Stephanie has illustrated over sixty books for kids including the Princess Posey series by Stephanie Greene. She is also the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed STAR STUFF: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos and SPRING AFTER SPRING: How Rachel Carson Inspired the environmental movement. Known for her expressive illustration style Stephanie invites you to join her for her programs exploring curiosity, wonder, imagination and picture making.
Drawing is a way of playing and exploring...it is a way to tell stories and make sense of the world, or making nonsense. The most important thing is to express something.
The first things Stephanie expressed with her drawings were mostly some heads with legs and arms coming out of them...eventually she learned to connect the arms and heads to bodies...She liked to draw members of her family and label them. Then she went through a phase at about five where she drew a lot of bees and horses and princesses and also copied Charlie Brown cartoons. Since then she has illustrated many books and sometimes puts her family members, friends and pets in the pictures.
A lifelong traveler, Stephanie began life in Germany . She has lived in Belgium, Minnesota, California, Florida and the island nation of Mauritius. Her travels have taken her all over the world to Africa, Europe, Mexico and across America. She has lived and worked on an organic farm on a mountaintop, surfed the waves off the Central Coast of California and paddle boarded in tropical waters off of the African continent watching sea turtles and colorful fishes. Wherever she goes, a notebook and pencils go with to record observations and make drawings...later these wind up in her library of ideas and images to use in her work.
Stephanie Roth Sisson's books have been described as "friendly and inspiring"and "gorgeous and informative". From writing about her childhood hero in STAR STUFF: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos to writing about a soft spoken girl whose words changed the world in SPRING AFTER SPRING: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement, Stephanie creates to share what she finds fascinating, important and fun. Her books have earned an Orbis Pictus Honor, have been named outstanding STEM selections, made the School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year List , and Amazon's Best Books of the Year List among other distinctions. Stephanie has also illustrated over sixty books for children including the Princess Posey Series by Stephanie Greene.