by Barbara Reid