Catherine Stock

Books by This Illustrator

Emily & Carlo

Illustrated by: Catherine Stock
Age Level: 6-9
Emily's dog, Carlos, accompanied her almost everywhere, "decorating her clothes with dog hair" even when she wrote. Rich narrative sprinkled with quotes from Emily Dickinson's poetry and letters combines with expressive watercolors for a unique portrait of the poet. Additional information and sources complete this handsome book.

Gus and Grandpa

Illustrated by: Catherine Stock
Age Level: 3-6
In three very simple stories, Gus (who is nearly 7) and Grandpa (who is nearly 70) have fun together. Sometimes they make mistakes, but they help each other, and they laugh about their secrets. Gus' parents are there in the background, but they don't get the private jokes. The simple, lovely words in short lines will help beginning readers, and Stock's line-and-wash illustrations are filled with light and love and commotion.

Gus and Grandpa and Show-&-Tell

Illustrated by: Catherine Stock
Age Level: 6-9
Gus despairs of coming up with something interesting and impressive for his second grade class' show-and-tell, until he gets a great idea while visiting his Grandpa. Gus and his wise grandfather share each other's company and experiences in other books including basketball jitters and Halloween fears.

Gus and Grandpa at Basketball

Illustrated by: Catherine Stock
Age Level: 6-9
It is Grandpa’s sage advice that helps Gus overcome his fear and play the best game of basketball he can. Gus learns to play on the court just like when he practices in Grandpa’s driveway. The gentle tone of the story is reflected in the illustrations to tell a tale that rings true. (Look for other Gus and Grandpa stories by Claudia Mills.)

My Name Is Sangoel

My Name is Sangoel
Illustrated by: Catherine Stock
Age Level: 6-9

Sangoel is a refugee. Leaving behind his homeland of Sudan, where his father died in the war, he has little to call his own other than his name, a Dinka name handed down proudly from his father and grandfather before him. When Sangoel and his mother and sister arrive in the United States, everything seems very strange and unlike home. In this busy, noisy place, with its escalators and television sets and traffic and snow, Sangoel quietly endures the fact that no one is able to pronounce his name.

The Daring Miss Quimby

Illustrated by: Catherine Stock
Age Level: 6-9
She was the first woman to gain a pilot's license and to cross the English Channel in an airplane alone. The life and accomplishments that this remarkable woman achieved in her short career are energetically conveyed in a readable, informative text and lively images.

Vinnie and Abraham

Illustrated by: Catherine Stock
Age Level: 6-9
Not only did Vinnie Ream work at the post office but was the first woman (and the youngest) commissioned to sculpt an image of Abraham Lincoln. Watercolors and documentation combine to present a portrait of an artist and the city in which she lived.