Books by Tommy Greenwald

HOOKED by Tommy Greenwald
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"The message for caregivers is not at all subtle, but kids like Joe need them to hear it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young angler finally catches The Big One, but it's not what readers expect. Read full book review >
THE REAL US by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A usually humorous author offers a lesson insufficiently disguised. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Can middle schoolers see beyond their looks? Read full book review >
IT'S A DOGGY DOG WORLD  by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Fun and friendship combine for a satisfying sequel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Following on My Dog Is Better than Your Dog (2015), this second in the CrimeBiters! series finds crime-fighting vampire dog Abby going to obedience school. Read full book review >
PETE MILANO'S GUIDE TO BEING A MOVIE STAR by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Alas, there's no blockbuster here. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Can Charlie Joe Jackson's pal Pete Milano survive the transition from school prankster to Hollywood movie star? Read full book review >
MY DOG IS BETTER THAN YOUR DOG by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Who wouldn't want to read a whole series of superhero-vampire-crime-fighter-dog books? (Fiction. 8-12)"
A new series for middle-grade readers begins when 11-year-old Jimmy gets a dog that just might have supernatural powers. Read full book review >
KATIE FRIEDMAN GIVES UP TEXTING! (AND LIVES TO TELL ABOUT IT.) by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"With wit and perception, Greenwald reminds readers that there is communication beyond their electronics. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A texting gaffe leads to tumult for middle schooler Katie. Read full book review >
JACK STRONG TAKES A STAND by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A cautionary tale the whole family will find amusing and enlightening. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Jack Strong is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary schedule who finally chooses to become a couch potato to make his point. Read full book review >
CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO SUMMER VACATION by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A series that improves with each offering. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Attending camp, especially an academic enrichment camp, turns out to be more than notorious slacker Charlie Joe Jackson bargained for. Read full book review >
CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO EXTRA CREDIT by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"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…even if he fails. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Charlie Joe Jackson learns that "being a perfect student is just really, really hard." Read full book review >
CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO NOT READING by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2011

"That aside, slackers everywhere have a new, likable hero in Charlie Joe Jackson. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Charlie Joe will do just about anything to avoid reading in this humorous cautionary tale for book-hating middle-grade students. Read full book review >