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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.


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

Order Signed Books:

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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