Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.

MMGM for October 3, 2022

A new month of MMGM’S. Click on OCTOBER to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of NOTHING INTERESTING EVER HAPPENS TO ETHAN FAIRMONT by Nick Brooks. Brenda at Log Cabin Library has a … Continue reading

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Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont

Something cool happening in Ferrous City? Not a chance. Until one day . . . when self-proclaimed genius inventor Ethan Fairmont runs into an abandoned car factory to avoid a local bully and accidentally stumbles across his ex-best friend Kareem, new … Continue reading

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THE ANTIDOTES — POLLUTION SOLUTION

Pee yew! Something fishy’s going on in the Chesapeake Bay. As they resume “normal” life after a global pandemic, Gir, Izi, and their fifth-grade classmates form The Antidotes to try to stop a corporate plastic-eating bacteria experiment gone wrong. Will … Continue reading

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MMGM for September 26, 2022

Click on each star to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of HAVEN JACOBS SAVES THE PLANET by Barbara Dee. Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles reviews The Other Side of the River by … Continue reading

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HAVEN JACOBS SAVES THE PLANET

Haven Jacobs is a 7th grade girl whose emotions are out of control over one topic: climate change. It’s effecting her mental health along with falling grades, sleep, and friendships. She wonders why adults aren’t doing anything about the crisis … Continue reading

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GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS—100 Inspiring Young Changemakers

Readers will celebrate well-known activists Greta Thunberg and Mari Copeny and meet new names like inventors Riya Karumanchi, who developed a smart cane for the visually impaired, and Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López, who used recycled materials to build solar-powered water … Continue reading

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MMGM for September 19, 2022

Fall is in the air and officially begins this Thursday. Prepare for the new season with any or all of the suggested reads below. Click on to reach a blogger’s post. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review … Continue reading

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THE TILTERSMITH

Edward was dreaming. He was trying to pick something up with a spoon. The thing, which was going to lead him to a brilliant scientific discovery, kept slithering away like a worm. Then, just as he thought he’d finally nabbed … Continue reading

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CRABGRASS COMIC ADVENTURES

Not so long ago cell phones and the internet didn’t exist to fill a child’s spare time. Instead you got together with your best friend and wandered around the neighborhood looking for fun. The Crabgrass comic strip relives those moments … Continue reading

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It’s a Numbers Game! Football Blog Tour

Welcome to the It’s a Numbers Game! Football Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of the newest addition to the It’s a Numbers Game series AND the start of football season, this week blogs across the internet will be featuring special excerpts … Continue reading

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