Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

MMGM for September 21, 2020

                  Click on a to reach a blogger’s site At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of ROOSEVELT BANKS—GOOD KID IN TRAINING by Laurie Calkhoven. Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles has an interview with debut … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Banks—Good-Kid-in-Training

I’ve spent the majority of my free time during this strange year reading MG books with heartbreaking themes: Opioid abuse, Divorce, Parental Neglect, Kids in Comas, and I could go on. They were all great stories, but they pulled me … Continue reading

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THE SCIENCE OF DEFYING GRAVITY

If you missed L.G. Reed’s guest post yesterday on her Favorite Middle Grade books you can check it out here. I’ve taken the blog back today to review her new book— Eleven-year-old Cassie Williams wants to a be an astronaut … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Author L.G. Reed

I’ll be posting a review tomorrow of L.G. Reed’s new middle grade book, THE SCIENCE OF DEFYING GRAVITY. Today she is taking my place at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE with her insights on FAVORITE MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS. Take it away, … Continue reading

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MMGM for September 14, 2020

              Click on the red book to reach a blogger’s site At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of MY LIFE IN THE FISH TANK by Barbara Dee. June McCrary Jacobs at Reading, Writing, & Stitch-Metic returns … Continue reading

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MY LIFE IN THE FISH TANK

Mental illness is a theme most often seen in YA or Adult books. It’s a tough topic to convey when your audience is 9-13. No need to worry here as the characters and story will win you over. Told from … Continue reading

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Bubba and Squirt’s MAYAN ADVENTURE

Bubba and Squirt were first introduced to readers in Big Dig to China. With a magic shovel they end up digging a hole and landing themselves on an adventure to the other side of the world. You’ll be fine jumping … Continue reading

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MMGM for September 7, 2020

                 Click on a star to reach a blogger’s site. At ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of THE CANDY MAFIA by Award winning author, Lavie Tidhar. Matt Sweeney at Woodpecker Books reviews The One and Only … Continue reading

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THE CANDY MAFIA

Award winning author, Lavie Tidhar, takes a break from his usual adult books to pen his first middle grade story. To be honest, during the initial pages I had a tough time getting into this one. A town makes candy … Continue reading

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ResQ Takes on the Takhi

There are several cool inventions sure to capture the attention of young readers as will learning about the Takhi, a Mongolian wild horse. The story moves along at a steady pace and I especially enjoyed Stowe’s journal entries that occur … Continue reading

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