My Books

Meet Freddy!

I ordered a real life plush version of Freddy from my picture book, FREDDY THE NOT-TEDDY, from a great company named Budsies. They brought the character created by illustrator Hilary Jean Tapper to life so beautifully! Can’t wait for kids to give him a cuddle!

FREDDY THE NOT-TEDDY available to order!

Coming May 2022 (support independent booksellers!)…/freddy-the-not-teddy/9781922539090

Barnes & Noble


Positive reviews for ALIEN TOMATO from Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly and School Library Journal!

“This comical tale will captivate readers with its animated protagonists and surprising ending. The veggies zing with lively personalities and expressiveness, conveyed in both cartoon faces and speech bubbles, and the mammalian buttinski is a know-it-all hoot….Young readers will never think about vegetables the same way again.”

“In Schroeder’s debut, something red and round bounces into a garden, and the vegetables convince themselves that it’s an alien tomato. After some initial misgivings (“Will it zap us with lasers?” worries Reggie, a carrot), the vegetables embrace the newly christened “Allie” with wide-eyed enthusiasm; they explain away the alien’s silence (“It probably doesn’t speak our language”) and fete it with crumpets, tea, and a special crown. But there’s one naysayer in this bushel: a gopher…”

School Library Journal

VERDICT This welcome addition to picture book collections is likely to become a read-aloud favorite for preschool and lower elementary school audiences.

Announcement for my third picture book, SO MUCH SNOW, coming in 2022


Cover Reveal for ALIEN TOMATO!

Coming July 14th, 2020 and available for pre-order now:

Some exciting news!

I am thrilled to announce my debut picture book, ALIEN TOMATO, illustrated by Mette Engell, will be coming out from Page Street Kids in spring 2020!

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