Tag Archives: @lisa_schroeder

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 […]