The bestselling harlie Joe Jackson’s Guide series has everything kids want: a whip-smart protagonist, relatable situations at school and home, short chapters and a few illustrative cartoons thrown into the mix. Charlie’s a reluctant reader, but he might not be if he’d ever had a series with such fun, funny adventures as these!
Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. And so far, he’s managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to cover.
But now that he’s in middle school, avoiding reading isn’t as easy as it used to be. And when his friend Timmy McGibney decides that he’s tired of covering for him, Charlie Joe finds himself resorting to desperate measures to keep his perfect record intact.
Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald is the hilarious story of an avid non-reader and the extreme lengths to which he’ll go to get out of reading a book.
Despite all attempts to avoid reading and extra work, Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself in a terrible dream he can’t wake up from: Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced “read-a-bookie”)–a place filled with grammar workshops, Read-a-Ramas, and kids who actually like reading.
But Charlie Joe is determined to convince the entire camp to hate reading and writing–one genius at a time.
Tommy Greenwald’s Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Summer Vacation is another fun installment in the life of a reluctant reader.