Raincoast Books

What Will You Read Next?

Pete Milano's Guide to Being a Movie Star

A Charlie Joe Jackson Book


Roaring Brook Press
Available: 02/16/16
5.76 x 8.45 · 256 pages
Ages 9-12 years
CDN $15.99 · cl

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Tommy Greenwald

illustrated by Rebecca Roher

Pete Milano has always been the class clown and proud of it. What's the point of having friends if you can't make them laugh, right? Even if doing so has the unfortunate side effect of constantly getting him into trouble. But, for once, Pete's tricks have led him to just the right place at just the right time. Now he's about to become famous, because he's been asked to audition for the hottest new movie with the hottest girl costar. But balancing real life with movie life is way harderthan it sounds. Will Pete's newfound fame mean losing his girlfriend and all his friends?

Tommy Greenwald has enjoyed reading all his life, which is why he's appalled that his kids Charlie, Joe and Jack, would prefer getting a dental check-up to checking out a book. After years of pleading, threatening, and bribing, Tommy finally decided the only way to get his kids to read was to write a book about how to get out of reading. The result was Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading . And they read it! (So they say.) The Executive Creative Director at SPOTCO, an entertainment advertising agency in New York City, Tommy lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cathy; his non-reading sons, Charlie, Joe and Jack; and his dogs, Moose and Coco. Rebecca Roher is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator. Her graphic novels include Bird in a Cage and Mom Body, and she has published her work on the Nib, Bitch Media, New York Times Now, and GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine .