Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

MMGM for 10/22/18

                       Fall into some great MG reviews and features this week.  ALWAYS in the MIDDLE has DACTYL HILL SQUAD by Daniel José Older.  Click the falling leaf to reach today’s review and be sure to check out all the other … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I give out yearly reading surveys to find out what types of books kids like. The past few years has brought the same answers: Fantasy, Humor, and Contemporary. A response for historical fiction … Continue reading

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AJ has a big problem a lot of kids go through about the time sixth grade and middle school rolls around. His classmates are getting taller and spreading the news about their big summer adventures. That is, everyone except AJ … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE in the NEWS 10/18/18

Here are a few news and special feature articles I’ve enjoyed this week: I was happy to see my CYBILS nomination for Middle Grade Fiction, THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE, was also recognized as a finalist for The … Continue reading

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MMGM for 10/15/18

                    A big smile this week to all the MG posts. ALWAYS in the MIDDLE has SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT—the first of many reviews I’ll have on a variety of creepy and scary books. Come back for more in the next two … Continue reading

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Skulduggery Pleasant

Ever hear of it? Me neither, until Harpers 360 suggested this was a must read. A little research led to the reasons this novel published eleven years ago had a less than stellar start in the United States. Irish Author, … Continue reading

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The fight might be more about who gets to first read this new book from National Geographic Kids. Food industry leader Tanya Steel has put together a five star look at the history of food and also a peek into … Continue reading

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