Barbara McClintock is the author/illustrator of over forty picture books for children. Her books have received five New York Times Best Illustrated Books awards, four ALA Notable Book Citations, two Golden Kite Honor awards, a Horn Book/Boston Globe Honor award, Best Book Selections in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, The New York Public Library, Bank Street Books, Kirkus Reviews, and many other awards, citations, starred reviews and recommended reading lists. Her book Mary and the Mouse, The Mouse and Mary is a best-selling title in Japan, currently in it’s 42nd printing in Japanese.
Her artwork has been exhibited and is in the collections of museums, galleries and libraries around the world. She has lectured about her work nationally and internationally, and is currently teaching a class about creating children’s books at Wesleyan University. She served on the board of directors of the Eric Carle Museum, and chaired the Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators.
Barbara lives in Windham, CT with the illustrator David Johnson, and their three overly-helpful cats.