Hi All!

It’s less than a week before the third book in the Charlie Joe Jackson saga comes out!

Entitled CHARLIE JOE JACKSON’S GUIDE TO SUMMER VACATION, it’s the funny, heartwarming tale of Charlie Joe Jackson, unrepentant non-reader, as he goes to camp and tries to corrupt a lovely group of innocent, hard-working children.

I don’t want to give away the plot, but I will offer this one tidbit. (SPOILER ALERT!) In the book, Charlie Joe discovers a book that he actually doesn’t hate.

I know – OMG, right?

So enough about that. Who wants a free signed copy?

All you have to do to enter is comment on this post and answer this one question:

During what season does CHARLIE JOE JACKSON’S GUIDE TO SUMMER VACATION take place?

(I know, it’s not easy. Take all the time you need.)

Five lucky winners will be chosen at random on Friday, May 17.

Good luck!



  1. May 1st, 2013

    charlton wilson

    um… it’s that hot, like, season, um… when school is out… i think they call it summer or something?

    good going Tommy!

  2. May 1st, 2013

    deb mitchell

    ps my son loved your books….helped him transition into middle school reading where they had to take Accelerated Reading tests for every book he read….his goal for the year is 1 million words….at the beginning of the year didn’t think it was possible but now he is 2 books away!!!

  3. May 1st, 2013

    peyton wilson

    duhh… summer. Why would it be called summer vacation?

  4. May 1st, 2013

    ethan wilson


    I’m Ethan I’m 8. My birthday is in 4 days I hope I win!!!

  5. May 1st, 2013

    Jazmin Velez


  6. May 1st, 2013


    I teach Middle School. The kids love your books.

  7. May 2nd, 2013

    Mr. D.


  8. May 3rd, 2013


    Summer is the season!

  9. May 6th, 2013


    Summer. I hear you’ll be at Phoenix Book Co. I love them.

  10. May 6th, 2013

    ethan wilson


    summer, dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    like i always say: TOMMY IS THE GREATEST (ok, my dad told me to say it, but we love your books)

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. May 6th, 2013

    peyton wilson

    my brother beat me to it, NO FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    summer summer summer – and no school. but our dad makes us read every day… he’s SO MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. May 6th, 2013


    i love your books i love to get that new awsome BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. May 7th, 2013


    Better not get this thing wet! Goodbye for the Summer books!

  14. May 7th, 2013


    During the summer!

  15. May 8th, 2013

    Bryann James Almeda

    Im guessing it’s summer . I don’t know but I have a feeling. haha

  16. May 8th, 2013

    Marie Chamberlain


  17. May 12th, 2013


    All the copies of CJJ in my classroom library have long waiting lists. We need more books. Funny books.

  18. May 13th, 2013

    Michael Buckler

    I hope I win! <3 I love your books

  19. May 13th, 2013

    Mary Lou Shuster

    Summer – which I am longing for!! My reluctant readers just love your books – so I hope I am the winner so I can add this third book to my collection! 🙂

  20. May 14th, 2013


    I’m gonna go with C-Summer and that’s my final answer. Thank you!

  21. May 14th, 2013


    Oooh, thats a toughie. Either Spring of Fall…
    No wait, it’s winter!

    Jokes, my answer is Tuesday,

    Final Answer: SUMMER!!!!!!!!!

  22. May 14th, 2013


    After carefully reading and re-reading the book’s title, I have found the answer, secretly hidden within: summer 😉

    I first found out about your book while weeding (don’t worry, the book stays!) I immediately told my fellow children’s librarian co-workers that they must read and recommend (and order) all of your books! BTW- I loved your presentation on the Booklist webinar about middle grade series for reluctant readers.

  23. May 15th, 2013


    The teens in our library are eating up your books, like you eat a hot dog at the ballpark on a SUMMER’s day

    answer is in CAPS

  24. May 16th, 2013


    Summer! I one copy has a waiting list that is longer than there are days of school left. I’m starting on next year’s waiting list now.

  25. May 17th, 2013


    Summer! My kid is almost finished with the first CJJ book. She’s laughed out loud so much while reading it I think I might have to read it, too. She is going to tell her first/second grade teacher about your books so that maybe she can order some for her classroom. My kid is going to be so excited to learn that their are more books in the CJJ series. And an autographed copy of the new one would be treasured by her, I am sure.

  26. May 18th, 2013

    Daniel Ward

    Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I read through the first two books and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next on. Plus, just like C.C.J, I’m the most wanted on the not-reading list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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