Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

MMGM 4th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY

Whoopee! Celebrate! Party Time! Yes, it has been four years since I made my first MMGM post and five years since I began ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. Thanks to everyone who has visited. The growth in this short time is … Continue reading

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WEIRD BUT TRUE! DAILY PLANNER

You see it every school year. Potential success spoiled by a lack of organization. This new and fun Daily Planner from National Geographic Kids could be the first step to uncluttering the mess. Spiral bound so it can lay flat, … Continue reading

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I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

1969 will forever be a year that epitomizes what America was all about back then and how we would look at the future. The famous musical festival Woodstock took place on a New York farm with nearly a half million … Continue reading

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BLOG TOUR STOP for Tommy Greenwald’s THE REAL US

Seeing the name TOMMY GREENWALD always brings a smile to my face. Yes, I love his books—reviewed three of them on my blog—but what really causes my grin is what happened in the Fall of 2011. I’d read CHARLIE JOE … Continue reading

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REVENGE OF THE GREEN BANANA for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I was ready for some lighter reading after a summer of heavy duty 300+ page middle grade monstrosities. A story about Jim Murphy’s sixth grade year at St. Stephen’s Elementary School in 1958 Kearny, New Jersey was the perfect remedy. … Continue reading

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DOG DIARIES—ROLF

Earlier this summer a parent asked me a very important question about her young reader: “Keegan has only read chapter books but wants to make the jump to middle grade. He’s an average reader and I don’t want him getting … Continue reading

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MOON SHADOW for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

When I began reading this book a sense of dread hovered over me. I felt myself trapped in  another MG mini-drama filled with divorce, broken friendships, and confused feelings. But wait…a bit of magic saved the day. The magic here … Continue reading

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