I’m an author and illustrator of picture books about nature including Fabulous FishesBring On the Birds and my newest release, Stripes of All Types.  My artwork is also featured on products such as Susan Stockdale's Toucan 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 nature through my books, artwork and presentations


What's New...


Stripes of All Types has been selected for the 2014 Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child

 program, which has distributed 70,000 copies of the book across the state. I am currently presenting

 50+ programs throughout PA as an ambassador for this wonderful early childhood titeracy iniitiative.


A bilingual Spanish/English paperback version of Stripes of All Types has just been published. 


What's Coming Up...


A bilingual Spanish/English board book version of Stripes of All Types will be published soon!


I'm excited to be a speaking at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC on August 30.


I'm currently wrapping up my next picture book, Spectacular Spots, to be published in April, 2015. 




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