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 New!


I was thrilled to present at the 2014 National Book Festival. A webcast of my program is now available at this link.


I'll be presenting as a picture book panelist at the 2014 SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference 

on Saturday, October 25 and the NCTE Annual Convention on Saturday, November 22. 


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