Featured books by Susan Stockdale

Bring on the Birds

By: Susan Stockdale
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Stunning yet accurate illustrations accompany a gently rhyming, rhythmic text to introduce the behavior of a variety of birds. Brief information about the birds shown encourages young readers to want to learn more about these handsome creatures.

Carry Me! Animal Babies on the Move

By: Susan Stockdale
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Animals care for and carry their young much like people do — from kangaroos carrying babies in pouches in the Australian outback to penguin babies perched on their parents' feet in the frozen Antarctic. This is brought to life in Stockdale’s signature style of lyrical text and richly hued illustrations.  

Fabulous Fishes

By: Susan Stockdale
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Fluid verse and detailed, bordered illustrations present the water homes of a range of fish. Those interested in finding out more about the individual creatures presented may want to locate Stockdale's informational picture book with the same title.

Fantastic Flowers

By: Susan Stockdale
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Flowers appear like other things like “Heralding trumpets,/a Mexican hat./Skittering spiders,/a fluttering bat.” But each flower illustrated is real, part of a plant. To make sure readers know this, a photograph accompanied by the common and scientific names as well as where the flower is found and how it is pollinated concludes this intriguing book.

Spectacular Spots

By: Susan Stockdale
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Many animals on land and in the water, familiar and exotic, have spots — seen here through brief, poetic language and carefully crafted illustrations: "Spots with purpose, spots with flair. Spotted creatures everywhere!" Additional information about the animals and where they live concludes this handsome informational book.

Stripes of All Types

By: Susan Stockdale
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

Stripes are found in nature in a variety of flora and fauna in many habitats. From exotic to domestic, revel in observing stripes in carefully crafted illustrations and lyrical text. Additional information and a playful call to match animal with stripe ends this handsome volume.

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