Welcome! I’m the author and illustrator of children's picture books including Stripes of All Types, Bring On the Birds, and Fabulous Fishes. My artwork is also featured on products such as Susan Stockdale's Animal Block Puzzle and Susan Stockdale's Birds Coloring Book


My books have won awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice, the National Science Teachers Association, the Cooperative Children's Book Center and Bank Street College of Education. This Voice of America video and Uncommon Corps interview describe how I create them.


It’s a joy for me to share my passion for writing and illustrating through my books and presentations. Please email me with any inquiries about either!

 My picture book


is a 2015 ALA Notable nominee!


"A spot-on animal gallery for budding naturalists." Kirkus Reviews

"A beautifully illustrated picture book." Booklist


"An attractive, briefly informative, fun offering for the curious of mind." School Library Journal







“If the paintings are the feast, Stockdale’s words are the dessert.”
The Washington Post