Bob Barton, The Writer

During the past forty years Bob has published numerous essays for journals, magazines and books as well as contributing to story anthologies. In 1998 he and Lissa Paul were invited to judge the Signal Poetry Award (U.K.). It was the first time judges had been chosen from outside the United Kingdom. Their essay appeared in Poetry for Children: The Signal Award 1979-2001, Nancy Chambers (ed.) Thimble Press, Woodchester, Stroud, U.K. 2009.


Trouble on the Voyage
Napoleon 2010

Story Collections

Little Book of Northern Tales:
The Bear Says North
Groundwood 2006


Telling Stories Your Way
Pembroke 2000

Non-Fiction (co-authored)

This Is Not A Book About Drama
Pembroke 2012
Poetry Goes to School
Pembroke 2004
Story Works
Pembroke 2000

Some of the following may be available through Amazon, Alibris, The Book Conservatory:

Picture Books

The Reindeer Herder and the Moon
BBC/Longman 1990
The Storm Wife
Quarry 1993
Best and Dearest Chick of All
Red Deer 1994
Paul Gallico's The Small Miracle
Tundra 2003

Story Collections

Stories to Tell
Pembroke 1992
The Bear Says North
Groundwood 2003


Tell Me Another
Pembroke 1986
Great Inventions
Pearson 2005
Zoos: Back to Nature
Pearson 2005

Non-Fiction (co-authored with David Booth)

Stories in the Classroom Pembroke 1990
Mother Goose Goes to School Pembroke 1990

Non-Fiction (co-authored with Bill Moore)

Off the Page: Reading Poetry Out Loud
Treehouse 1996

Education Textbooks

Nobody in the Cast
(with David Booth, Bill Moore, Agnes Buckles)
Longman 1969
(with Douglas Young, David Booth)
Longman 1971
Brown is the Back of a Toad
(with David Booth, Bill Moore, Agnes Buckles)
Longman 1974
Yellow is a Lemon Tart
(with David Booth, Bill Moore, Agnes Buckles)
Longman 1974
Red is the Nose of a Clown
(with David Booth, Bill More, Agnes Buckles)
Longman 1976