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There was a time that Lisa Schroeder wanted to join Encyclopedia Brown on his exciting adventures. When that didn’t work out for obvious reasons, she instead chose to be an author.

Her books have been translated into a number of foreign languages and have even been selected for state reading lists.

Married with two sons, Lisa currently lives with her family just outside of Portland.

More about Lisa Schroeder

Genres: Children's Book, Young Adult


Non Series

  • I Heart You, You Haunt Me (2008)
  • Far from You (2008)
  • Chasing Brooklyn (2009)
  • The Day Before (2011)
  • Falling for You (2013)
  • The Bridge From Me to You (2014)
  • All We Have Is Now (2015)
  • The Girl in the Tower (2016)
  • Keys to the City (2017)
  • See You on a Starry Night (2018)
  • Wish on All the Stars (2019)

Charmed Life Series

  1. Caitlin's Lucky Charm (2014)
  2. Mia's Golden Bird (2014)
  3. Libby's Sweet Surprise (2014)
  4. Hannah's Bright Star (2014)

Cupcakes Series

  1. It's Raining Cupcakes (2010)
  2. Sprinkles and Secrets (2011)
  3. Frosting and Friendship (2013)

Picture Books

  • Baby Can't Sleep (2005)
  • Little Chimp's Big Day (2010)

Wish Books

  1. My Secret Guide to Paris (2015)
  2. Sealed with a Secret (2016)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

I Heart You, You Haunt Me

“Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl gets boy back...kind of.”

Ava is devastated by the fact that she can no longer see him or touch him— unless she's dreaming. The closest thing to his voice that she can hear is the indistinct whispers in her mind.

Jackson was Ava's boyfriend and the two thought that they were destined to spend the rest of their lives together.

That dream however came to a sudden and tragic end after Jackson died in a terrible accident.

But Jackson loves her so much that he can't just leave her.

This is a moving story of love, loss, healing and hope.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-1416955207
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Far from You

“Do you believe in angels?”

Some years have gone by since Alice’s mother lost her battle to cancer.

They say that time heals, yet her wound is still fresh.

As a distraction, Alice writes her music, drowns herself in her love for her boyfriend, and tries as much as possible to stay away from her father who has now remarried and has a newborn daughter.

When a terrible storm however leaves her trapped with her stepmother and her young half sister, Alice will have to come face-to-face with the issues that she has been dodging for far too long.

And in her time of need, she will discover something truly magnificent.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-1416975076
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Chasing Brooklyn

Brooklyn is having a hard time sleeping. She has lost her friend Gabe through an overdose just a year after her boyfriend, Lucca, died. Whenever she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there.

Nico is having a hard time running away from the agony of losing his brother, Lucca.

When his brother’s ghost however begins leaving behind messages instructing him to help Brooklyn, emotions boil over.

Overwhelmed by the nightmares and the messages, Nico finally reaches out to Brooklyn.

And although none of them is willing to admit that they are being haunted, they will soon learn that opening up is the only way of finding peace.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-1416991748
Publisher: Simon Pulse
The Day Before

Nothing seems to be going right in Amber’s life.

Fed up with everyone around her, she sneaks off to the beach hoping to spend some alone time.

There, she meets Cade whom from the look of things is also looking for an escape.

An instant attraction is formed and the newfound friends share a perfect day with no pasts, no fears and no regrets.

The more time they spend together, the more Amber is drawn to Cade.

She however can’t help but worry about his darkness, given that Cade lives each moment as though it’s going to be his last.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1442417441
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Falling for You
Nathan is the kind of guy that Rae has always dreamed of dating. Sweet and affectionate, he is nothing like her abusive stepfather.

However, the closer the two get, the more possessive Nathan becomes—wanting more of her time, her love and her which she isn’t willing to give.

When Rae’s love turns to fear, she finds comfort in the arms of her supportive friend Leo.

She even feels lighter and happier when she is with Leo.

Nathan however becomes jealous, unwilling to let her go.

And when danger follows her every move, Rae must fight not just for the life but also love that she very much deserves.
Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1442444003
Publisher: Simon Pulse
The Bridge From Me to You

“Do you believe in second chances?”

Lauren is the new girl while Colby is the football hero.

Lauren is hiding something. Colby on the other hand has a problem.

However, when the two cross paths, everything falls into place.

This is an enthralling tale of two people who come together, fall apart, and build something powerful that neither of them thought possible.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0545775502
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
All We Have Is Now

“How would you spend your last day on earth?”

