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Hi! My name is Shanda, and I write and illustrate children’s books. I also love visiting schools and talking with kids about robots, drones, and creating stories with words and pictures.

Teachers:

For lots of ideas about how to use LITTLE RED in your classroom, download this FREE educator’s guide!

Order Signed Books:

For signed and personalized copies of my books, leave a comment at checkout with Read It Again Bookstore!

Signed Book Plates:

Already have a copy of my book(s)? I’d love to send you a signed book plate for it! Just let me know here.

Upcoming Events:

  • September 24, 2022, 12-2pm, LITTLE RED AND THE BIG BAD EDITOR book launch event at Read It Again Books in Suwanee, GA! Perfect for K-3rd students and teachers! Join me for a story, drawing, and letter-writing activity :)
  • October 1, 2022, 10am, “Animal Antics: Picture Book Panel” (with Carmen Agra Deedy, Michael Sampson, and Shelli R. Johannes) at the Decatur Book Festival
  • October 11, 2022, 7:30pm – I’ll be presenting “The Scoop on School Visits” at the online monthly Southern Breeze SCBWI meeting!
  • December 6, 2022, 6:30pm – I’ll be speaking at the opening dinner of a literacy conference put on by MGRESA and WGRESA.

Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator & Author