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Children’s Book Author/Illustrator Susan Stockdale

  • Category:
    • Visual
    • Writers

    Type of Programs Offered

    • auditorium
    • virtual
    • Illustrating Picture Books that Celebrate Nature and Diversity

      Description:

      Critically-acclaimed author/illustrator Susan Stockdale demonstrates how she creates paintings for her picture books about animal and plant life.

      Students discover how her initial sketches evolve into final book illustrations with bright colors and intricate patterns. Stockdale shows how she researches her scientific subjects to ensure that her images are accurate yet imaginative. Students enhance their visual literacy skills by comparing and contrasting Stockdale's sketches to the final images in her books and are inspired to create a book of their own.

      Learn why schools exclaim that "few authors have generated such enthusiasm from the students and teachers."

      Grade Levels: K-5
      Fees: $700+
      Please contact the artist for further information

      Curriculum Connections

      This program can be completed virtually:
      Yes

    • Writing Picture Books that Celebrate Nature

      Description:

      Award-winning author/illustrator Susan Stockdale demonstrates how she researches and writes her nonfiction picture books with themes ranging from how animals carry their young to how flower shapes attract certain pollinators.

      Students learn how to conduct thorough research to gather accurate information and the importance of revising during the writing process. They discover how rhythmic rhyme and vivid verbs, synonyms and alliteration can make their words sparkle.

      Find out why Stockdale received a "Notable Books in the Language Arts" award from the National Council of Teachers of English and why schools call her presentation "the best author program we ever had."

      Fees: $700+
      Please contact the artist for further information

      Curriculum Connections

      This program can be completed virtually:
      Yes

  • Name or Art Agency:
    Susan Stockdale
    Email:
    susan@susanstockdale.com
    Phone:
    301.646.8296
    Address:
    Maryland

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