An asteroid is 27 hours and fifteen minutes away from striking North America, marking the end of things for those who didn’t evacuate.

To Emerson however, her world already ended when she ran away from home last year, as she now lives on the streets with her friend Vince.

Things are a lot quieter in the city now that most people are gone.

When Emerson and Vince cross paths with Carl—who has been granting people's wishes—the man ends up giving the two friends all the money he has in his wallet.

And with just 27 hours to go, Emerson and Vince’s day is suddenly filled with endless possibility.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1338035995
The Girl in the Tower

Violet and her mother have been imprisoned in a tower for as long as she could remember, having been locked there by the wicked Queen Bogdana who has the kingdom under her spell.

Although the Queen has everything she could ever want, the one thing she lacks is beauty—something Violet possesses.

As young as Violet may be, she has a mighty heart and spirit.

Things however begin changing for the better when Violet is summoned by the Queen to begin training to become a real princess, only for her mother to be banished from the castle, with the two prohibited from seeing each other forever.

With too much danger and uncertainty, only Violet has what it takes to break the spell and reunite her family.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1250104007
Publisher: Square Fish
Keys to the City

It’s hard for Lindy to believe that she has homework this summer, one that involves finding her "true passion."

Does getting cozy with a good book count? Certainly not!

Good thing she has the help of her new friend Lindy, a happy dog, and a special journal, as she explores the streets of New York City to discover what her hidden talents really are.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1338174458
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
See You on a Starry Night

Having just moved to a beachside town with her recently divorced mother and her volatile older sister, Juliet forms an instant friendship with her new neighbor, Emma, and is immediately taken in by her big family.

When the two friends throw bottles with secret messages into the sea one night, they are surprised to discover that someone actually replies to Juliet's message.

She then receives an email inviting her to join the Starry Beach Club, only if she can fulfill someone else's wishes.

Although the two friends embark on a mission to help as many people as they can, for Juliet, perhaps the best thing would be to fulfill the wishes of those closer to home.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1338280975
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Wish on All the Stars

Now an official member of the Starry Beach Club, Juliet is having a lot of fun making people's wishes come true with the help of her new friends, Emma and Carmen.

Although she misses her best friend from her old town, and living away from her dad is still challenging, Juliet has her friends and the bookmobile.

The bookmobile is however on the verge of shutting down, with the owner of the parking lot now demanding rent.

Will Juliet be able to keep the bookmobile in business and also help her friend Carmen who is troubled by the fact that her mother could be deported?

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1338588194
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Charmed Life Series

Caitlin's Lucky Charm

“Four best friends, one lucky bracelet and an exciting new adventure for middle-grade children."

If it were up to Caitlin, she would stay at summer camp forever where her best friends Hannah, Mia, and Libby are.

Things aren’t as fun and exciting back at home. Her dad is concerned that he might be losing his job; her mom is repainting the entire house and making the kids volunteer at a soup kitchen; and Caitlin is starting sixth grade at a new school where the girls aren’t as fun or friendly as her summer camp BFFs.

She however has a lucky bracelet which could turn her luck around. The only problem is when will it happen?

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0545603720
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Mia's Golden Bird

“Four best friends, one lucky bracelet and an exciting new adventure for middle-grade children."

For Mia, the best part about living in southern California is that she gets to surf at every opportunity.

When she however breaks her foot, Mia becomes insanely bored with nothing much to do.

That however changes when a renowned young actress asks Mia to join her and take photos in a bird-watching adventure.

It’s not such a bad idea, as she can keep herself busy and also raise the money she needs to finance for camp for next year!

But how will Mia hide her weird new job from her BFFs?

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0545603775
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Libby's Sweet Surprise

“Four best friends, one lucky bracelet and an exciting new adventure for middle-grade children."

Whenever she isn’t hanging out at her family's sweets shop, Libby can be found walking her dog. That way, she gets to meet and make new friends like Cedric, who is her age and similarly has a dog.

Their friendship grows fast friends, until Libby learns that his family are the new owners of a rival store.

Although Libby does her best to keep her family's business a secret in order to maintain the friendship, the secrets start piling up.

Now would be the perfect time to get help from her lucky bracelet.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0545603782
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Hannah's Bright Star

“Four best friends, one lucky bracelet and an exciting new adventure for middle-grade children."

The moment that Hannah has been waiting for is finally here. Her turn to wear the lucky charm bracelet couldn’t have had a perfect timing.

