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Tommy Greenwald

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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    Tommy Greenwald; illustrated by David McPhail
    Roaring Brook Press
    Roaring Brook Press

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    The Real Us

    The Real Us

    Tommy Greenwald; illustrations by J. P. Coovert
    Roaring Brook Press
    Roaring Brook Press

    Havoc ensues when the prettiest girl in school gets a pimple in this humorous and heartwarming novel about friendship and identity.

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    Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It.)
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    Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It.)

    Tommy Greenwald; illustrated by J. P. Coovert
    Square Fish
    Square Fish

    When a text goes wrong, Katie Friedman learns the hard way that sometimes you need to disconnect to connect.

    Here are a few things you need to know about Katie Friedman:
    1. Katie is swearing...

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    Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money
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    Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money

    Charlie Joe Jackson Series

    Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J. P. Coovert
    Square Fish
    Square Fish

    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 is, he wants to earn the money by doing...

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    Pete Milano's Guide to Being a Movie Star
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    Pete Milano's Guide to Being a Movie Star

    Tommy Greenwald; illustrations by Rebecca Roher
    Roaring Brook Press
    Roaring Brook Press

    Pete Milano has always been the class clown and proud of it. What's the point of having friends if you can't make them laugh, right? Even if doing so has the unfortunate side effect of constantly getting...

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    Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Planet Girl
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    Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Planet Girl

    Charlie Joe Jackson Series

    Tommy Greenwald; illustrated by J. P. Coovert
    Roaring Brook Press
    Roaring Brook Press

    There's a crisis at Eastport Middle School! It appears that everyone has a boyfriend or girlfriend except . . . Charlie Joe Jackson??!? Yup-he's the only single guy out of all his friends. How is...

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    Jack Strong Takes a Stand
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    Jack Strong Takes a Stand

    Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by Melissa Mendes
    Square Fish
    Square Fish

    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, cello, karate, tutoring, and Chinese language...

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    Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit
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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
    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 cover to cover. Now he's back—and...

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    Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading
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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
    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 cover. But now that he's in middle school,...

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