Tommy Greenwald

Tommy Greenwald has enjoyed reading all his life, which is why he's appalled that his kids Charlie, Joe and Jack, would prefer getting a dental check-up to checking out a book. After years of pleading, threatening, and bribing, Tommy finally decided the only way to get his kids to read was to write a book about how to get out of reading. The result was Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading. And they read it! (So they say.) The Executive Creative Director at SPOTCO, an entertainment advertising agency in New York City, Tommy lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cathy; his non-reading sons, Charlie, Joe and Jack; and his dogs, Moose and Coco.


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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit Book Trailer

What would you do for extra credit?

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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading

I'd rather eat broccoli for breakfast, go to the dentist (for 62 straight days!), drop a bowling ball on my toe... the list goes on and on... just don't make me read!

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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading -- Book Excerpt

"Hear an excerpt from the children's book Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald, read by Macleod Andrews. Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. But now that he’s in middle school, avoiding reading isn’t as easy as it used to be. Learn more about this middle-grade fiction book at http://us.macmillan.com/charliejoejacksonsguidetonotreading/TommyGreenwald Read about author Tommy Greenwald at http://us.macmillan.com/author/tommygreenwald"

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July 06, 2014

IT’S NOW OR NEVER

My family and I spent July 4th at the 9.11 museum in lower Manhattan. It was an incredibly powerful and moving reminder about the horrors of that day, and the strength and spirit of our recovery. In front of the museum, the underground fountains rush in honor the fallen....

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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money
Charlie Joe Jackson Series
Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J. P. Coovert
Roaring Brook Press

Charlie Joe’s weekly allowance just isn’t cutting it and he desperately needs money to buy a Botman, the latest gadget to sweep his middle school. Only catch...


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Available 8/26/2014
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation
Charlie Joe Jackson Series
Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J. P. Coovert
Roaring Brook Press

Despite all attempts to avoid reading and extra work, Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself in a terrible dream he can’t wake up from: Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced...


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Jack Strong Takes a Stand

Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by Melissa Mendes
Roaring Brook Press

Jack Strong just wants to be a regular kid. But his parents have overscheduled his week with every extracurricular activity under the sun: tennis, baseball,...


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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit
Charlie Joe Jackson Series
Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J. P. Coovert
Square Fish

Charlie Joe Jackson, the most reluctant reader ever born, made it his mission in the first book to get through middle school without reading a single book from...


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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading
Charlie Joe Jackson Series
Tommy Greenwald; Illustrated by J.P. Coovert
Square Fish

Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. And so far, he's managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to...


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