I See You in the Ocean [Board Book] 

by Jodie Shepherd, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Reader's Digest 2012 ISBN 079442466X

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I See You on the Farm [Board Book]

by Jodie Shepherd, illustrated by Barbara Spurll 
Reader's Digest 2012 ISBN 0794424651

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I See You in the Jungle [Board Book]

by Jodie Shepherd, illustrated by Barbara Spurll 
Reader's Digest 2011 ISBN 9780794423353

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The Easter Bunny is Missing!

by Steve Metzger, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Scholastic Inc., 2007 ISBN 0439929598

“It’s the day before Easter but where is the Easter Bunny? Here come Frog and Bear to the rescue! Hilarious holiday tale!” –Scholastic Book Club
Ages 3-7

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Theodora Bear

by Carolyn Jones, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Orca Book Publishers, 2007 ISBN 1551434962

“Harriet has a large collection of stuffed animals. Her favorite is an intrepid bear, Theodora (Teddy, to her friends), who leads the others in a variety of attempts to boss Harriet around and to claim the spot of alpha animal in the household. It is all Harriet can do to get her own way once in a while.” –Orca Book Publishers

"The illustrations by Barbara Spurll are eye-catching and beautifully detailed, and add a lot of charm to the book." - Susannah Challis, Rockville MD

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Emma at the Fair

by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005 ISBN 1550051261

“Illustrator Barbara Spurll is known for portraying "animals with attitude," and Emma is no exception. These brilliant watercolour illustrations complement the text perfectly. My favourite illustration is Emma's failed attempt to act like the winning turkey.” - Catherine Hoyt, CM Magazine

Chocolate Lily Award Nominee, Picture Book Category 2007

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Mooki and the Too Proud Peacock

by Kari Smalley Gibson, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Zondervan Publishing House, 2002 ISBN 0310703034

“In this adventure, Mooki the beaver and his forest friends are so excited because they get to ride in the Hedge Hollow’s Summer Parade and wear their own specially made hats.” –Zonderkids 

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Mooki the Berry Bandit

by Kari Smalley Gibson, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Zondervan Publishing House, 2001 ISBN 0310701007

“Mooki will stop at nothing to win the big bake-off contest and win a ride on the BuzzSaw roller coaster. When things don't go quite as planned, he learns a lesson he'll never forget!” – Zonderkidz

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Emma's Cold Day

by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001 ISBN 0-7737-33140

“Spurll’s drawings, especially of Emma, are quite hilarious and keep the story moving. Who knew that a chicken could have quite that many expressions?” –Patti Tasko, CP

"Emma is a hen with personality, persistence and pluck. The story of her ingenious ways of foiling the coyote is engaging, funny and had preschoolers clamouring to "read it again!".' -Review Resource Links

Mr. Christie Book Awards, Silver Seal, 2002

Shortlisted for the Shining Willow Award, the Saskatchewan Young Reader's Choice Award.

Starred Our Choice Selection 2002, Canadian Children's Book Centre 

2002 Shortlist, Ontario Library Association, Blue Spruce Award

2002 Shortlist, Little Saplings Award

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Emma and the Coyote 

by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1999 ISBN 0-7737-3140-7 

“The great delight of this book is Barbara Spurll's vibrant, colourful pictures which have lots of farmyard detail. The facial expressions of the animals are hilarious. With the rooster's panicked expression and Emma's stern no nonsense look, children will giggling in no time. Most illustrations are a full double page to support the telling of Emma's heroics.”  - Catherine Hoyt, CM Magazine

“A delightful, noodlehead pattern story.... Barbara Spurll's Emma is a creature of wide-eyed amazement, furious energy and steely resolve. The farm world comes close up with her use of perspective'. - Paula Hart, Vancouver Sun

Mr. Christie Book Awards, Silver Seal, 1999Grand Prize, Ex aequo - 2000 Luxcanada, illustration, children's book

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Emma’s Eggs

by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1996 ISBN 0-7737-2972-0

“The illustrations add immeasurably to the humour in this book. The greatest strength of Spurll’s pictures are their gestural quality, the best example of this being a highly amusing frame in which Emma whirls above one of her broken eggs, trying to scramble it with her feet.” –Bridget Donald, Quill & Quire

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The Flying Tortoise

by Tololwa M. Mollel, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Oxford University Press. 1994 ISBN 0195409906

"As good as the narrative is, however, Barbara Spurll's illustrations are the real strength of this book. Her animals are comic and expressive, her settings colourful and alive. Every misguided notion that passes through Mbeku's mind is written on his face." -Janet McNaughton, Quill & Quire

American Booksellers Association Pick of the Lists

A Bank Street College Children's Book of the Year

Nominated for the Ontario's Silver Birch Award, 1995

Canadian Children Book Centre Our Choice List (of the year’s best 30 books) 

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Mustard

by Betty Waterton, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Scholastic, 1992 ISBN 059074048

" One morning Miss Goldfinch finds seven puppies on her doorstep. Six of them quickly find new homes. Only one is left."

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Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!

by Tololwa M. Mollel, illustrated by Barbara Spurll
Oxford University Press. 1991 ISBN 0395607345

“Spurll sets her wonderfully expressive animal characters in a carefully composed jungle attractively bordered with a lively geometric design, adding such delightful touches as a bespectacled leopard reading to her wide-eyed cubs. Delightful.” -Kirkus Reviews

Florida Reading Association Award, 1992

Nominated for Georgia Reading Association Award

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice List

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