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Hi there! My name is Shanda (rhymes with panda), and I write and illustrate children’s books. I also love visiting schools and talking with kids about creating, persevering, and thinking big.

Bedtime Ballet is available for pre-order! Release: Jan 19, 2021


Doll-E 1.0 Cover
T-Bone the Drone Cover
Fire Truck vs. Dragon Cover

Also in the Works:

  • Currently illustrating LITTLE RED WRITING HOOD AND THE BID BAD EDITOR by Rebecca Kraft Rector (Aladdin, Spring 2022).


Visit my Just For Kids page for LOTS more printable fun!

Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator & Author