Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

Explorer Academy—CODEBREAKING ACTIVITY ADVENTURE

Unlock ancient puzzles and secrets introduced via supercool codes and ciphers in this companion book to the new Explorer Academy series. In the first activity book based on the Explorer Academy, kids test their knowledge of ancient codes and ciphers … Continue reading

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MMGM for 9/16/2019

             IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! CLICK ON A RED BOOK TO REACH A BLOGGER’S POST. I’m featuring THE 12TH CANDLE by Kim Tomsic at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. June McCrary Jacobs has a S.T.E.A.M. feature on a children’s … Continue reading

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THE 12th CANDLE

It’s another Marvelous Middle Grade Monday at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE and what better way to celebrate than a featured review of THE 12th CANDLE by Kim Tomsic. Middle school meets magic in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about a … Continue reading

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MALAMANDER

Much buzz has preceded the release of this new trilogy: World rights were acquired in 2018 at an eight publisher, six figure auction. Rights were sold in twelve territories. Sony has since bought the film rights. The series begins with … Continue reading

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MMGM for 9/9/2019

             It’s National Teddy Bear Day! Click on one of our cuddly guests to take you to a blogger’s middle grade post. I don’t have a teddy bear story at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE, but I do have a review … Continue reading

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THE FIRE STALLION

Welcome to another edition of Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! I’ll be back Friday with another fantastic new book, MALAMANDER. Today though is devoted to THE FIRE STALLION. Twelve-year-old Hilly has landed her dream job, riding on the set of Brunhilda, … Continue reading

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SPEED DEMON

Author Fred Bowen not only writes great sports stories for middle grade readers but he also pens a sports column for kids in the Washington Post.  Books in his sport series cover baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. Fred’s web page … Continue reading

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