Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY & CULTURE (Plus a GIVEAWAY!)

A stunning achievement sure to please middle graders, teachers, and librarians. Here’s the official background from National Geographic: More than 160 tribes are featured presenting a comprehensive overview of the history of North America’s Native peoples. From the Apache to … Continue reading

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MMGM for 11-11-19

                 HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY! Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing RISE OF THE DRAGON MOON by Gabrielle K. Byrne June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic, honors Veterans Day. 2019 with a biography, The Poppy Lady:  Moina … Continue reading

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RISE OF THE DRAGON MOON

The road to this review began in 2017 when the author, Gabrielle Byrne, was my mentor in PITCH WARS. Her mentoring advice not only helped make my entry shine, but her advice and words of encouragement have stayed with me … Continue reading

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HOW TO ROB A BANK

I handed my copy of HOW TO ROB A BANK to a twelve, almost thirteen, year old neighbor boy. His mom snatched it away and gave me a look like “Are you crazy?” I assured her the first person narration … Continue reading

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MMGM for 11-4-2019

     IT’S ANOTHER MONTH OF MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAYS! Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I’m reviewing MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD–THE EDGE OF THE WORD by Drew Callander and Alan Harrison. Sue Heavenrich at Sally’s Bookshelf was delighted with Ghosts, … Continue reading

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MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD—THE EDGE OF THE WORD

IT’S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I saved the world once but now I have to do it again. Such is the premise for the sequel, MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD—THE EDGE OF THE WORD. I previously reviewed the first book … Continue reading

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EXPLORER ACADEMY—THE DOUBLE HELIX

Book three in National Geographic’s Middle grade fiction series continues the story of twelve year old Cruz Coronado as a student at Explorer Academy. If you missed the first two installments, take a peek at my review of THE NEBULA … Continue reading

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