About Stephanie

Welcome! I am the author of four picture books, including the award-winning The Chicken Cat and Leon’s Song. Besides writing children’s books, I reviewed books by other KidLit authors for 12 years through a monthly column in Today’s Parent Magazine. I’ve also written for Children’s Television, and love to do School Presentations. You can find out about all of this and more throughout this site by either navigating the tabs above or clicking on any of the photo icons below. Enjoy!

“McLellan is a fine storyteller, combining a matter-of-fact narrative style – life’s imperfections are fixed with a clear-eyed gaze – with elegant flourishes in turns of phrase and twists of plot.” — Quill & Quire (Starred Review)



Stephanie Simpson McLellan CLICK HERE to learn more about me

NEW this Christmas from Red Deer Press. CLICK IMAGE to learn more

CLICK IMAGE to Learn About the Summer/Fall 2017 KIDS BE FEARLESS Program and How Your Students / Customers / Kids Can Take Part!

CLICK IMAGE to Learn About My School Presentations for K-4

CLICK IMAGE to Learn About My School and Library Presentations for K-4

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CLICK HERE to learn about this exciting cross-country literacy initiative

CLICK IMAGE for some fun Hoogie and Tweezle Activities


CLICK HERE to follow my adventures in Labrador during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week

Check out details of my newest books, Hoogie in the Middle and Tweezle into Everything. (Read what reviewers are saying about Hoogie HERE and Tweezle HERE!)

“This picture book is a terrific example of words and images doing their own job. The text gives us movement (as Pumpkin skips and Tweezle toddles), melody (as Hoogie whispers, “Too big. Too small. No room for me at all”), and, most of all, metaphor (“Sometimes Hoogie feels like the hole in the middle of a donut.”) — Sarah Ellis (Quill & Quire Featured Review)

Author of The Chicken Cat

K-4 School Presentations

Author of Leon’s Song

Ruth Schwartz Award Winner

Mr. Christie Award Winner

Blue Spruce Award Finalist

Children’s Book Reviewer for Today’s Parent Magazine

Roll Play Author

Owner of Neverending Stories

Other Writing