Tommy Greenwald

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We are excited to host Tommy Greenwald to promote the release of his latest book in the Charlie Joe Jackson series, Guide to Planet Girl. Tommy will give a short talk about his work and career, will read aloud from his latest book and sign books for all in attendance. Registration is not required. This event is recommended for children ages 9-12.

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 this possible? Even Pete Milano snagged a girl! Well, Charlie Joe refuses to be left out. He quickly goes looking for help in the last place anyone would think to find him-the library. And what he finds is the gem of all gems, the guidebook of all guidebooks, the key to finally getting a girl! Now, everyone is suddenly coming to him for love advice. (Oh, how the tables have turned.) But Charlie Joe's world is swiftly turned upside down when he realizes the girl he actually likes... might not actually be the girl he likes.

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. Check out Tommy s website (minimal reading required) at

Event date: 
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Planet Girl Cover Image
By Tommy Greenwald, J. P. Coovert (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596438415
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 25th, 2015

Signed Copies

Can't make it to an event? We're always happy to set a signed copy aside for you or put one in the mail. Just add the book to your cart, and in the comments section, let us know that you want a signed copy, and tell us if you'd like the author to personalize the inscription (when available). If you would like it personalized, be sure to place your order at least 24 hours before the event. Personalized books must be paid for in advance.

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