Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

FROZEN SECRETS

This Europa Academy series is a welcome addition to the upper middle grade book shelf. The fiction choices for space adventure at this level are rather limited. This first book reminded me a bit of the Explorer Academy series from … Continue reading

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MMGM for 1-20-2020

     AND MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! As we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., I have CLEAN GETAWAY by Nic Stone. It’s about a boy and the truths his white grandma reveals during an unscheduled road trip. Sue … Continue reading

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CLEAN GETAWAY

Scoob has had a rough go at school recently, causing his dad to cancel their spring break trip and grounding him instead. Then Grandma appears and whisks her grandson away in a new Winnebago for the road trip to who … Continue reading

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BOY BAND OF THE APOCALYPSE—WASHED UP

Earlier this week I featured  the first book in this series. Right on its heels is the sequel— Chapter One is preceded by four pages of news/social media posts connecting the two stories. I’d never seen this done and it’s … Continue reading

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MMGM for 1-13-2020

                  IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! ‘CHECK OUT’ this week’s MMGM lineup. Today at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing BOY BAND OF THE APOCALYPSE. Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles interviews debut author Janae Marks with a GIVEAWAY of … Continue reading

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BOY BAND OF THE APOCALYPSE

I’m starting my MMGM reviews in 2020 with something light, funny, and full of twists (the kind in stories—not the kind you’d see a boy band do on stage). This comes from British author Tom Nicoll who also wrote a … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE: IN THE NEWS 1/10/2020

I’ve been making my list and checking it twice—not for that past holiday, but for what I have on the radar for books to read and review this year. Here are a few lists that helped me create my 2020 … Continue reading

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