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 a program at the 2014 Maryland Association of School Librarians Conference

in Linthicum Heights, MD on Saturday, October 17, and participating in a picture book panel

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


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