Linking up with Lemme Library for Book Talk Tuesday!
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading
by Tommy Greenwald
Illustrated by J.P. Coovert
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Humor
Interest level: 4th-8th grades
Charlie Joe Jackson is a character that will bring a smile to readers' faces. He is a "reluctant reader" which means he will do practically anything to avoid reading a book. Charlie takes pride in the fact that he's never read an entire book in his life...at least not since The Giver. His zany antics will sound and feel familiar to many students as they laugh along at Charlie's desperate acts that eventually catch up with him.
For more about the author (and Charlie), visit his website at http://tommygreenwald.com/.
Look for the sequel, Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit, coming out this summer 2012!
*This book is a great book for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.*