Books by Tommy Greenwald

GAME CHANGER by Tommy Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018

"The story will resonate with those on both sides of the debate about the role of youth football in society, and the unusual storytelling technique sets it apart from most sport fiction. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A young athlete lies in a coma while his family and community try to determine the cause of his injury. Read full book review >
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 >