I’m an author and illustrator of children's picture books including Fabulous Fishes, Bring On the Birds and 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, the Cooperative Children's Book Center 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. Please email me with any inquiries about either!



What's Coming Up....


I'll be presenting as a picture book panelist at the 

2014 SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference in Sterling, VA on Saturday, October 25 

and the NCTE Annual Convention in National Harbor, MD on Saturday, November 22.


I was thrilled to present recently at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC. 

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


Coming out in March 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