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...


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

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

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


The Atlanta Mayor's Summer Reading Club is distributing

2000 copies of Stripes of All Types to its youngest readers this summer. 


A bilingual Spanish/English paperback version of Stripes of All Types is now available. 


What's Next...


I'm excited to be speaking and signing books at the 2014 National Book Festival in Washington, DC on August 30.

Please join me for my program!


Stripes of All Types is being published as a French/English bilingual book by Editions Circonflex.


Coming out in Spring, 2015: my next picture book, 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