Book News & Events

Coming May 1, 2018!

A STEM-friendly tale of a girl and the doll she upgrades to be her new friend, for fans of The Most Magnificent Thing and Rosie Revere, Engineer.

“Charlotte is an engaging character, expressive and thoughtful in equal measure … An engaging story, arguing for the marriage of technology with creativity and play.” – Kirkus

“An enjoyable romp for readers, whether they’re plugged in or not.” – Booklist

“McCloskey’s picture book debut is not one to miss. A fun addition.” – School Library Journal

“McCloskey finds the sweet spot between respect for a child’s nerdy passion and the need to connect tinkering with life. There’s plenty to amuse both kid and adult readers in the robust cartoon artwork … This should elicit both giggles and discussion—a coup for McCloskey’s picture book debut.” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Pre-order Doll-E 1.0!


  • Tuesday, May 1, 6 PM
    RELEASE PARTY! I’ll be speaking, drawing, signing, and smiling!
    Little Shop of Stories
    133 East Court Square, Decatur, GA
  • Saturday, May 5, 11 AM
    LAUNCH PARTY! Reading, signing, robot craft, & cupcakes!
    FoxTale Book Shoppe
    105 East Main St, #138, Woodstock, GA
  • Saturday, May 19, 11 AM
    LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium
    Lincoln Center, New York City
  • Sunday, May 20, 3-5 PM
    May Picture Book Bonanza
    Books of Wonder, 84th St. Store
    217 West 84th Street, New York City
  • Saturday, June 9, 2 PM
    Illustration Workshop for Kids! Ages 6-12
    Ball Ground Public Library, Ball Ground, GA
  • Saturday, Sept 22
    Reading, signing, and activity!
    Parnassus Books
    3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14, Nashville, TN
  • Saturday, Nov 10
    Milton Literary Festival
    Milton City Hall Complex
    2006 Heritage Walk, Milton, GA

Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator