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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Charlie Joe Jackson Series

Charlie Joe Jackson is the most reluctant reader ever born–and the star of Tommy Greenwald’s frantic and funny, award-winning, middle grade series. Beginning with Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading, folllow Charlie Joe from his pre-teen years through senior high school graduation as his unwillingness to read results in several coming-of-age misadventures involving academic summer camp, money-making schemes, dating difficulties, and college entrance exams–and discovers that growing up really is hard to do.

  • Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Growing Up
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    • Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Growing Up

    • Charlie Joe Jackson Series (Volume 6)
      Tommy Greenwald; illustrations by J. P. Coovert
      Square Fish

    • The hilarious, final installment of the illustrated Charlie Joe Jackson series. As graduation day approaches, Charlie Joe is starting to realize being a kid isn't so bad after all.

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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 (Volume 5)
      Tommy Greenwald; illustrated by J. P. Coovert
      Square Fish

    • Look out for make-ups, break-ups, and hilarious romance tips in this illustrated middle-grade novel, as Charlie Joe figures out this crazy little thing called love.

      There's a crisis...

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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 (Volume 4)
      Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J. P. Coovert
      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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  • Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation
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    • Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation

    • Charlie Joe Jackson Series (Volume 3)
      Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J. P. Coovert
      Square Fish

    • In this middle-grade novel, a reluctant reader faces a his worst fear: academic summer camp.

      Despite all attempts to avoid reading and extra work, Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself...

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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 (Volume 2)
      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 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 (Volume 1)
      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 cover. But now that he's in middle school,...

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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

    • Charlie Joe Jackson Series
      Tommy Greenwald; illustrations by Rebecca Roher
      Square Fish

    • In this middle-grade novela hilarious spin-off of writer Tommy Greenwald and illustrator Rebecca Roher's Charlie Joe Jackson seriesthe class clown is suddenly a big-time movie...

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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.)

    • Charlie Joe Jackson Series
      Tommy Greenwald; illustrated by J. P. Coovert
      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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  • Jack Strong Takes a Stand
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    • Jack Strong Takes a Stand

    • Charlie Joe Jackson Series
      Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by Melissa Mendes
      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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