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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 art with words and pictures.

Doll-E 1.0 Cover
T-Bone the Drone Cover
Fire Truck vs. Dragon Cover
Cover image of Bedtime Ballet
Placeholder image for the cover of Little Red Writing Hood and the Big Bad Editor, written by Rebecca Kraft Rector and illustrated by Shanda McCloskey
Placeholder image for the cover of Nubby, written by Dan Richards and illustrated by Shanda McCloskey

Upcoming Events:

  • September 18nErDcampGA – Free Virtual Educator Conference! My session: “Reading Pictures” at 1PM EDT.
  • September 25-26Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival in Canton, GA – Kids can draw, paint, and color for FREE at Shanda’s Art Station in the children’s area! Signed books, stickers, and more will be available for sale.

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.

Printable Activity:

Visit my Printable Fun page for LOTS more FREE kid-friendly activities, how-to-draws, and coloring pages!

Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator & Author