Tag Archives: Lisa Schroeder

November 10


Before I entered kindergarten, I went to a pre-school that took place at a church. Almost every day, a kid named Jaime threatened to throw me in the fire of the wood-burning stove they had there. This happened over forty years ago and yet I can still clearly remember being stuck in a storage closet […]

July 24

Talking to Kids About Immigration by Lisa Schroeder

In the second grade, I became friends with Matai. She was so fun and funny, I loved spending time with her. At some point during our friendship, we discovered Amy Grant and fell in love with her music. And her mom let us watch scary movies, even though I wasn’t sure I really liked scary […]

June 26

The World Can Always Use More Friends by Lisa Schroeder

My strongest reading memories are from third through fifth grade. I knew the children’s room at the Salem City Library in Salem, Oregon so well, it felt like a second home. I knew where to find my friends Betsy and Star, Ramona, Beezus and Henry, Harriet the Spy, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Encyclopedia Brown, and so […]

May 30

Books Really Do Open Doors to the World by Lisa Schroeder

When I was growing up, we didn’t travel much. We went camping sometimes, when I was young and my parents were still married. After they divorced, though, most of my vacations were spent at my grandparents’ farm. It was a wonderful place, and I was happy to be there, but I also wondered about the […]

April 26

Dear Kate DiCamillo by Lisa Schroeder

Dear Kate DiCamillo,   I’ve always wanted to write you a letter to tell you how much your books inspire me as a writer. So when I got the chance to write a post for the Nerdy Book Club, I decided I’d share my letter with them, too.   I read Because of Winn-Dixie many […]

April 13

Reading for Fun is Serious Business by Lisa Schroeder

When I visit with kids and talk about being an author, I tell them they may be surprised to learn that I didn’t major in Creative Writing or English in college. I majored in Business, and worked in Human Resources for a number of years. Reading a ton of middle-grade and young adult novels was […]