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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 making… things, friends, and even mistakes.


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, Summer 2022).
  • Proposal for a graphic novel (ages 6-10) called PUNK ROCK, about a rock that’s been trampled his whole life and how important friends can be to help you out of a bad place, turning bad into awesome!

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

Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator & Author