Search Results: "Tommy Greenwald"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Readers will connect with Rosy's troubles and share her contentment when she comes out on top once more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's hard to believe, but Greenwald's Rosy Cole (Rosy Cole: She Walks in Beauty, 1994, etc.) is in eighth grade—``Top of the Heap''—at Miss Read's School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

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11 BEFORE 12 by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Yet another novel about dreading middle school, this breezy beach read is well-done but offers little new. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Two BFFs tackle the anxiety-riddled transition to middle school by creating a list of 11 things to accomplish before their 12th birthdays in November. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 13, 2014

"Greenwald's polemical tone does not lessen the disturbing quality of these revelations."
Personalized account by Greenwald (With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, 2011, etc.) regarding his encounters with Edward Snowden and their exposure of the National Security Agency's program of "indiscriminate mass surveillance." Read full book review >