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Lisa Greenwald


Lisa Greenwald

Lisa Greenwald works in the library at the Birch Wathen Lenox School in Manhattan. She is a graduate of the New School’s MFA program in writing for children and lives in Brooklyn.

Lisa Greenwald

Books by Lisa Greenwald

by Lisa Greenwald - Children's, Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Cece, Gabby and Prianka can’t wait for Spirit Week, aka the last week of school before summer break! And they’re already making plans for the best summer ever --- including a friends-only camping trip, plenty of pool time,and a top-secret shared notebook. But between Pajama Day and pizza parties, Gabby accidentally leaks Cece’s most embarrassing secret to the whole school in a meme that goes viral. Half the squad thinks it’s no big deal, but Cece needs a time-out from all the drama --- even if that means taking a break from her best friends.

by Lisa Greenwald - Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

Inspired by the success of their first birthday bucket list, Ari and her BFF Kaylan set 12 new goals for the next school year. And number one is “keep our friendship strong.” But after a life-changing summer at camp, Ari feels torn between Kaylan and her camp friends. And as she faces down everything from boys to bat mitzvahs, Ari needs to figure out how to be her best self --- before her friends come together at her 13th birthday party. Or the big win she and Kaylan were hoping for may become an epic fail.

by Lisa Greenwald - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship
The first day of middle school means trading in freeze tag at the pool for new schedules, fabulous outfits, and a fresh start. But for eleven-year-old Kaylan, the chaos of new locker combinations, cafeteria cliques, and potential first kisses is more than she can handle. She dreads the start of sixth grade and feels like she wants --- no, needs --- a winning game plan. Luckily, Kaylan and her effortlessly chill BFF, Arianna, have a fool-proof plan for tackling transitions: a list of eleven things they need to do to totally transform themselves before they both turn twelve in November.
by Lisa Greenwald - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues

TBH, Cece has no time for her boy-crazy friends. She wants to make a bigger impact in middle school than just choosing the perfect kissy cat-face emoji. But that’s hard when Gabby and Prianka talk about their crushes 24/7. Between nailing down summer plans, getting busted for iMessaging in class and organizing the spring fair, things are getting rocky for the BFFs. But when Prianka gets an SOS text from her friend Vishal, the girls realize they need to band together --- because some of their classmates have bigger challenges than dealing with sixth grade stress.

by Lisa Greenwald - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

To be honest, middle school is rough! Cecily, Gabby and Prianka have been BFFAE since pre-K, so it’s totally natural when they don’t include the new girl, Victoria, in their plans and group texts. Between organizing the Valentine’s Day dance, prepping for their first boy-girl party and trying to keep their moms from reading their texts, the friends only have time for each other. But when Victoria is sent a hurtful text, the entire sixth grade gets called out for bullying, cell phones are confiscated and the trio known as CPG4Eva is forced to figure out just how strong their friendships are IRL.

by Lisa Greenwald - Animals , Children's, Children's 8-12, Friendship

Remy can’t wait for another summer on Seagate Island. It’s time to bring back her successful dog-sitting business on Dog Beach and see her favorite friends. But instead of sunny days and fun in the sand, the summer is off to a rainy start. Remy and the dogs have cabin fever, and, to make matters worse, her friendship with her longtime pal, Bennett, is starting to feel complicated. What can one 12-year-old do to create summer magic when the summer doesn’t seem to be showing up?

by Lisa Greenwald - Children's, Fiction

Eleven-year-old Remy loves Seagate, the island where her grandmother had a house and where her family spends every summer vacation. But Seagate feels different year’s different without her dog, Danish, and without her two best friends. Remy takes comfort in the company of Dog Beach --- which is where she hatches her plan to bring her friends closer and recapture the Seagate magic.

by Lisa Greenwald - Children's 8-12

When a blizzard threatens to ruin Valentine’s Day, three seventh-grade friends make and distribute fortune cookies to their lonely neighbors --- and confront the secrets they’ve been keeping from one another.