When her parents plan a surprise for her, Hannah is sure that her dream of finally having a horse she can call her own is finally coming true. That’s however until she finds out that her present is actually a mule!

Embarrassed and out of luck, she needs the help of the lucky bracelet from her summer camp BFFs' now more than ever.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-9351038177
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Cupcakes Series

It's Raining Cupcakes

Despite never going beyond the state lines of Oregon, twelve-year-old Isabel dreams of traveling.

So when she finds out about a baking contest where the finalists will be awarded with an all-expense paid trip to New York City, Isabel jumps at the opportunity, seeing as it is her best chance of finally getting out of Willow.

The problem however is that Sophie, her best friend who is good at everything, is also entering the competition while her own mom also wants her to enter the contest on her terms.

Can Isabel follow her dream without hurting her best friend and further destroying her already fragile relationship with her mother?

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1416990857
Publisher: Aladdin
Sprinkles and Secrets

It has always been Sophie’s dream to become an actress and grace the television screens.

So you can imagine how thrilled the twelve-year-old was when she was presented with a chance to audition for a TV commercial spot.

Her excitement however soon diminishes when she discovers that that the task involves advertising the delicious and famous brownies from Beatrice’s Brownies.

This is a huge problem considering the fact that the brand is the main competitor to It’s Raining Cupcakes—the shop owned by her best friend’s family.

Will Sophie follow her dreams or betray her best friend?

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1442422643
Publisher: Aladdin
Frosting and Friendship

Twelve-year-old Lily Hubbard is terrible at baking. Her cookies are ever salty and her cakes have a habit of collapsing.

So you can only imagine her level of excitement and fear when she is invited to be a part of a mother-daughter book club called The Baking Bookworms.

She may not have inherited the baking gene but Lily certainly has the music gene.

Although she is forming a band that will audition for their school’s annual Spring Fling, that will only be possible if she can balance her priorities.

Requested to prepare a surprise party for a mutual friend, will Lily succeed in making a delicious dessert or will the whole thing be a frosting disaster?

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1442473973
Publisher: Aladdin

Picture Books

Baby Can't Sleep

Mommy and Daddy are tired after a busy day and want to sleep, but Baby would rather play.

Perhaps a good night kiss will do? That unfortunately doesn’t work.

How about rock-a-bye in Daddy’s arms? Well that doesn’t work either.

It’s time to try something new then, perhaps counting sheep. This will be so much fun that Baby will soon fall asleep.

The cute and fluffy creatures lead Baby on a playful trip to a world where the animals play guitars, ride jeeps, play in the pool, and dance the night away.

From one to ten, they continuously come with endless antics.

As it turns out, the sheep trick worked well for Mom and Dad.

Youngsters will giggle with pleasure at seeing Baby get the upper hand.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2005
Publisher: Sterling
Little Chimp's Big Day

A little chimpanzee sits in a tree in the jungle.

Mother said she wouldn’t take long.

The branch snaps with a crack…

And just like that, the Little Chimp is off on an exciting adventure involving a watery ride on top of a hippo, swings on vines, and eating bunches of bananas.

But as he enjoys his adventure, Little Chimp can’t help but wonder where mother is.

What he however doesn’t know is that mommy has an eye on him at all times.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1402749674
Publisher: Sterling

Wish Books

My Secret Guide to Paris

From the Eiffel Tower to chocolat chaud, there is a lot that Nora loves about Paris.

Although she has never actually been there, she has visited the French capital through the stories narrated by her Grandma Sylvia.

The two even plan a trip there together, until her dreams are crushed after her Grandma leaves too soon.

When she however stumbles upon letters and a Paris treasure map among her Grandma’s things, Nora is determined to visit Paris now more than ever.

Although she doesn’t know what Grandma Sylvia wants her to find, Nora knows that she may not only receive a surprise in Paris but also heal her wounded heart through the trip.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0545708104
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Sealed with a Secret

While at a flea market, Phoebe comes across a stunning antique. Inside it is a letter sent by young girl to her sister who's been evacuated from London during World War II.

The letter also has a "spell" which can bring people closer together.

Other than the fact that the letter is a priceless piece of history, it’s also what Phoebe needs considering that she and her sister have been separated—not by distance but rather estranged.

Alice, who is on the verge of leaving for university, doesn’t want anything to do with Phoebe.

Will the spell works its magic or draw Phoebe and Alice further apart?

Author: Lisa Schroeder
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0545907354
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.