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Shanda McCloskey

Shanda loves how words and pictures can dance together, and that's why she writes and illustrates books for kids! She's also intrigued by today's kids and the uniqueness of growing up in the age of tech.


School Visit: ROBOTS & DRONES!

This fun STEM/STEAM presentation begins with an overview of modern robots and helpful drones and the books Shanda was inspired to make because of them! She’ll read aloud one of her books, Doll-E 1.0 or T-Bone the Drone (depending on the grade level) and then demonstrate how to draw (step-by-step) one of the robotic characters. Lastly, she’ll answer…

Shanda McCloskey

45 Minute Program

Meet the Author, Hear the Story, Draw the BUNNY!

Meet author-illustrator, Shanda McCloskey! First, she'll read Doll-E 1.0, then teach you (step-by-step) how to draw the BUNNY (and a ROSE) from the story! Shanda also loves conversation and questions.

Shanda McCloskey

30 Minute Program

Meet the Author, Hear the Story, Draw the DRONE!

Meet author-illustrator, Shanda McCloskey! First, she'll read T-Bone the Drone, then teach you (step-by-step) how to draw the DRONE from the story! Shanda also loves conversation and questions.

Shanda McCloskey

30 Minute Program

Meet the Author, Hear the Story, Draw the ROBOT!

Meet author-illustrator, Shanda McCloskey! First, she'll read Doll-E 1.0, then teach you (step-by-step) how to draw the ROBOT from the story! Shanda also loves conversation and questions.

Shanda McCloskey

30 Minute Program

Meet the Illustrator, Hear the Story, Draw the FIRE TRUCK!

Meet illustrator, Shanda McCloskey! First, she'll read Fire Truck vs. Dragon (written by Chris Barton), then teach you (step-by-step) how to draw FIRE TRUCK from the story! Shanda also welcomes conversation and questions.

Shanda McCloskey

30 Minute Program

Meet the Illustrator, Hear the Story, Draw the DRAGON!

Meet illustrator, Shanda McCloskey! First, she'll read Fire Truck vs. Dragon (written by Chris Barton), then teach you (step-by-step) how to draw DRAGON from the story! Shanda also loves conversation and questions.

Shanda McCloskey

30 Minute Program

Shanda (rhymes with panda) comes from a whole family of different kinds of artists and entrepreneurs! She studied art in Atlanta and New York City. But before writing and illustrating kids books, she taught art to high-schoolers. Shanda is the mama of two young girls and the wife of a cute web developer!


Her books include:

  • Doll-E 1.0
  • T-Bone the Drone
  • Fire Truck vs. Dragon (written by Chris Barton)
  • Bedtime Ballet (written by Kallie George)

Click here to purchase signed books from Shanda's local book store! *In the order notes, be sure to indicate that you would like the books to be signed by Shanda.

Check out Shanda online:

Doll-E 1.0

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T-Bone the Drone

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Fire Truck vs. Dragon

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Bedtime Ballet

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