Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Growing Up (Charlie Joe Jackson Series #6) (Hardcover)

By Tommy Greenwald, J. P. Coovert (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781626721692, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2016

List Price: 13.99*
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Yes! Graduation day is finally here!

Charlie Joe has been waiting for this moment his entire middle school career. This might even be the best day of his life. No more teachers! No more books! Just make it through the ceremony and he's free. But suddenly things around him are starting to change. Words like "responsibility" and "college prep" keep popping out of his friend's mouths. What happened to words like "fun" and "pool party"? And come to think of it, doesn't high school bring more teachers and more books? Maybe this whole growing up thing isn't such a good idea after all. Actually being a kid is pretty darn fun! Surely Charlie Joe can figure out a way to put the brakes on growing up-and fast!

This hilarious final installment in the Charlie Joe Jackson series written by Tommy Greenwald and illustrated by J. P. Coovert is infused with nostalgia and just the right amount of chaos.

About the Author

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.

J. P. Coovert is the illustrator of the Charlie Joe Jackson books by Tommy Greenwald.

Praise For Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Growing Up (Charlie Joe Jackson Series #6)

Praise for the Charlie Joe Jackson series:

"Snappy, sarcastic middle-school humor lifts this overlong book, and the spot drawings and occasional very short pithy paragraphs are a pleasant surprise. No middle schooler wants to face a month at summer enrichment camp, but many will enjoy watching Charlie Joe work harder than he has ever worked before to avoid it." —Kirkus Reviews on Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit

"Reluctant readers . . . are the target audience here. All in all it’s a great little book . . . . This is definitely the book to hand those The Strange Case of Origami Yoda fans out there who are looking for more, and it’ll probably satisfy non-non-readers as well." —School Library Journal on Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading

"[S]lackers everywhere have a new, likable hero in Charlie Joe Jackson."Kirkus Reviews on Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading