Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

MMGM for September 20, 2021

                   A new season is upon us! Give FALL a click and you’ll fall into some enticing reviews and features! At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing DANNY CHUNG SUMS IT UP by Maisie Chan. June McCrary Jacobs … Continue reading

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DANNY CHUNG SUMS IT UP

Humor comes at surprising moments and the growing relationship with Danny and his grandmother are the highlights of this new tale. The story is unique and a welcome addition to the middle grade shelves. Here’s the scoop from Abrams Publishers: … Continue reading

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PARTLY CLOUDY

Family, friendship, and a California wildfire combine to make a heartwarming and discussion inducing tale. Lightning couldn’t strike twice, could it? After a terrible year, Madalyn needs clear skies desperately. Moving in with her great-uncle, Papa Lobo, and switching to … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF AFRICAN ANIMALS Blog Tour

Welcome to the Ultimate Book of African Animals Blog Tour! Looking to get away? Spend the week on a virtual safari with Emmy Award-Winning Filmmakers Beverly and Dereck Joubert as your guides! Featuring exclusive excerpts from their latest title, Ultimate … Continue reading

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MMGM for September 13, 2021

                   Click on a lightning bolt for some electrifying Middle Grade reviews and features. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing THE MIDNIGHT BRIGADE by Adam Borba. Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles is interviewing debut author Alda … Continue reading

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THE MIDNIGHT BRIGADE

Pittsburgh is the city of bridges and young Carl likes to count the ones he can see from his bedroom window—33 to be exact. His family has generations of bridge builders but now his father only repairs them. Lately that … Continue reading

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AFTERMATH

Grief, Death, and Loss are themes often covered or at least touched upon in MG books. Whether it be losing a relative or a pet, there are many stories that might help kids cope through a loss. One of my … Continue reading

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THE HIDEAWAY– Book Blitz and Giveaway

The Hideaway combines gripping text and stunning illustration to tell the story of Billy McKenna, a boy who runs away from a difficult situation at home and takes refuge in an overgrown graveyard to deal with his mixed-up emotions. There, Billy meets an … Continue reading

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MMGM for September 6, 2021

                Click on each flag to open up some great Middle Grade reviews and features. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing ONCE UPON A CAMEL by Kathi Appelt. Maria Antonia at OF BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND TEA reviews … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A CAMEL

Talking animal books are a beloved source of reading enjoyment for teens and preteens. ONCE UPON A CAMEL is one of those books but with a uniqueness that will attract many more readers. First off are the characters. You won’t … Continue reading

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