Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Author added to the JCL Conference!

I am very excited to announce the addition of author Tommy Greenwald to the list of presenters at the Joy of Children's Literature conference!

Tommy Greenwald is the author of the hilarious Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to NOT Reading. If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, definitely put it on your list!

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. This is the result. 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.

Below is a brief summary of Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to NOT Reading:

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.This 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.

I hope you are planning to attend the JCL conference and enjoy a day of learning, connecting and collaborating around the joy of children's literature! Information and registration for the conference can be found here

Please help me spread the joy and share this with others who might be interested.

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