Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

WHAT IF SOLDIERS FOUGHT WITH PILLOWS?

The title gets one thinking, but the statement on the back cover is what made me happy to be spending time inside the pages of this book: What if to make the world you want… you must first imagine what … Continue reading

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MMGM for March 23, 2020

                  It’s Springtime. A time to SPRING into some great reviews and features. Click on each Spring logo to see what’s offered. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have IN THE RED by Christopher Swiedler. June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, … Continue reading

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IN THE RED

Earthlings are only in the planning stages to eventually send humans to Mars. What will it be like when a colony is set up there for the selected few to work and live? IN THE RED is set in the … Continue reading

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Five for the Summer!

It’s the first day of Spring and this turn in the calendar gets me thinking about Summer. Specifically, what new books will I grab hold of to fill those lazy days? Here are my top five picks (click on any … Continue reading

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MMGM for March 16, 2020

               HAPPY EARLY ST. PATRICK’S DAY COMING UP TOMORROW! At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have BLUE SKIES by Anne Bustard, a historical fiction story set in the years following World War II. June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, and … Continue reading

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BLUE SKIES

WELCOME TO MY FEATURED REVIEW FOR MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! The 1940’s decade brings to mind thoughts of World War II, and when a book is set during this time period you anticipate reading specifically about the war torn years … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE IN THE NEWS: MARCH 12, 2020

Enjoy these recent articles with a middle grade focus: A brief but interesting discussion about parents being the watch dogs for objectionable books for children from WORLD MAGAZINE. Any other writers/educators out there? Here are 7 best selling authors who … Continue reading

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