I’m an author and illustrator of picture books including Fabulous FishesBring On the Birds and my latest release, Stripes of All Types.  My artwork is also featured on products such as Susan Stockdale's Animals 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, and Bank Street College of Education. This Voice of America video shows how I create them.


It’s a joy for me to share my passion for writing and illustrating through my books and presentations


What's New...


I was thrilled to present at last month's National Book Festival in Washington, DC. 

A video webcast of my program will be available on the Library of Congress website soon.


A bilingual Spanish/English version of Stripes of All Types has been published!


 This bilingual book was selected for Pennsylvania's 2014 One Book, Every Young Child 

Program, which distributed 70,000 copies across the state. I presented 50+ presentations

 throughout PA as an ambassador for this wonderful early childhood literacy initiative.


The Atlanta Mayor's Summer Reading Club is distributing

2000 copies of this bilingual book to its youngest readers this summer. 



What's Next...


I'll be presenting at the National Musem of Natural History in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 6.


Stripes of All Types is being published as a bilingual French/English book

by Editions Circonflex.


Coming out in March 2015: Spectacular Spots and a board book

 version of Stripes of All Types from Peachtree Publishers.







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